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Books on Vedas

Books on Vedas

In this article I will talk about some very useful books on Vedas.

These books will give you a solid foundation on Vedas, what they are, the different books like Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda, key symbolism and their significance in modern age.

Books on Vedas # 1
A New Light on the Veda

Most English translations of the Vedas have talked only of the ritualistic interpretation of the Vedas which was useful for the common man.

However, every Vedic text also had a symbolic interpretation for higher students of spirituality.

The purpose of this book is to unveil the secrets in the Veda.

Shri Kapali Sastry, following in the footsteps of his Master Sri Aurobindo, deciphers the hidden symbolism of the Vedas and brings to forefront the signs of an advanced cultured Hindu civilization.

Books on Vedas # 2
Semantics of Rig Veda

This book is written by Prof R L Kashyap.

Rig Veda is the oldest existing text in any Indo-European language. Rig Veda was composed around 1700 BC with the oldest parts as early as 2000 BC. Source.

The purpose of this book is to help beginners in Vedic studies on how to understand meaning of individual words and phrases in the Rig Veda.

This book deals with meanings of words, their underlying symbolism and a little bit of Vedic grammar.

As per the author a beginner needs to familiarize himself with at least 500 words to make any inroads into Vedic studies.

Books on Vedas # 3
Agni in Rig Veda - 300 Mantras with spiritual meaning

Agni is the most important of the Vedic Gods in terms of symbolism and power. On the one  hand Agni is the purifier, on the other hand Agni represents the Will in the Prana.

The first hymn of Book 1 of Rig Veda starts with a prayer addressed to Agni. I have talked about the spiritual significance of that earlier here.

The purpose of this book is to understand the psychological and spiritual symbolism of Agni.

As is mentioned in the preface to the book, there are lots of books on Veda, but most are conspicuous by the absence of knowledge.

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That's it. Thank you for reading Books on Veda. You may also like the following.

Interesting Facts about Rig Veda
Interesting Facts about Atharva Veda
An Introduction to Tantra 
The Hindu World View 
Introduction to Trika

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