The Separation of Yajurveda into Sukla and Krishna Yajur Veda

Meaning of Krishna and Sukla Yajur Veda The terms Krishna and Shukla are derived from the Sanskrit words for “black” and “white,” respectively. By these standards, the Krishna Yajurveda and Shukla Yajurveda can be referred to as the Black Yajurveda and White Yajurveda, respectively. However, in this context, the term (Krishna) refers to what is …

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Buddhist Literature

Pali Texts Tripitakas: Pitakas literally means “Basket” and it was called so, because the original texts were written on palm-leaves and kept in baskets. Vinaya Pitaka: Monastic Code Sutta Pitaka: Budhha’s Saying Abhidhama Pitaka: Religious discourse of Buddha. It comprises: Dighgha Nikaya Majhim Nikaya Sanyukta Nikaya Anguttar Nikaya Khuddak/Kshudraka Nikaya Milindapanho(Questions of Milina): A dialogue …

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Abdur Rahim Khan-i-Khanan

Context Abdur Rahim Khan I Khanan’s tomb, located in Nizammuddin, Delhi was recently thrown open for public after receiving a new lease of life by conservation work, by a multi-disciplinary team of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), in partnership with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and support of a corporate conglomerate. [1] …

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Comparison between Jaina Caves and Buddhist Caves

During the Mauryan period, rock-cut caves were generally used as viharas, i.e. living quarters, by the Jain and Buddhist monks. While the early caves were used by the ajivika sect, later, they became popular as Buddhist monasteries. The caves during Mauryan period were marked by a highly polished finish of the interior walls and decorative …

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