What are the earliest texts in the Hindu tradition?

What are the earliest texts in the Hindu tradition?

The Vedas. These are the most ancient religious texts which define truth for Hindus. They got their present form between 1200-200 BCE and were introduced to India by the Aryans. Hindus believe that the texts were received by scholars direct from God and passed on to the next generations by word of mouth.

How old are the Vedic texts?

So, Vedas are essentially the heard ones and were described as “Shruti.” It is only about 5000-7000 years ago that Vedas were penned down for the benefit of mankind. However, Vedas existed several thousands of years ago before being actually written in textual format.

Where is original Rig Veda kept?

The oldest of the Pune collection is dated to 1464. The 30 manuscripts of Rigveda preserved at the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune were added to UNESCO's Memory of the World Register in 2007.

Who is God Vishnu?

Vishnu is the second god in the Hindu triumvirate (orTrimurti). ... Vishnu is the preserver and protector of the universe. His role is to return to the earth in troubled times and restore the balance of good and evil.

How did Vishnu die?

Even God's like indra, varuna, vayu etc, they don't die like us, they have celestial bodies not bone and flesh bodies like us, once their duration of life over , they merge into universal body of Narayana, they are not subject old age disease and death like us, they have taken nectar which was to them by Lord Vishnu ...

Can Hindu gods die?

It gets back to its original source, energy in cosmos, which is Brahman or GOD for Hindus. ... God never die. He keeps existing in each & every living-non living object on this earth.