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Classification of Scriptures Vedas
Hindu scriptures are classified as shruti, smriti, itihaas, etc.  Learn what this classification means

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Vedas are the original Hindu scriptures.  There are four vedas.

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Upanishads Bhagwad Gita
In the Upanishads the spiritual meanings of the Vedic texts are brought out and emphasized in their own right. There are 18 principal upanishads and several minor upanishads.

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Lord Shree Krishna's upadesh (advise) to Arjuna in the battlefield of Mahabharata is one of the most important Hindu scriptures in Hindu dharma.

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Ithihaas Six Maha Vakyas
Along with the Puranas or books of mythology, are the Itihasas or books of legend. 

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An extraction of six of the most important statements (vakyas) from the Upanishads

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Scriputre Quotes Puranas
A categorized and growing collection of quotes from various Hindu scriptures which will serve as subhashitas or auspicious saying

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The Puranas are the richest collection of mythology in the world. Most of them attained their final form around 500 A.D.

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Yogasutra of Sage Patanjali
Manu Smriti
Yogasutra of Sage Patganjali

 

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Smritis mean "that which has to be remembered".

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Brahmanas Aranyakas
The Brahmanas are specific ritualistic. They are much like the Yajur Veda and its ritualistic approach but are not as old, nor do they have such an esoteric meaning.

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Between the Brahmanas and Upanishads are a few secondary texts. These are called Aranyakas or Forest texts to be used by those who left society to reside in the forest to gain spiritual knowledge (Vanaprasthas)

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Tirukural Agamas

Tirukural is an important scripture, written in Tamil language by Saint Thiruvalluvar. 

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The Agamas are sectarian scriptures dealing with the worship of a particular aspect of God and prescribing detailed courses of discipline for the worshipper.

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Jain Scriptures Dharmapada
In the olden days, the knowledge of scriptures was passed on by the word of mouth, taught by a teacher.

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Dharmapada is a book of Lord Buddha's teachings.  It contains 42 verses.

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Darshanas Bhaja Govindam
The Darshanas are schools of philosophy.

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Adi Shankara composed these hymns to foster the sense of devotion in the hearts of devotees

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Hanuman Chalisa Shree Guru Granth Sahib
Hanuma Chalisa

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Shree Gug Granth Sahib

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