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Re: Doubts on Yajur Veda.

From: Chandrasekaran Venkatraman (
Date: Wed Sep 06 2000 - 18:52:20 PDT

Dear Sri Malolan,
   This same question when adiyEn posted about a year back, 
Sri Satakopan replied elaborately about the origin of the two 
Sakais and about YagnavAlkyar. Unfortunately I don't recollect 
which month... But probably you can use Sri Mani's archival search
and find out Sri Satakopan's posting.
   As I understood, Yagnavalkyar had a conflict with his guru
when the former, out of acharya bhakti declared that he alone can
absolve his acharya of a curse that fell on latter. Upon
hearing this declaration his Guru misunderstood it for arrogance
and asked him to quit as his disciple, upon which Yagnavalkyar
determined to part and "vomitted" out all that he had learnt from
his Guru. What was "vomitted" out was Krishna Yajur Veda which was
later absorbed by the Guru's other disciples as tiththiri birds.
Later Yagnavalkyar prayed to Surya and absorbed the knowledge of
Shukla Yajur Veda which even his Guru didn't know. So the crux
is that Yagnavalkyar never authored the Shukla Sakai but he compiled
it. For more details please search for Sri Satakopan's posting.


--- In, Malolan Cadambi <mcadambi@y...> wrote:
>                                   sri:
> Dear Bhaktas,
> I had come across and article which mentioned that there are "two 
> of Yajur Veda, namely, Krishna Yajur Veda and Shukla Yajur Veda. My
> doubts are :
> (1) First of all why do the "two types" of Yajur Veda exsits? What 
> the origins of both?
> (2) I had also read that the Shukla Yajur Veda is authored by
> Yagnyavalkiya. Who exactly is Yagnyavalkiya? And how can the Shukla
> Yajur Veda be authored when the vedas are said to be "apowrushEyam" 
> un-authored)?
> adiyEn,
> Malolan Cadambi
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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