Essentials of Yajur Veda

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Author : R.L.Kashyap

Pages : ix +168

Size : 1/8 Demy

Cover : Paper Back

ISBN : 81 – 7994 – 032 – 2


The focus of this book is on the light that Yajur Veda gives us to enrich the human potential and enhance the quality of life.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Note to the Readers/ v

I. OVERVIEWS

1. Overview of the Book / 1

2. Overlap in Mantras of TS, VS & RVS / 13

3. Rishis / 16

4. Vedic Yoga: TS (4), VS (11-18) / 20

II. DEITIES AND MANTRAS

5. Agni and Other Deities (TS, VS) / 25

6. Well-known Mantras (TS, VS) / 31

7. Rudra Mantras: TS (4.5, 7); VS (16), VS (18) / 39

8. Vastu (dwelling) Mantras (TS) / 44

9. Apri Hymns and Metres: VS (28, 29) / 46

III. YAJNA OR SACRIFICE

10. Meanings of Yajna / 48

11. Yajna and Rites /53

12. Symbolism / 57

13. Inner Yajna and Outer Yajna: Concordance / 60

14. Animal Sacrifice /64

15. Deeper Meanings of Ashva (TS, VS) / 67

16. Ashvamedha (TS) / 74

IV. LEGENDS, SOCIETY AND SCIENCE

17. Legends and their Deeper Meaning (TS) / 80

18. Aspects of Society and Maxims (TS) / 89

19. Taittiriya Brahmana and Aranyaka / 94

20. Seasons, Yugas and Science (TS, VS) / 96

21. Numbers and Geometry (TS, VS) / 99

V. UPANISHADS AND YOGIC INSIGHTS

22. Shiva Sankalpa Upanishad: VS (34) / 101

23. Tadeva Upanishad: VS (32) / 104

24. Ishavasya Upanishad: VS (40) / 108

25. Creation (TS, VS) / 116

26. Universal Sacrifice: VS (33) / 120

27. Rejuvenation of Body: VS (36-39) / 122

28. Suparna (TS, VS) / 129

VI. APPENDICES

1. Ancient Vedic Rites, the Modern Vedic Homas and the Agnichayana Rite / 133

2. Brahmana-anuvakas in all Kandas: An Overview / 136

3. TS Mantras in Ashvamedha / 145

4. Detailed outline of TS Kanda 4 / 149

5. Index to Sections I – V / 157

6. List of Abbreviations / 163

7. Note on Transliteration / 164

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