CHAPTER 2. HINDU SCRIPTURES : 1.
The Scriptures :
1. The Srutis :d)
d). The Brahmanas and the Aranyakas -
There are two Brahmanas to the Rig-Veda—the Aitareya and the Sankhayana.
“The Rig-Veda, is the most ancient book of the world. The sacred hymns of the Brahmanas stand unparalleled in the literature of the whole world; and their preservation might well be called miraculous.”
The Satapatha Brahmana belongs to the Sukla Yajur-Veda.
The Krishna-Yajur-Veda has the Taittiriya and the Maitrayana Brahmanas.
The Tandya or Panchavimsa, the Shadvimsa, the Chhandogya, the Adbhuta, the Arsheya and the Upanishad Brahmanas belong to the Sama-Veda.
The Brahmana of the Atharva-Veda is called the Gopatha.
Each of the Brahmanas has got an Aranyaka.
Next : e). The Upanishads -
To be continued ....