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Shukla Yajurveda
     

Shukla Yajurveda

by Ralph Griffith
 

There are two primary versions or Samhitas of the Yajurveda: Shukla (white) and Krishna (black). Both contain the verses necessary for rituals, but the Krishna Yajurveda includes the Brahmana prose discussions mixed within the Samhita, while the Shukla Yajurveda has separately a Brahmana text, the Shatapatha Brahmana.Shukla YajurvedaThe Shukla Yajurveda is

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There are two primary versions or Samhitas of the Yajurveda: Shukla (white) and Krishna (black). Both contain the verses necessary for rituals, but the Krishna Yajurveda includes the Brahmana prose discussions mixed within the Samhita, while the Shukla Yajurveda has separately a Brahmana text, the Shatapatha Brahmana.Shukla YajurvedaThe Shukla Yajurveda is represented by the Vajasaneyi Samhita. The name Vajasaneyi is derived from Vajasaneya, patronymic of sage Yajnavalkya, an authority and according to tradition, founder of the Vajasaneyi branch. The Vajasaneyi Samhita has forty chapters or adhyayas, containing the formulas used with the following rituals:1.-2.: New and Full Moon sacrifices3.: Agnihotra4.-8.: Somayajna9.-10.: Vajapeya and Rajasuya, two modifications of the Soma sacrifice11.-18.: construction of altars and hearths, especially the Agnicayana19.-21.: Sautramani, a ritual originally counteracting the effects of excessive Soma-drinking22.-25.: Ashvamedha26.-29.: supplementary formulas for various rituals30.-31.: Purushamedha32.-34.: Sarvamedha35.: Pitriyajna36.-39.: Pravargya40.: the final adhyaya is the famous Isha Upanishad-wikipedia

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ISBN-13:
9781475172614
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/10/2012
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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