This post is in continuation of the Post Veda essential Details.
Each Veda has Srautha Sutras.
Srautha Sutras explain the Rules for Conducting the Yagas and Yangnas.
Yagas are condcuted with a specific purpose while Yagna is performed because it is a Duty.
Puthra KameshtiYaga for example is a Yaga while Brahma Yagnam isa Yagna; the former is performed for begetting Children, the later is performed because it is a Duty.
Rig Veda has Sanakayana, Aswalaayana Sutras.
Shukla Yajur Veda has Kathyaayana Sutra,
Aapasthamba,Bodhayana,Hiranya Keseeya,Bharatwaja, Manava,Vaikanasa belong to Krishna Yajur.
Sama Veda has Dhraahyaayana,Laatyaayana,Machaka Sutras.
Kathyayana and Vaidhaana belong to Atharva Veda.
(Kathyaayana seems to be common for Atharva and Shukla Yajur- will some one clarify?)
These are Gruhya Sutras,
Gautama, Vasishta,Hiranyakeseeya and Vaikaanasa are some of these Sutras.
The Vedas stress the importance of Dwani, tone and pronunciation.
Details of this is provided in the Prathisaakyas.
Each Veda has Anugrahamani on this subject.
To explain the meaning of the Vedas there is a special Group called Niruktham.
There are six sub texts of the Vedas called Vedangas.
They are Siksha,Vyakarana,Chandas,NirukthamJyothisham and kalpa.
Please read my post filed under Hinduism, Vedas.
- Vedas Essential Details (ramanan50.wordpress.com)
- What is Shukla Yajur Veda Shukla Yajur Upakarma Mantras (ramanan50.wordpress.com)
- Vedas Branches Text Translation (ramanan50.wordpress.com)