From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

The Śukla Yajurveda has two śākhās or recensions. They are:

  1. Kānvaśākhā - It has 17 kāṇḍas.
  2. Mādhyandinaśākhā - It has 14 kāṇḍas.

There is not much difference between these two recensions. The Śatapatha Brāhmana has two śākhās of the same name. The Bṛhadāranyaka Upaniṣad is also found in both the recensions.


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