A Sanskrit Reader; Notes. 1st Ed., 1st Issue Volume 3

A Sanskrit Reader; Notes. 1st Ed., 1st Issue Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...are combined according to the more or less artificial rules of grammar.s These combinations often admit of several different resolutions. To obviate the resulting uncertainties, there was constructed the pada pifha or ' word-reading, ' which aims to give each word in its true independent form without reference to any rules of combination. The Pada-text of the published RV. is attributed to Qikalya, s and is the oldest conscious exegetical work upon the Veda now known. It is far from infallible.4 For its secondary use, see f 98a. S 84. The Samaveda is a Veda of samana, A aiman is properly a 'tune'--not a text; but in this connection the word means an re so modified s as to be better adapted for chanting, especially during the ceremonies of the Sonuveacrifice. Of the 1649 stanzas of the Samaveda, 1474 occur also in the Rigveda.' The SV. exhibits many variations from the readings of the RV. Samhita, some of which are of value for the criticism of the latter text.' In general, the relations of the SV. to the RV. still present many difficult problems.1 86. The Samhita of the Atharvaveda, as compared with that of the RV represents a lower plane of life and thought, as it is also later in respect of form and language. It contains magic incantations for the warding off of the most diverse malign influences, and prayers and charms for success in the various affairs of life, as love, gaming, quarrels, journeys, and the like. It has a high degree of interest for the student of popular superstitions. The Samhita has come down to us in at least two recensions. The one is called the Paippalada Qakha.s The other was published in 1866 by Roth and Whitney." About a sixteenth part of the RV. stanzas occur also--with more or less interesting variants--in...show more

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  • 1236632044
  • 9781236632043