Dating the veda

13-Oct-2019 02:56

The first and the tenth mandalas are the youngest; they are also the longest books, of 191 suktas each, accounting for 37% of the text.Nevertheless, some of the hymns in mandalas 8, 1 and 10 may still belong to an earlier period and may be as old as the material in the family books.It is one of the four sacred canonical texts (śruti) of Hinduism known as the Vedas.The core text, known as the Rigveda Samhita, is a collection of 1,028 hymns (sūktas) in about 10,600 verses (called ṛc, eponymous of the name Rigveda), organized into ten books (maṇḍalas).They are generally arranged by decreasing number of hymns within each section.Within each such collection, the hymns are arranged in descending order of the number of stanzas per hymn.

As with the other Vedas, the redacted text has been handed down in several versions, most importantly the Padapatha, in which each word is isolated in pausa form and is used for just one way of memorization; and the Samhitapatha, which combines words according to the rules of sandhi (the process being described in the Pratisakhya) and is the memorized text used for recitation.The most common numbering scheme is by book, hymn and stanza (and pada a, b, c ..., if required).E.g., the first verse is in three times eight syllables (gayatri): Most sūktas are attributed to single composers.The pitch-accent is marked by underscores and vertical overscores in red.and veda "knowledge") is an ancient Indian collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns along with associated commentaries on liturgy, ritual and mystical exegesis.

As with the other Vedas, the redacted text has been handed down in several versions, most importantly the Padapatha, in which each word is isolated in pausa form and is used for just one way of memorization; and the Samhitapatha, which combines words according to the rules of sandhi (the process being described in the Pratisakhya) and is the memorized text used for recitation.The most common numbering scheme is by book, hymn and stanza (and pada a, b, c ..., if required).E.g., the first verse is in three times eight syllables (gayatri): Most sūktas are attributed to single composers.The pitch-accent is marked by underscores and vertical overscores in red.and veda "knowledge") is an ancient Indian collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns along with associated commentaries on liturgy, ritual and mystical exegesis.The trishtubh meter (40%) and gayatri meter (25%) dominate in the Rigveda.