Terms and Questions
Early Vedic Tradition (both lectures)
Indra, Vrtra, and Agni
The Four Samhitas
Describe the Purusha Sukhta and its
What was the
purpose of the sacrifice at the beginning of the early Vedic period?
How does the
understanding of the sacrifice and its effectiveness change during the early
What is the
significance of ecstatic visions in early Vedic religion?
How do the Samhitas relate to the rituals of the Brahmins?
How is the
entire body of Vedic texts corganized?
Describe the two
central dimensions of early vedic traditions