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The Four Vedas: Rgveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda, Atharvaveda (Set of 9 Volumes) - Sanskrit Text with English Translation
Price: $195.00
The Time Keepers Of The Vedas (History Of The Calendar Of The Vedic Period, From Rgveda To Vedanga Jyotisa)
by Prabhakar Gondhalekar
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
Manohar Publisher & Distributors

Item Code: NAE032
Price: $40.00
Vedic View of the Earth (A Geological Insight Into The Vedas)
by S. R. N. Murthy
Hardcover (Edition: 1997)
D.K.Printworld (P) Ltd.

Item Code: NAD882
Price: $32.50
Veda-Laksana Vedic Ancillary Literature
by K.Parameshwara Aithal
HardCover (Edition: 1993)
Motilal Banarsidas Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

Item Code: IDD403
Price: $75.00
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RGVEDA SAMHITA: Rig Veda in 4 Volumes
by Translated By: HH. Wilson & Bhasya of Sayanacarya, Edited By: Ravi Prakash Arya & K.L. Joshi
Hardcover (Edition: 2002)
Indica Books, Varanasi

Item Code: IDE751
Price: $100.00
Rgveda-Darsana: The Purusha-Sukta - An Indispensible Tool for Understang the Rig Veda
by S.K. Ramachandra Rao
Hardcover (Edition: 1999)
Kalpatharu Research Academy

Item Code: NAC928
Price: $50.00
One Hundred Eight Vedic Upanisads (Volume 2: Upanisads of Samaveda) (Bound in Two Parts)
by Sri Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
Chaukhamba Surbharti Prakashan

Item Code: IHF026
Price: $115.00
One Hundred Eight Vedic Upanisads (Upanisads of Sukla Yajurveda) (Set of 3 Volumes)
by Sri Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
Chaukhamba Surbharti Prakashan. Varanasi

Item Code: NAE741
Price: $105.00
Krishi Mandala in Rgveda: Rigveda in Modern Science (A Rare Book)
by Narayan Laxman Jategaonkar
Paperback (Edition: 2000)
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

Item Code: NAF420
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The Rgveda and Vedic Religion
by A.C. Clyton and Dr. R.K. Panda
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Bharatiya Kala Prakashan

Item Code: NAH002
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One Hundred Eight Vedic Upanisads( Vol 1: Upanisads of Rgveda)
by Sri Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
Chaukhamba Surbharti Prakashan

Item Code: IHF027
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Vedanga Literature (Auxiliary to the Vedas)
by Prof. B.B. Chaubey
Paperback (Edition: 2004)
Katyayan Vaidik Sahitya Prakashan, Hoshiarpur

Item Code: NAC051
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Issues in Veda and Astrology (Proceedings of the National Seminar on Veda and Jyotish)
by Haribhai Pandya
Hardcover (Edition: 1995)
Nag Publishers

Item Code: NAH124
Price: $15.00
Medicine in the Veda: Religious Healing in the Veda
by Kenneth G Zysk
Paperback (Edition: 2009)
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Limited

Item Code: IDD251
Price: $32.00
Ganapati Brahmanaspati and Kumara (Mantras from Rig Veda, Yajur Veda and Upanishdas)
by R.L. Kashyap
Paperback (Edition: 2012)
Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic Culture

Item Code: NAE891
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Health and Healing Mantras (From Rig Veda and Atharva Veda)
by R. L. Kashyap
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic Culture

Item Code: NAF092
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The Religion of the Veda (Die Religion Des Veda)
by Hermann Oldenberg
Hardcover (Edition: 2004)
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

Item Code: IHE021
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Hinduism in the Context of Manusmriti, Vedas & Bhagavad Gita
by R Ramachandran
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
Vitasta Publishing Pvt. Ltd.

Item Code: NAG897
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The Complete Rig Veda  - 12 Volumes
by R.L.Kashyap
Paperback (Edition: 2009)
Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic Culture

Item Code: NAD812
Price: $245.00
सामवेदिसन्ध्या: Sandhya According to Sama Veda
Paperback (Edition: 2006)
Khemraj Shrikrishnadass

Item Code: NZD510
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The Four Vedas with Spiritual Translation (Set of 22 Volumes) - Sanskrit Text with English Translation
by R.L. Kashyap
Paperback and Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic Culture

Item Code: NAG696
Price: $325.00
The Four Vedas: Mantras in Sanskrit with Transliteration and English Translation (Set of 22 Volumes)
by Swami Satya Prakash Saraswati and Satyakam Vidyalankar
Hardcover (Edition: 2011)
DAV Publication Division

Item Code: NZC206
Price: $295.00
Vastu Mantras from Vedas
by R.L. Kashyap
Paperback (Edition: 2012)
Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic Culture

Item Code: NAG827
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ऋग्वेद विशेष सूक्तानि Special Suktas (Hymns) from Rig Veda (Mantra with Meaning & Commentary in English)
by k. Suresh
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Latha

Item Code: NAG809
Price: $25.00
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Vedas - The Foundation of Indian Culture
The Vedas, four in number, form the roots of Indian Civilization. They have been handed down to the posterity by oral tradition. Hence the name Sruti, 'what is heard'. And, they have been utilized in the performance of yajnas and Yagas (sacrifices), which were the most common form of Indian religion. Such utilization of the Vedas in the sacrificial processes naturally led to its division based upon the convenience of the chief priests conducting the sacrifices.

A compilation of all the hymns used by the hota-priest to invite the various deities to the sacrifice became the Rgveda. All the Liturgical parts of the Vedas, useful to the adhvaryu-priest, the chief executor of the sacrificial rites, brought together, formed the Yajurveda. Collection of all the musical chants, especially those associated with the Soma group of sacrifices, and to be sung by the udgatr-priest, the singer, was named as Samaveda. The rest, a sort of miscellaneous appendix and addenda, became the Atharvaveda and was assigned to the brahma-priest, considered as the supervisor over the whole sacrificial process.

The great sage Krishna Dvaipayana Vyasa effected this division by collecting all the mantras extant during his time, and editing them into four groups: Rk, Yajus, Saman and Atharvan. He taught them to his four chief disciples: Paila (Rgveda), Vaisampayana (Yajurveda), Jaimini (Samaveda) and Sumantu (Atharvaveda). This is how these four Vedas took shape.

The Vedas are divided in another way too: Mantra and Brahmana. Samhita is the name given to the collection of the Mantras. The Brahmana includes in itself two more sections, the Aranyaka and the Upanishad. If the Mantras comprise the hymns, the Brahmanas contains liturgies in prose. The Aranyakas teach about meditations based on symbolical interpretations of the liturgical rites. The Upanisads may roughly be defined as philosophical treatises dealing with the ultimate problems of life.

Conventionally speaking, it is the Samhita that is indicated by the word Veda. For instance, Rgveda means only the Rksamhita or the Rgveda Samhita. The Brahmanas, the Aranyakas and the Upanisads of the Rgveda have different and independent names and are considered more like its appendages.

These Samhitas, in course of time, branched off, leading to the formation of sakhas or recensions. The origin of these sakhas probably lies in the fact that each of the principal sages like Paila or Vaisampayana had several disciples. These disciples or their successors might have done some editing and readjustment of the Vedic mantras to suit the needs of the rites which they had to perform and upon which local culture too might have exerted its influence.

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