A) Containing hymns to be recited by the hotar
B) Containing formulas to be recited by the adhvaryu or officiating priest
C) Containing formulas to be sung by the udgatar
D) A collection of spells and incantations, apotropaic charms and speculative hymns
Correct Answer: C
Solution :[c] Vedic Literature: Vedas are also known as Shruti (to hear). There are four Vedas: 1. The Rig Veda, containing hymns to be recited by the hotar; 2. The Yajurveda, containing formulas to be recited by the adhvaryu or officiating priest; 3. The Samveda, containing formulas to be sung by the udgatar; 4. The Atharvaveda, a collection of spells and incantations, apotropaic charms and speculative hymns. The vedic literature can be divided into five parts: 1. Vedic Samhitas (a collection of vedic hymns or mantras); 2. Brahmanas (explanatory prose manuals attached to each Vedas); 3. Aranyakas (the concluding portions of Vedas - the forest books); 4. Upanishads (the simplified versions of Vedas); and 5. Vedangas (limbs of Vedas). Each Veda has three parts: (1) Samhita meaning mantra; (2) Brahmna meaning Chapter (Each chapter with different people). And (3) Aryanaka meaning Appendix (called thus as they were compiled in the forests).
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