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The Vedas and Brahmanas
The Vedas and Brahmanas

The Vedas and Brahmanas

by Sankara Acharya

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English

Publisher

Sundeep Prakashan

ISBN

8185066116 - Year: 1988 - Pages: 445

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Paperback

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Author: Sankara Acharya
Publisher: Sundeep Prakashan
Year: 1988
Language: English
Pages: 445
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185066116

Description

The book is devoted to the results of the examinations and studies conducted on books as the Vedas and sacred books of the world religions; the views and opinions on the Indian Vedas, its facts and fictions; as well as relevant comparisons between the myths in the various scriptures.

Contents

INTRODUCTION

METRES AND LANGUAGE OF THE VEDAS

PRINCIPAL DIVISIONS OF THE VEDAS

BRAHMANAS

THE ARANYAKAS AND UPANISHADS

THE SUTRAS

HINDU ACCOUNTS OF THE ORIGIN OF THE VEDAS

THE TIME WHEN THE VEDAS WERE COMPOSED

THE VEDAS AT FIRST HENDED DOWN BY TRADITION

SOCIAL LIFE IN VEDIX TIMES

THE GODS OF THE VEDAS
The Religious Childhood of India, 30; Dyaus and Prithivi 32; Aditi and the Adityas, 33; Varuna, 34; Indra, 35; Agni, 37; Parjanya, 38; Vayu, 39; The Maruts, 39; Solar Deities, 40; Mitra, 41; Surya, 41; Savitri, 41; Vishnu, 42; Pushan, 43; Ushas, 43; Asvins, 44; Tvashtri, 44; The Ribhus, 44; Vishvakarman, 45; Prajapati, 45; Brihaspati or Brahmanaspati, 45; Vach, 46; Soma, 46; Rudra, 47; Yama and Yami, 48; Visve Devas, 48; Ka, 49; Goddesses, 49; The Pitris, 49; Sacrificial Implements, & c, 52; The Gods Not Mentioned in the Vedas, 52.

THE OFFERINGS AND SACRIFICES OF THE VEDAS

SOMA

ANIMAL SACRIFICES

PURUSHAMEDHA, HUMAN SACRIFICES

REACTION AGAINST SACRIFICES

SUMMARY OF THE BOOKS

ILLUSTRATIVE EXTRACTS FROM THE RIG-VEDA
Mandala I. 67; Mandala II. 76; Mandala III. 78; Mandala IV. 81; Mandala V. 83; Mandala VI. 86; Mandala VII. 88; Mandala VIII. 94; Mandala IX. 95; Mandala X.97.

THE SAMA VEDA

ATHARVA VEDA

THE BRAHMANAS

REVIEW

THE RELIGION OF THE VEDAS POLYTHEISTIC

CHARACTER OF THE VEDIC GODS

THE RELATION OF THE WORSHIPPERS TO THE GODS

THE PRAYERS OF THE VEDA

ARE THE VEDAS A DIVINE REVELATION?

A RETURN TO VEDIC HINDUISM IMPOSIBLE

A NATIONAL RELIGION

A RELIGION WORTHY OF ACCEPTANCE

APPENDIX

THE ARYA SAMAJ

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

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