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  1. Vedanga(noun)

    Vedic texts from the fifth and fourth centuries BC dealing with phonetics and ritual injunctions and linguistics and grammar and etymology and lexicography and prosody and astronomy and astrology

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  1. Vedanga

    The Vedanga are six auxiliary disciplines traditionally associated with the study and understanding of the Vedas. ⁕Shiksha: phonetics, phonology and morphophonology ⁕Kalpa: ritual ⁕Vyakarana: grammar ⁕Nirukta: etymology ⁕Chandas: meter ⁕Jyotisha: astronomy Traditionally, vyākaraṇa and nirukta are common to all four Vedas, while each veda has its own śikṣā, chandas, kalpa and jyotiṣa texts. The Vedangas are first mentioned in the Mundaka Upanishad as subjects for students of the Vedas. Later, they developed into independent disciplines, each with its own corpus of Sutras.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Vedanga

    one of the six commentaries on the Vedas.

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