The Vedas: With Illustrative Extracts

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Book Tree, 2003 - 168 pages
This book is a detailed overview of The Vedas, the holy book of the Hindus. The most important Hymns are quoted in full; extracts are also included from the Brahmanas, the part of the Rig Veda that that guides the Brahmans, the highest class of priests, in Vedic ceremonies. This is one of the oldest and most important of the world's holy books. It is primarily composed of hymns, poems, incantations and rituals from ancient India. Not only is this the "bible" of the Hindu religion, it also offers a unique snapshot of normal, everyday life in India as it occurred over four thousand years ago.
 

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I have small suggestion to this publication house and Dr. Maxwell as well-
The word "Masha" does NOT MEANS FLESH- but it means BLACK URAD - WHOLE- today lots of you must have had "Dal Makhani" in
an Indian restaurant - which is made from "Mash" or "Mah" which is "Urad DAl" and not FLESH . There are lot of things misinterpreted about Indian culture- Vedas- Yoga - Tantrik Yoga e.t.c. So Its not appreciated to write or publish the book with mere little knowledge about "VEDAS" 

Contents

INTRoDUCTION
1
PRINCIPAL DIVISIons of THE WEDAs
7
HINDU Accounts of THE ORIGIN of THE WEDAs
13
THE TIME when THE WEDAs were CoMPOSED
20
THE Gods of THE WEDAs
29
THE OFFERINGS AND SACRIFICEs of THE WEDAs
52
66 Mandala II 75 Mandala III
77
ATHARWA WEDA
107
The BRAHMANAs
114
REVIEW
120
The PRAYERs or THE WEDAs
127
ARE THE VEDAs A Divine REVELATION?
135
A RETURN to VEDIC HINDUIsM IMPossible
143
APPENDIX
149
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