Overview of the Vedas

This is a course of 4 recorded webinars to have an overview of the Veda-s. Through structured presentations, illustrations and examples, this course will unfold the arrangement and content of these 4 divisions of the Vedas: Ṛg, Yajur, Sāma & Atharva.

Students will first be given an overview of the entire Vedic literature and how the Vedas are differentiated from other texts such as the Bhagavad Gīta, texts of Yoga and Purāṇas. After which, each of the 4 Veda divisions will be explained including similarities, differences, unique features and examples.

Students will also get an overview of the layers of the Vedas – the Saṃhitā, Brāhmaṇa, Āraṇyaka & Upaniṣads. Therefore, this course will be a complete overview of the Vedas.


Course objectives:

  • Have an overview of the entire Vedic literature and see where the Vedas feature.
  • Understand why the Veda-s are called “revealed texts” and what that means.
  • Have an overview of the four divisions Veda-s, their similarities and differences.
  • Briefly examine the content of each of the 4 Veda-s.
  • Have an overview also of the layers of Vedas – Samhitā, Brāhmaṇa, Āranyaka & Upaniṣads.

Course Curriculum

  • Vedic literature overview & Ṛg Veda
    60 minutes
  • Vedic literature continued & Yajur Veda
    60 minutes
  • Sāma & Atharva Veda
    60 minutes
  • Saṃhitā, Brāhmaṇa, Āraṇyaka & Upaniṣads
    60 minutes

Your Course Includes

4 hours of video lessons

4 recorded webinars of live classes taught in October-November 2020, teaching a comprehensive overview of the Vedas.

Downloadable presentations

All the presentations used in this teaching can be downloaded for your reference.

References of resources to study further

Each of the lessons includes a reference list of resources used to create this content, if students wish to pursue this topic deeper.

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

This is self paced learning course of 4 weeks duration. It is recommended to go through one lesson a week. You may however go through them faster or slower according to your ability and time.

How long do I have access to the course?

Unlimited !! You can watch the videos any number of times.

Can I have face to face interation with Instructor

No, this is an online self paced course with video lessons. However, you are free to contact the instructor via our direct messaging system from the member’s area.

Does this course have any certificates?

Certification is not offered for this course.

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