1.2 Vedic Literature

Vedic literature is considered to be the foundation of Indian culture and civilization, and it has played a crucial role in shaping the beliefs, practices, and way of life of the people of India. The Vedas are considered to be the oldest sacred texts in the world, and they contain a vast treasure of knowledge related to various fields such as philosophy, religion, science, and arts.

The Vedic period is the era in which the Vedas were written down, but the concepts and oral traditions that are contained within the Vedas are much older. The Vedas are believed to have been transmitted orally from generation to generation for many centuries before they were written down, and the origins of the Vedic tradition can be traced back to the Indus Valley Civilization, which existed from around 3300 BCE to 1300 BCE.

The Vedas are written in Sanskrit, which is one of the oldest and most sophisticated languages in the world. The language and the pronunciation of the Vedic texts are considered to be very precise and sacred, and there is a science behind it called "Vedanga" which deals with the proper pronunciation, intonation, and rhythm of the Vedic texts.

The Vedas are divided into four main categories, namely Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda, and Atharvaveda. Each Veda contains various hymns, mantras, and rituals that are used for different purposes such as healing, meditation, worship, and spiritual growth.

The study of Vedic literature requires a deep understanding of the Sanskrit language, the culture, and the traditions of ancient India. It also requires a strong knowledge of the various branches of Vedic knowledge such as Vedanta, Yoga, Ayurveda, and Jyotish, which are related to philosophy, spirituality, medicine, and astrology.

In summary, Vedic literature is a vast and complex field of knowledge that requires years of study and practice to fully comprehend. It is a treasure trove of wisdom and knowledge that has been passed down through generations and has played a crucial role in shaping the Indian civilization and culture.


Old scriptures of Hinduism. 

Vedic Astrology(Jyotish Shastra ) 

Hindu system of astrology


Upavedas mean applied the knowledge

Sanatan Dharma



Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva are three major deities in Hinduism, known as the Trimurti. 


Brahma is the creator God 


Vishnu is the preserver God  


Shiva is the destroyer God 

World Oldest scriptures is Vedas (Out of 4 Vedas,  The Rigveda is oldest, dated 1500 BCE )

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