The Vedas, as it is claimed, are eternal and believed to be the revelation of divine wisdom to inspired rsis of old.
The present work contains the whole text of Sama-Veda in Nagari script with English translation and some commentary with a new light. Apart from the text, the book contains an exhaustive and critical introduction which gives detailed information useful for scholars and students in this field.
The first part of this book contains four chapters (Kandas), namely, (1) Agneya Kanda, (2) Indra Kanda (3) Pavamanam Kanda, and (4) Aranyam Kanda. The second part of the book or the uttara archika contains the remaining mantras (hymns).
The sole means to be resorted to by man, according to Sama-Veda is prayers. These prayers take the form of extolling the various universal devas for their varied activities in establishing the creatures, evolving and maintaining them all impartially. The devotee prays for an unimpaired life of a hundred years in welfare, keen in perceptions and sound of limbs and in understanding.