Q1. What is the main book of
Vedas: The most important four contain
ritual elements as well as a lot of contemplative philosophy (Upanishads)
Rig Veda (the oldest, holiest, most
influential, and most sacred of all Hindu texts) - 10 books & 10000+ verses
mark the foundation work of Hinduism.
Yajur Veda (deals with how rituals are
performed) - this has 2 key parts, Shukla Yajur Veda and Krishna Yajur Veda.
Sama Veda (the musical accompaniment of
Atharva Veda (the scientific and esoteric
aspects of rituals). As this Veda dealt with a lot of alchemy, black magic,
etc., and science of various weapon building, the theists in the fold relegated
this Veda to its lowest one, and practice of this is very limited.
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