Common life in the Ṛgveda and Atharvaveda
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Common life in the Ṛgveda and Atharvaveda an account of the folklore in the Vedic period by Chhanda Chakraborty

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Published by Punthi Pustak in Calcutta .
Written in English



  • India,
  • India.


  • Vedas. R̥gveda -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.,
  • Vedas. Atharvaveda -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.,
  • Folklore -- India.,
  • India -- Social life and customs.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesR̥gveda and Atharvaveda.
StatementChhanda Chakraborty.
LC ClassificationsBL1112.57 .C47 1977
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 278 p. ;
Number of Pages278
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4384139M
LC Control Number78901783

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?Veda? literally means?knowledge? in Sanskrit. It is because the term was derived when the ancients thought of putting their experiences in an organised manner. It can?t be said in the written form because it is certain that in that hoary past period writing had not been invented. Nevertheless, the four of them, viz. Rigveda, Saamveda, Yajurveda and Atharvaveda, are known to contain the Reviews: 1. Note to the Reader This book gives the mantra-s and the associated healing remedies, available in Rig Veda Samhita and Atharva Veda samhita. This book having 27 chapters is in 4 sections. Section I having 3 chapters gives the overviews. The first chapter . For more on this topic of assignment of meanings for the Sanskrit words, one may consult the SAKSHI book, Semantics of Rig Veda' [10] Appendix 4 has the meanings of some of some important words in the mantra-s (p. ). For an overview of the entire A V, our book, 'Essentials of Atharva Veda second edition () [9] may be useful. The “Rig Veda” stands out to be one of the four canonical sacred texts of Hinduism that are collectively known as the Vedas. In fact, the “Rigveda” is the oldest of the four Vedas that includes “Yajur Vedas,” “Sama Veda,” and “Atharva Veda.” The “Rig Veda” contains Sanskrit .

Overview. The Rig Veda: An Anthology is a selection of hymns from the ancient Sanskrit collection of religious poetry, the earliest substantial literary composition in an Indo-European language. Intended for a general audience, Wendy Doniger O’Flaherty’s popular translation of the Rig Veda, published by Penguin in , anthologizes approximately one tenth of the original Sanskrit text. Araņya means were the books used by persons who have retired from the active life of householder gŗhasta and stayed in the forests to carry on their spiritual books mention yajňa, but emphasize their symbolism, especially the inner yajňa occurring in the subtle body of the human books naturally provide a bridge from the brāhmaņa books to the. The Atharvaveda is a Vedic-era collection of spells, prayers, charms, and hymns. There are prayers to protect crops from lightning and drought, charms against venomous serpents, love spells, healing spells, hundreds of verses, some derived from the Rig veda, all very ancient.   The Atharva-Veda Saṁhitā: Translation and Notes 1– 1. First Grand Division.—Books I.–VII. 1– Seven books of short hymns of miscellaneous subjects [For table of the titles of the hymns, see p. ].

Lasting our life-time, failing not. 8 Grant us high fame, O Indra, grant riches bestowing thousands, those Fair fruits of earth borne home in wains. 9 Praising with songs the praise-worthy who cometh to our aid, we call Indra, the Treasure-Lord of wealth. 10 To lofty Indra, dweller by each libation, the pious man. Book 10 contributes the largest number of the verses of Rigveda found in Atharvaveda, or about one fifth of the verses in the Atharvaveda text. A bulk of ritual-focussed verses of Yajurveda, in its numerous versions, also borrow and build upon the foundation of verses in Rigveda. The Atharvaveda. The Atharvaveda stands apart from other Vedic texts. It contains both hymns and prose passages and is divided into 20 books. Books 1–7 contain magical prayers for precise purposes: spells for a long life, cures, curses, love charms, prayers for prosperity, charms for kingship and Brahmanhood, and expiations for evil actions. It derives its name from Sanskrit word ‘Atharvaveda’ which means procedures for everyday life. There is an enormous collection of mantras in Atharvaveda. Subsequently, they are divided into 20 books or kandas, having a total of hymns or suktas or a total of 5, verses or mantras. most of the mantras are metrical; About 80 hymns are in.