From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

The mantras of the Sāmaveda are called as ‘sāman’. Each sāman has five fundamental steps for singing. Out of them, the second which is the main part, is known as the ‘udgītha’. It is sung by the main priest udgātṛ. It always begins with Orh.


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