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मूल-यजुर्वेद-संहिता - Mula-Yajurveda-Samhita : Vol-8 (An Old and Rare Book)

Preface

Satawadekara had published an edition of Taittiriya recession of the Krisna-Yajurveda-Samhita. The text is available and is taken a standard one.

1. In face of such an edition, the justification of another edition by Maharishi Daivarata lies in the following: 1. In the Satawadekara's edition, the Suktas is arranged on the basis of the Sarasvata-patla of the Taittiriya Sakha. Maharishi Daivarata's edition, on the other hand, takes also into account the Suktas found in the Taittiriya Brahman and the Taittiriya Aranyaka, both belonging to the same school.

2. These additional Saktas, found in the said Brahmana and the said Aranyaka, are then arranged at their appropriate places in the body of the Samhita with the clues furnished by Baudhayana, Apastamba and Hiranyaken Grhya-Sutras.

3. In Satawadekara's edition, the Suktas are arranged in terms of Kamala, Prapathaka and Anuvaka; but in Maharsi Daivarata's edition they are arranged in terms of Kanclas, Prakias and Anuvakas.

The additional Suktas, culled by Maharsi Daivarata from 71Le said Brahmana and the said Aranyaka need not be taken Ls interpolations. In the long tradition of the Krsna-Yajurveda-Samhita, these Suktas might have been separated from the spinal collection, but retraced in the Brahmana and the Aranyaka. Maharsi Daivarata's edition may, therefore, be looked upon as a restoration of the original Krsna-Yajurveda-Samhita.

The restoration of these additional Suktas in the body of e Krsna-Yajurveda-Samhita in the light of the Grhya-Sutras, stated above, suggests that the original bulk of the Krisna-samhita. rigveda-Samhita was known to the authors of those Grhya- Sutras. Similarly, the arrangement of the Saktas in terms of Kailas, Pragnas and Anuvakas has authority behind it.

It may, however, be noted here that in Satawadekara’s edition, the appropriate Devatas, I3,sis and Chandases have been decidedly mentioned at the top of the Suktas. While this has been done also in 2aharsi Daivaraa's edition with regard to the Suktas common to both the editions, they are wanting in those additional Suktas culled from the said Brahmana and the said Aranyaka and incorporated by maharishi Daivarata in his edition of the Mina-Krsna-Yajurveda-Samhita.

Further, just as the Koi) a-Yajurveda-Samhita is thus being restored to its original form, the Sukta-Yajurveda Samhita demands similar treatment from competent scholars. If and when that is done, then the stream of the Mala-Kama-Yajurveda-Samhita and the stream of the Milla-Sukta-Yajurveda-Samahita will coalesce into what may legitimately be called the Milla-Yajurveda-Samhita.

Pending the realization of that golden ideal, Maharsi Daivarata deserves all praise and congratulations for what he has done towards the restoration of the Milla-Krsna-Yajurveda-Samhita.

Dr Km. Indra, a student of the Department of Sanskrit & Pali with specialization in Vedic Studies and sometimes a part-time Lecturer at the Women's College, B.H.U., has ungrudgingly and with all devotion done everything that is needed towards seeing the work through the Press. Shri Sudhakar Malaviya, also a student of the Deptt. with specialization in Vedic Studies and now the Research Assistant under the Scheme, has rendered help in all possible ways. Both of them deserve approbation. The B.H.U. Press must be congratulated for speedy execution of the printing with neatness and extra-ordinary efficiency.

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