The course provides an overview of the features and contents of the Yajurveda and Sāmaveda as well as illustrations from the Saṁhitā, Brāhmaṇa, Āraṇyaka and Upaniṣad sections, that show how they differ from each other. The various musical svara-s (intonations) of the Sāmaveda are also featured in this course.
In this course students will be able to:
- Understand the arrangement of mantras in the Yajur and Sāma Vedas as well as an overview of their content
- Understand the Vedic worldview through its philosophy of life
- Recognize the variation and divergence of Vedic and classical Sanskrit language
- Distinguish the convergence and divergence in nature, features, form, content, structure, and utility of the four Vedas, with regards to Vedic practices.
Area of Study:- Sanskrit Studies
Required / Elective: Elective
Prerequisites: Completion of the course “Introduction to the Vedas”
Faculty / Instructor: Prof M A Alwar, Prof. Ramanujacharya
Quarter Offered: Summer Quarter