Indian scriptures

Hindu scriptures are the most ancient and extensive religious writings in the world. It is difficult to correctly classify and date them because of the large number of authors involved over a period of thousands of years. In addition, an old tradition by early authors to remove their own names from their works further complicates the matter.

Read Vedas, Upanidshad & DarshanSruti scriptures include the primary scriptures of Hinduism known as the Vedas. The Vedas teach the highest truths ever known to man, and form the supreme authority of Hinduism. The word Veda is derived from the root word 'Vid,' meaning 'to know.' Sruti in... See More

Vedangas means 'the limbs of the Vedas.' The Vedangas consist of six treatises and are regarded as auxiliary to, and in some sense a part of, the Vedas. The six Vedangas discuss the following six subjects: Siksha (correct pronunciation), Chandas (metre), Nirukta (etymology), Vyakarana (grammar), Jyotisha (astronomy), aud Kalpa (rules... See More

The Puranas form the largest body of Smriti literature. They were developed, in a question and answer form, to explain the subtle teachings of the Vedas through stories and legends of the ancient kings, heroes, sages, and divine personalities. The Puranas are second only to the epics as popular instruments... See More

The religious literature in this category can be classified into two divisions, heterodox and orthodox. The heterodox schools reject the authority of the Vedas and include Buddhists, Jains, and the Carvakas (materialists). The orthodox schools accept the Vedas and the Vedic literature as authoritative. There are six orthodox schools divided... See More

Smriti means 'that which is remembered.' Smriti scriptures are derived from the Vedas and are considered to be of human origin and not of divine origin. They were written to explain and elaborate the Vedas, making them understandable and more meaningful to the general population. All authoritative writings outside the... See More

The Indian culture is described as 'Sa Prathama Sanskrati Vishvavara' - the first and the supreme culture in the world.  It is honored as a divine culture.  Today, when the country is undergoing  haywire transformations on cultural front and  facing cultural diversion and adulteration  - the influence of occidental civilization... See More

Indian Culture or Hinduism, as it is popularly known, is like a huge tree with its branches representing various systems of religious thought.Gayatri Mantra, from which the Vedas are said to be originated is the foundation of this Divine Culture . The Vedas represent the religious tradition and their extension... See More

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