The Vedas

The Vedas
Author: N.A
Publsiher: Book Tree
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781585092239
ISBN 13: 1585092231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"This book is an overview of The Vedas, the holy book of Hindus. The most important Hymns are quoted in full; extracts are also included from the Brahmanas, the part of The Rig Veda that guides the Brahmans, the highest class of priests, in Vedic ceremonies. Also included is a section on the Arya Samaj, a later westernized version that is shown to be inaccurate, covered in the Appendix."--from the foreward.

Key to the Vedas

Key to the Vedas
Author: N.A
Publsiher: Mikhail Mikhailov
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9856701872
ISBN 13: 9789856701873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Vedas

The Vedas
Author: Jon William Fergus
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2017-01-10
ISBN 10: 9781541294714
ISBN 13: 1541294718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The present volume is an unabridged compilation of all four Vedas (Rig, White and Black Yajur, Sama and Atharva). Four of the translations are from Ralph Griffith, with the remaining (black yajur) from Arthur Keith. The texts have been proofed and all Sanskrit terms updated and synced between versions. An Index-Dictionary of Sanskrit terms has been published as a second volume: ISBN: 978-1541304079. From the foreword: The Vedas (from the root vid, "to know," or "divine knowledge") are the most ancient of all the Hindu scriptures. There were originally three Vedas-the Laws of Manu always speaks of the three, as do the oldest (Mukhya) Upanishads-but a later work called the Atharvaveda has been added to these, to now constitute the fourth. The name Rigveda signifies "Veda of verses," from rig, a spoken stanza; Samaveda, the "Veda of chants," from saman, a song or chant; Yajurveda, the "Veda of sacrificial formulas," from yajus, a sacrificial text. The Atharvaveda derives its name from the sage Atharvan, who is represented as a Prajapati, the edlest son of Brahma, and who is said to have been the first to institute the fire-sacrifices. The complex nature of the Vedas and the array of texts associated with them may be briefly outlined as follows: "The Rig-Veda is the original work, the Yajur-Veda and Sama-Veda in their mantric portions are different arrangements of its hymns for special purposes. The Vedas are divided into two parts, the Mantra and Brahmana. The Mantra part is composed of suktas (hymns in verse); the Brahmana part consists of liturgical, ritualistic, exegetical, and mystic treatises in prose. The Mantra or verse portion is considered more ancient than the prose works; and the books in which the hymns are collected are called samhitas (collections). More or less closely connected with the Brahmanans (and in a few exceptional cases with the Mantra part) are two classes of treatises in prose and verse called Aranyaka and Upanishad. The Vedic writings are again divided into two great divisions, exoteric and esoteric, the former called the karma-kanda (the section of works) and the latter the jnana-kanda (section of wisdom)." (Encyclopedic Theosophical Glossary) The great antiquity of the Vedas is sufficiently proven by the fact that they are written in such an ancient form of Sanskrit, so different from the Sanskrit now used, that there is no other work like them in the literature of this "eldest sister" of all the known languages, as Prof. Max Muller calls it. Only the most learned of the Brahman Pundits can read the Vedas in their original. Furthermore, the Vedas cannot be viewed as singular works by singular authors, but rather as compilations, assembled over a great and unknown period of time. "Almost every hymn or division of a Veda is ascribed to various authors. It is generally believed that these subdivisions were revealed orally to the rishis or sages whose respective names they bear; hence the body of the Veda is known as sruti (what was heard) or divine revelation. The very names of these Vedic sages, such as Vasishtha, Visvamitra, and Narada, all of which belong to men born in far distant ages, shows that millennia must have elapsed between the different dates of their composition." (Encyclopedic Theosophical Glossary) It is generally agreed that the Vedas were finally arranged and compiled around fourteen centuries before our era; but this interferes in no way with their great antiquity, as they are acknowledged to have been long taught and passed down orally, perhaps for thousands of years, perhaps for far longer, before being finally compiled and recorded (the latter is traditionally said to have occurred on the shores of Lake Manasarovara, beyond the Himalayas).

Discovering the Vedas

Discovering the Vedas
Author: Frits Staal
Publsiher: Penguin Books India
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780143099864
ISBN 13: 0143099868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discovering the Vedas Book Review:

In this unprecedented guide to the Vedas, Frits Staal, the celebrated author of Agni- The Vedic Ritual of the Fire Altarand Universals- Studies in Indian Logic and Linguisticsexamines almost every aspect of these ancient sources of Indic civilisation. Staal extracts concrete information from the Oral Tradition and Archaeology about Vedic people and their language, what they thought and did, and where they went and when. He provides essential information about the Vedas and includes selections and translations. Staal sheds light on mantras and rituals, that contributed to what came to be known as Hinduism. Significant is a modern analysis of what we can learn from the Vedas today- the original forms of the Vedic sciences, as well as the perceptive wisdom of the composers of the Vedas. The author puts Vedic civilisation in a global perspective through a wide-ranging comparison with other Indic philosophies and religions, primarily Buddhism. For Staal, originally a logician, the voyage of discovering the Vedas is like unpeeling an onion but without the certainty of reaching an end. Even so, his book shows that the Vedas have a logic all their own. Accessible, finely-argued, and with a wealth of information and insight, Discovering the Vedas is for both the scholar and the interested lay reader.

The Vedas

The Vedas
Author: Roshen Dalal
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2014-04-15
ISBN 10: 8184757638
ISBN 13: 9788184757637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Your essential guide to the Vedas When were the Vedas written, and why? Who were the people who composed them? Where did they come from, how did they live? Questions, conjectures and debates go hand in hand with the Vedas, the sacred keystone texts of Hinduism. Now, noted historian Roshen Dalal sifts through centuries of information and research to present, in a straightforward and succinct manner, an account of the Vedas that is authoritative yet accessible, thus appealing to both scholars and lay readers. In this book, key insights into the Vedas are complemented by a celebration of the poetry that lies within the texts. Using socio-economic data and archaeological and linguistic research, the author introduces us to the Vedic era, enabling us to understand the culture and philosophy that produced these ancient and sublime texts. • Based on original research and numerous authoritative sources, including auxiliary texts and early commentaries • Appendices featuring selected hymns from all four Vedas, and listing all the hymns that make up the Rig Veda • Conveniently cross-referenced with a wealth of information

Message Of The Vedas

Message Of The Vedas
Author: B.B. Paliwal
Publsiher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2005-12
ISBN 10: 9788128811791
ISBN 13: 8128811797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Vedas

The Vedas
Author: Surendra Kumar Sharma
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2006*
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B5063072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Rig Veda

The Rig Veda
Author: Ralph T. H. Griffith, Translator
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 1465579494
ISBN 13: 9781465579492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Positive Sciences in the Vedas

Positive Sciences in the Vedas
Author: Dharma Deva Mehta
Publsiher: New Delhi : Arnold Heinemann Publishers, India
Total Pages: 269
Release: 1974
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015005298149
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Sciences in the Vedas Book Review:

Interpretation of some Vedic passages as evidence for the existence of science among the ancient Hindus.

The Celestial Key to the Vedas

The Celestial Key to the Vedas
Author: B. G. Sidharth
Publsiher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Total Pages: 170
Release: 1999-10
ISBN 10: 9780892817535
ISBN 13: 0892817534
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A leading astronomer offers conclusive evidence, based on astronomical information encoded in the Rig Veda, that a thriving civilization existed in India as early as 10,000 B.C.

ISLAM And The VEDAS

ISLAM And The VEDAS
Author: Rasamandala Das
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-05-09
ISBN 10: 9781456797508
ISBN 13: 1456797506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ISLAM And The VEDAS Book Review:

A comparative study between Vedic tradition and the Koran is a helpful step towards cross-cultural appreciation. This study is not only meant to deepen one's own tradition but also hopes to promote harmony, unity and peace between individuals in the world. A basic knowledge of both traditions is awaiting the reader who will be surprised to discover that the Vedic tradition very much parallels the Islamic teachings. Within this book both scriptures are carefully examined with sobriety and scholarship. I truly hope that this study will help those sincere souls who are in search of the absolute truth. Lokanätha Swami Director Bhaktivedanta Academy for Spiritual Science, India

The Rig-Veda and Vedic Religion

The Rig-Veda and Vedic Religion
Author: A. C. Clayton
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 292
Release: 1863
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044024238628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Vedas

The Vedas
Author: Jeanine Miller
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1974
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X000286975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Heat and Sacrifice in the Vedas

Heat and Sacrifice in the Vedas
Author: Uma Marina Vesci
Publsiher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Total Pages: 335
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9788120808416
ISBN 13: 812080841X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heat and Sacrifice in the Vedas Book Review:

In all religions of the world which maintain sacrificial rituals and in which the portion offered to Gods is given to fire, that portion is normally offered raw except in Vedic India, where its previous cooking is necessary.

The Brahmanas of the Vedas

The Brahmanas of the Vedas
Author: Kenneth Somerled Macdonald
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 213
Release: 1901
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:303975923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hymns from the Vedas

Hymns from the Vedas
Author: Abinash Chandra Bose
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 387
Release: 1966
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X000447676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Vedas

The Vedas
Author: Arlo Griffiths,Jan E. M. Houben
Publsiher: Brill Academic Pub
Total Pages: 658
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015059294101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Description: Preface (A. Griffiths and J.E.M. Houben) Introduction (J.E.M. Houben) PART I: TEXTUAL HISTORY AND INTERPRETATION - S.S. Bahulkar: The Apocryphal (?) Hymn to Pratyangira in the Paippalada Tradition - T.N. Dharmadhikari: Re-editing the Maitrayani Samhita: a Desideratum - Gerhard Ehlers: Old and New Manuscripts of the Jaiminiya-Brahmana - Shingo Einoo: Notes on the vrsotsarga - Arlo Griffiths: Paippalada Mantras in the Kausikasutra - Konrad Klaus: On the Sources of the Asvalayana-Srautasutra - François Voegeli: On the Kathaka Samhita Hapax pasuyajna and its Relationship with the saddhotr Mantra PART II: LANGUAGE AND STYLE - Dipak Bhattacharya: On yat, tat, uttarat and Similar Forms - Abhijit Ghosh: Problems in Determining Austric Lexical Elements in Sanskrit: a Case from the Atharva-Veda - Stephanie W. Jamison: Poetry and Purpose in the Rgveda: Structuring Enigmas - Jared S. Klein: Nominal and Adverbial AAmre.ditas and the Etymology of Rgvedic nana - Werner Knobl: The Nonce Formation: A more-than-momentary look at the Augenblicksbildung - Georges-Jean Pinault: On the Usages of the Particle iva in the Rgvedic Hymns - Ulrike Roesler: The Theory of Semantic Fields as a Tool for Vedic Research PART III: RITUAL AND RELIGION - Joel P. Brereton: Brahman, Brahman, and Sacrificer - Silvia D?Intino: Vision and Battle in Vedic Hymns: A Remark on the Theme of Battle in the Symbolism of Poetic Creation - Cezary Galewicz: Katavallur Anyonyam: a Competition in Vedic Chanting? - Jan E.M. Houben: Memetics of Vedic Ritual, Morphology of the Agnistoma - Mieko Kajihara: The Upanayana and Marriage in the Atharvaveda - David M. Knipe: Ritual Subversion: Reliable Enemies and Suspect Allies - Charles Malamoud: A Note on abistaka (Taittiriya Aranyaka I) - Sofía Moncó Taracena: Dawn and Song in the Vedic Hymns - Asko Parpola: From Archaeology to a Stratigraphy of Vedic Syncretism: The banyan tree and the water buffalo as Harappan-Dravidian symbols of royalty, inherited in succession by Yama, Varu.na and Indra, divine kings of the first three layers of Aryan speakers in South Asia - Stephanie W. Jamison: Response to Parpola, From Archaeology to a Stratigraphy of Vedic Syncretism - Frits Staal: From pranmukham to sarvatomukham: A Thread through the Srauta Maze - G.U. Thite: Vicissitudes of Vedic Ritual - Jarrod L. Whitaker: Ritual Power, Social Prestige, and Amulets (mani) in the Atharvaveda - Michael Witzel: The Rgvedic Religious System and its Central Asian and Hindukush Antecedents List of Contributors Index of Authors General Index

The Vedas, Hinduism, Hindutva

The Vedas, Hinduism, Hindutva
Author: Kumkum Roy,Kunal Chakrabarti,Tanika Sarkar
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X030268390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Time Keepers of the Vedas

The Time Keepers of the Vedas
Author: Prabhakar Gondhalekar
Publsiher: Manohar Publications
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9788173049699
ISBN 13: 8173049696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Time Keepers of the Vedas Book Review:

There are three clocks of nature; the diurnal clock that measures the days, the lunar clock that measures the months and the solar clock that measures the seasons. The calendar is mans frustrated attempt(s) to synchronise these three clocks. Different cultures have attempted, in different ways, to synchronise these clocks or formulate a stable calendar. The calendar of the Vedic period has confounded historians of science for over hundred years. The foundational elements of a calendar (season, year, month and day) are noted in Rgveda Samhita, the oldest surviving text in Sanskrit. However, the nineteenth- and twentieth- century scholars failed to identify in the Vedic texts, any accurate procedure to synchronise the three clocks of nature. The consensus has been that the Vedic ritualists had only the crudest of calendar and they had failed to adequately synchronise the three clocks of nature. This book shows that this conclusion is false. The Vaidikas had developed unique and accurate schemes to synchronise these clocks and had formulated a stable calendar. Vedanga Jyotisa is a continuation of the development of calendric science of the Vedic texts. Vedanga Jyotisa expresses the calendric concepts of the Vedic texts in mathematical form and introduces algorithms to compute calendric parameters significant to the Vedic ritualists. It also describes a (partial) ecliptic co-ordinate system to define the position of the moon and the sun. This coordinate system is not irregular divisions of the naksatras, as has been assumed up to now. With this co-ordinate system the algorithms of Vedanga Jyotisa can be interpreted unambiguously, without it they are meaningless.

Axiological Approach to the Vedas

Axiological Approach to the Vedas
Author: Sahebrao Genu Nigal
Publsiher: Northern Book Centre
Total Pages: 131
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 9788185119182
ISBN 13: 818511918X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Axiological Approach to the Vedas Book Review:

A creative and systematic Axiology of Vedic ideas and ideals. It is an independent Axiological study which gives an integral system of values in the Vedas. The attempt made by the Author is novel and adventurous and its findings are profound. The author has made use of the well-known concept of four Purusarthas: Dharma; Artha; Kama and Moksa. This method has enabled the author to grasp the value-core of the Vedas with freshness of vision and he has brought out the main value-affirmations in the Vedas. The present volume is a study of the most ancient book of mankind, but in advanced form. It is an exploration that leads to the development of the Vedic Axiology. Reviews ....invaluable for students of Vedas, and to Indologists. The thought-provoking comments on the topics are presented in rather unusual manner. Dr. Varadachari, Review Projector (India), Vol. 7, Nos. 7–9. ``Nonetheless, this book will be of an immense help both to the student and the researcher, and is, therefore, a must for libraries.'' Dr. S.R. Sehgal, Organiser, January 1, 1989.