9 Essential Facts about Vedas

Rig Veda Facts

1. There are 1028 mantras in Rig Veda which are prayers to God and the ‘Pancha Bhutani’ – the five forces: earth, water, wind, fire, and sky. 2. In Rig Veda, all the mantras are organized into ten books known as mandalas or circles. 3. According to scholars and sages, Rig Veda is one of the oldest and perplexing literature ever written.

Sama Veda Facts

1. Sama Veda is said to have been written around 1000 BC and some parts in the Sama Veda are said to be dated during 1700 BC. 2. Among the four Vedas, Sama Veda is the shortest Veda. There are 1875 verses in Sama, and among them, 1771 verses are from Rig Veda. The remaining 99 verses are Iown t.

Yajur Veda Facts

1. Yajur Veda informs about the religious rituals. It is said to be a step-by-step guide to explain the right way of performing religious ceremonies and rituals. However, some claim that it never talks about the right way, but instead guides people to think about the rituals. 2. Thus, when one digs deeper into the Yajur Veda, one can find a deeper meaning than just the rituals

Atharva Veda Facts

1. Atharva Veda stands out among the other Vedas as it is the most diverse in nature compared to the other three. 2. Classical Atharva Veda is related to religion and socio-cultural aspects of society and provides knowledge about the same.

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