Vedas are the primary and oldest scriptures of Hinduism. Many sages wrote them and they are pure authentic and most sacred scriptures of Hinduism. Entire Hindu philosphy is based on them. The four Vedas are Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda.
According to some sources there were thousand branches of it but now only 10-12 branches are left. So my question is that is the Baskala Shaka of Rig veda as authentic as other Shakas? And can it be regarded as Sacred as other Shakas? Baskala Shaka also contains Shiv Sankalp Sukta and Lakshmi Sukta.