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