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    Rig Veda: About The Three Naved Wheel!

    To my awareness, there is a wheel, with three legs, originating from the Germanic traditions.

    Here is what the Rig Veda(1:164) talks of that three-naved wheel.

    Trinµbhi chakrám ajáram anarváü yátremµ v*÷và bh£vanµdhi tasth£þ ||

    Three-naved the wheel is, sound and undecaying, whereon are resting all these worlds of being.

    Talk about this.

    This was edited an hour later since I found something on the web about the Wheel.

    Heretofore scholars have hardly questioned the assumption that the 360 day year is a crude approximation to the tropical year. However, we have shown that the 360 day year is an integral part of Vedic cosmological time cycles--the most profound analysis of the mean solar motion ever undertaken, a conceptual structure based upon three mean motions for the Sun and two seven-fold subcycles of the precession.

    The Rg Veda, one of the formative documents of Vedic civilization, is acknowledged by even the most pessimistic scholars to have been composed no later than 1000 B.C. Herein we find

    Twelve spokes, one wheel, navels three.
    Who can comprehend this?
    On it are placed together
    three hundred and sixty like pegs.
    They shake not in the least.
    (Dirghatama, Rg Veda 1.164.48)

    A seven-named horse does draw
    this three-naved wheel...
    Seven steeds draw the seven-wheeled chariot...
    Wise poets have spun a seven-strand tale
    around this heavenly calf, the Sun.
    (Dirghatama, Rg Veda 1.164.1-5)

    A more direct or succinct utterance of the substance of the cycles could scarcely be conceived. Our analysis has shown that "navels three" must stand for the three mean motions of the Sun and "seven-wheeled chariot" for the precession of the equinoxes. Thus, there can be no doubt that in Dirghatama's time Vedic cosmological time cycles were already an established conclusion and not in the formative stages.

    No doubt, without any external aid, implying a teacher, I am trying to understand this poem(RV 1:164). And i am sure that I will realise the meaning one day.

    Last edited by Rahul; Thursday, July 11th, 2002 at 04:29 PM.

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    Thank you, Rahul. I would have never understood this to refer to a year, a week, a day, and perhaps extapolatable to hours, minutes, and seconds as moments in eternity without your presentation.

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