From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Saḍaṅganyāsa 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

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