8-Origin of Ved
Origin of Shukla Yajur Ved,
Shree Rudram with Chamakam and Namakam from Yajur Ved gives a clue to the
period of Ved. In the Chamakam it is said
'Godoomaascame 'Maashaascamet; etc.
If we consider the wheat (Godoomaa), it was cultivated prior to Black Gram
(Maashaa). Black Gram originated from India.
Wheat was one of the first plants to be cultivated. It was grown about
11,000 years ago. Archaeological analysis of wild emmer indicates that it
was first cultivated in the southern Levant with finds at Iran dating
back as far as 9600 BCE. There is a lot of similarity between Vaidik and
Persian People, especially in the worship of Agni. However, evidence for
the exploitation of wild barley (Yava) has been dated to 23,000 BCE and
some say this is also true of pre-domesticated wheat. In Chamakam there
is mention of Yava too. Thus, definitely the Ved are prior to this period
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/06