What is adhikAra? (fwd)
Vivek Anand Ganesan
v_ganesan at YAHOO.COM
Thu Jun 4 15:13:22 CDT 1998
Thanks ShrI Ram Chandran for the timely posting containing
paramAchAryal's statements. I have some basic questions regarding
some of the information mentioned.
---ShrI Ram Chandran <chandran at ECON.AG.GOV> wrote:
(...some original post deleted for brevity.)
> Classification of Vedas
> Vedas - Rgveda, Yajurveda, SAmaveda, Atharvaveda
1. Sometimes, Atharvavedam is mentioned but sometimes it is omitted.
Why? In a wider sense, are the vedAngas and the upavedas also
considered to be shruti? What exactly constitutes shruti?
> Sub-commentraies (VyAkhyA, VarthikA, TikA:
2. Is not varTikS also a kind of TikA. I would be grateful if someone
could explain the different kinds of sub-commetaries like bhAshyA,
tippanI, churnI etc. What purpose does each serve?
Thanks in advance,
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