All scholars agree that Vedas should be understood completely when you interpret Vedas with Puranas and Ithihas. Where in Vedas it is stated like that?

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    Attharva Veda 11:7:24,chandogya upanishad 7:1:12 and brihardankya upanishad says puranas and epics form the fifth Veda. – Karmanya Nanda Oct 11 '17 at 4:51
  • @Karmanya Nanda you should write that as an answer – user9554 Oct 11 '17 at 5:24
  • actually I have never given an answer so I was not enough confident to write an answer but I will try to give answer with more details:) – Karmanya Nanda Oct 11 '17 at 5:41
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    @KarmanyaNanda You should give an answer. You will gain confidence by doing that. – Sarvabhouma Oct 11 '17 at 6:00
  • Guys I just answered if there are any mistakes in my answer then tell me – Karmanya Nanda Oct 11 '17 at 7:37

Both Itihasa and Puranas are considered eternal texts as they also have appeared from The Supreme person's breath:

"O Maitreya,The Rg,yajur,sama and atharva vedas as well as the itihasas and the puranas all manifest from the breathing Of the Lord" (Brihad-aranyaka Upanishad 2.4.10)

"In this way,all the vedas were manifested along with kalpas,Rahasyas ,Brahmanas,Upanishads,Itihasas,Anvakhyatas and the puranas." (Gopatha Brahmana,purva 2.10)

"Indeed, Rg,Yajur, sama and Atharva are the names Of four vedas.The itihasas and puranas are the fifth veda." (Chandogya Upanishad 7.1.4)

Verses, and songs,and magic hymns,purana,sacrificial text.all the celestial Gods whose home is heaven sprang from the residue.(Atharva Veda book 11,hymn 7 verse 24).

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    For yellow-quote ( called block quote) use the 4th link found at the top of the text box. – Rickross Oct 11 '17 at 8:28
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    FYI, Śaṅkarācārya's commentary on Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad 2.4.10 says the word itihāsaḥ in the context means the Brāhmaṇas not Rāmāyaṇa or Mahābhārata. Also, for purāṇam, he says "Mythology, such as, ‘This universe was in the beginning unmanifest,’ etc. (Tai. II. 7)." – sv. Oct 11 '17 at 15:53
  • @Sv ok so according to adi shankara commentary it means brahmanas and stories of universe,what he says about chandogya hymn do you have chandogya upanishad with adi shankara commentary available? – Karmanya Nanda Oct 12 '17 at 4:42
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    Yes, I did also look up Śaṅkarācārya's commentary on Chāndogya. You can see it here on archive.org. There he says it means Mahābhārata because Mahābhārata is generally referred to as the fifth Veda. But I find OP's question a little deceptive because he poses the question as if he's looking for references in Veda saṁhitās but both your and his answer rely on references from Upaniṣads which were clearly later additions to the Vedas. – sv. Oct 12 '17 at 14:44

Chandogya Upanishad 7.1.4

Nama va rig-vedo yajur-vedah
Sama-veda atharvanas
Caturtha itihasa-puranah
Pancamo vedanam vedah


Indeed Rig, Yajur, Sama, and Atharva are the names of the four Vedas. The Itihasas and Puranas are the fifth Veda.

Atharva Veda 11.7.24

Rcah samani chandamsi Puranam yajusa saha Ucchistaj-jajnire sarve divi Deva divi-sritahpuranam yajusa saha


The Rig, Sama, Yajur and Atharva became manifest from the Lord, along with the Puranas and all the Devas residing in the heavens.

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  • Can you tell me how can we mark answer in yellow colour? – Karmanya Nanda Oct 11 '17 at 7:49
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    @Karmanya Nanda you should first visit the tour page. – user9554 Oct 11 '17 at 11:47

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