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One of the four Vedas, specifically dealing with the mantras said while performing each step of a Yagna.

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Rishi, Chandas and Devatha of Panchakshari Mantra according to Krishna Yajurveda Taittiriya Samhita?

According to Shukla Yajurveda Madhyandina Samhitha, the Rishi of Panchakshari Mantra is Vamadeva, Chandas is Pankti and Devatha is Sadashiva or Rudra. Who is the Rishi and what Chandas is according to ...
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Yajurvedic Shradha Vidhi and deep -dana?

As we know dwija perform various vedic rituals based on Grihya sutra according to vedas followed by them. I'm interested to know which chapter (Adhyaaya) of yajurveda explains about it.
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What's Arunam mantra or Arunaprasna?

What's Arunam mantra or Arunaprashna. Please explain the importance, origin of Arunam. Is it okay, or allowed to chant ArunaPrashna in front of Lord Vishnu or other Goddessess?
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A set of Hymns in Taittiriya Samhita of Krishna Yajur Veda

Can any expert here, provide me the meanings of mantras ending with "Swaha..." in the Samhita of Taittiriya Shakha of the Krishna Yajur Veda? I meant, in the samhita there are mantras, like- ...
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Taittirīya Brāhmaṇa - Whats the difference between Samhita and Brahmana

Would like to know, whats the difference between Taittirīya Brāhmaṇa and Samhita. I heard that, in Samhita there are some 44 chapters and contains mantras that includes Srirudram-rudraprasna.( ...
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Was there any form of discrimination in the yajurveda?

Since the Purusha Sukta of RigVeda is open to interpretations, I have read in certain places of various passages of YajurVeda having some passages that pertain to discrimination of some form in ...
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Did Yajurveda contain titles like “Satarudriya”?

I have 2 quick questions. Did the original yajur veda always have chapter titles like "SataRudriya" and so on or were they given by Rishis? What's the meaning of "SataRudriya" as a word?
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What is the meaning of this verse 2:2:10 of Krishna Yajurveda?

Asavadityo na vy arocata tasmai devah, prayascittim aichan tasma etam. Somaraudram carum nir avapan tenaivasmin rucam adadhus (Krishna Yajurveda 2:2:10) What is the exact meaning of this shloka? ...
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Is Śukla Yajurveda 26.2 also present in Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda?

Is this verse from Śukla Yajurveda also present in Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda? TITUS White Yajur-Veda: Vajasaneyi-Samhita (Madhyandina) Part No. 26 Verse: 2 Sentence: a yátʰemā́ṃ vā́caṃ ...
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Did Sāyaṇa commentate on Śukla Yajurveda?

Wikipedia says Sāyaṇa belonged to the Taittirīya Śākhā of Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda. So was his commentary on Yajurveda limited to Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda or did he commentate on Śukla Yajurveda too? Sāyaṇa ...
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How is Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda saṃhita different from Śukla Yajurveda?

Are both Śukla and Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda saṃhitas derived from the same parent source or are they totally independent from each other? Are there any mantras common to both?
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Why Rudra was described as a physician or a surgeon as per Vedas?

As per Shiva purana, we know that how Shiva had cured chandra & fixed the head of goat and elephant in the case of daksha & ganesh. But why Rudra was described as a physician, surgeon or the ...
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What is Aruna Prashna?

The Aruna Prashna is a part of the Taittiriya Sakha of the Krishna Yajur Veda. Aruna is the name of the charioteer of Surya. What does this section talk about?
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Where can I find an English translation of the Taittiriya Shakha of the Krishna Yajur Veda?

Where can I find an English translation of the Taittiriya Shakha of the Krishna Yajur Veda? Sacred-texts.com only has the Taittiriya Samhita. I want an English translation of the Brahmana and ...
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How is reciting Rigveda swara (udatta anudatta swarita) different from Yajurveda?

I observed that in Rigveda, swarita is recited with high pitch with some extra time in that pitch as compared with Yajurveda. But some people won't follow this, they will simply recite riks as yajus ...
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What are the five kind of offerings and vedic hymns Srimad Bhagavatham is referring to?

In this verse from Srimad Bhagavatham 4.7.41, Fire God is praising Narayana. The fire-god said: My dear Lord, I offer my respectful obeisances unto You because by Your favor I am as luminous as ...
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Siva sankalpa mantra meanings

I'm interested to know the meaning of Siva sankalpa mantras. In particular the following two mantras: एका च दश शतं च सहस्रं चायुतं च नियुतं च प्रयुतं चार्बुदं च नयर्बुदं च तन्मे मनः शिव संकल्पमस्तु ...
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Where is Sri Rudram Hymn present in the Vedas? I know it's in Krishna YajurVeda. Is it present In Shukula YajurVeda also?

Here is a link where i have read that it's present in Adhyaya 16 of Vajasena Samhita: Which verse of Sri Rudram of Yajurveda has the word "Shiva"? If yes please share the link where this ...
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In which verse of Shukla YajurVeda is Om Namah Shivaya mantra present?

I know that the 'Om Namah Shivaya' mantra is present in Krishna YajurVeda, but i have been led to believe that it's also present in the Shukla YajurVeda. Please share the location the verse.
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Where is the mention of Jain tirthankars in Yajurveda?

According to wikipedia article on Rishabhanatha - The Yajurveda mentions the name of three Tīrthaṅkaras – Ṛṣabha, Ajitanatha and Arishtanemi, states Radhakrishnan, and "the Bhāgavata Purāṇa ...
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Who are the seers of narayana suktam and sri rudram/shat rudriyam respectively?

They are the most prominent hymns for shaiva and vaishnava traditions, but which sage heard them?
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Is the name Kabeer mentioned in the Vedas ? Is Kabeer Das a god According to the Vedas?

I was challenged by a person who told me that kabeer das is a god. According to the Vedas and that he contributed a few Vedic lines but I don't know much about the Vedas, but have a huge respect for ...
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What is the meaning of mAyA mentioned in the Rudram?

Famous hymn Rudram, 11th Anuvaka has the following mantra Mantra 16 ये ते सहस्रमयुतं पाशा मृत्यो मर्त्याय हन्तवे । तान् यज्ञस्य मायया सर्वानवयजामहे ॥ Mantra 17 मृत्यवे स्वाहा- ...
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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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Is the Madhyandina Shakha of the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad available in English?

As I discuss in this answer, each of the four Vedas consists of four parts: Samhitas, which consist of mantras addressed to the Devas; Brahmanas, which consist of instructions for public Yagnas; ...
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Are Vaishyas mentioned in the Vedas?

I know that Vaishya and Shudra are not mentioned in Rig-Veda but Yajurveda verse lists Shudra, so my question is: Do Rig, Sama, Yajur Vedas mention it (Vaishya)? and Does Atharvaveda mention them ...
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Have the Baudhayana Grihya Sutras ever been translated into English?

There are six Vedangas or supplements to the Vedas: Siksha or prounciation, Chandas or poetic meter, Vyakarana or grammar, Nirukta or etymology, Kalpa or rituals, and Jyotisha or astrology. My ...
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Who did Indra receive a prophecy from in a golden ship?

This excerpt from the Baudhayana Shrauta Sutras, a text associated with the Yajur Veda, describes an interesting story involving a war between the Devas and the Asuras: When gods and demons fought ...
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Where does Yajur Veda have Mantra Pushpam hymn?

Even Wikipedia confirms that Mantra Pushpam is taken from Yajur Veda. Where this hymn can be found? Whether in Krishna Yajur Veda or Shukla Yajur Veda or both? And also quote the number of hymn.
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Where does Yajurveda have “karpūragauraṁ karuṇāvatāraṁ…bhavaṁ bhavānīsahitaṁ namāmi” verse?

One of the most famous slokas used for Lord Shiva (Rudra) during arti or prayer is कर्पूरगौरं करुणावतारम् संसारसारं भुजगेन्द्रहारम् | सदा वसन्तं हृदयारविन्दे भवं भवानीसहितं नमामि || ...
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Is Taittireya Samhita of Yajurveda is a different book or a chapter of Yajurveda?

Like Sri Valmiki Ramayana consists of chapters like bala kanda,sundar kanda etc,so the Taittireya Samhita is a chapter of Yajurveda or a different book?
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What is the Agni Savitra Vidya that Indra taught to sage Bharadvaja?

In this excerpt from the Taittiriya Brahmana of the Yajur Veda, a story is told involving Indra and the sage Bharadvaja. Bharadvaja spent three successive births practicing Brahmacharya in order to ...
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Do Vedas contain scientifically inaccurate verses? [closed]

Sky can fall on Earth: Rig Veda II.17.5 Fast (Indra) upheld the earth that nourisheth all life, and stayed the heaven from falling by his wondrous skill. Cooked articles causes rain: Yajur ...
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Are the Vedas timeless?

Yajur Veda 19.37 Cleanse me the Fathers who enjoy Soma! Grandfathers make me clean! May Great-grandfathers cleanse me with a sieve that brings a century. May my Grandfathers cleanse me, may my ...
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Why is Yajurveda classified as Krishna and Shukla?

As we know, One single Veda is divided into four Vedas. Rig Veda SamaVeda Yajur Veda Atharva Veda (Believed to be divided later) Vedas were divided by Krishna Dwaipayana on the basis of the usage of ...
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Is killing infidels allowed in Hindu Scriptures?

Yajur Veda 13.12, ”O king, make progress in thy duty of administration, extend happiness to the virtuous. O terrible chastiser, burn down the irreligious foes. O splendid person, humiliate and ...
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Who are the Vajin gods?

This excerpt from the Baudhayana Shrauta Sutras, a text associated with the Yajur Veda, describes a ritual which ironically is not from the Yajur Veda: athātathchandasyanāmrātāni hutānumantraṇāni ...
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Where does Maharishi Bodhayana hails Sri Rudram 1.6 mantra as Kavacham (Armour)?

Sri Rudram hymn is a part of YajurVeda Samhita (which I discuss here) In the Krishna Yajurveda Taittariya Samhita it is present from 4.5.1 to 4.5.11, thus forming total 11 Anuvakams: The sixth mantra ...
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In which worship are these organs mentioned in YajurVeda offered to Lord Shiva?

Association of various bodily organs to Lord Shivas AsthaMurty form (8 forms) are mentioned in YajurVeda. Here is passage from YajurVeda Taittariya Samhita 1.4.36: चित्तम् संतानेन भवं यक्ना रुद्र ...
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Does Sri Rudram Hymn indicate Lord Shiva or It can be attributed to some other God also?

Many believe that Sri Rudra prashna of Taittariya Samhita is dedicated to Lord Shiva only. Do these mantras have an alternative meaning? Is there any different interpretation of these mantras in a ...
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Does the Atharvasiras derives this mantra from YajurVeda or quotes from other Veda?

Atharvasiras Upanishad is one of the ancient Upanishad and perhaps the only Upanishad which is quoted in DharmaShastras (like Gautama 19.12, Vasistha 22.9 etc.. ) It is a part of AtharvaVeda. The ...
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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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Do Yajurveda 40.9, Yajurveda 32.3 and Bhagavadgita 7.20 reject idol worship?

First of all, I am a Hindu myself and I am saying this with no intentions of converting to any other religion but there some misconceptions that really boggle my mind. The biggest of them is that in ...
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Swastika in Scriptures

Swastika is Auspicious symbol for Hindus. I have only heard about the significance of Swastika no solid proof from Shastras. Where is swastika mentioned in Yagna Rituals specifically Yajurveda if it ...
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What debate took place between Shree Yajnavalkya Rushi and his Guru Shree Uddalaka during the King Janakas sacrifice?

While reading about great Rushi Shree Yajnavalkya , I have came across a story about him Read here This is the short story - Once King Janaka of Videha wanted to know from which real Brahmanishtha (...
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Where is the Vedic verse that says Indra has never fought for a single day?

This chapter of the Shatapatha Brahmana of the Yajur Veda describes how Brahma created the Devas and Asuras from his breath. After he created both, he realized that the Asuras were evil, so he ...
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What is the story of the gods disappearing from the Earth?

The Agnihotra is a twice-daily Vedic Yagna that is required to be performed by all Dvijas. (It's not as commonly practiced nowadays, because it can be substituted with Naivedyam, which constitutes a ...
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Biodiversity, environment and ecology - Yajur Veda

This article mentions about biodiversity, environment and ecology in the Yajur Veda Knowledge of biodiversity, interrelation between living species and the environment, the need to maintain ...
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Do Vedas or Shruti describe Lord Shiva as Sattva (सत्व)?

There are many misconceptions that Lord Shiva is Tamasic God and scriptures of Him are Tamasic Scriptures. Some people even suggest not to read His stories as they are ostensibly believed to be ...
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What is the story of Janaka meeting with the gods of the Days and Nights?

This excerpt from the Taittiriya Brahmana of the Yajur Veda describes the building of the Savitra altar, during which the names of the days and nights of the Hindu calendar are recited. The ...