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 ...
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| ...
Vedic Sanskrit corpus
The corpus of Vedic Sanskrit
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 ...
The Vedas are set in the framework of the geography of the Indian subcontinent. This is clearly obvious through the innumerable references to geographical features.
For example, the River Hymn (Nadi Suktam) RV 10.75 lists all the major rivers of northern India in precise order from east to west.
इमं मे गङ्गे यमुने सरस्वति शुतुद्रि स्तोमं सचता ...
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 (...
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
In the Taittirtya Brahmana (188.8.131.52), 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 ...