- Jun 2014
- New Delhi, India
Old post, but it needs some clarification. The Gaudas and the Saraswatas were from the same stream - the Central Asian Vedics. Of course, during assimilation of Vedics in the indigenous mass, indigenous priests were also taken as Brahmins. They also learned Vedas - like VedaVyasa, an Aryan/Indigenous mix did. It is not that the RigVeda belonged to one people and the SamaVeda belonged to another. Sama Veda is the singing version of RigVeda. There was not much mixing of the Gaudas and Saraswatas after Gaudas moved to another region of India from Saraswat Pradesh. They became a caste of their own with a different language and traditions.Its more like mixing of the Gaud (Bengali) culture with Saraswat (Haryana) culture rather than mixing of a central Asian or foreign element with a subcontinental element
Here, the Gaud also represent the SaamVeda (singing culture) whereas Rigveda is (as is well known) Saraswat.
"One of the four Vedas, it is a liturgical text which consists of 1,549 verses. All but 75 verses have been taken from the Rigveda." Samaveda - Wikipedia
We all have oral histories. Mine takes me as a descendant of Sage Upamanyu to Uttarapatha as mentioned in SrimadBhagawatham. But modern history demands more proof.My background leaves me in the possession of a plethora of unique oral history, as yet unrecognized by British era authors who shaped Indian history in its current form.
This oral stream I've tested against a lot of what is in print and I can't find much fault in it. And when we consider this oral account true a lot of Indian history appears in a different light than what is currently portrayed in.