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The Vedic period which lasted from approximately 1500 BC to 500 BC was appointed after the group of sacred texts called the Vedas. Vedas are the oldest type of Sanskrit literature and as stated by the vast majority of scholars, the texts have been made between 1500 and 1200 BC. Vedas include 4 novels: Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvaveda of that Rigveda is thought to be the earliest.

                    Rigveda in Sanskrit, 19th-century manuscript

Rigveda (Awareness of this Verses) comprising 1,028 poems or hymns arranged in 10 mandalas (novels ) was written in archaic kind of Sanskrit in the current Punjab area about 1500 BC but it had been maintained before it was written down about 300 BC. Rigveda, in addition to additional Vedas – Yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvaveda, are spiritual texts meant for reciting, performing sacrifices and chanting but despite their own spiritual nature the four Vedas are the most significant historical source for the period after the collapse of Indus Valley Civilization. Vedas supply a good deal of information regarding the society, market and political organization from the Vedic Period.

Apart from for the four Vedas, the Vedic literature also comprises Brahmanas (commentaries into the Vedas), also Upanishads and Aranyaka (philosophical texts that greatly affected the later Hindu Philosophy) which were likely written between 900 and 600 BC.

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