Krishna Yajur Veda Frequency Wise Uncategorized Noun
Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 13 Jul 2011 11:46 and updated at 13 Jul 2011 12:07
The list below is the nouns found in Krishna Yajur Veda ranked based on their frequency of occurrence. The frequency of occurrence (frequency spectrum) of the noun in each Kanda too can be found. Unlike in Rik, Sama and Atharva Veda, Agni ranks first in Yajur Veda. Indra ranks second. The gap between Agni and Indra is more pronounced in Krishna Yajur Veda compared to Sukla Yajur Veda as here Agni is mentioned close to double the number of times Indra is mentioned.
Next is Soma. Visnu comes as 6th and Vayu comes 14th . Prominence of Vishnu is unique to Krishna Yajur Veda. Sarasvati is ranked 35th. Saraswati is also the most frequently described river in Krishna Yajur Veda. This indicates the importance of Saraswati in Yajur Veda and the origin of this Veda from Saraswati river. Sindhu is not mentioned in Krishna Yajur Veda though it is mentioned 3 times in Sukla Yajur Veda. While Sukla Yajur Veda spread in north and north western India (which contain the Sindhu river), Krishna Yajur Veda spread into southern parts of India.