CHAPTER 2. HINDU SCRIPTURES : 1.
The Scriptures :
1. The Srutis : b.1
b). The Four Vedas and Their Sub Divisions : 1.
The Veda is divided into four great books : -
1. the Rig-Veda, 2. the Yajur-Veda,3. the Sama-Veda and 4. the Atharva-Veda.
The Yajur-Veda is again divided into two parts, 1. the Sukla and 2. the Krishna.
The Krishna or the Taittiriya is the older book and the Sukla or the Vajasaneya is a later revelation to sage Yajnavalkya from the resplendent Sun-God.
The Rig-Veda is divided into twenty-one sections,
the Yajur-Veda into one hundred and nine sections,
the Sama-Veda into one thousand sections and
the Atharva-Veda into fifty sections.
In all, the whole Veda is thus divided into one thousand one hundred and eighty recensions.
To be continued ....