The Sama Veda or Veda of Holy Songs

The Sama Veda or Veda of Holy Songs

by Ralph T.H. Griffith
     
 

The Sama Veda, Samveda, or Samaveda (Sanskrit: ???????, samaveda, from saman "melody" and veda "knowledge"), is the third of the four Vedas, the ancient core Hindu scriptures, along with the Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, and Atharva Veda. Its earliest parts are believed to date from 1700 BC,[citation needed] and it ranks next in sanctity and liturgical importance to the… See more details below

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The Sama Veda, Samveda, or Samaveda (Sanskrit: ???????, samaveda, from saman "melody" and veda "knowledge"), is the third of the four Vedas, the ancient core Hindu scriptures, along with the Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, and Atharva Veda. Its earliest parts are believed to date from 1700 BC,[citation needed] and it ranks next in sanctity and liturgical importance to the Rigveda. It consists of a collection (samhita) of hymns, portions of hymns, and detached verses, all but 75 taken from the Sakala Sakha of the Rigveda, the other 75 belong to the Bashkala Sakha, to be sung, using specifically indicated melodies called Samagana, by Udgatar priests at sacrifices in which the juice of the Soma plant, clarified and mixed with milk and other ingredients, is offered in libation to various deities.

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ISBN-13:
2940016799872
Publisher:
Jessie Wilson
Publication date:
06/25/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,150,873
File size:
1 MB

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