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The third of the four Vedas, or canonical texts of Hinduism, containing the liturgy (mantras) needed to perform the sacrifices of the religion of the Vedic period.
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The Yajurveda is one of the four canonical texts of Hinduism, the Vedas. By some, it is estimated to have been composed between 1000-600 BCE, the Yajurveda 'Samhita', or 'compilation', contains the liturgy needed to perform the sacrifices of the Veda, and the added Brahmana and Shrautasutra add information on the interpretation and on the details of their performance.
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