The Holy Vedas Book

The Holy Vedas


  • Author : Bibek Debroy
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Vedas
  • Pages : 445
  • ISBN 10 : 8170188504

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Discovering the Vedas Book

Discovering the Vedas


  • Author : Frits Staal
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2008-05-14
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN 10 : 9788184758832

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This Is A Remarkable Book. It Untangles The Many Complexities Of The Vedas And Combines Staal S Scholarly Respect For The Texts, With Explanations That Are Lucid And Occasionally Witty. His Insights Are Thoughtful And Perceptive. Romila Thapar In This Unprecedented Guide To The Vedas, Frits Staal, The Celebrated Author Of Agni: The Vedic Ritual Of The Fire Altar And Universals: Studies In Indian Logic And Linguistics Examines Almost Every Aspect Of These Ancient Sources Of Indic Civilisation. Staal Extracts Concrete Information From The Oral Tradition And Archaeology About Vedic People And Their Language, What They Thought And Did, And Where They Went And When. He Provides Essential Information About The Vedas And Includes Selections And Translations. Staal Sheds Light On Mantras And Rituals, That Contributed To What Came To Be Known As Hinduism. Significant Is A Modern Analysis Of What We Can Learn From The Vedas Today: The Original Forms Of The Vedic Sciences, As Well As The Perceptive Wisdom Of The Composers Of The Vedas. The Author Puts Vedic Civilisation In A Global Perspective Through A Wide-Ranging Comparison With Other Indic Philosophies And Religions, Primarily Buddhism For Staal, Originally A Logician, The Voyage Of Discovering The Vedas Is Like Unpeeling An Onion But Without The Certainty Of Reaching An End. Even So, His Book Shows That The Vedas Have A Logic All Their Own. Accessible, Finely-Argued, And With A Wealth Of Information And Insight, Discovering The Vedas Is For Both The Scholar And The Interested Lay Reader.

The Vedas Book

The Vedas


  • Author : Surendra Kumar Sharma
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006*
  • Genre: Hinduism
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B5063072

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The Vedas Book

The Vedas


  • Author : Jon William Fergus
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-01-10
  • Genre: Hindu hymns, Sanskrit
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN 10 : 1541294718

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The present volume is an unabridged compilation of all four Vedas (Rig, White and Black Yajur, Sama and Atharva). Four of the translations are from Ralph Griffith, with the remaining (black yajur) from Arthur Keith. The texts have been proofed and all Sanskrit terms updated and synced between versions. An Index-Dictionary of Sanskrit terms has been published as a second volume: ISBN: 978-1541304079. From the foreword: The Vedas (from the root vid, "to know," or "divine knowledge") are the most ancient of all the Hindu scriptures. There were originally three Vedas-the Laws of Manu always speaks of the three, as do the oldest (Mukhya) Upanishads-but a later work called the Atharvaveda has been added to these, to now constitute the fourth. The name Rigveda signifies "Veda of verses," from rig, a spoken stanza; Samaveda, the "Veda of chants," from saman, a song or chant; Yajurveda, the "Veda of sacrificial formulas," from yajus, a sacrificial text. The Atharvaveda derives its name from the sage Atharvan, who is represented as a Prajapati, the edlest son of Brahma, and who is said to have been the first to institute the fire-sacrifices. The complex nature of the Vedas and the array of texts associated with them may be briefly outlined as follows: "The Rig-Veda is the original work, the Yajur-Veda and Sama-Veda in their mantric portions are different arrangements of its hymns for special purposes. The Vedas are divided into two parts, the Mantra and Brahmana. The Mantra part is composed of suktas (hymns in verse); the Brahmana part consists of liturgical, ritualistic, exegetical, and mystic treatises in prose. The Mantra or verse portion is considered more ancient than the prose works; and the books in which the hymns are collected are called samhitas (collections). More or less closely connected with the Brahmanans (and in a few exceptional cases with the Mantra part) are two classes of treatises in prose and verse called Aranyaka and Upanishad. The Vedic writings are ag

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The Vedas


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Book Tree
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 1585092231

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"This book is an overview of The Vedas, the holy book of Hindus. The most important Hymns are quoted in full; extracts are also included from the Brahmanas, the part of The Rig Veda that guides the Brahmans, the highest class of priests, in Vedic ceremonies. Also included is a section on the Arya Samaj, a later westernized version that is shown to be inaccurate, covered in the Appendix."--The foreward.

The Vedas and Upanishads for Children Book

The Vedas and Upanishads for Children


  • Author : Roopa Pai
  • Publisher : Hachette India
  • Release Date : 2019-01-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9789351952978

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Three thousand years ago, deep inside the forests of India, a great ‘thought revolution’ was brewing. In those forest labs, the brightest thinker–philosophers contemplated the universe, reflected on ancient texts called the Vedas and came up with startling insights into questions we still don’t have final answers to, like: • What is the universe made of? • How do I know I’m looking at a tree when I see one? • Who am I? My body, my mind, my intelligence, my emotions, or none of the above? And where did they put those explosive findings? In a sprawling body of goosebumpy and fascinating oral literature called the Upanishads! Intimidated? Don’t be! For this joyful, fun guide to some of India’s longest-lasting secular wisdoms, reinterpreted for first-time explorers by Roopa Pai, is guaranteed to keep you turning the pages. Why haven’t you read it yet?

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The Vedas


  • Author : Roshen Dalal
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2014-04-15
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9788184757637

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Your essential guide to the Vedas When were the Vedas written, and why? Who were the people who composed them? Where did they come from, how did they live? Questions, conjectures and debates go hand in hand with the Vedas, the sacred keystone texts of Hinduism. Now, noted historian Roshen Dalal sifts through centuries of information and research to present, in a straightforward and succinct manner, an account of the Vedas that is authoritative yet accessible, thus appealing to both scholars and lay readers. In this book, key insights into the Vedas are complemented by a celebration of the poetry that lies within the texts. Using socio-economic data and archaeological and linguistic research, the author introduces us to the Vedic era, enabling us to understand the culture and philosophy that produced these ancient and sublime texts. • Based on original research and numerous authoritative sources, including auxiliary texts and early commentaries • Appendices featuring selected hymns from all four Vedas, and listing all the hymns that make up the Rig Veda • Conveniently cross-referenced with a wealth of information

The Book of the Vedas Book

The Book of the Vedas


  • Author : Eric Chaline
  • Publisher : Fair Winds Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000049283853

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A concise introduction to one of the world's great religions, this book explores the complexities of the Hindu pantheon and relates it to the classical schools of Hindu philosophy. Outlining the historical and geographical background to Hinduism, the book introduces the reader to the classic texts of Hinduism - the Vedas and the Upanishads - as well as its great epics, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. Concluding with a survey of Hindu culture, including marriage and burial customs, the caste system and festivals, the book aims to explain Hinduism's place in the modern world.

Key to the Vedas Book

Key to the Vedas


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Mikhail Mikhailov
  • Release Date : 2022-12-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 9789856701873

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The Wisdom of the Vedas Book

The Wisdom of the Vedas


  • Author : Jagadish Chatterji
  • Publisher : Quest Books
  • Release Date : 2013-08-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN 10 : 9780835630542

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How did the universe come into being? What is the nature of God? Of the human spirit? All who seek understanding will find this book an illuminating presentation of India's oldest and most profound religious and philosophical tradition. The Wisdom of the Vedas was first published in 1931 by Kailas Press under the title India's Outlook on Life. The Theosophical Publishing House published a second edition in 1973, and again in 1980 under the Quest imprint. The present 1992 edition was edited to reflect the modern use of inclusive language, and includes an introduction by Vedic scholar David Frawley. Mr. Frawley explains to the Western reader, "The Vedas are the original scripture or source teaching of the Hindu tradition, from which its many branches of Vedanta, Yoga, and Tantra have emerged through time, and to which they all look back with reverence." The Vedas are also "..the background relative to which the Buddhist religion evolved, and Buddhism also preserves many Vedic terms and practices." The study then, of the Vedas is important to understanding many different Eastern teachings. The author is from India, and has an unusual ability to frame the subtleties of Eastern thought for the Western world.

Discovering the Vedas Book

Discovering the Vedas


  • Author : Frits Staal
  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 476
  • ISBN 10 : 0143099868

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In this unprecedented guide to the Vedas, Frits Staal, the celebrated author of Agni- The Vedic Ritual of the Fire Altarand Universals- Studies in Indian Logic and Linguisticsexamines almost every aspect of these ancient sources of Indic civilisation. Staal extracts concrete information from the Oral Tradition and Archaeology about Vedic people and their language, what they thought and did, and where they went and when. He provides essential information about the Vedas and includes selections and translations. Staal sheds light on mantras and rituals, that contributed to what came to be known as Hinduism. Significant is a modern analysis of what we can learn from the Vedas today- the original forms of the Vedic sciences, as well as the perceptive wisdom of the composers of the Vedas. The author puts Vedic civilisation in a global perspective through a wide-ranging comparison with other Indic philosophies and religions, primarily Buddhism. For Staal, originally a logician, the voyage of discovering the Vedas is like unpeeling an onion but without the certainty of reaching an end. Even so, his book shows that the Vedas have a logic all their own. Accessible, finely-argued, and with a wealth of information and insight, Discovering the Vedas is for both the scholar and the interested lay reader.

The Vedas Book

The Vedas


  • Author : Ralph Griffth
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011-01-04
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN 10 : 1456506250

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These ancient scriptures of the Hindu teachings are meant to bring into human language the language of the Gods, the Divine powers that have created us. The Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda, and Atharvaveda comprise the collection of the four sacred and world renowned Vedas.

The Rig Veda Book

The Rig Veda


  • Author : Ralph T. H. Griffith, Translator
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Release Date : 2022-12-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781465579492

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Initiation to the Vedas Book

Initiation to the Vedas


  • Author : Raimon Panikkar
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN 10 : 9788120829541

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The hymns we find here are prayers. To be able to invocate, that is, to call upon something greater than ourselves and so break our own boundaries is the beginning of wisdom, the source of hope and the condition of joy.