Aryan Definition Rig Veda, History Encyclopedia

इन्द्रं वर्धन्तो अप्तुरः कृण्वन्तो विश्वं आर्यं अपघ्नन्तो अराव्णः

There is a lot of Talk about who Aryan Is and there was a theory, though repudiated now, being touted by self styled Secularists even today, and also that the Aryans were inimical to Indigenous population in India, though only God only knows whom they designate by that term.

If ,the term Dravida is meant by them there definition is not right either. Shall write on who/what a Dravida is.

In this article let me see what Arya means. Arya, in Sanskrit means ,’One who is without Blemish, brave, Not cowardly( see Anaryajushtam Akeerthikaram me Arjuna-Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2.

इन्द्रं वर्धन्तो अप्तुरः कृण्वन्तो विश्वं आर्यं अपघ्नन्तो अराव्णः  – Rigveda 9.63.5
Indram vardhanto apturah krinvanto vishwam aaryam apaghnanto araavNah – RV 9:63:5
Here the key word is “AraavNah (अराव्णः) which categorically means “one who isn’t liberal, hence of jealous and hostile ideology”..
Augmented by Indra’s strength, civilize the world by destroying the non-liberal and jealous ones

Say Rigveda (9.63.5): Indram vardhanto apturah, Krinvanto Vishvam Aryam..

They (Aryas, Somas) advance fast and vibrant at top speed, glorifying life and the Creator, making the world noble, reducing and eliminating the causes of suffering, forces, of negativity, uncreativity, selfishness, exploitation, fear and terror.

Such are the Aryas: dynamic, enlightened, creative, and constructive, in the direction of positive progress, peace and happiness of all (niyam 6 & 9).

The meaning the word Samaj is ‘a united, integrated, harmonious, living and vibrant community, itself moving and moving and advancing all others to a life of peace and comprehensive all round progress, physically, mentally, culturally and spiritually, for the individual and society as a whole.’

Definition By History Encyclopedia.

 “Aryan is a designation originally meaning “civilized”, “noble”, or “free” without reference to any ethnicity. It was first applied as a self-identifying term by a migratory group of people from Central Asia later known as Indo-Iranians (who settled on the Iranian Plateau) and, later, applied to Indo-Aryans (who traveled south to settle northern India). The word had no widespread ethnic connotation prior to the 19th century CE other than its usage by the Persians (known as ‘Iranians’ from ‘Aryans’) to distinguish themselves from their Muslim Arab conquerors in the 7th century CE, and even then (it could be argued) it was not so much an ethnic distinction as one of class and personhood. Prior to the conquest Persia had been “the land of the Aryans” and, afterwards, a term was coined for non-Aryans.

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