Mandala V – The Atri family book

Of the 87 hymns in Mandala V, 79 are composed by members of the Atri family and therefore, this Mandala is referred to as the Atri family book.

Family-wise Authorship

Family Hymns
Angirasas 15, 35-36
Agastyas 24
Visvamitras 33-34
Atris 1-14, 16-23, 25-28,
30-32, 37-43, 45-87
Vasisthas 29
Joint (Several) 44

Source: Chapter 02, The Rigveda: A Historical Analysis – by Shrikant G. Talageri

Synopsis of analysis of Mandala V

Hymn Summary
30
  • Composed by Babhru Atreya
  • Recounts the deeds of Indra
  • Second half is a Danastuti – mention of 4000 cattle received from King Rnancaya of the Rusama tribe
  • Mention of the Pravargya yagya
31
  • Composed by Avasyu Atreya
  • Recounts the deeds of Indra
    • Brief mention of Vrta/Ahi and Vala myths
    • Brief mention of the exploits with the Dasas/Dasyu
    • Brief mention of Susna
  • Anu tribe as the makers of Indra’s chariot
  • Yadu and Turvasa tribe saved by Indra from floods
78
83
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