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What are the different sources that describe vedangas or limbs of the vedas?

Vedangas literally mean the limbs of the Vedas. The Vedanga are six auxiliary disciplines traditionally associated with the study and understanding of the Vedas. They are six in number. Just like the ...
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What are the different sources that describe vedangas or limbs of the vedas?

There are many sources actually. One of them is the Narada Purana for example. Quoting from the book "Essence of Narada Purana" (hosted @Kamakoti.org). In the process of ‘Siksha Nirupana’, ...
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Who is the author/compiler of Vedangas?

Vedangas are not part of Vedas unlike Brahmanas, Aaranyakas and principal Upanishads which are usually considered to be part of Vedas. However Vedangas are believed to be essential for studying and ...
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What are the different sources that describe vedangas or limbs of the vedas?

The source and definition is already covered by Swift Pushkar, I'm here dealing with the second question that looks for bit description from work of Acharyas. Madhusudana Saraswati, an Advaita ...
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Why is Jyotisha or Astrology considered to be the eye of the Vedas

Astrology (Jyotiṣa) is known as the eye of the Vedas. The most crucial text in Hindu Astrology - The Brihat Parāśara Horā Śāstra (BPHS) declares it in the very beginning (Ch 1. Verse 2). Offering his ...
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Are only samhitas and brahmanas part of Vedas according to the kalpa sutras?

what does "mantra" mean and what does "brahmana" mean? Has it been defined anywhere? The Purva Mimamsa Sutras of Jaimini, commented upon by Shabara, have defined the words "mantra" and "brahmana" as ...
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Where can one learn Chandas through english?

The book Chandas as Vedanga , hosted by Tirumala Tirupathi , could be an excellent introductory resource for the study of Chandas in English. This book is available for free download from TTD's(ebooks)...
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What are the नव व्याकरण​ ( Nava Vyakaranas )?

Here's one, as per this book - Aindiram - said to be authored by Indra-deva himself. Edit: Finally got a verse from the Sanskrit-Wiki-Website's page on the grammar Treatises (vyākaraṇagranthāḥ). ...
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Is there any original detailed treatise on the rituals (Kalpa Vedanga) of the Vedas other than the Kalpa Sutras and who is the propagating Rishi?

Kalpa is not a book from which other books have been derived. Its one of the vedanga. Why do we need to invest time in vedangas? In order to properly understand vedas and interpret them and ...
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Learning Sanskrit through translated ancient texts for beginner

The Samskrita Bharati is one way to begin. It starts from the very basics at level 1 - प्रवेश (Praveśa) and goes into advanced topics at level 4 - कोविद (Kovida). Lessons are available for free on ...
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What is Grihya Sutra?

The Vedangas have six divisions. One of the divisions of Vedanga is Kalpasutras, which has four subdivisions, namely, Srautasutra, Sulbasutra, Dharmasutra (also known as Dharmasastra) and Grihyasutra. ...
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Where can one learn Chandas through english?

This youtube video is an excellent introduction to Classical Sanskrit Chandas.
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