Yajur Veda Samhita Mantra-s

Rs.450.00

Pages : xv + 579

Size : ¼ Crown

Cover : Hard Bound

ISBN : 81-7994 -041-1

A special feature of TS is that it contains both mantras and also some explanatory prose material dealing with legends and rituals called brahmana. Other Veda books like Rig Veda or Shukla Yajur Veda or Sama Veda have only mantras and no other non-mantra material like brahmana. One of the meanings of “Krishna’ is mixture.

Ancient books like Apastamba Sutras offer hints to separate the mantras from the brahmana.


Table of Contents

(i) Overview of this book

(ii) Introductory Essays

(iii) Mantras in Four Vedas

(iv) Hints to the Reader

(v) Preface and Acknowledgement

(vi) Abbreviations

(vii) Transliteration

Text and Translation of all Mantra-s in TS

1. Overview of Taittiriya Samhita / 1

1.1: Mantra / 1

1.2: KYTS and this Book / 3

1.3: Tree-structure of KYTS / 3

1.4: Number of Mantras / 4

1.5: Well-known Mantras / 5

1.6: Rishis / 6

1.7: The Goal of Life / 7

1.8: Agni / 7

1.9: Indra and the other Deities / 8

2 . Kanda 1 with 8 Prapathakas / 10

1.1: A simple Innter Yajna Om, the ultimate word / 11

1.2: Soma Yaga; Vishnu / 39

1.5: Awakening Agni; Gayatri / 109

1.6: Inner Yajna; Indra / 124

1.7: Vajapeya Yajna; Indra / 140

1.8: Royal Consecration (Rajastiya); Tryambaka Mantra / 153

3 . Kanda 2 with 6 Prapathakas / 174

2.1 – 2.2: Rik mantras / 175

2.3: Affection, Prana, Healing; Ganapati, Brhaspati / 191

2.4: Gayatri, Agni, rain, Surya / 192

2.5: Rik Mantras / 199

2.6: Riks to Agni and Pitrs / 202

4.  Kanda 3 with 5 Prapathakas / 210

3.1: Prana, Agni and Soma / 212

3.2: Soma, Yajna is born; Riks / 224

3.3: Medhas, Soma, Rtam / 238

3.4: Gandharva, Apsaras, Vastoshpati, Riks / 249

3.5: Yajna destroyers, Symbolism / 258

5.  Kanda 4 with 7 Prapathakas Churning of the inner fire (agnichayana) / 269

Essence and Overview / 270

4.1: Developing the Aspiration; / 272

Savitr and Surya / 273

4.2: Bearing the Inner fire / 304

4.3: Subtle Body – I, Soma, Ashvins / 334

4.4: Subtle body – II, Aditi / 361

4.5: Rudra: Namaka hymn / 387

Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva / 388

4.6: Agni and Ashvamedha / 407

4.7: Rudra: Chamaka Hymn, Birth of Plenitude, Ashvins / 439

6. Kanda 5 with 7 Prapathakas / 460

5.1: Steed; Sarasvati; Doors / 461

5.2: Life – force / 463

5.5: Knowledge, Ignorance; Rudra, Agni / 465

5.6: Water and their Names / 472

5.7: Steed; Symbolism of limbs / 474

7. Kanda 7 with 5 Prapathakas / 486

Ashvamedha Overview / 488

7.1: States of Consciousness / 492

7.2: Numbers / 499

7.3: Plants, animals and deities / 503

7.4: Queen and Life-force, Riddles / 511

7.5: Steed as the entire cosmos Haya, Vajin, Arvan and Ashva / 530

8. Appendices and Indices

1. Annotated References / 234

2. Ashvamedha / 539

3. Chhandas (Metres) and Stoma  / 544

4. Suparna / 546

5. Anti-Vedic Teachings of Buddha / 548

6. Comprehensive Index / 549

7. Glossary / 561

8. RV – TS Concordance / 562

9. TS – RV Concordance / 571

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