Each Veda is divided into four parts: Samhita, Brahmana, Aranyaka and Upanishads.
Following the Vedas come the collection of Hindu Books called the Srauta Sutras. These describe how the mantras of the Vedas have to be used in the various sacrifices or Yajnas.
Next are the collection of books known as Grhya Sutras. These detail how a follower of Hinduism should conduct himself.
Then come the Dharma Sutras, which delineate what Dharma is and how it should be followed.
After the Dharma sutras are the Itihasas (epic histories) like Ramayana and Mahabharata (of which Bhagavad Gita is a part) and the Puranas, which are eighteen in number, the most famous of which are the Shrimad Bhagawatam and Shiva Purana.
A study of Hindu books indicates that Hinduism is not merely a religion, but a way of life, where spiritual progress is made possible for everyone, whatever be his or her station in life.
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