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The Samaveda: Sanskrit text with English Translation

By: Devi Chand

Price: $23.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2018

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 017260

ISBN: 8121501997

Condition: New


The verses of Samaveda, all except 78, are taken from the Rgveda. They are arranged in a sequence different from that of the Rgveda and divided into two parts. The first part, called Purvarcika has 589 verses; the second, called Uttararcika, has 1225 stanzas. The hymns are invocation addressed to Soma, Agni and Indra meant for chanting by Udgatr priests at Soma sacrifices and not devoted chiefly to the worship of Indra and who has to befuddle himself with Soma in order to slay demons as a reputed scholar put it. Due to its special reference to Pitrs or deceased forefathers, the sounds of the S... View more info

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The Atharvaveda: Sanskrit text with English Translation

By: Devi Chand

Price: $36.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 1999

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 027703

ISBN: 8121501725

Condition: New


Are the Vedas three or four in number? The Western scholars basing their arguments on the Purusasukta and the word abhicara meaning sorcery and charms have concluded that the Vedas are three and Atharvaveda does not belong to the main body as it deals with black magic. This conclusion is wrong; for, the Atharvaveda deals with all those evils that have plagued mankind from the dawn of creation and suggests remedies in the form of medicines and prayers. From the point of view usefulness, the Atharvaveda is the best for man, as it has prayers for his well-being. Devi Chand's translation is based ... View more info

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The Yajurveda: Sanskrit text with English Translation

By: Devi Chand

Price: $26.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2018

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 035393

ISBN: 8121502942

Condition: New


The Vedas are the foundation on which the imposing Hindu religious edifice is built. The Yajurveda contains hymns taken from the older Rigveda and prose passages which are new. The hymns display considerable deviation from the original Rigvedic text. It can be called a priestly manual; for it lays down rules for the performance of various sacrifices. It has two samhitas or a collection of hymns of mantras; these are Taittiriya Samhita and Vajasaneya Samhita, popularly known as Black and White Yajur respectively. The subject-matter of both the samhitas is almost the same, though the arrangement... View more info