Yajur Veda Vajasaneyi Samhita (Part – 2)

500.00

Pages : xvi + 336

Size : 1/8 Demy

Cover : Hardbound

ISBN : 81-7994-025-X

This book contains the text and translation of all the 949 verses in the chapters 19 through 40, of the Shukla Yajur Veda, Vajasaneya Samhita (VS). This book complements the book published by SAKSHI in August 2012 containing the text and translation of 1026 verses of the VS titled Part 1 having chapters 1 through 18. The current book is Part 2. Together they cover 1975 verses of SYV VS, having 40 chapters.

The twenty two chapters here can be divided into two sections based on their contents. The first 12 chapters, VS-19 through VS-30, focus on the inner yajna which takes place in our subtle body. Of course there is close correspondence between the inner yajna and the outer yajna involving the offerings to the fire. This section includes the famous Ashvamedha yajna, meaning, the intelligence (medha) of the life force (Ashva).


Table of Contents

(i) Acknowledgements / v

(ii) Note to the Readers / vi

(iii) Overview of the Powerds of the Gods / xi

(iv) The Cosmic Powers: Their Symbolism and Power / xiii

(v) Common Words as Symbols / xv

(vi) Abbreviations / xv

I. The Text, Translation and Notes on 949 mantra-s

VS 19 – Power of mantra-s, Fathers , Symbolism and Aphorisms / 1

VS 20 – Sarasvati, Ashvins, Indra and other Gods / 29

VS 21 – Varuna, Agni, Aditi, Metres and Apri verses / 55

VS 22 – Svaha to all the deities; Blessing mantra for a Nation / 80

VS 23 – Questions and Answers and Ashvamedha / 94

VS 24 – Animals and their Deities / 112

VS 25 – Ashvamedha and the manifestation of Bliss / 124

VS 26 – Veda to be known by all / 145

VS 27 – Agni, Vayu and Indra / 153

VS 28 – The Divine and human hota; the gods and goddesses / 166

VS 29 – Internal Yajna / 185

VS 30 – Universal Yajna (Persons appropriate to each task) / 206

VS 31 – Purusha Sukta / 214

VS 32 – Tadeva Upanishad / 228

VS 33 – Invoking the various gods in the internal yajna / 233

VS 34 – Shivasankalpa and the gods of Bliss / 262

VS 35 – Pani-s, Svita, Trees, Sun and Agni / 282

VS 36 – Peace, Amity and Bliss / 288

VS 37 – Makha and Prayers for Blessings / 296

VS 38 – Prayers for various Powers / 304

VS 39 – Being conscious of all aspects / 314

VS 40 – Ishavasya Upanishad / 319

II. Appendices

  1. Spiritual Meanings of Some Words / 327
  2. Subject Index / 3329
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