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What are the branches in the Vedas? [duplicate]

What are the branches in the Vedas ? There are 1131 branches in Vedas, some of them are extinct. Then how we can say that the Vedas are in their original form ? वेदों की शाखाएं क्या हैं ? वेदों की...
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Procedures used for preserving the integrity of the Vedas

It is said that the metering of the sanskrit verses in Vedas and process of recitation imbue certain qualities to the scripture that make it inimitable(if I may use the word) or easy to identify ...
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Can it be precisely known exactly how much amount of Vedas has been lost?

We all know that we have lost a huge volume of our Scriptures including the Vedas.A huge amount of Agama Texts are also lost. For example ,AFAIK,Rig Veda itself originally contained 8 Shakhas but of ...
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Where are the original versions of the Vedas?

Where are the original versions of the Vedas? Are our oldest scriptures lost in the history of time? Some say that they were lost due to the religious war which happened in the earlier days and some ...
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Why 8th Anuvaka of Sri Rudram is special and what are benefits of chanting it?

I have noticed in various congregation, especially during Athi Rudra Maha Yagnam, while chanting the 8th Anuvaka(i.e. Paragraph) of Namakam नमः॒ सोमा॑य च रु॒द्राय॑ च॒ नम॑स्ता॒म्राय॑ चारु॒णाय॑ च॒ नमः ...
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Why do Vedas have śākhās? Are all of them apauruṣeyā?

This table lists the Vedas and their extant śākhās under the Saṃhitā column. My question has to do with the śākhās. Note that the bracketed terms in the Saṃhitā column are names of the ...
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Which mantras should be recited to properly worship Lord Rudra?

Apart from Gayatri mantra ॐ तत्पुरुषाय विद्महे महादेवाय धीमहि तन्नो रुद्रः प्रचोदयात्॥ Om Tatpurushaya Vidmahe Mahadevaya Dhimahi Tanno Rudrah Prachodayat॥ and Rudram- Chamakam and Namakam. Are ...
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Does Veda has more than one Samhita regarding to Shakha?

As I've discussed here, we know that ancient Rishi heard Vedic hymns in the state of Tapasya (deep mediation) which are called Shruti/Vedas. Vedas are divided into two parts Samhita - the (mantra) ...
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Which lines of Mahābhāṣya of Patañjali say that Vedas had 1131 śākhās (recensions)?

This answer quotes Mahābhāṣya of Patañjali as the Vedas having 1138 1131 śākhās (recensions). Originally as per Mahabhasya of Patanjali there were 21 Shakhas of RigVeda, 101 Shakhas of Yajurveda, ...
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How many versions of Yajurveda Samhita are there?

I used to think there are two versions: Shukla and Krishna. However, I came across many Yajurveda Samhitas (Vajsaneya Samhita, Kathak Samhita, Taittiriya Samhita). It is very confusing. Exactly, how ...
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