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Karmakāṇḍa literally means ‘branch of the Veda dealing with karma or rituals’.
 
Karmakāṇḍa literally means ‘branch of the Veda dealing with karma or rituals’.
  
==Sections of Veda==
 
 
Religious tradition generally divides the Vedas into two broad groups:
 
Religious tradition generally divides the Vedas into two broad groups:
# Karmakāṇḍa - It deals with the varifous Vedic rituals including the yāgas or sacrifices.
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# Karmakāṇḍa - deals with the varifous Vedic rituals including the yāgas or sacrifices  
# Jñānakāṇḍa - It comprises the Upaniṣads.
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# Jñānakāṇḍa - comprises the Upaniṣads
  
 
==Karmakāṇḍa as per Samhitā==
 
==Karmakāṇḍa as per Samhitā==

Revision as of 05:20, 29 September 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Karmakanda, KarmakANDa, Karmakaanda


Karmakāṇḍa literally means ‘branch of the Veda dealing with karma or rituals’.

Religious tradition generally divides the Vedas into two broad groups:

  1. Karmakāṇḍa - deals with the varifous Vedic rituals including the yāgas or sacrifices
  2. Jñānakāṇḍa - comprises the Upaniṣads

Karmakāṇḍa as per Samhitā

Brāhmaṇas are the main content of the Karmakāṇḍa. The mantras in the Samhitā section are chanted at the appropriate stages in the performance of the Vedic rites.

Karmakāṇḍa as per Vedāntic Systems

Vedāntic systems accounts the Karmakāṇḍa to a lower place. The Mīmāmsā system makes it the chief aspect of the Vedas assigning Vedānta or the Upaniṣadic section to a subsidiary place.

References

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