The course provides an overview of the features, structure, and contents of the Ṛgveda as well as provides illustrations from the Saṁhitā, Brāhmaṇa, Āraṇyaka and Upaniṣad sections of the Ṛgveda to understand how they vary in their features and content from each other.
In this course students will be able to:
- Understand the arrangement of mantras in the Ṛgveda and an overview of their content
- Understand the Vedic worldview and its philosophy of life
- Recognize the variation and divergence of Vedic and classical Sanskrit language
- Distinguish the convergence and divergence in the nature, features, form, content, structure and utility of the four Vedas, with regards to Vedic practices.
Area of Study: Sanskrit Studies
Required / Elective: Elective
Faculty: Prof M A Alwar, Prof. Ramanujacharya