Which veda contains sacrificial formulae?

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8.Which one of the following vedas contains sacrificial formulae?
A. Samaveda
B. Rigveda
C. Yajurveda
D. Atharvaveda

Yajurveda


Note: Rigveda- a collection of 1028 hymns by a number of priestly families.

Samaveda-a collection of melodies.

Atharvaveda- describes the popular beliefs and superstition of humble folk.

🔑Key Points

*Yajurveda, collection of mantras (sacred formulas) and verses that forms part of the ancient sacred literature of India known as the Vedas.

*It is a compilation of ritual-offering formulas that were said by a priest while an individual performed ritual actions those before the yajna fire.

*Yajurveda is one of the four Vedas, and one of the scriptures of Hinduism.

*The Yajurveda is broadly grouped into two – the "black" or "dark" (Krishna) Yajurveda and the "white" or "bright" (Shukla) Yajurveda.

*The term "black" implies "the un-arranged, unclear, motley collection" of verses in Yajurveda

 *The term "white" implies the "well arranged, clear" Yajurveda.

*Yajurveda is a compound Sanskrit word, composed of yajus  and veda.

*Each regional edition (recension) of Yajurveda had Samhita, Brahmana, Aranyakas, Upanishads as part of the text, with Shrautasutras, Grhyasutras and Pratishakhya attached to the text.

*In Shukla Yajurveda, the text organization is same for both Madhayndina and Kanva shakhas. The texts attached to Shukla Yajurveda include the Katyayana Shrautasutra, Paraskara Grhyasutra and Shukla Yajurveda Pratishakhya.

*In Krishna Yajurveda, each of the recensions has or had their Brahmana text mixed into the Samhita text, thus creating a diverse of prose and verses, and making it unclear, disorganized.



                                                                                                                    

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