So far they may be compared to the Indian Rig-Veda.
C. Nevertheless, the antiquity of the Rig-Veda, although not to be expressed in figures, is abundantly established.
The Rig-Veda forms the great literary memorial of the early Aryan settlements in the Punjab.
The Rig-Veda contains only one allusion to them, where it is said that " Soma is placed in the lap of the nakshatras "; and this is in a part including later interpolations.
GANDHARVA, in Hindu mythology, the term used to denote (I) in the Rig-Veda usually a minor deity; (2) in later writings a class of divine beings.
4 For examples of the lofty morality sometimes attributed to the gods, see Max Muller, Hibbert Lectures, p. 284; Rig-Veda, ii.
An alternative designation for deity in the Rig-Veda is asura.