Triyuga

Triyuga of Devas

This would mean that the same deva appeared thrice and the Oṣadhī appeared three yugas earlier. If the last mandala is roughly 34000 to 26000 years old then three such yugas of 26,000 years must have had passed. Adding 26,000X3 + 34500= 112500 BCE. If one remembers Oṣadhī is also used for Mṛgaśīrṣa Nakshatra. If this is so then from 112500 we go back to 4000 years more.

Just a speculation?

The sudden rise of global C mass during 120 ka ( kilo years before present) till 110 ka gives a fair idea of similar atmospheric CO₂ concentration. It appears that the Rg veda has this memory well preserved.

Takeaway —

If this is true then it can be one of the incredible memory preserved by the Rg- Vedins.

Lexicon —

Tri-yuga, neut., is an expression occurring in the RgVeda x. 97, 1 where it is said that the plants (oṣadhi) were born ‘three ages’ before the gods (devebhyas triyugaṃ purā). The commentator on the Niruktai (x. 28) thinks that the ages here meant are the Yugas of the later Indian chronology, the sense of the passage being that the plants were born in the first Yuga.

Precession of Equinoxes —

It takes roughly 26,000 years for the same Nakshatra to become background of the Sun on vernal equinox day.

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Rupa Bhaty

Rupa Bhaty

Architect and Adjunct Assistant Professor at School of Indic studies, Institute of Advanced Sciences, MA, USA