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The Religion of the Veda: The Ancient Religion of India (From Rig-Veda to Upanishads) (Classic Reprint)

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ISBN: 9781290405256
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Publication Date: 2012-01-10
Number of pages: 336
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Excerpt from The Religion of the Veda: The Ancient Religion of India (From Rig-Veda to Upanishads)

This volume reproduces with some little amplification six lectures on the Religion of the Veda given before various learned institutions of America during the fall and winter of 1906-07. The period of time and the amount of literature embraced in the term Vedic are large; moreover any discussion of this religion that deserves the name must also include a glance at the prehistoric periods which preceded the religion of the Veda. Consequently my treatment must be selective. It was not difficult to make the selection. I have not thought it necessary to include a complete account of Vedic mythology and legend; nor did the details of priestly ritual and religious folk-practices seem to me to call for elaborate exposition at this time and under the circumstances of a popular treatment of Vedic religion.

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