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The Atharvaveda (1899) PDF book by Maurice Bloomfield

The Atharvaveda (1899) PDF book  by Maurice Bloomfield

The Atharvaveda


The Atharva Veda is the "knowledge storehouse of atharvāṇas, the procedures for everyday life". The text is the fourth Veda but has been a late addition to the Vedic scriptures of Hinduism. The language of the Atharvaveda is different from Vedic Sanskrit, preserving pre-Vedic Indo-European archaisms.

 The Atharvaveda is a collection of 20 books, with a total of 730 hymns of about 6,000 stanzas. The text is, state Patrick Olivelle and other scholars, a historical collection of beliefs and rituals addressing practical issues of the daily life of the Vedic society, and it is not a liturgical Yajurveda-style collection.

 According to tradition, the Atharva Veda was mainly composed of two groups of rishis known as the Atharvanas and the Angirasa, hence its oldest name is Ātharvāṅgirasa. In the Late Vedic Gopatha Brahmana, it is attributed to the Bhrigu and Angirasa.
 
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