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Sama Veda (Chanting with Swaras)

The word “Saama” means peace of mind. Samaveda Samhita contains majorly the collection of Riks of Rig Veda in the form of music. In Rig Veda the Mantras are in “Udaata” or upward swara or “anudaata” or downward swara. In Sama Veda these swaras are extended so that it sounds like music. It is said that the origin of the Carnatic music (Indian music with 7 swaras) is from Sama Veda. The Veda is known by the word Sama Gaana.

As discussed earlier, Sama Veda used to have 1000 “Shakas” or recension out of which only 3 are available in records.  Out of these 3 available Shakas only “Kouthuma Shaka” is prevailing in use in South India, whose recordings have been provided in this section.

  • The Sama Veda Samhita contains 1878 Mantras, mostly borrowed from Rig Veda and some part from other Vedas as well. Only 88 Mantras are its own..
  • There Mantras are divided in to 99 Kandas which are grouped as Poorvarchitam and Uttararchitam ( Mantras which come in the beginning and later respectively)
  • Another important aspect of this Veda is Sama Ganam. There are again 4 divisions Viz.., Veyaganam (Natural Music), Aranyeganam (Music which is sung in forests),Uuhaganam & Uuhyam (Monodharma music or imaginative music based on moods)

The table below has been given based on the way the chanting of Sama Veda is practiced in Vedapatashalas in South India. The audio chanting ( 66 Recordings) of the complete Veda has been provided for the users of this site through an Mp3 player on the left. The length of recitation for each chant could be anywhere in the range of 30 to 55 Minutes. Wherever possible, the synopsis of each chapter also has been given to give an understanding of what each chapter contains. I am sure you will find it extremely useful to pick & choose the chapters you would like to listen and this will also help in case you choose to systematically cover each chapter a day or any other convenient schedule.

Chant No

Details

Chant No

Details

147

Aagneya Parva Part 1

181

Uhaganam Dasaraatram – Part 8

148

Aagneya Parva Part 2

182

Uhaganam Samvatsaram – Part 1

149

Aagneya Parva Part 3

183

Uhaganam Samvatsaram – Part 2

150

Aiendram Bahusaami Parva – Part 1

184

Uhaganam Samvatsaram – Part 3

151

Aiendram Bahusaami Parva – Part 2

185

Uhaganam Samvatsaram – Part 4

152

Aiendram Eakasaami Parva - Full

186

Uhaganam Samvatsaram – Part 5

153

Aiendram Bruhati Parva – Part 1

187

Uhaganam Eakaaham – Part 1

154

Aiendram Bruhati Parva – Part 2

188

Uhaganam Eakaaham – Part 2

155

Aiendram Trihtup Parva – Full

189

Uhaganam Eakaaham – Part 3

156

Aiendram Anustup Parva – Full

190

Uhaganam Eakaaham – Part 4

157

Aiendram Indrapucham Parva – Part 1

191

Uhaganam Ahinam – Part 1

158

Aiendram Indrapucham Parva – Part 2

192

Uhaganam Ahinam – Part 2

159

Aiendram Indrapucham Parva – Part 3

193

Uhaganam Ahinam – Part 3

160

Vikrudi Pavamanam Parva – Part 1

194

Uhaganam Ahinam – Part 4

161

Vikrudi Pavamanam Parva – Part 2

195

Uhaganam Ahinam – Part 5

162

Vikrudi Pavamanam Parva – Part 3

196

Uhaganam Satram – Part 1

163

Vikrudi Pavamanam Parva – Part 4

197

Uhaganam Satram – Part 2

164

Vikrudi Pavamanam Parva – Part 5

198

Uhaganam Satram – Part 3

165

Aaranyakeyaganam Arka Parva – Part 1

199

Uhaganam Prayaschitam – Part 1

166

Aaranyakeyaganam Arka Parva – Part 1

200

Uhaganam Prayaschitam – Part 2

167

Aaranyakeyaganam Dwantha Parva – Part 1

201

Uhaganam Chuthu – Part 1

168

Aaranyakeyaganam Dwantha Parva – Part 2

202

Uhaganam Chuthu – Part 2

169

Aaranyakeyaganam Vrata Parva – Part 1

203

Uhaganam Chuthu – Part 3

170

Aaranyakeyaganam Vrata Parva – Part 2

204

Rahashyaganam Part 1

171

Aaranyakeyaganam Vrata Parva – Part 3

205

Rahashyaganam Part 2

172

Aaranyakeyaganam Sukriya Parva – Part 1

206

Rahashyaganam Part 3

173

Aaranyakeyaganam Mahanaamnee Parva

207

Rahashyaganam Part 4

174

Uhaganam Dasaraatram – Part 1

208

Rahashyaganam Part 5

175

Uhaganam Dasaraatram – Part 2

209

Rahashyaganam Part 6

176

Uhaganam Dasaraatram – Part 3

210

Rahashyaganam Part 7

177

Uhaganam Dasaraatram – Part 4

211

Rahashyaganam Part 8

178

Uhaganam Dasaraatram – Part 5

212

Rahashyaganam Part 9

179

Uhaganam Dasaraatram – Part 6

213

Aaservadam

180

Uhaganam Dasaraatram – Part 7




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