Rig Veda Composed In Russia?


I have come across information that the Rig Veda was composed in Russia!

 

Dr. Weer Rajendra Rishi (1917 – 2002) was a well-known Indian linguist.

 

Vishnu Idol in Russia.jpg
Vishnu Idol. The idol found in Staraya (old) Maina village dates back to VII-X century AD. Staraya Maina village in Ulyanovsk region was a highly populated city 1700 years ago, much older than Kiev, so far believed to be the mother of all Russian cities. Image credit.http://bharatuntoldstory.tumblr.com/post/76958321892/evidence-of-ancient-worldwide-vedic-civilization.

 

He was fluent in Russian and worked in the Indian Embassy in Moscow between 1950—1952.

 

Dr. Rishi was the author of (1) Russian-Hindi Dictionary (foreword by the late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru), (2) Russian Grammar in Hindi, (3) Russian Folklore in Hindi (4) Hindi translation of Pushkin’s poem ‘Gypsy‘, (5) Marriages of the Orient, (6) Roma—The Punjabi Emigrants in Europe, the USSR, the Americas etc. (7) Romani-Punjabi-English Conversation Book, (8)Romani-Punjabi-English Dictionary and (9) Multi-Lingual Romani Dictionary (Romani Hindi English French Russian.

 

One of his last works was a book India & Russia – Linguistic & Cultural Affinity.

 

He took voluntary retirement from the Indian Foreign Service in 1973.

 

He was awarded the  Padmasri , High Honour by the President of India in 1973.

 

He states that the Folklore of Russia resembles Sanskrit when sung.

 

He observes..

 

 

 

Professor Smirnov (1892—
1967), the reputed Sanskritologist of the Soviet Union has trans­
lated Mahäbhärata into Russian in this type of verse. Professor
Smirnow had with him a recording of an extract from the
Mahäbhärata read in Sanskrit original by Professor Nirmal
Chandra Maitra of India to the accompaniment of Indian
instruments. When after playing the recording of the Sanskrit
version, Professor Smirnov read his Russian translation, the
enchanting melody of the rhythm was found to be very much
like that of the Sanskrit original as read by Professor Nirmal
Chandra Maitra and sounded in unison”

 

He further analyses the Grammar, Phonetics and style of Sanskrit and Russian and points very close affinity.

 

I have provided a Link towards end of this post.

 

I am also providing a list of Russian words that bear a striking resemblance to Sanskrit.

 

In the meanwhile I read a Book where the author, a Scholar in Sanskrit, Tatyana Elizarenkova in her Book ‘Language and Style of the Vedic Rsis’ states that the Rig Veda was written in Russia!

This is based on the language construction, Grammar and the affinity between Sanskrit and Russian.

Based on a Study of Indo-European Languages and cross checking with other scholars of the West who knew Sanskrit she seemed to have arrived at the conclusion.

 

My knowledge of Sanskrit , Vedas and Puranas is limited to the extent that the area which is called Russia was a part of Vedic India and the names of Rivers

 

Mountains ,places have a striking resemblance to Sanskrit, from Kabul onwards.

 

However I have been able to unearth information on a single locale in Russia where there is evidence of Vedic influence.

 

Beyond it I have not been able to get any further information.

 

Readers may contribute.

 

Now to the affinity between Sanskrit and Russian.

 

This interesting information I reposted from borissof blog.

The list of cognate verbs:

Meaning Rus.                  Russian             Sanskrit                Meaning Skr.

to argue, to slander vad – vadit vad – vadati वद्-वदति to confer or dispute about; to contend, quarrel
to ask pros – prosit prach – prachhati प्रछ् – पृच्छति to ask, to question, interrogate
to ask various questions, make various inquiries vɨspra – vɨsprašivaet viprach – viprcchati विप्रछ – विपृच्छति to ask various questions, make various inquiries
to bake, cook peč – pečyot pас – pacati पच् – पचति to cook, bake, roast, boil
to bark lay – laet rai – rayati रै – रैयति to bark
to be, exist bɨ – budet bhū – bhavati भू – भ्वति to become, be
to beat, hit tuz – tuzit tuj – tojayati तुज् – तोजयति to hurt
to burn, to shine gor – gorit ghṛ – ghаrati घृ  – घरति to shine, burn
to caress, fondle, comfort las – laskaet las – lasāti लस् – लसति to play, sport, frolic; to embrace
to cart, transport, carry, draw voz – vozit vah – vahati वह –  वहति to carry, transport, convey
to catch lov – lovit labh – labhate लभ् – लभते to take, seize, catch
to coddle, pumper; to cherish, foster lel – lelyeet lal – lālayati लल् – लालयति to  caress, fondle, foster, cherish
to continue to do smth.., to linger on; to delay; to entertain bav – bаvit bhū – bhavayati भू – भावयति exist, be found, live, stay, abide, happen, occur; to cause to be or become; to cherish, foster
to cough kasl – kaslyaet kās – kāsate कास्कासते to cough
to dawn svet – svetaet śvit –śvetate श्वित् – श्वेतते to be bright or white
to die , decease mer – mryot mṛ – marati मृ – मरति to die, decease
to drink pi – p’yot pī – piyate पी – पीयते to drink
to dry, desiccate suš – sušit śuṣ – śuṣyati शुष् – शुषति to dry, become dry or withered
to exterminate, to make to die mor – morit mṛ – mārayati मृ –  मारयति to cause to die, kill, slay
to fall pad – padyot pad – padyate पद् – पद्यते to fall
to fart perd – perdit pard – pardati पर्द् –  पर्दति to break wind downwards
to fear, be afraid boya – boitsya bhyas – bhyasate भ्यस् – भ्य्सते to fear, be afraid, tremble
to give away otda – otdayot uddā – uddadāti उद्दा – उद्ददाति to give away
to give out, to distribute vɨd – vɨdayot vidā – vidadāti विदा – विददाति to give out, distribute, grant
to give to drink po – poit pa – pāyayati पा – पाययति to cause to drink, give to drink, water (horses or cattle)
to go, walk i – idyot iṭ – eṭati इट् – एटति to go
to happen, to be present, to frequent bɨv – bɨvaet bhū – bhavati भू – भ्वति to happen, occur
to knead mes – mesit miśr – miśrayati मिश्र् – मिश्रयति to mix, mingle, blend, combine
to know zna – znaet jña – jānāti ज्ञ – जानति to know, have knowledge
to lick liz – ližet lih – lihati लिह् – लिहति to lick
to lick out vɨliz – vɨlivaet vilih – vilelihat विलिह् – विलेलिहत् to lick continually or repeatedly
to live, dwell živ – živaet jīv – jīvati जीव् – जीवाति to live, be or remain alive
to lock; to hide (dial.) ver – veraet vṛ – varati वृ – वरति to cove, screen, veil, conceal, hide, surround, obstruct, to close (a door)
to love, like lyub – lyubit lubh – lubhati लुभ् – लुभति to desire greatly or eagerly, long for, be interested in
to make come back, turn around vorot – vorotit vṛt – vartayati वृत् – वर्तयति to cause to turn or revolve
to make warm, to melt top – topit tap – tapati तप् –  तपति to make hot or warm
to measure mer – merit mi – miroti मि –  मिरोति to measure, meter, out, mark
to milk do – doit dhe –  dhayati धे – धयति to suck, drink
to overturn, pull down, to drag down val – valit val – valiti वल् – वलति to turn, turn round
to peel, to shell vɨlup – vɨlupit vilup – vilumpati विलुप् – विलुम्पति to tear or break off or to pieces, wound, lacerate pull out or up; to tear away
to praise slav – slavit śram – śramyati श्रम् – श्राम्यति sound, shout, loud praise
to pull, stretch tyan – tyanet tan – tanoti तन् –  तनोति to stretch (a cord), extend
to push away, to cast (an arrow etc.); to flow or run quickly (usually down), to fall down ri – rinet rī – riṇāti री – रीणाति to release, set free, let go
to revolve, rotate vert – vertit vṛt – vartate वृत् – वर्तते to turn, turn round, revolve, roll
to roar, bellow, howl rev – revyot ru – ravīti रु – रवीति to roar, bellow, howl, yelp, cry aloud
to roll, turn around val – valyaet val – valate वल् – वलते to turn, turn round
to see; to know how to do smth.. vid – vidit vid – vidati विद् – विदति to notice,  observe; to know, understand, perceive, learn, become or be acquainted with, be conscious of
to seek, search; to wish isk – iščet iṣ –  icchati; eṣati इष् – इच्छति; एषति to seek, search; to desire, wish, long for, request
to sell proda – prodast pradā – pradatte प्रदा – प्रदत्ते to give away, give, offer, sell
to separate (off), to detach oddel – oddelyaet uddal – uddalati उद्दल् –  उद्दलति to split away, break away
to shake tryas – tryasyot tras –  trasyati त्रस् – त्रस्यति to tremble
to shine, glitter bles – bleščet bhlāś – bhlāśate भ्लाश् – भ्लाशते to shine, beam, glitter
to sit sid – sidit sad – sīdati सद् – सीदति to sit upon or in or at smth.
to sleep spa – spit svap – svapiti स्वप् – स्वपिति to sleep,  fall asleep
to sob rɨd – rɨdaet rud – rodati रुद् – रोदिति to weep, cry, howl, roar, lament, wail
to squeeze, pinch klešč – kleščit kliś – kliśnati क्लिश् – क्लिश्नाति to torment, cause pain
to stay awake bde – bdit budh – budhyati बुध् – बुधय्ति to be awake
to stick (to), to  adhere (to) lip – lipnet lip – limpyati लिप् – लिम्पयति to be smeared; to be attached to, to stick, to adhere
to stick, to mould, model lep – lepit lip – lepayati लिप् – लेपयति the act of smearing, daubing, anointing, plastering
to stretch out, extend, to draw out, extract vɨtyan – vɨtyanet vitan – vitanute वितन् – वितनुते to spread out, to stretch, extend,  to unfold, display, exhibit, manifest
to survive vɨživ – vɨživaet vijīv – vijīvati विजीव् – विजीवति to revive, return to life
to sweeten slad – sladit svad – svadati स्वद् –  स्वदते to make sweet or pleasant or agreeable
to swim, float plavat’; plav – plavaet plu – plavate प्लु – प्लवते to float, swim
to take bra – beryot bhṛ – bharati भृ – भरति to hold, possess, have, keep
to think, imagine mni – mnit mna – manate म्ना – मनति to think, believe, imagine
to torture pɨt – pɨtaet piṭh – peṭhati पिठ् – पेठति to inflict or feel pain
to touch kas – kasaet kaṣ – kaṣati कष् – कषति to  test, try; to rub
to turn away vɨver – vɨvernet vivṛti – vivartate विवृत् – विवर्तते to turn back or away
to turn back, to come back vert – vertaet vṛt – vartate वृत् – वर्तते to turn, turn round
to twirl, to turn round and round vert – vertit vrt – vartayati वृत् – वर्तयति to cause to turn or revolve
to wake up bud – budit budh – budhyate बुध् – बुध्यते to wake up
to have sexual intercourse yeb – yebyot yabh – yabhati यभ्- यभति to have sexual intercourse
to wish, want vol – volit vṛ – vṛṇoti; varayati वृ – वरति; वरयति to choose, select, choose for one’s self, choose as; to like, love well

 

Citation.

http://vedic.su/Vedic/tur/IndiaRussia_Rishi_OCR.pdf

http://books.google.es/books?id=j-B0Y-IwTQAC&dq=Tatyana+Elizarenkova&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=0PFOLcs-MI&sig=WBgXZxIMRdK2USOWuVs7N8aGzNQ&hl=en&ei=PfUQS4fQM4il4QbLl5CbBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CA0Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false

http://1000petals.wordpress.com/2013/08/18/amazing-affinity-of-russian-and-sanskrit/

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