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In which verse of Shukla YajurVeda is Om Namah Shivaya mantra present?

In the famous rudra ashtadhyAyi of MAdhyandina samhita. There is this mantra in the fifth chapter. It is taken from the moola samhita.
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How have traditional Vedic commentators interpreted Shukla Yajurveda 26.2?

Both Uvata and Mahidhara (who lived prior to Sayana), who have written commentaries on the Shukla Yajur Veda, explain this verse plainly. In other words, they take the meaning at face value. Uvata:...
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Is the Purusha Suktam of the Yajurveda dedicated to Lord Aditya(Surya)

No , the Purusha Sukta of Shukla Yajurveda is not fully dedicated to Aditya. We can say that because Surya or Aditya itself is said to be born from the eyes this Purusha in Yajurveda Samhita 31.12 ....
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What is the speciality of mAdhyandina shAkhA?

MAdhyandina shakha has many unique features and some of them are totally different from other Vedic recitations. It is the second slowest chanting after Samaveda shakha. Hence the chanting is clearly ...
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Do Vedanta Sutras contradict Vedas on whether mantras can be heard by Shudras?

That is what i always intended to say the back answer of yours say women must stay away from rituals and same for shudra but vedic richas are even created by women that's why i always intend to find ...
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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? They are totally independent of each other, but like all Vedas, ...
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What is the lineage of Yajnavalkya, the guru of Janaka?

Ṛṣi Yājñavalkya is very venerable & renowned Ṛṣi, not only in itihāsa-purāṇas, but also in śruti. And in smṛtis, he is a śiromani, being the author of Yājñavalkya dharmaśāstra. As for the gotra &...
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Did Sāyaṇa commentate on Śukla Yajurveda?

Yes, he did. Among the Madhyadina and Kanva Vajasaneyi Shakhas of Shukla Yajurveda, Sayanacharya has a commentary on the Kanva Samhita. A book comprised of that commentary can be purchased from here....
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Which Upanishad in the Yajur Veda references jñāna and ajñāna?

Aha- I've found it. It was in the Niralamba Upanishad, which seems to be a minor Upanishad, formatted in a sort of 'Q&A' style. Quoting from the translated version linked above: 24: What is Jñāna?...
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How have traditional Vedic commentators interpreted Shukla Yajurveda 26.2?

In the highly upvoted answer, I don't see how reference to commentaries of Uvata and Mahidhara led the member to conclude that Vedas can be chanted by everyone. Rishi Laugakshi is said to be the ...
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How is Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda saṃhita different from Śukla Yajurveda?

There are two forms of Yajurveda: Krishna (Black) and the Shukla (White). The Krishna Yajurveda consists of prose mixed with the mantras, therefore the word Krishna. Among different recension of ...
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How many versions of Yajurveda Samhita are there?

I used to think there are two versions: Shukla and Krishna. What you originally thought was correct, wrt the present times. There are two "versions" only, each of which has a further sub-...
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Origination of Shuklya Yajurveda 16 shakas

As you have said in your question there are 16 recensions or Shakhas of Shukla Yajurveda , and your query is - how come there are 16 shakhas instead of one.? and Yajnavalkya learned all 16 shakhas ...
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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?

As discussed in my previous post, Rudram is present in the shukla yajurveda which is part of Rudra ashtadhyaayi which is a collection of some mantras of shukla yajurveda vajasaneyi samhita. The fifth ...
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Are not Shri and Lakshmi name of one goddess?

भद्रैषां लक्ष्मी र्निहिताधि वाचि bhadraiṣāṁ lakṣmī rnihitādhi vāci "an auspicious fortune is attached to their words" — Rig Veda, x.71.2, Translated by John Muir In ...
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Was Shukla Yajurveda unknown to Vedavyasa?

Was the Śukla Yajurveda unknown to Veda-Vyāsa? C. V. Vaidya, who tries to stay as close to tradition as possible, in History of Sanskrit Literature, says that the Śukla Yajurveda was compiled a ...
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What is the Patra and Mukha mentioned in Isha Upanishad?

It's pretty clear from Shankara's commentary that you have quoted. The golden disc is the visible sun. The rishi is praying to have a vision of the deeper truth beyond the physical sun i.e. the ...
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Why is Devi Ambika called Lord Shiva's sister in Yajurveda?

(1) There is a typo in your question. The word meaning "to your sister" spelled as svasrā rather that svastrā. See the scan below from the version edited by Wasudev Laxman Sastri Pansikar ...
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Why is Devi Ambika called Lord Shiva's sister in Yajurveda?

First, we have to understand who is the feminine version of Rudra? Maruts are also said to be the children of Rodasī (consort of Rudra) and the same hymn distinctly addresses Rudra as their father RV5....
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Why is Devi Ambika called Lord Shiva's sister in Yajurveda?

The most important point to consider is that, as far as my knowledge, no Shaiva acharyas nor Vaishnava ones, nor acharyas from any background have ever dealt with this trouble. There is as per my ...
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Is Śukla Yajurveda 26.2 also present in Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda?

No, it's not present in Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda. I've searched in Sanskrit Wikisource which contains Saṃskṛta text of Taittiriya, Maitrāyaṅī and kāthaka saṃhitās of Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda but this verse is not ...
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Where can I find the rules of Vasordhara homa?

Satapatha Brahmana 9.3.2 offers instructions: Thereupon he [the Sacrificer] offers the Vasor dhārā. That whole Agni has now been completed, and he is here the Vasu (good one): to that Vasu, the gods ...
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Which Upanishad in the Yajur Veda references jñāna and ajñāna?

Shukla Yajurveda Brihadaranyaka Upanishad Verse 4.4.10 uses the terms vidyA and avidyA अन्धं तमः प्रविशन्ति येऽविद्यामुपासते । ततो भूय इव ते तमो य उ विद्यायां रताः ॥ १० ॥ andhaṃ tamaḥ praviśanti ye'...
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Actual translation especially according Sayanacharya of controversial verses of Shukla Yajurved Book 23, Verses 20-31 regarding Ashwamedha Yajna

Sir I couldn't find actual translation for verses 20-31 by Sir Griffiths, instead i found translation done by Dr Tulsi Ram from the Arya Samaj. 20.Let both of them, the ruler and the people, protect ...
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Why is Devi Ambika called Lord Shiva's sister in Yajurveda?

One of my friends is a scholar in Vedas. He gave the following explanation. Yajurvedic Rudra is totally different from Shiva. He's the destructive form of Indra Marutvā. When Indra is prayed to ...
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