Second volume of the three parts attentions are given towards enriching human potential and enhance the quality of life. The translator has emphasized on Rudra-Adhyaya.
This book has Kandas 3,4 & 5 comprising 17 Prapathakas and 257 anuvakas. Among the famous, it contains the Shatarudriya (namaka) hymn TS (4.5)), which is perhaps the most popular part of the four Vedas barring Purusha Sukta. All the mantras of TS, specifically those of Kanda 4, espouse a special type of yoga called here as the Vedic Yoga or Inner Yajna. TS mentions in many places that this yajna is a journey. Even Kandas 3 and 5 which consists mainly of Brahmana passages mention the symbolism behind the outer rite and its components such as the bricks used in the fire-altar.
Table of Contents:
- PART I - Overview and Introductory Essays
- PART II - Text of Taittiriya Samhita
- PART III - Text & Translation Kanda 3: Prapathaka 1-5
- Kanda IV - Prapathaka 1-7
- Kanda - Prapathaka 1-7
About the Author:
Dr. R.L. Kashyap is Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana in USA. He had his masters degree form Indian Institute of science, Bangalore and obtained Ph.D. form Harvard University. He is the recipient of many international awards. He has authored more than 350 research papers. He has guided more than 50 Ph.D. Scholars. He has written extensively on Veda. He has given the word-meaning of all the verses from the first 121 suktas of Rig Veda. He has to his credit six major books on the Veda. He is the Honorary Director of Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic culture, Bangalore.