The Vedas (Yajus-Sama) Course content:
The course provides an overview of the features and contents of the Yajurveda and Samaveda as well as illustrations from the Samhita, Brahmana, Araṇyaka and Upaniṣad sections, that show how they differ from each other. The various musical svara-s (intonations) of the Samaveda are also featured in this course.
In this course students will be able to:
- Understand the arrangement of mantras in the Yajur and Sama 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