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The Four Vedas

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The Four Vedas

The four Vedas are made up of a large number of texts, composed nearly two thousand years before Christ, by the poets, seers, sages, and ritualists of Indo-European tribes who invaded the Indian Subcontinent. They are regarded as a sacred revelation and have been transmitted orally and recited faithfully by Brahmin males for a remarkable span of history. Extensive liner notes by noted scholar Frits Staal feature detailed descriptions of each of the four Vedas, including their meaning and musical structure. The album was recorded in South India.

Track Listing

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Ṛgveda - Opening Hymn Male singer 1:50
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Ṛgveda - Vikṛti Recitation R. K. Subrahmanya Sastri and K. Balasubrahmaniam 9:05
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Black Yajurveda - Description of Sacrifice N. Subrahmaniam Ghanapathikal, and R. Narayana Sastri 10:31
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White Yajurveda - Opening Verses Male singer 1:55
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White Yajurveda - Vikṛti Recitations Male singer 2:00
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White Yarjurveda - Prayer for Immortality E. J. Kumaraswami Dikshitar 1:21
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Sāmaveda - Opening Hymn Male singer 3:57
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Sāmaveda - Call to Sacrifice Male singer 1:45
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Sāmaveda - Rathaṃtara Ekamra Sastri and Sivarama Sastri 2:51
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Sāmaveda - Opening Hymn (Jaiminīya School) Male singer 1:55
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Sāmaveda - Gāna (Jaiminīya School) T. Sarangapani Aiyangar 3:18
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Sāmaveda - Setusāman Male singer 5:41
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Sāmaveda - Bhāruṇḑa-sāman Sastri Revashankar Bechabhai Trivedi 4:20
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Atharvaveda - Hymn for Peace Male singer 2:51
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Atharvaveda - Enumeration of Sacrifices Veniram Vishvanath Raval 1:58
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Twilight Prayer O. M. Kunhan and Raman Nambudiripad 4:50
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Ṛgveda - Saṃhitā Male singer 1:39
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Ṛgveda - Pada Male singer 0:41
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Ṛgveda - Krama Male singer 1:06
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Ṛgveda - Jaṭā Male singer 2:05
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Ṛgveda - Ratha Matangarli Paramashvaran and Raman Nambudiri 4:25
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Rgveda - Special Krama Cherumukku Vaidikan Vallabhen Somayajipad 4:35
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Teaching Ṛgveda Male singers 1:31
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Black Yajurveda: Koṭṭu Male singers 1:24
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Black Yajurveda: Ghoṣam Chittor Narayanan Nambudiripad 4:28
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Sāmaveda - Opening Hymn Male singer 2:27
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Sāmaveda - Kaśyapa's Vow Male singer 3:04
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Sāmaveda - Call to Sacrifice Muttathukkattu Itti Ravi Nambudiri 2:31
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Form of Sāmaveda Used in Sacrifice Cherumukku Vaidikan and male singers 1:20
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Form of Samaveda Used in Sacrifice Muttathukkattu Itti Ravi Nambudiri, Korattikkara Raman Nambudiri, and Thottam Sankaranarayanan Nambu 6:26
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Sāmaveda - Rathaṃtara Muttathukkattu Itti Ravi Nambudiri 1:29
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Stanzas Accompanying Oblations - Yājyā Male singer 2:03
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The Libation of the Soma Male singer 1:41
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Form of Ṛgveda Used in Sacrifice Cherumukku Vaidikan and male singers 6:21
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