Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 23 Jul 2011 08:01 and updated at 23 Jul 2011 08:01


vp.2.3 [paragraph continues] Aswakas 33, Pansurashtras, Goparashtras 34, Karitis 35, the people of Adhivajya 36, Kuladya 37, Mallarashtra 38, and Kerala 39; the Varapasis 40, Apavarhas 41, Chakras 42, Vakratapas and sakas 43, Videhas 44, Magadhas 45, Swakshas 46, Malayas 47, and Vijayas 48; the Angas 49, Vangas 50, Kalingas 51 and Yakrillomas, Mallas 52, Sudellas 53, Prahladas, Mahikas 54 and
vp.3.6 The four Vedas, the six Angas (or subsidiary portions of the Vedas, viz. siksha, rules of reciting the prayers, the accents and tones to be observed; Kalpa, ritual; Vyakarana, grammar; Nirukta, glossarial comment; Chhandas, metre; and Jyotish, (astronomy), with Mimansa (theology), Nyaya (logic), Dharma (the institutes of law), and the Puranas, constitute the fourteen principal branches of knowledge: or they are considered as eighteen, with the addition of these four; the ayur veda, medical science (as taught by Dhanwantari); Dhanur veda, the science of archery or arms, taught by Bhrigu; Gandharba veda, or the drama, and the arts of music, dancing, &c., of which the Muni Bharata was the author; and the Artha sastram, or science of government, as laid down first by Vrihaspati.

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