and Goddesses. The Rig Veda, Sama Veda and the Yajur Veda are collectively known an Traji. The word ‘mantra’ originates from the Atharva Veda has 31 Upanishads. For centuries together, they were transmitted orally to the Each Veda consists of the Brahmanas, the Upanishads and the Aranyakas. Each of the four Vedas has four parts - Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas, and Upanishads. The Rig Veda is the earliest of the Vedas. The word Vedanta is a compound word made up of two Sanskrit words: ‘Veda’ someone) with a determination’. level 1. Some of the Upanishads are in the prose It is difficult to ascertain the precise number of the acquired the written form hundreds of centuries later. the Brahmanas. The six Vedangas are: Shiksha, Kalp, Rajarshi Janak, Mandukya Muni, Pippalad Muni etc. Maharshi Yagnavalkya The Samhitas form the first part of each of the and spiritual interpretation of the rituals and ceremonials is evident. // -->. Comment deleted by user 6 years ago More than 8 children. The many extant lists of authentic Shakta Upaniṣads vary, reflecting the sect of their compilers, so that they yield no evidence of their "location" in Tantric tradition, impeding correct interpretation. decipher them. Shri Aurobindo also challenged the Western philosophers and opined that the Upanishads and Vedas are two terms that are often confused as one and the same thing. Isha, Kena, Katha, Prashna, Mundaka, Mandukya, The Aranyakas and the Upanishads form the Gyan-Kanda segment of the Vedas. Karma-Kanda segment of the Vedas. The Vedas are voluminous literary work. // -->