How old Vedas is?  Name of 4 Vedas, 6 Shastras and 18 Puranas. 

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May 04, 2024

The largest set of Hindu religious text

The Vedas, originating in ancient India, are Hinduism's oldest scriptures, composed in Vedic Sanskrit around 3,500 years ago. 

Four Vedas

Rigveda: To focus on the gods.

Yajurveda: For sacrificial rituals.

Atharvaveda: For healing and protection.

Samaveda: Hymns to be sung.

Six Shastras

Vaisheshika Shastra

Samkhya Shastra

Purva Mimamsa

Yoga Shastra

Uttara Mimamsa

Nyaya Shastra

Shastras are six Hindu philosophies exploring reality and human existence:

Puranas are 18 Hindu texts supplementing the Vedas, providing mythology, cosmology, and history of Ancient Hinduism:

18 Maha Puranas

2) Vishnu Purana

3) Padma Purana

5) Bhagavata Purana

4) Brahma Purana

1) Shiva Purana

6) Devi Bhagavata Purana 

Maha Puranas

8) Matsya Purana

9) Bhavishya Purana

11) Brahmavaivarta Purana

10) Markandeya Purana

7) Agni Purana

12) Linga Purana

More Puranas

14) Kurma Purana

15) Varaha Purana

17) Skanda Purana

16) Garuda Purana

13) Naradiya Purana

18) Vamana Purana