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    Commentaries on the Vedas

    Namaste,

    Would someone be kind of enough to link their favourite commentaries or explorations of the Vedas by a authentic sage or Guru.

    I find that personal line by line study of the Vedas is fruitless for a newcomer (especially in English) whom does not know the symbolic significance of the magnificent poetry, as there is no guiding guru, however a commentary may help with more potent study.

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    Re: Commentaries on the Vedas

    Quote Originally Posted by IcyCosmic View Post
    Namaste,

    Would someone be kind of enough to link their favourite commentaries or explorations of the Vedas by a authentic sage or Guru.

    I find that personal line by line study of the Vedas is fruitless for a newcomer (especially in English) whom does not know the symbolic significance of the magnificent poetry, as there is no guiding guru, however a commentary may help with more potent study.
    Namaste,

    I have not studied the whole Vedas so I can't say much.

    But I read commentaries by many Panditas on few hymns I like and most of them are used in temples I visit for conducting daily rituals.

    I don't know if one person commented on all the Vedas but whatever Suktams I studied all of them were commented upon by Sri Sayanacharya.(The commentaries are available in printed format but I don't know about online links.)

    All traditional Panditas give nearly same meaning but a few explain mantras in quite distinct ways.Some employ Vedantic ideas to explain mantras and some even use Puranic narratives.

    And in my personal opinion it always good read at least 5 or more commentaries for a mantra rather than sticking to a single person views.
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