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Black Yajur Veda


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One of the two major recensions of the Yajur Veda. The adjective ‘Black’ distinguishes it from the other recension, the White or Pure Yajur Veda (Śukla Yajur Veda), as does its mixing of mantras or yajus with explanatory prose formulae (brāhmaṇas). The Black Yajur Veda is divided between four collections (Saṃhitā), each preserved by its own school (śākhā): the Taittirīya-Saṃhitā, Maitrāyaṇī-Saṃhitā, Kapiṣṭhala-(Kaṭha)-Saṃhitā, and Kāṭhaka-Saṃhitā.

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