“The four Vedas- The repository of knowledge and religious truths- Are the word of God”.- By Swami Dayanand Saraswati.
Vedas are the great source of knowledge and a collection of sacred texts about the Hindu religion and mythology.
The four models forming the traditional body of Indian scripture makes up the Vedas. The oldest and significant is – The Rig-Veda.
The other three are-
The Sama-Veda, The Yajur-Veda and The Atharva-Veda.
The Vedas are the actual collection of the knowledge and information which are the basis for mythology; it contains the hymns and verses which are directed towards several God and Goddesses.
#1. The Rig-Veda
The Rig-Veda contains hymns which are the remainder of the ancient cultural heritage and the point of pride for Hindus.
#2. The Sama-Veda
The Sama-Veda is the Veda of Melodies and Chants. The Indian Classical Music and Dance are rooted in the sonic and musical dimensions of the Sama Veda.
#3. The Yajur-Veda
The Yajur-Veda is a collection of the mantras which is used in rituals that are said by the priest. It is also called the Veda of “Prose Mantras.”
#4. The Atharva-Veda
The Atharva-Veda gives the knowledge about the approach to everyday life. It is also known as the “Veda of Magical formulas,” like remedy from medicinal herbs, speculations on the nature of man good and evil.