Atharva-Veda Samhita - First Half - Books I to VII (Paperback)

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Atharva-Veda Samhita - First Half - Books I to VII (Paperback)

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Atharva-Veda Samhita - First Half - Books I to VII, translated by William Dwight Whitney, offers an insightful foray into one of Hinduism's ancient and mystical texts.

In Atharva-Veda Samhita - First Half - Books I to VII, renowned scholar William Dwight Whitney provides an authoritative translation and analysis of the first half of the Atharva-Veda, one of the four sacred texts of Hinduism. This work is notable for its meticulous scholarship and provides a crucial understanding of this lesser-studied Veda.

Whitney begins by introducing the Atharva-Veda within the broader context of Vedic literature, highlighting its unique aspects and historical significance. Unlike the other Vedas, the Atharva-Veda is known for its blend of spirituality and practicality, encompassing not only hymns and philosophical concepts but also spells, incantations, and practical wisdom.

Books I to VII of the Atharva-Veda, as translated by Whitney, cover a diverse range of topics. They include hymns of protection, healing, and prosperity, reflecting the everyday concerns and spiritual practices of ancient Indian society. Whitney's translation is accompanied by extensive notes and commentary, providing readers with an understanding of the cultural, linguistic, and religious contexts of these hymns.

Furthermore, Whitney delves into the linguistic structure and poetic beauty of the Atharva-Veda. His work not only preserves the literal meaning of the original Sanskrit text but also captures its lyrical quality, making this ancient work accessible to a modern audience.

Product Details ISBN: 9781406753127
ISBN-10: 1406753122
Publisher: William Press
Publication Date: May 11th, 2007
Pages: 632
Language: English