Importance of Atharva Veda in Psychology

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Title Importance of Atharva Veda in Psychology
Creator Anu Dandona
Subject Vedas
Atharva Veda
mental diseases
physical diseases and gunas
Description Atharva Veda occupies a unique position among the four Vedas. The other three Vedas deal with matters of other world, the gods, nature, and the supernatural, while Atharva Veda is more worldly. It seeks to solve the problems of this world and its common people. It deals with a topic like leading a long and healthy life, to avoid sorrow, to ward off illness, to vanquish or win over the enemy, etc. Atharva Veda presents a detailed description of the lifestyle of a very early stage of human society, which has just entered the agricultural stage. The importance of animal wealth cows, oxen, horses is much more. New kingdoms are being established. Men want to live happy healthy lives for up to one hundred years. Pandit Bhagwat Sharma Upadhyay, in Hindi Vishwakosh, says, “The stress in Atharva Veda is not so much on the use of Karma Kanda or the rituals, as on doing right or wrong, high or low, do-s and don’ts, popular beliefs, and tendencies of life. From this point of view, the importance of Atharva Veda is much more, for the historian, than of the other three Vedas. The first references to Puranas, history, gathas, etc. are found here. This Veda also points to many such traditions which are not only older than Rig Veda but really go back to very very old times”.
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Publisher Chitkara University Publication
Date 2018-09-03
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source Issues and Ideas in Education; Vol 6 No 2 (2018); 125-127
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Anu Dandona

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