|This article is of interest to the following WikiProjects:|
Sugestion needed for Japanese version!
- Now in Japanese Wikipedia, there is a article named "Wridra" (which is of course written in Japanese) and happened disscusion that insists "Vritra" should be the name of article. Well, maybe V in Vritra is actually sounded W so maybe it is can be said correct. However, I do not think D in Wridra is correct. Can anyone of you identify which is correct? --Ramendra 19:03, 2 Aug 2004 (UTC)
No, the name is correctly transcribed as Vrtra. Asdfgl 15:57, 11 July 2005 (UTC)
Is there any more information about Vritra that could be added to this article? Can the stub notice be safely removed now?--Grammatical error 14:17, 7 April 2006 (UTC)
I feel this article should be moved to Vrtra, because that is the original Vedic / Sanskrit pronunciation of the word. Gokulmadhavan 05:54, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
Why has been any mention to glacier-melting theory removed without a word (and without copying the text to the discussion page as well) by Dbachmann on October 18? What is the explanation for such a step? If the text or its thesis is controversial, or even plain wrong, it should at least be moved to the discussion page, which I am doing now. I am not an expert on Indology and Indian religion and culture, I just dislike such removals:
- Some modern Indian geologists interpret the Vedic story as a description of the breakup of glaciers. B.P. Radhakrishna writes:
- "Geological record indicates that during Late Pleistocene glaciation, the waters of the Himalaya were frozen and that in place of rivers there were only glaciers, masses of solid ice. As and when the climate became warmer, the glaciers began to break up and the frozen water held by them surged forth in great floods, inundating the alluvial plains in front of the mountains.... no wonder the early inhabitants of the plains burst into song praising Lord Indra for breaking up the glaciers and releasing water which flowed out in seven mighty channels (Sapta Sindhu). The analogy of a slowly moving serpent (Ahi) for describing the Himalayan glacier is most appropriate".
- In one verse of a Rig-Vedic hymn eulogising Sarasvati, the latter is credited with the slaying of Vritra. Mention of this occurs nowhere else.  
- If, however, the above interpretation by B.P. Radhakrishna and other geologists is correct, then the Rig-Veda's description of Sarasvati as taking the life-force of Vritra could be an analogy referring to the goddess being the personification of a river. In Vedic times, the Sarasvati was main river channeling the Himalayan melt-waters to the ocean. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Critto (talk • contribs) 22:40, 3 November 2009 (UTC)