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Hinduism - What Is The Yajur Veda?

 

The Yajur Veda is a Hindu scripture.

The third of the four Vedas, according to tradition.

The Yajur Veda, like the Rg Veda and the Sama Veda, was linked with sacrificial rites, and the book itself is mostly composed of mantras to be recited while the sacrifice was being performed.

There are five primary recensions of the Yajur Veda, four of which are "black" and one of which is "white." Their variances are due to the placement of explanatory notes on the mantras and the significance of these annotations: The annotations are included in the text of the Black Yajur Veda recensions, but the White Yajur Veda collects them in an appendix known as a Brahmana—specifically, the Shatapatha Brahmana—and this Brahmana literature forms the next major layer of Vedic texts.


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Hinduism - What Is The White Yajur Veda?

 


This is one of the two principal versions of the Yajur Veda, one of the earliest Hindu holy writings, together with the Black Yajur Veda.

The most significant distinction between these two versions is the insertion of explanatory comments on the Vedic mantras and their significance.

The "White" Yajur Veda collects these observations in an appendix known as a Brahmana—specifically, the Shatapatha Brahmana, which gives the Vedic scriptures their name.

The four recensions of the Black Yajur Veda, on the other hand, incorporate these remarks in the text itself.


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Hinduism - What Is The Black Yajur Veda?





The Yajur Veda in its worst form is known as the Black Yajur Veda Or The Book Of Black Arts and Witchcraft.



One of the two main versions of the Yajur Veda, one of the earliest Hindu sacred scriptures, together with the White Yajur Veda. 



  • The placement of explanatory notes on the Vedic mantras (holy sounds) and their meaning is the main distinction between these two types. 
  • These comments are included in the text of the Black Yajur Veda in all four recensions. 
  • The one recension of the White Yajur Veda, on the other hand, collects these comments in an appendix known as a Brahmana, which gives the second main stratum of Vedic writings its name.





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