From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sadangs, SadaJgs, Sadaygs

Sadañgs literally means ‘the six limbs of the Vedas’.

The Veda is called ‘ṣaḍaṅga’ since it has six subsidiary branches of knowledge. These are the ṣaḍaṅgas or Vedāṅgas.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore