Vedic Timekeeping

Discussion in 'Ancient, Indigenous, & Tribal Calendars' started by Susan Lynne Schwenger, Dec 19, 2019.

  1. Susan Lynne Schwenger

    Susan Lynne Schwenger The Final Synthesis - isbn 978-0-9939480-0-8 Staff Member

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    VEDiC TiMEKEEPiNG

    Ritu
    (Sanskrit:
    ऋतु
    Bengali:
    ঋতু​

    Malayalam:
    ഋതു)
    defines "season" in different ancient Indian calendars
    used in countries of India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka,
    and there are six ritus
    (also transliterated rutus) or seasons​


    The word is derived from the​

    Vedic Sanskrit
    word​

    Ṛtú

    a fixed or appointed time,
    especially the proper time for sacrifice
    (yajna)
    or ritual in ​
    Vedic religion;
    this in turn comes from the word
    Ṛta
    (ऋत), as used in ​
    Vedic Sanskrit
    literally means the "order or course of things".​

    This word is used in nearly all Indian languages.
     

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