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Yajur Veda

The Yajur Veda is thought to contain hymns for ceremonial purposes. But a closer look reveals that  hymns in Yajur Veda also deal with the art of living a successful and wholesome life. It was used by the adhvaryu, priests who recited appropriate formulas from the Yajur-Veda while actually performing the sacrificial actions. There are six complete recessions of Yajur Veda - Madyandina, Kanva, Taittiriya, Kathaka, Maitrayani and Kapishthala.
There are two primary schools of Yajurveda: shukla and krishna -

  • Shukla yajurveda (vaajasaaniiya) consists of 40 chapters in metrical form. Sukla Yajurveda follows the Aditya sampradaya (the schoolof Aditya) and is more popular in the North India. Out of the 17 sakas in this school, only 2 are available now.

  •   Krishna yajurveda (taittiriiya) has some portions which are in metrical form and some protion in prose forms and some portions contains a mixure of both. Krishna Yajurveda follows the Brahma sampradaya (the school of Brahma) and is more popular in the South India. It was supposed to be having 82 branches or sakas out of which only 4 are available now.

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Yajur Veda 1A       Yajur Veda 1B       Yajur Veda 2A       Yajur Veda 2B      

yajur Veda 2C       Yajur Veda 3A       yajur Veda 3B       Yajur Veda 3C      


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The materials downloaded should be only for personal use or for academic purposes. These material cannot be used for any business purpose use. This material is based on a live recording of an actual Vedparayan by some Varanasi scholars. This effort to digitize the recitation was inspired by Brahmaleen Swami Gangeshwaranandji as well as Swami Govindanandji. The audio quality is not great, but it covers 56 hours of chanting of the Vedas. " We sincerely thank Mr. Prem for allowing us to provide this download. Mr. Prem holds all the yajurhts for this material.