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    What Books and Burials Tell Us Class 6 Notes | DailyHomeStudy

    One of the oldest books in the world  There four Veda – the Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda and Atharvaveda. The oldest Veda is the Rigveda, composed about 3500 years ago. The Rigveda includes more than a thousand hymns, called sukta or “well-said”. These hymns are in praise of various gods and goddesses. Three gods are specially important: Agni, the god of fire; Indra, a warrior god; and Soma, a plant from which aspecial drink was prepared. These hymns were composed by sages (rishis). Priests taught students to recite and memorise each syllable, word, and sentence, bit by bit, with great care. Most of the hymns were composed, taught and learnt by men. A few were composed by women. The Rigveda is…

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