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THE RGVEDA SAMHITĀ
Commentators 16 Nature and Structure of the hymns
Dānastuti 30 Vālakhilya 31 Other classes 33 Khilas
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accent according actually Agni alliteration ancient appears Aryans Atharvaveda became becomes beginning belongs Brāhmaṇas brahmin called cattle century character clearly close collection common composed composition connected contains created creation culture described desires direct earlier earth effect elements enemy entire evidently expression final fire followed formulas frequently function gods hence horse hymns important India Indra kind king known language late later linguistic literature magic means mentioned metres myths names nature offered oral original period phrases plant poetic poetry poets practices praise prayers present priests regarding religion religious repeated repetitions Rgveda rites ritual Sāmaveda Samhitā Sanskrit says significance similar social society Soma Soma sacrifice sometimes songs spiritual stage stanzas symbolic tion tradition various Vedas Vedic verses victory VIII waters wealth Yajurveda