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Shukla Yajur Veda ( Chanting with Swaras)

The Yajur Veda Samhita deals with the ritualistic procedures. Yajur Veda gives a practical or execution shape to the mantras (Riks) of Rig Veda. It refers to many mantras of Rig Veda, but in addition gives a description of procedures in prose form. Yajur Veda has 2 main branches called Shukla Yajur Veda and Krishna Yajur Veda. This page describes the Shukla Yajur Veda .Shukla Yajur Veda is also called as “Vaajasaneyi Samhita” and it was brought to this world by Sage Yaajnavalkya after learning form Sun God. Shukla Yajur Veda is popular in North India. This site has been provided with recordings of the Kanva Shaka of Shukla Yaju Veda.

  • The Samhita which is divided into 40 Chapters and many mantras within these chapters.
  • Like Krishya Yajur Veda the Aranyakas and Brahmanas are also the part of the Samhita.
  • The key difference between the Krishna Yajur Veda and Shukla Yajur Veda is that while the former contains the prose part, the later only has the mantras.

The table below has been given based on the above Adhyaya division and the Audio recording of chanting of the above have been provided for the users of this site through an Mp3 player on the left. It has to be noted the audio recordings though covers the entire Samhita, it has not been provided chapterwise ( It means some of the chants may have more than one Adhyaya or more than one chant may cover an Adhyaya. However, the table below gives the details needed. The recordings ( 27 in total) correspond to the "Chant Nos" in the table. The length of recitation for each chapter could be anywhere in the range of 15 to 60 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
238 Adhyaya-Mantra 1.1 to 3.16
239 Adhyaya-Mantra 3.17 to 5.38
240 Adhyaya-Mantra 5.39 to 8.19
241 Adhyaya-Mantra 8.20 to 11:11
242 Adhyaya-Mantra 11.12 to 13.18
243 Adhyaya-Mantra 13.19 to 14.65
244 Adhyaya-Mantra 15.1 to 16.85
245 Adhyaya-Mantra 17.1 to 18.86
246 Adhyaya-Mantra 19.1 to 21.50
247 Adhyaya-Mantra 21.51 to 23.29
248 Adhyaya-Mantra 23.30 to 25.46
249 Adhyaya-Mantra 25.47 to 29.32
250 Adhyaya-Mantra 29.33 to 32.43
251 Adhyaya-Mantra 32.44 to 34.22
252 Adhyaya-Mantra 35.1 to 40.18
253 Brihad Aranyaka Upanishad  Adh-Mantr 1.1 to 1.80
254 Brihad Aranyaka Upanishad  Adh-Mantr 2.1 to 2.66
255 Brihad Aranyaka Upanishad  Adh-Mantr 3.24 to 4.7
256 Brihad Aranyaka Upanishad Adh-Mantr 4.8 to 5.10
257 Brihad Aranyaka Upanishad Adh-Mantr 5.11 to 6.75

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