Vedas

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These are the Hindu Holy scriptures.

The Vedas are a large corpus of texts originating in Ancient India. They are the oldest scriptural texts of Hinduism. Today, Vedic texts are revered by Hindus around the world. Their verses are recited at prayers, religious functions and other auspicious occasions. In modern times, Vedic studies are crucial in the understanding of Indo-European linguistics, as well as ancient Indian history. See also Vedas.

Philosophies and sects that developed in the Indian subcontinent have taken differing positions on the Vedas. Schools of Indian philosophy which cite the Vedas as their scriptural authority are classified as "orthodox" (ĝstika). Two other Indian philosophies, Buddhism and Jainism, did not accept the authority of the Vedas and evolved into separate religions. In Indian philosophy these groups are referred to as "heterodox" or "non-Vedic" (nĝstika) schools.

Here are a list of Vedic gods by which we mean those divinities (devas) who are mentioned in the four Vedas. The principal Vedic gods are said to be 33 in number, namely eight Vasus, eleven Rudras, twelve Adityas, Indra and Prajapathi Brahma.

These gods belong to the three regions of the earth (prithvi), the heavens (Dyaus) and the intermediate space (Antariksha). Indra Varuna Agni Rudra Mitra Vayu Surya Vishnu Savitr Pusan Usha Soma Asvins Maruts Visvadevas Vasus Adityas Vashista Brihaspathi Bhaga Rta Rhibhus Heaven and Earth Kapinjala Dadhikravan Rati Yama Manyu Purusha Prajanya Sarasvathi Indra


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