Who are Shukla Yajurvedi Smartha Brahmins?

Who are Shukla Yajurvedi Smartha Brahmins?

Yajurvedi is an Indian surname used by Yajurvedi Brahmins, meaning versed in Yajurveda. It is one of the two major sub-sects among Deshastha Brahmins. Similarly there are Rigvedi (one who knows Rigveda).

Who follows Yajur Veda?

Each of the four Vedas is assigned a specific Hindu priest. Hota for Rig Veda, Adhvaryu for Yajur Veda, udgata for Sama Veda and brahman for Atharva Veda.

Which Veda is for Brahmins?

AtharvaVeda Gopatha
They are a secondary layer or classification of Sanskrit texts embedded within each Veda, often explain and instruct Brahmins on the performance of Vedic rituals (in which the related Samhitas are recited)….Commentaries of Sayana.

Veda Brahmana Comment
AtharvaVeda Gopatha See the main article on the Gopatha Brahmana.

Which Veda do Brahmins follow?

The Rig Veda
The Rig Veda is one of the most sacred Hindu scripture, and it contains the mythological origin of the Brahmin.

What is Smartha Brahmin?

The term Smarta also refers to Brahmins who specialize in the Smriti corpus of texts named the Grihya Sutras, in contrast to Shrauta Sutras. Smarta Brahmins with their focus on the Smriti corpus, contrast from Srauta Brahmins who specialize in the Sruti Corpus, that is rituals and ceremonies that follow the Vedas.

What is Shukla Yajur Veda?

Shukla Yajurveda The Shukla Yajur veda (well-ordered, clear Veda) has Samhita which is known as the Vajasaneyi Samhita. The term Vajasaneyi is extracted from ‘Vajasaneya’, the family name of Yajnavalkya, and the prime mover of the Vajasaneyi dynasty.

Where are Smartha Brahmins from?

Some local groups of Brahmins are associated with Smarta tradition, especially in South India states like Tamil Nadu or Karnataka: Halenadu Karnataka Brahmin. Hoysala Karnataka Brahmins.

Are Kota Brahmins Smartha?

Kota Brahmins are mainly concentrated in the villages of Kota of Udupi district. Kotas follow Smarta tradition. The Guru Narasimha Temple, Saligrama is important to them.

Are Shukla Brahmins?

The Shukla Brahmins were considered to be the fairest in complexion and the highest amongst the Brahmins of the north, hence the name Shukla (white) was attributed to them. Today it is a surname used by Brahmins in North India.

What is Shukla caste?

What is the first shakha of Shukla Yajurveda?

Vajasaneyi Kanva, originally of Kosala (VSK), found to be the first shakha of Shukla Yajurveda, according to the legends of the Vishnu Purana and Bhagavata Purana. It comprises 40 Adhyayas, 328 Anuvakas, 2086 Verses.

What are the Upanishads associated with Shukla Yajurveda?

The Shukla Yajurveda has two Upanishads associated with it: the Ishavasya, as the last part of te Samhita, and the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, the last part of the Shatapatha Brahmana. The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad is the most voluminous of all Upanishads. Other texts are Katyayana Shrautasutra, Paraskara Grhyasutra and Shukla Yajurveda Pratishakhya.

Do Brahmins study Yajurveda?

However, they study Vedas also and belong to Krishna Yajurveda school. One of the sects of these saivite Brahmins is called Aradhyas, related to Panditaradhyas ofSivakaviyugamu (Era of Saiva poets) of 12th century.

Who are the Brahmins who gave Smritis/sutras/laws?

Other important Brahmins who gave smritis/sutras/laws are: Angirasa, Atri, Daksha, Devala, Laugakshi, Prajapati, Pitamaha, Pulatsya, Yama, Vyasa, Samvarta and Satatapa.