The Vedas are a collection of ancient Hindu scriptures that are considered to be the primary source of knowledge and wisdom in Sanatana Dharma. The word “Veda” comes from the Sanskrit word “Vid“, which means knowledge or wisdom. The Vedas are believed to be the direct revelations of the divine, heard and transmitted by ancient Sages during deep states of meditation. These Sages, known as Rishis, passed on their knowledge orally from generation to generation before being compiled in the written form.
The Vedas contain a vast amount of knowledge and cover a wide range of topics, including philosophy, ritual practices, spirituality, and morality. They are considered to be eternal and timeless, and their teachings are meant to guide individuals towards a path of self-realization and spiritual growth. The Vedas are divided into four main sections: the Rigveda, the Yajurveda, the Samaveda, and the Atharvaveda, each with its own unique set of hymns, chants, and prayers. The Vedas are revered as the highest authority in Sanatana Dharma and are still studied and practiced by millions of people worldwide.