Noun Veda Definition and Examples







Any of the four collections forming the earliest body of Indian scripture, consisting of the Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda, and Atharva Veda, which codified the ideas and practices of Vedic religion and laid down the basis of classical Hinduism. They were probably composed between 1500 and 700 BC, and contain hymns, philosophy, and guidance on ritual.
  1. 'The Samhitas are the most ancient part of the Vedas, consisting of hymns of praise to God.'
  2. 'The Upanishads, a set of deeply philosophical works comprising the final portion of the Veda, place great emphasis on Sun worship.'
((n.) The ancient sacred literature of the Hindus; also, one of the four collections, called Rig-Veda, Yajur-Veda, Sama-Veda, and Atharva-Veda, constituting the most ancient portions of that literature.)

Sanskrit, literally ‘(sacred) knowledge’.

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