VEDAS – oldest scriptures of Hinduism

The Vedas (Sanskrit वेद véda, “knowledge”) are a large body of texts originating in ancient India. Composed in Vedic Sanskrit, the texts constitute the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest scriptures of Hinduism.

Hindu scriptures

Vedas

Rigveda · Yajurveda
Samaveda · Atharvaveda

Divisions
Samhita · Brahmana
Aranyaka · Upanishad

Vedangas Shiksha · Chandas
Vyakarana · Nirukta
Kalpa · Jyotisha Upanishads

Rig vedic
Aitareya

Yajur vedic
Brihadaranyaka · Isha
Taittiriya · Katha
Shvetashvatara

Sama vedic
Chandogya · Kena

Atharva vedic
Mundaka · Mandukya Prashna

Puranas

Brahma puranas
Brahma · Brahmānda
Brahmavaivarta
Markandeya · Bhavishya

Vishnu puranas
Vishnu · Bhagavata
Naradeya · Garuda · Padma · Agni

Shiva puranas
Shiva · Linga
Skanda · Vayu

Epics

Ramayana
Mahabharata (Bhagavad Gita)

Other scriptures

Manu Smriti
Artha Shastra · Agama
Tantra · Sūtra · Stotra
Dharmashastra
Divya Prabandha
Tevaram
Ramcharitmanas
Yoga Vasistha

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