Q1. How many types of books are there
Four Vedas: Rig Veda, Yajur Veda
(deals with rituals), Sama Veda
(the musical accompaniment of rituals), Atharva Veda
(the scientific aspects of rituals).
are 200+ Upanishads
under these 4 Vedas.
Upavedas: Dhanurveda (the art of warfare),
Ayurveda (medicine), Gandharva Veda (music and dance), Arthasastra (economics
and politics), the Vedangas.
Shiksha - phonology, and pronunciation, Chandas - poetic meters, Vyakaran - linguistics and grammar, Nirkuta - etymology, Kalpa - ritual instructions, Jyotisha - astrology and astronomy
Puranas - collections of stories to
connect with kings and gods, Dharmasastras
- religious law and customs, Mimasa -
critical investigation, Nyaya -
logic, and justice, Dharmasutras -
legal manuals, Grihya Sutras - domestic
manuals, Agamas, Ramayana,
Patanjali Yoga Sutra, Bhagavad
Gita and Vedanta
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