Yajur Veda

Yajur Veda (sometimes spelt Yajurveda) is a collection of sacrificial formulas and prayers. The Vedas are the prime text of Hinduism. They have made a great influence on the other religions originated in India. Yajur Veda is one among the four Vedas of Hinduism.

It is regarded as the 'siras' (head) of the four Vedas. Yajur Veda is divided into two divisions: Sukla (bright or white) and Krishna (dark or black) Yajurveda.

The Krishna Yajurveda contains mainly matters such as Agnyaadhaanam. Samhitha and Saakha are the two parts of Agnyaadhaanam. The Samhitha (text) contains 7 Kaandams and the Saakha (branch) consists of 39 prasnams (chapters) containing 557 anuvaakam (othu.)

Updated on 20th June, 2005


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