Art. XIX. —The First Maṇḍala of the Ṛig-Veda

  title={Art. XIX. —The First Maṇḍala of the Ṛig-Veda},
  author={Frederic Pincott},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society},
  pages={598 - 624}
  • F. Pincott
  • Published 1 October 1887
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  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
The paper which. I formerly wrote on the Rig-Veda was merely intended to lay down the general principles which guided the ancient Arranger of that venerable collection of poems. It was my good fortune to be the first to lay before scholars the following discoveries:— 1. That the hymns of the Ṛig-Veda are arranged in the order of their diminishing length. 2. That the First Maṇḍala differs from the rest, and that it possesses a special arrangement of its own. 3. That Maṇḍalas II. to VII. are… 
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  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
  • 1887



That the eleven acts are placed five on each side of a medial one

    Gautama hymns (116-127 and 141-164)

    • Hymns of Agasti

    Bharadvaja hymns (11-64 and 95-98)

      That it expresses eleven acts of worship

        The First Mandala is an eclectic ritual. 2. That it is orderly in its arrangement