Video used «Chichihi Nah Sunumatah" musical composition by Artsava recorded on Dec 27, 2007 at the Grom Ada-Studio, Moscow. Traditional Armenian medley  arranged by Artsava. Ruslan Kajurov - Guitar Sergey Samohin - Bass Grigoriy Cherepanov - Drums Sergey Tselikov (ARTSAVA) - Keyboard, Special Effects, Digital Mastering. Big thanks to Ada Mitskevitch for financial and logistical support, and also for patience and care in working on this project.
~ ~ ~ Graphic animation by Artsava ~ ~ ~ «Chichihi Nah Sunumatah" - invocation from Rigveda, devoted to Agni (a literal translation "Grind us who have sons") ~ ~ ~ A little heavy, ethnic, and ambient as usual! ) Molotov-cocktail from Artsava!) Enjoy ! ~ ~ ~ The Rigveda (Sanskrit: ऋग्वेद ṛgveda, a compound of ṛc "praise, verse"and veda "knowledge") is an ancient Indian sacred collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns. It is counted among the four canonical sacred texts (śruti) of Hinduism known as the Vedas. Some of its verses are still recited as Hindu prayers, at religious functions and other occasions, putting these among the world's oldest religious texts in continued use. The Rigveda contains several mythological and poetical accounts of the origin of the world, hymns praising the gods, and ancient prayers for life, prosperity, etc. ~ ~ ~ The word agni is Sanskrit for "fire" (noun), cognate with Latin ignis (the root of English ignite), Russian огонь (ogon), Polish "ogień," Lithuanian - ugnis - all with the meaning 'fire', with the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European root being h₁égni-. Agni has three forms: fire, lightning and the sun. ~ ~ ~ Agni is the first word of the first hymn of the Rigveda:- अग्नि॒म् ई॑ळे पुरो॒हि॑तं यज्ञ॒स्य॑ देव॒म् ऋत्वि॒ज॑म् । होता॑रं रत्नधा॒त॑मम् ॥
Agni I laud, the high priest, god, minister of sacrifice, The invoker, lavishest of wealth. He is the supreme director of religious ceremonies and duties, and figures as messenger between mortals and gods. Vedic rituals all involve Agni, for example the elaborate Agnicayana, that is, the piling of the fire altar, the Agnihotra, viz., offering to Agni. The Rigveda often says that Agni arises from water or dwells in the waters. He may have originally been the same as Apam Napat, who is also sometimes described as fire arising from water which in a natural explanation may have referred to flames from natural gas or oil seepages surfacing through water. Other Rigvedic names, epithets or aspects of Agni include Matarishvan, Jatavedas, or Bharata. Agni is a deva, second only to Indra in the power and importance attributed to him in Vedic mythology, with 218 out of 1,028 hymns of the Rigveda dedicated to him. He is Indra's twin, and therefore a son of Dyaus Pita and Prthivi. However, he is also said to have two mothers (the two parts of the firedrill used to start the fire), and ten servant maids (the fingers of the man who is lighting the fire) or as the twice-born. He is one of the Guardians of the directions, representing the southeast. Agni, god of fire, acts as the divine model for the sacrificial priest. He is the messenger who carries the oblation from humans to the gods, bringing the gods to sacrifice, and interceding between gods and humans (RgV.1.26.3). When Agni is pleased, the gods are generous. Agni represents the cultivated, cooked and cultured aspects of Vedic ritual. Together with Soma, Agni is invoked in the Rig Veda more than any other gods. In a later Hindu interpretation, Agni stands for knowledge for it is seen by the learned people, covering all things that move and do not move and because it summons the Devatas endowed with knowledge the light Agni emits is the light of knowledge, therefore, it is also known as the illuminator of knowledge who lights up the path leading to Truth. Agni reveals the true nature of one's own self because it is the innermost light that shines ever so brightly in all things living and nonliving as their inner consciousness (impeller). ~ ~ ~ In late tradition of Vedanta Agni is a Kundalini ( Sanskrit: कुण्डलिनी) literally means coiled. In yoga, a "corporeal energy" - an unconscious, instinctive or libidinal force or Shakti, lies coiled at the base of the spine. It is envisioned either as a goddess or else as a sleeping serpent, hence a number of English renderings of the term such as 'serpent power'. The kundalini resides in the sacrum bone in three and a half coils and has been described as a residual power of pure desire)