All About Bharatiya Sanatana Dharmam otherwise known as Hinduism : 2.1.2.3.1.2





CHAPTER 2. HINDU SCRIPTURES : 1.2.3.1.2
   1.The Scriptures : 2.
   2. The Smritis : 3
1.The Celebrated Hindu Law-Givers-2.

There are eighteen main Smritis or Dharma Sastras.
The most important are those of Manu, Yajnavalkya and Parasara.
The other fifteen are those of Vishnu, Daksha, Samvarta, Vyasa, Harita, Satatapa, Vasishtha, Yama, Apastamba, Gautama, Devala, Sankha-Likhita, Usana, Atri and Saunaka.

The laws of Manu are intended for the Satya Yuga, those of Yajnavalkya are for the Treta Yuga; those of Sankha and Likhita are for the Dvapara Yuga; and those of Parasara are for the Kali Yuga.

The laws and rules which are based entirely upon our social positions, time and clime, must change with the changes in society and changing conditions of time and clime.
Then only the progress of the Hindu society can be ensured.

Next : 2. Need for a New Law-Code -

Swami Sivananda
   To be continued 


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