Is there any difference between rig veda and rig ved samhita. Can you explain the difference and what is samhita.

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Each Veda is broadly divided into a few parts.

  • Samhita: liturgy and ritual
  • Brahmanas: Instruction and context on ritual
  • Aranyakas: Philosophical commentary on ritual
  • Upanishads: Philosophy and spirituality

These are loose definitions and don't apply neatly, but broadly speaking, rig veda samhita is the liturgical part of the broader rig veda.

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