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Briefly explain about SAMHITAS ?

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Asked by spandana k, 01 Feb '13 06:21 am
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These four Vedas are also classified into four sections or four books, we may say. Each Veda has four section-wise categorisations. The first part is called the Samhita, which means the mantra portion, in which there is eulogising, an offering of prayer to the gods, to which I made reference earlier: the gods of the heavens, the realities behind the cosmos. The worship of these divinities through prayer is the subject of the Samhita section of the Vedas.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 01 Feb '13 06:26 am

 
  
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The Samhitas are named after the Vedas they belong to, for example Rig-Samhitas or Rig-Veda-Samhitas will refer to Samhitas of Rigveda. Rig-Samhitas consist of mantras known as Richas.
Sam-Samhitas consist of mantras in the form of songs, which are meant for liturgy.
Yajur-Samhitas consist of mantras composed in the form of poems and prose.
Atharva-Samhitas consist of mantras meant for routine rites and rituals

The Samhitas form the first part of each of the four Vedas. As Samhita is the collection of the mantras, so sometimes Samhitas are referred to as Mantras. Most of these mantras or hymns are concerned with nature and deities
Answered by rajan, 01 Feb '13 10:49 am

 
  
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The Samhitas are named after the Vedas they belong to, for example Rig-Samhitas or Rig-Veda-Samhitas will refer to Samhitas of Rigveda. Rig-Samhitas consist of mantras known as Richas.
Sam-Samhitas consist of mantras in the form of songs, which are meant for liturgy.
Yajur-Samhitas consist of mantras composed in the form of poems and prose.
Atharva-Samhitas consist of mantras meant for routine rites and rituals

The Samhitas form the first part of each of the four Vedas. As Samhita is the collection of the mantras, so sometimes Samhitas are referred to as Mantras. Most of these mantras or hymns are concerned with nature and deities
Answered by iqbal seth, 01 Feb '13 07:23 am

 
  
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