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Ancient India

Rigveda: It is the oldest religious text in the world. Also called as the first testament of mankind. It was composed during 1700 B. C. It is a collection of hymns by a number of priestly families, recited at the time of sacrificial rites. It contains 1017 hymns and is divided into 10 mandalas. The […]

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THE RELIGIOUS AND PHILOSOPHICAL LITERATURE DURING VEDIC PERIOD INTRODUCTION

Sanskrit literature is our primary source of information regarding the vedic society and culture of ancient India. It can be classified into two categories—Shruthi and smriti. Both categories have many religious and philosophical literatures .RELIGIOUS LITERATURES             VEDAS Vedas are the main religious literature of this period. The word “Veda” means knowledge. According to Hindus […]

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Religious & philosophical literature during Vedic period

The Vedic literature comprises : The Vedas or Samhitas The Brahmanas The Aranyakas The Upanishads The Vedas or Samhitas: Vedas are called “Apaurasheya” i.e. not created by man but God-gifted and “Nitya” i.e. existing in all eternity. The word ‘Veda‘ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Veda‘, means to know or knowledge per excellence. The Vedic texts are divided between […]

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Religious & philosophical literature during Vedic period

The Vedic literature comprises : The Vedas or Samhitas The Brahmanas The Aranyakas The Upanishads The Vedas or Samhitas: Vedas are called “Apaurasheya” i.e. not created by man but God-gifted and “Nitya” i.e. existing in all eternity. The word ‘Veda‘ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Veda‘, means to know or knowledge per excellence. The Vedic texts are divided between […]

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