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There is not such thing as Old Copies. Vedas came as Shruti or sounds (not written) from Guru to Shishya. Recitations or Sound based preservation was based on this method.based on this method.

There is not such thing as Old Copies. Vedas came as Shruti or sounds (not written) from Guru to Shishya. Recitations or Sound based preservation was based on this method.

There is not such thing as Old Copies. Vedas came as Shruti or sounds (not written) from Guru to Shishya. Recitations or Sound based preservation was based on this method.

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Yes, Samhitas do have variants as per Shakha.

Originally as per Mahabhasya of Patanjali there were 21 Shakhas of RigVeda, 101 Shakhas of Yajurveda, 1000 Shakhas of SamaVeda and 9 Shakhas of Atharvaveda. Thus total 1138 Shakhas of total Vedas.

Now, we have only about 1012 Shakhas of Four Vedas Surviving.

Only one Shakha of RigVeda called Shakala Shakha is alive. Another Shakha Baskala is uncertain.

Out of 1000 Shakhas of Samaveda only three Shakhas are surviving. Kauthuma Shakha, Jaiminiya Shakha and Rananiya Shakha.

Out of 9 Shakhas of Atharvaveda, only two are surviving; Paipplada Shakha and Shaunikiya Shakha.

Out of 101 Shakhas of Yajurveda only 6 are alive upto now. Shukla Yajurveda has two Surviving Shakhas called Kanva and Madhyandiya. And Krishna Yajurveda has four surviving Shakhas called Taittariya, Maitrayani, Kathaka and Kapisthala.

Each Shakha of Veda has one Samhita of its own, at least one Brahmana and one Aranyaka of each. As each Shakha has their own Samhita so we have lost more than 11281126 Samhitas itself.

But Samhitas differ by little only. They are Very much similar. But still we have lost many parts of Samhitas itself.

Let's take example of Hymn called Sri Rudram, from Yajurveda. It is also called Sata Rudriya because it is found in all 101 Shakhas of YajurVeda.

Let's compare the verses of Sri Rudram from Taittariya Samhita, Vajasaneyi Samhita and Maitrayani Samhita:

4.5.1 to 4.5.11 of Taittariya Samhita is SataRudriya and it starts with:

Yes, Samhitas do have variants as per Shakha.

Originally as per Mahabhasya of Patanjali there were 21 Shakhas of RigVeda, 101 Shakhas of Yajurveda, 1000 Shakhas of SamaVeda and 9 Shakhas of Atharvaveda. Thus total 1138 Shakhas of total Vedas.

Now, we have only about 10 Shakhas of Four Vedas Surviving.

Only one Shakha of RigVeda called Shakala Shakha is alive. Another Shakha Baskala is uncertain.

Out of 1000 Shakhas of Samaveda only three Shakhas are surviving. Kauthuma Shakha, Jaiminiya Shakha and Rananiya Shakha.

Out of 9 Shakhas of Atharvaveda, only two are surviving; Paipplada Shakha and Shaunikiya Shakha.

Out of 101 Shakhas of Yajurveda only 6 are alive upto now. Shukla Yajurveda has two Surviving Shakhas called Kanva and Madhyandiya. And Krishna Yajurveda has four surviving Shakhas called Taittariya, Maitrayani, Kathaka and Kapisthala.

Each Shakha of Veda has one Samhita of its own, at least one Brahmana and one Aranyaka of each. As each Shakha has their own Samhita so we have lost more than 1128 Samhitas itself.

But Samhitas differ by little only. They are Very much similar. But still we have lost many parts of Samhitas itself.

Let's take example of Hymn called Sri Rudram, from Yajurveda. It is also called Sata Rudriya because it is found in all 101 Shakhas of YajurVeda.

Let's compare the verses of Sri Rudram from Taittariya Samhita, Vajasaneyi Samhita and Maitrayani Samhita:

4.5.1 to 4.5.11 of Taittariya Samhita is SataRudriya and it starts with:

Yes, Samhitas do have variants as per Shakha.

Originally as per Mahabhasya of Patanjali there were 21 Shakhas of RigVeda, 101 Shakhas of Yajurveda, 1000 Shakhas of SamaVeda and 9 Shakhas of Atharvaveda. Thus total 1138 Shakhas of total Vedas.

Now, we have only about 12 Shakhas of Four Vedas Surviving.

Only one Shakha of RigVeda called Shakala Shakha is alive. Another Shakha Baskala is uncertain.

Out of 1000 Shakhas of Samaveda only three Shakhas are surviving. Kauthuma Shakha, Jaiminiya Shakha and Rananiya Shakha.

Out of 9 Shakhas of Atharvaveda, only two are surviving; Paipplada Shakha and Shaunikiya Shakha.

Out of 101 Shakhas of Yajurveda only 6 are alive upto now. Shukla Yajurveda has two Surviving Shakhas called Kanva and Madhyandiya. And Krishna Yajurveda has four surviving Shakhas called Taittariya, Maitrayani, Kathaka and Kapisthala.

Each Shakha of Veda has one Samhita of its own, at least one Brahmana and one Aranyaka of each. As each Shakha has their own Samhita so we have lost more than 1126 Samhitas itself.

But Samhitas differ by little only. They are Very much similar. But still we have lost many parts of Samhitas itself.

Let's take example of Hymn called Sri Rudram, from Yajurveda. It is also called Sata Rudriya because it is found in all 101 Shakhas of YajurVeda.

Let's compare the verses of Sri Rudram from Taittariya Samhita, Vajasaneyi Samhita and Maitrayani Samhita:

4.5.1 to 4.5.11 of Taittariya Samhita is SataRudriya and it starts with:

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Yes, Samhitas do have variants as per Shakha.

Originally as per Mahabhasya of Patanjali there were 21 Shakhas of RigVeda, 101 Shakhas of Yajurveda, 1000 Shakhas of SamaVeda and 9 Shakhas of Atharvaveda. Thus total 1138 Shakhas of totaktotal Vedas.

Now, we have only about 10 Shakhas of Four Vedas Surviving.

Only one Shakha of RigVeda called Shakala Shakha is alive. Another Shakha Baskala is uncertain.

Out of 1000 Shakhas of Samaveda only three Shakhas are surviving. Kauthuma Shakha, Jaiminiya Shakha and Rananiya Shakha.

Out of 9 Shakhas of Atharvaveda, only two are surviving; Paipplada Shakha and Shaunikiya Shakha.

Out of 101 Shakhas of Yajurveda only 6 are alive upto now. Shukla Yajurveda has two Surviving Shakhas called Kanva and Madhyandiya. And Krishna Yajurveda has four surviving Shakhas called Taittariya, Maitrayani, Kathaka and Kapisthala.

Each Shakha of Veda has one Samhita of its own, at least one Brahmana and one Aranyaka of each. As each Shakha has their own Samhita so we have lost more than 1128 Samhitas itself.

But Samhitas differ by little only. They are Very much similar. But still we have lost many parts of Samhitas itself.

Let's take example of Hymn called Sri Rudram, from Yajurveda. It is also called Sata Rudriya because it is found in all 101 Shakhas of YajurVeda.

Let's compare the verses of Sri Rudram from Taittariya Samhita, Vajasaneyi Samhita and Maitrayani Samhita:

4.5.1 to 4.5.11 of Taittariya Samhita is SataRudriya and it starts with:

Yes, Samhitas do have variants as per Shakha.

Originally as per Mahabhasya of Patanjali there were 21 Shakhas of RigVeda, 101 Shakhas of Yajurveda, 1000 Shakhas of SamaVeda and 9 Shakhas of Atharvaveda. Thus total 1138 Shakhas of totak Vedas.

Now, we have only about 10 Shakhas of Four Vedas Surviving.

Only one Shakha of RigVeda called Shakala Shakha is alive. Another Shakha Baskala is uncertain.

Out of 1000 Shakhas of Samaveda only three Shakhas are surviving. Kauthuma Shakha, Jaiminiya Shakha and Rananiya Shakha.

Out of 9 Shakhas of Atharvaveda, only two are surviving; Paipplada Shakha and Shaunikiya Shakha.

Out of 101 Shakhas of Yajurveda only 6 are alive upto now. Shukla Yajurveda has two Surviving Shakhas called Kanva and Madhyandiya. And Krishna Yajurveda has four surviving Shakhas called Taittariya, Maitrayani, Kathaka and Kapisthala.

Each Shakha of Veda has one Samhita of its own, at least one Brahmana and one Aranyaka of each. As each Shakha has their own Samhita so we have lost more than 1128 Samhitas itself.

But Samhitas differ by little only. They are Very much similar. But still we have lost many parts of Samhitas itself.

Let's take example of Hymn called Sri Rudram, from Yajurveda. It is also called Sata Rudriya because it is found in all 101 Shakhas of YajurVeda.

Let's compare the verses of Sri Rudram from Taittariya Samhita, Vajasaneyi Samhita and Maitrayani Samhita:

4.5.1 to 4.5.11 of Taittariya Samhita is SataRudriya and it starts with:

Yes, Samhitas do have variants as per Shakha.

Originally as per Mahabhasya of Patanjali there were 21 Shakhas of RigVeda, 101 Shakhas of Yajurveda, 1000 Shakhas of SamaVeda and 9 Shakhas of Atharvaveda. Thus total 1138 Shakhas of total Vedas.

Now, we have only about 10 Shakhas of Four Vedas Surviving.

Only one Shakha of RigVeda called Shakala Shakha is alive. Another Shakha Baskala is uncertain.

Out of 1000 Shakhas of Samaveda only three Shakhas are surviving. Kauthuma Shakha, Jaiminiya Shakha and Rananiya Shakha.

Out of 9 Shakhas of Atharvaveda, only two are surviving; Paipplada Shakha and Shaunikiya Shakha.

Out of 101 Shakhas of Yajurveda only 6 are alive upto now. Shukla Yajurveda has two Surviving Shakhas called Kanva and Madhyandiya. And Krishna Yajurveda has four surviving Shakhas called Taittariya, Maitrayani, Kathaka and Kapisthala.

Each Shakha of Veda has one Samhita of its own, at least one Brahmana and one Aranyaka of each. As each Shakha has their own Samhita so we have lost more than 1128 Samhitas itself.

But Samhitas differ by little only. They are Very much similar. But still we have lost many parts of Samhitas itself.

Let's take example of Hymn called Sri Rudram, from Yajurveda. It is also called Sata Rudriya because it is found in all 101 Shakhas of YajurVeda.

Let's compare the verses of Sri Rudram from Taittariya Samhita, Vajasaneyi Samhita and Maitrayani Samhita:

4.5.1 to 4.5.11 of Taittariya Samhita is SataRudriya and it starts with:

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