But the truth of the matter is that the Vedas are Anaadi and Nitya, with out beginning and with out end and eternal , like sound.They manifest themselves after each Pralaya (deluge).
Another method adopted for fixing the age of the Vedas is to go by the changes in the style of Hindu scriptures, from the Rik Samhita down to the Kaavya literature.
In the case of spoken languages , it has been computed that gradual mutations took place with the passage of every 200 years.
The period of each Srshti and each Pralaya spreads over aeons , infinitely beyond human calculation.
The findings of geology, which traces the history of the earth to a period long before the time referred to in the Book of Genesis, confirm this view of cycles of creation and deluge.
The sacred books of Buddhism, Christianity and Islam have definite historical dates assigned to them.
The Tripitakas are said to have been written about the time of Asoka , though the Buddha's date , according to some puranas, went further back by several centuries.Though no one can assign any definite date to the Vedas, Oreintalists are anxious to discover when they were "composed".Some of them say that it was done about 1,500 BC; other suggest that it may have about 3,000 years.The trailer gives an impression of the extensive exhibition and the works on view.In eight dramatic chapters, the exhibition guides visitors through the first 20 years following the end of World War II.The reason for this absence of distortion or deterioration is that Vedic chanting has been so carefully guarded, as not to allow any possibility of a lapse from its pristine form.