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Sama Veda is the third of the four Vedas which are considered as the core Hindu Scriptures.

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Sri Rudram Verses — nilakantha, sadashivaya

Is this verse from Sri Rudram actually present in the Taittiriya Samhita? I could not able to find any such verse. Some people say that this verse is later interpolation. oṃ namaste astu bhagavan ...
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Which Vedic text describes the Shyena yAga?

The Shyena yajna is a sorcery ritual in the Vedas meant to kill people. In which Vedic text is the description? The editor of Shabara's Bhashya references Shadvimsha Brahmana 8.1-2, but when I checked ...
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Three mothers of Agni/Rudra; Tryambaka

Who are the three mothers, Tryambaka, of Agni/Rudra, and where are they mentioned in the Vedas?
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Are the Vedic Samhitas complete?

Patanjali's Mahabhashyam mentions that there existed 1131 Shakhas originally, each of whom taught a particular Brahmana and Aranyaka. In the present day, only around 12 of them exist, from this we can ...
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How to find the corresponding rik for a sama?

Does anyone have any (preferably online) resources to trace the ~1800 sama verses in the original rig veda?
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What Chapter and What Verse is this Quote

I was reading the following online article: https://medium.com/@vaishnav_milan_mandali/scriptural-references-to-sri-chaitanya-mahaprabhu-being-avataar-of-sri-krishna-e733a323db12. In this article, it ...
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Bratamanda rules

On Thursday I had this Bratamanda ceremony which is practiced in Nepal and maybe also in India but what I wanted to know is more of my freedom after I did that ceremony. When it was happening the ...
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How is the SrIsUktam revealed in the sAmaveda?

OM namaH sAmavedAya As this post describes, a form of the puruShasUkta is found in the sAmaveda, How is Purusha Sukta revealed in Samaveda?. Malola Kannan has also recited SrI sUktam from sAmaveda, ...
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Which mantras from Tāṇḍya Mahābrāhmaṇa can only be recited by women?

This Times of India article claims that certain mantras from Tāṇḍya Mahābrāhmaṇa (a.k.a Pañcaviṃśa Brāhmaṇa) can only be recited by women: In fact, there is nothing mentioned in the Vedas that points ...
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Is the Atharvaveda mentioned in the Samaveda?

I found a mantra on a site which is from the Samaveda.(I don't know where it is in the Samaveda). दोषो आगाद्बृहद्गाय द्युमद्गामन्नाथर्वण । स्तुहि देवँ सवितारम्॥ Is this mantra mentioned in the ...
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Is there any instruction video for Samaveda Sandhavandhanam?

I found instructive video of sandhavandhanam for Yajur veda. It will be great if I can find similar videos for Samaveda sandhavandhanam.
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Types of Samaveda ganam

What are different types of ganam in Sama Veda? And how are they different from each other? Does the mantra remain the same in all the different type of ganam? I am particularly interested to ...
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Mahopanisad and the Samaveda recensions

The question is - in which recension of Sama Veda does The Mahopanisad occur? I didn't find it in the (currently available texts of) Ranayaniya, and Kauthuma,though this Upanisad is classified in the ...
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Talavakara SamaVeda text in print?

Does any one know any publication of Talavakara recension of Sama Veda? Id yes, kindly provide the details. Thanks in advance.
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What is the story of Samaveda Shakas destroyed by Indra?

While reading one research thesis from Shodhaganga, I've noticed following line at the information about Shakas on Samaveda. According to Śaunaka there were 1000 śākhās, but they were ...
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Manusmriti says Sama Veda is impure, whereas Krishna says he is Sama Veda of all the Vedas

The Manusmriti says: The Ṛgveda is sacred to the gods and the Yajurveda is human; the Sāmaveda has been declared to be related to the Pitṛs; hence its sound is impure.—(124) This is odd ...
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How is Purusha Sukta revealed in Samaveda?

Where does Purusha Sukta appear in Samaveda?
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How to obtain original sanskrit literature on Samaveda Sandhyavandana?

I have the sandhya vandana (nitya karma) in my mother tongue, where the sanskrit words are phonetically translated into my language. I perform this once daily. I noticed similar copies in other ...
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Who is Vata mentioned in this Sama Veda Verse?

While reading the translation of Sama Veda, I came across this verse dedicated to Vata in Part 2 Book 9 Chapter 2: May Vata breathe his balm on us, healthful, delightful to our heart: May he ...
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Who are the seven mothers who taught Agni?

While reading the Sama Veda I came across a hymn to Agni which states something interesting: Agni, thy faithful servant I call upon thee with many a gift, As in the keeping of the great ...
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What mantras are given in Vinayaka samhita of sama Veda?

According to this page, vinayaka samhita of sama Veda glorifies Ganesha. what 4 hymns are present in the following samhita?
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Is there a list of corresponding hymns between the Rig and Sama Vedas?

I've been deeply researching Hinduism as of late, and recently have been learning about the Samaveda, it's distinctions from the Rigveda and it's overall purpose. A thought recently came to me: The ...
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What are the rules mentioned in vedas for people?

Samhitas do not mention dharma but rta what acts really supports rta according to vedic samhitas daily life, manners etc. Note:—please mention from rigveda and samaveda after that yajurveda and these ...
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Does Dhrupad has its origin from sAmaveda?

Dhrupad is the oldest surviving Indian music form. It boasts its origin from saama gaana. Presently there are 3-4 gharanas or lineages out of which the dAgarvaani is well known. They have an unbroken ...
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Eligiblity of Sāmagāna (सामगान​)

Sāmaveda includes sāmagāna which is singing of Ruchas. Who is eligible for chanting or singing of Sāmans? Is it only a Sāmavedi Brahmana or other Brahmanas can chant them too? Also, is every dwija ...
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Where can I get full (if not possible some selected) Samveda chants

Saamveda is really a delight to hear. That's why Bhagwan Shri Krishna says वेदानां सामवेदोऽस्मि देवानामस्मि वासवः। इन्द्रियाणां मनश्चास्मि भूतानामस्मि चेतना॥१०.२२॥ Of the Vedas I am the Sama Veda; of ...
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What is the reason behind the differences between Samaveda Āvaṇi Aviṭṭam and other Āvaṇi Aviṭṭam (upAkarma)?

You can Read more about Āvaṇi Aviṭṭam Here . Is the listed differences in the link exhaustive? And to the question, why so?
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Which verses of the Sama Veda are not taken from the Rig Veda?

Which verses of the Sama Veda are unique to itself and are NOT taken from the Rig Veda? Different websites say different amounts of verses are exclusive, but they all say less than 100.
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Rishi Bharadvaj's association to Saamveda

Some say Bharadvaj Rishi was a main contributor to the Saamveda. But the vedas that we know are composed by Rishi Ved Vyasa. So how Rishi Bharadvaj is related to Saamveda ?
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What is the difference between Prajapati and Parameshthin Prajapatya, and which one is Brahma?

The Jaiminiya Upanishad Brahmana, aka the Talavakara Upanishad Brahmana, is a confusingly named text which is actually an Aranyaka of the Sama Veda, not a Brahmana or Upanishad. It contains within it ...
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Who saved Brahma from demons by singing the Sama Veda?

The Jaiminiya Upanishad Brahmana, aka the Talavakara Upanishad Brahmana, is a confusingly named text which is actually an Aranyaka of the Sama Veda, not a Brahmana or Upanishad. It does contain ...
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Who is the woman Rushama who had a footrace around the world with Indra?

In this excerpt from the Panchavimsha Brahmana of the Sama Veda, aka the Tandya Mahabrahmana, a certain Yagna which can only performed in Kurukshetra is described. The Panchavimsha Brahmana mentions ...
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What does a Rig Veda verse about Usha have to do with the 100-year Yagna of the Sadhyas?

In this excerpt from the Panchavimsha Brahmana of the Sama Veda, aka the Tandya Mahabrahmana, the performance of a 100-year Yagna is described. It says that this Yagna was once performed by the ...
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Why do the Vedas give multiple figures for the distance between Earth and Devaloka?

The distance from the Earth to various heavenly bodies is mainly a subject discussed in the Puranas. In this answer, I discuss how the distance from the Earth to Devaloka is given as 100,000 Yojanas ...
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Where is the Sama Veda quote referenced in the Brahma Sutras?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school, which bases its tenets on the doctrines laid out in the Brahma Sutras, a work by the sage Vyasa ...
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Why Krishna says He is Sama Veda among Vedas in Bhagavad Gita?

In Bhagavad Gita chapter 10 Verse 22 Lord Krishna says vedānāḿ sāma-vedo smi devānām asmi vāsavaḥ indriyāṇāḿ manaś cāsmi bhūtānām asmi cetanā Of the Vedas I am the Sama Veda; of the demigods I am ...
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Why is Samaveda considered inauspicious

I have read in manu-smriti that the yajurveda is ment for humans rigveda is for devtas (gods and demigods) and samveda is for pitrigana's(ancestral spirits). So if samgayan (chanting of samveda) is ...
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Who is the seer of the "food hymn" of the Yajur Veda?

The Taittiriya Upanishad ends with a description of what happens to souls after they attain Moksha: [H]e sits down singing this Sâman (of Brahman): "Hâvu, hâvu, hâvu! I am food (object), I am ...
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What does Samaveda verse 1.6.1.4.5 mean?

Sāmaveda 1.6.1.4.5 (the 527th verse of the Sāmaveda) reads: सोमः पवते जनिता मतीनां जनिता दिवो जनिता पृथिव्याः । जनिताग्नेर्जनिता सूर्यस्य जनितेन्द्रस्य जनितोत विष्णोः ।। sōmaḥ pavate janitā ...
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Does the Taittiriya Upanishad quote a hymn of the Sama Veda?

The Taittiriya Upanishad constitutes the Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Vallis (sections) of the Taittiriya Aranyaka of the Yajur Veda. The last of these is known as the Bhrigu Valli, and here is how it ...
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What part of the Sama Veda Samhita is the Udgitha?

A traditional Vedic yagna (fire-ritual) would be conducted by three main priests - a Hotar who would chant hymns from the Rig Veda Samhita, an Adhvaryu who would chant hymns from the Yajur Veda ...
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Did Indian music originate from the Samaveda?

What is the origin of Indian music? I've heard that music is derived from "Samaveda". Is it right? If yes, then what type of music is mentioned in Samaveda?
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Who is the figure Aktakshya, quoted in the Shatapatha Brahmana of the Yajur Veda?

The Shatapatha Brahmana of the Yajur Veda, in a passage that simultaneously discusses the creation of the world and the way to properly conduct a yagna (fire-ritual), quotes two individuals concerning ...
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