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As I discuss in this answer, each of the four Vedas comes in multiple Shakhas or recensions. Each Shakha has its own Samhita, Brahmana, Aranyaka, and Upanishad. According to Patanjali's Mahabhashya, there were originally 1131 Shakhas, so there were 1131 Brahmanas and 1131 Aranyakas. But most Shakhas are now lost. Let me enumerate the surviving Shakhas of ...


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It would appear so. There are other references of vedas in Ramayana. kushiilavau tu dharmaGYau raajaputrau yashasvinau | bhraatarau svarasampannau dadarsha aashramavaasinau || sa tu medhaavinau dR^ishhTvaa vedeShu pariniShThitau | vedopabR^ihmaNaarthaaya taavagraahayata prabhuh || kaavyaM raamaayaNaM kR^itsnaM siitaayaashcharitaM mahat.h| ...


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Vedic Sanskrit corpus The corpus of Vedic Sanskrit texts includes: The Samhitas (Sanskrit saṃhitā, "collection"), are collections of metric texts (" mantras"). There are four "Vedic" Samhitas: the Rig- Veda, Sama-Veda , Yajur-Veda , and Atharva-Veda , most of which are available in several recensions (śākhā ). In some contexts, the term Veda is used to ...


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According to Ashrama system, there are four Ashrama which are Brahmacharya, Grihashta, Vanaprashtha and Sanyasa. The Karma Kanda part of Veda i.e Brahmanas are meant for Grihashta whereas Jnana Kanda part of Veda i.e Upanishads are meant for Sanyasa. The primary topic of Brahmanas (Karma Kanda) are - Yajna and rituals. And the primary topic of Upanishads (...


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They are not minor gods, but epithets used to describe the same Almighty. Consider the following mantras from Rig Veda II.1, dedicated to Agni. Agni was declared at BRAHMAN and then AGNI was stated to be all. तवमग्न इन्द्रो वर्षभः सतामसि तवं विष्णुरुरुगायो नमस्यः | तवं बरह्मा रयिविद बरह्मणस पते तवं विधर्तःसचसे पुरन्ध्या || तवमग्ने राजा वरुणो धर्तव्रतस्त्वं ...


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In the Taittirtya Brahmana (1.1.3.5), Prajapati is stated to have assumed the form of a Boar,who lifted up the earth which remained plunged in the water. prajapatih praja asrjata/ tasamannamupakslyata/ tabhyassudamupaprabhinat/ tato vai tasamannam nakslyata/yasya sudassambharo bhavati/nasya grhe’nnarfi ksiyate/ apo va idamagre salilam aslt/ tena ...


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