The Vedas are a collection of hymns and other religious texts. These contain poems, prayers, and formulas considered to be sacred by the Vedic. The original writer is not known yet but is believed that it is written by the groups of Aryans. Vedas is religious in nature and it is the source of knowledge. It has a great impact in the Hinduism and believed that Brahmins are the ones to write in letters.
Vedas was written when the writing tradition was established in the world, before that it was taught from generation to generation. It was written in symbols in stones and transmitted from generation to generation.
Vedas is classified into different categories and they are:
- Rig-Veda “Knowledge of the Hymns of Praise”, for recitation.
- Sama-Veda “Knowledge of the Melodies”, for chanting.
- Yajur-Veda “Knowledge of the Sacrificial formulas”, for liturgy.
- Atharva-Veda “Knowledge of the Magic formulas”, named after a kind of group of priests.
These are the different categories of Vedas consisting different types of knowledge. Vedas is the source of mathematics, biology, astronomy and modern science. The world-famous scientist read the Vedas and discovered many theories that made the modern science possible.
The distance, displacement, atomic theory, DNA test and astronomy, all these modern science that changed the world are all included in Vedas. Zero, one of the most important digits of mathematics was already described in Vedas as nothing. The symbol to different things, making of the calendar, etc. all these were described around 1500 BC.
The effect of movement of Jupiter in earth was already explained before the scientist found that there are a space and planets. Before science discovered the planets, Vedas already knew the effect of planets movements on earth and the whole galaxy. Vedas already knew the speed of light explained in terms of kosh (unit such as km/hr).
Vedas had also explained the genetics, metabolism, digestion, several medicines and many more. Although it is religious in nature we can find the answer to all the questions in Vedas. We can say that Vedas is the source of science, knowledge, and religion. It is masterpiece creation which can answer all the questions.