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Introduction to Vedas

SAN5101 – Vedic texts constitute the foundation of the worldview and way of life that informs Hindu life and culture. The vast body of texts based on the Vedas is broadly classified into 18 vidyāsthānas i.e. knowledge disciplines. These literary resources are in turn deeply aligned with living traditions and practices that constitute the Vedic way of life. This course provides a survey of the Vedic literary corpus and the ways in which it permeates Hindu culture and civilization spanning numerous traditions.

Prerequisites: 

1) The medium of Instruction is Sanskrit

2)Only currently enrolled Sanskrit master’s certificate students can register for these courses. 

3) Admission into Master Program in Sanskrit.

4) Completed previous MA Sanskrit Course if applicable

$900.00

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Course Code: SAN5101

Credit Hours: 3

Course Level: 500

$900.00

SAN5101 – Vedic texts constitute the foundation of the worldview and way of life that informs Hindu life and culture. The vast body of texts based on the Vedas is broadly classified into 18 vidyāsthānas i.e. knowledge disciplines. These literary resources are in turn deeply aligned with living traditions and practices that constitute the Vedic way of life. This course provides a survey of the Vedic literary corpus and the ways in which it permeates Hindu culture and civilization spanning numerous traditions.

Prerequisites: 

1) The medium of Instruction is Sanskrit

2)Only currently enrolled Sanskrit master’s certificate students can register for these courses. 

3) Admission into Master Program in Sanskrit.

4) Completed previous MA Sanskrit Course if applicable

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Course content:

An overview of the central theme of the Vedas and their classification as Ṛg, Yajus, Sāma, and Atharva and structural classification as Saṁhitā, Brāhmaṇa, Āraṇyaka, and Upaniṣad along with a brief introduction to the allied literature of the Vedas are discussed in this course. The Hindu philosophy of life and worldview that intrinsically supports diversity and universal wellbeing, which has enabled the Vedic culture to sustain itself in the face of considerable adversity is also explored.

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