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Who is the author/compiler of Vedangas?

Vedas did exist before Vyasa. Vedas were classified by Vyasa. Are Vedangas the part of Vedas? If not, who is the author of Vedangas?
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Why is Jyotisha or Astrology considered to be the eye of the Vedas

Why is Jyotisha or Astrology considered to be the "Eye of the Vedas"? Has this phrase come from any of the vedic scriptures? or when was it first used? I got to know about this phrase from lots of ...
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Are only samhitas and brahmanas part of Vedas according to the kalpa sutras?

It has been asserted in this answer that the kalpa sutras claim that only the mantras and brahmanas are part of the Vedas, whereas the aranyakas and upanishads are not: Āpastambhaśrautrasūtra 24....
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What are the texts associated with the six Vedangas?

The six Vedangas are Siksha, Chhanda, Vyakarana, Nirukta, Jyotisha and Kalpa. It seems the texts associated with them are not of the same name for example, Asthadhayi and Mahabhasya are associated ...
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What are the different sources that describe vedangas or limbs of the vedas?

What is scriptural source (preferably vedic) of the term vedAnga? or In which acaryas' writing do we find the description that there are six limbs of the vedas or six Vedangas and what they enlist?
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Where can one learn Chandas through english?

Chandas is one of the limbs in the study of Vedas (Vedangas). It is the study of Vedic verses with emphasis on poetic meters. What are the best introductory resources for the study of Chandas ...