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With elaborate notes on legends of the Vedas, the book attempts to study various aspects of the Vedas. It presents a detailed study of Indian traditionalists on the Vedic literature, beginning from Veda Vyasa to Sayana and other acaryas including modern saint-scholars. It also views researches of the Western scholars and historians who have critically studied various aspects of the Vedic corpus. It conducts an in-depth exploration of the commentaries on the Vedas, focusing on noted traditional Vedic commentators like Yaska, Jaimini, Kumarila Bhatta, Sayana and Mahidhara as also the modern Indian commentators including Swami Dayananda, S.D. Satavalekar, Sri Aurobindo, Devi Chand, Sriram Sharma and the Western commentators like H.H. Wilson, F. Max Müller, R. Roth, A. Weber, W.D. Whitney, A.B. Keith, and R.T.H. Griffith. The volume deliberates on definition of the Vedas, division of the Vedas and various shakhas of the five Samhitas as well as a list of Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyaka and Upanishad that are extant. It delves into details of the Rigvedic Mandalas and the Yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvaveda with reference to their subject matter, divisions and even their cultural value. It also examines the phenomenon of oral tradition, especially in conveying the Vedas and secret of preserving the Vedas Vedic chanting. It has numerous illustrations that include maps, charts and pictures.

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Swamini Atmaprajnananda Saraswati, a first class science graduate, joined as a Probationary Officer in a Public Sector Bank in 1978, and worked in various managerial capacities in India until 1992. After completing MBA (1991) in Finance and Marketing from XIMB, she joined a multinational Bank in Muscat. A chance meeting with Swami Dayananda Saraswati in Muscat in 1996, brought about a life transformation. She resigned and studied Vedanta and Panini under Swamiji, in his gurukulas at Rishikesh, Coimbatore and Saylorsburg, before taking Sannyasa in 2008. In the meantime she completed Masters (2005) and PhD (2012) in Sanskrit. Her other areas of interest are Vedic chanting, Temple Architecture, and Buddhism. A Vedantin, a committed scholar and an enthusiast of Indian culture the Swamini set up her Arsha Vidya Vikas Kendra in 2004. Besides organizing national conferences on Vedas, Vedanta and Indian culture she is actively involved in various community services in the field of health and education.

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Book Description D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. First edition. With elaborate notes on legends of the Vedas, the book attempts to study various aspects of the Vedas. It presents a detailed study of Indian traditionalists on the Vedic literature, beginning from Veda Vyasa to Sayana and other acaryas including modern saint-scholars. It also views researches of the Western scholars and historians who have critically studied various aspects of the Vedic corpus. It conducts an in-depth exploration of the commentaries on the Vedas, focusing on noted traditional Vedic commentators like Yaska, Jaimini, Kumarila Bhatta, Sayana and Mahidhara as also the modern Indian commentators including Swami Dayananda, S.D. Satavalekar, Sri Aurobindo, Devi Chand, Sriram Sharma and the Western commentators like H.H. Wilson, F. Max Müller, R. Roth, A. Weber, W.D. Whitney, A.B. Keith, and R.T.H. Griffith. The volume deliberates on definition of the Vedas, division of the Vedas and various shakhas of the five Samhitas as well as a list of Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyaka and Upanishad that are extant. It delves into details of the Rigvedic Mandalas and the Yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvaveda with reference to their subject matter, divisions and even their cultural value. It also examines the phenomenon of oral tradition, especially in conveying the Vedas and secret of preserving the Vedas â€" Vedic chanting. It has numerous illustrations that include maps, charts and pictures. Contents: Preface Acknowledgements Notes on Transliteration List of Illustrations Abbreviations Chapter 1 : Nomenclature of the Vedas 1.1.Introduction 1.2 Definition of the Vedas 1.3 Apaurusheyatvam of the Vedas 1.4 Nityatvam or Eternity of the Vedas 1.5 Subject Matter of the Vedas 1.6 The Vedas as Pramana 1.7. Compilation of the Vedas 1.8 Comparative Study of the Four Vedas 1.9 Division of the Vedas â€" Karma-Kanda & Jnana-Kanda 1.10 Division of the Vedas â€" Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas and Upanishads 1.11 Various Shakhas of the Samhitas 1.12 Number of Shakhas 1.13 List of Samhitas Extant Now 1.14 Brahmanas, Aranyakas and Upanishads 1.15 The Brahmanas 1.16 List of Brahmanas Extant Now 1.17 The Aranyakas 1.18 List of Aranyakas Extant Now 1.19 The Upanishads 1.20 List of Principal Upanishads Extant Now Chapter 2: Rigveda 2.1 Rigveda Samhita 2.2 Rigveda Nomenclature 2.3 Various Shakhas of Rigveda â€" Shakala, Bashkala, Samkhyayana, Ashvalayana, Mandukayana, Aitareya 2.4 Subject matter of Rigveda Samhita 2.5 Rishi, Devata, Chandas 2.6. Mandala I (191 Suktas) 2.6. Mandala II (43 Suktas) 2.6. Mandala III (62 Suktas) 2.6. Mandala IV (58 Suktas) 2.6. Mandala V (87 Suktas) 2.6. Mandala VI (75 Suktas) 2.6. Mandala VII (104 Suktas) 2.6. Mandala VIII (103 Suktas) 2.6. Mandala IX (114 Suktas) 2.6. Mandala X (191 Suktas) 2.7 Rigveda-Khila-Suktas 2.8 Balakhilya Suktas 2.9 Apra-Suktas 2.10 Women Rishis (Rishikas) in Rigveda Samhita 2.11 Some Popular Suktas and Mantras in Rigveda 2.11.a Rik-Mantras for Peace and Well-being 2.11.b Rik-Mantras for Specific Benefits 2.11.c Details of familiar Rik-mantras 2.11.d Source of Mantras of Navagraha-Suktam 2.11.e Rik-Mantras used in Tantra (Dasha-Mahavidya) 2.12 Rigveda-Samhita-Bhashya and English Translations 2.13 Rigveda Brahmanas (Aitareya Brahmana, Samkhyayana Brahmana, Kaushitaki Brahmana) 2.14 Rigveda Brahmana-Bhashyam 2.15 Rigveda Aranyakas (Aitareya Aranyaka, Samkhyayana Aranyaka) 2.16 Rigveda Aranyaka-Bhashyam 2.17 Rigveda Upanishads (Aitareya Upanishad, Kaushitaki Upanishad, Samkhyayana Upanishad, Bashkala Mantropanishad) 2.18 Arrangement and Sequence of Mandalas 2.19 The Structure and Formation of the Ri Printed Pages: 260. Seller Inventory # 55068

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