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Who translated the Vedas?
Ralph Thomas Hotchkin Griffith (1826–1906) was an English Indologist, a member of the Indian education service and among the first Europeans to translate the Vedas into English. He lived in the UK (Oxford) and in India (Benares and Nilgiris).
How many Vedas versions are there?
There are four Vedas: the Rigveda, the Yajurveda, the Samaveda and the Atharvaveda.
Who first translated rigveda to English?
H. H. Wilson was the first to make a translation of the Rig Veda into English, published from 1850–88.
What is the difference between the Vedas and the Puranas?
Yet there are certain fundamental differences between them. The Vedas are a large body of religious texts composed in Vedic Sanskrit and are widely regarded as the oldest scriptures of Hinduism. The Puranas are a vast collection of Indian literature that cover a wide range of topics, such as legends and traditional folklore.
What is the difference between the last and the Rig-Veda?
The last of the Vedas, this is completely different from the other three Vedas and is next in importance to Rig-Veda with regard to history and sociology. A different spirit pervades this Veda. Its hymns are of a more diverse character than the Rig Veda and are also simpler in language.
Who is regarded as the compiler of the Vedas?
Traditionally, Veda Vyasa is regarded as the compiler of the Vedas. The 18 Upa Puranas had their origins in the work of Lomaharshana (a disciple of Ved Vyasa) and his three students – the Mulasamhita.
What are we studying in the Veda?
We are studying Physical Religion—the roads that led from Nature to Nature’s gods—to Nature’s God. I stated that this phase of religious growth can best be studied in the Veda. And the next question was What is the Veda—and How did we come to know it? Now if you had asked the most learned Professor not more than a hundred years ago.