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Hinduism - What Is Nirukta In Hindu Philosophy?


 (“explanation”) These were the ancillary disciplines of knowledge related to the Vedas, the earliest Hindu holy writings.

Nirukta is interested in the origins of archaic terms and their etymological interpretations.

This seemed to be a severe issue, since about a fourth of the Vedic terms appear just once, and their pre cise meanings became either obscure or unknown over time.

Yaska the grammarian wrote the most renowned nirukta manuscript, known simply as the Nirukta, in the fifth century B.C.E.

His work was very useful to subsequent readers, but it is apparent that the meanings of many of these phrases had grown dubious and ambiguous even in Yaska's day.

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar), chandas (Sanskrit prosody), kalpa (ritual instructions), shiksha (correct pronunciation), and jyotisha are the other Vedangas (auspicious times for sacrifices).


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Hinduism - What Are The Chandas?

 




 

Chandas Are One of the Six Vedangas. 



These were supplementary areas of knowledge designed to make the Vedas, the earliest Hindu sacred scriptures, easier to utilize. 


Chandas was interested in the study of metrical forms of poetry, which were important in the Vedic literature. 

The term chandas is employed to identify the Vedas itself in various texts (such as Panini's grammar, the Ashtadhyayi), indicating the significance of meter. 



Shiksha (proper pronunciation), vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar), kalpa (ritual instructions), nirukta (etymology), and jyotisha are the other Vedangas (auspicious times for sacrifices). 



Northern Indian dynasty that ruled most of the Ganges River valley and northern Madhya Pradesh in its peak (10th–14th centuries C.E.). 

The Chandellas are known for their beautiful temples in the hamlet of Khajuraho, which they constructed mostly during the eleventh and twelfth centuries. 

Due to their distant and inaccessible position, these temples have survived to the current day. 

They are world-famous for their incredible exhibition of sexual sculptures and are outstanding examples of the Nagara architectural style in its mature state. 



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