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Asvalayana-Samhita of The Rigveda (2 Vols. Set): (With Padapatha, Detailed Introduction and two Indices)

Asvalayana-Samhita of The Rigveda (2 Vols. Set): (With Padapatha, Detailed Introduction and two Indices)

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The book, in two volumes, is a critical edition of the full text (with padapatha) of the Asvalayana-Samhita of the Rigveda. English and Hindi translations of the additional mantras of the Asvalayana-Samhita are also presented with the original Sanskrit verses.

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ISBN 13 9788185503172
Book Language English
Binding Hardcover
Total Pages 148
Edition 1st
Release Year 2009
Publisher D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Author B.B. Chaubey
Category Classical  
Weight 4,750.00 g
Dimension 14.00 x 22.00 x 1.80

Product Details

Among the twenty-one Sakha-Samhitas of the Rigveda, as mentioned by Patanjali, only seven Samhitas were known by name and among these too, only one Sakala-Samhita was available in printed form so far. Now with the publication of the present editon of the Ashvalayana-Samhita a complete picture of a new Sakha-Samhita will come to fore for the first time. In comparison to the Sakala-Samhita, the Ashvalayana-Samhita has 212 additional mantras among which some occur in the common suktas and others form 16 additional complete suktas. Among these additional suktas special mention may be made of Kapinjala-sukta (II.44), Lakshmi-sukta (V.88-89), Pavamana-sukta (IX.68), Hiranya-sukta (X.130), Medha-sukta (X.155) and Manasa-sukta (X.171). The book in two volumes presents the full text of the Ashvalayana Samhita of the Rigveda with padapatha, marked with proper accent marks. The additional mantras of the Ashvalayana Samhita followed by their translation in English and Hindi are also provided at the end of the Samhita text. In a detailed introduction of the text the learned editor has examined the existence of Sakha-Samhitas of the Rigveda as mentioned by the Puranas, Patanjali, Mahidasa and other authorities, scrutinising textual evidence in support of them. The focus is, however, on the Ashvalayana-Samhita, with a background on Acarya Ashvalayana and exploring the antiquity, treatment of accent and padapatha of the text by referring to various sources.