Indo European family of languages includes Sanskrit Sanskrit words for lack of

Indo european family of languages includes sanskrit

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“Indo-European” family of languages includes Sanskrit Sanskrit words for “lack of knowledge” (ajnana) cognate with English “ignorance” (hundreds of other cognates) Migration theory: beginning around 2000 BCE, Indo-European peoples from areas of Turkey and Central Asia began moving to Iranian plateau and Indian subcontinent Indigenous theory of origins in legendary Sarasvati River valley of the Indian subcontinent Four collections of Vedas - Rig Veda • Indra – warrior god • Varuna – presides over order of the universe – rta • Agni – god of fire - Sama Veda
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- Yajur Veda - Atharva Veda Four section of each collection of Vedas - Samhitas (hymns) - Brahmanas (rituals) - Aranyakas (“compositions for the forest”) - Upanishads (philosophy) Vedic Deities Soma – god of ecstasy/illumination Indra – lord of the universe, god of war Agni – god of fire Vac – god of speech Four casts - Brahmins – priests Kshatriyas – rulers, warriors Vaishyas – merchants Shudras – servants Four stages of life Studentship Householder Forest dweller
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