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How many hymns are there in the Rig Veda?

A hymn in the Rig Veda is known as a sukta. The word sukta means well said or wise saying. Thus there are 1028 hymns in the Rig Veda containing 10552 riks or verses. Each hymn contains one or more verses.

The 1028 hymns are divided into ten sections or mandalas.

There are several rishis or saints who are referred to as the authors of hymns. The rishis received the hymns directly from the Supreme Truth.