Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 12 Chapter 6:75-80

Book 12: Chapter 6

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 12: Chapter 6: Verses 75-80

Sage Sumantu was the son of Jaimini, the chanter of Samaveda (as taught to him by Vedavyasa--wide verse 53 above) and Sunvan was the son of Sumantu. Jaimini taught one collection to each of them. Then Sukarma another Brahmana pupilJaimini, who had a mighty intellect, divided the tree of Samaveda into a thousand collections of psalms. Hiranyanabha of Kosala, and Pausyani, the two pupils of Brahma, Sukarma; and a third pupil, Avantya (by name), the foremost learnt them. Pausyanji and Mantras as well as Hiranyanabha had, it is said, five hundred pupils, who hailed from the north (and learnt as many Salsas of S (Yet) antiquarians call them Pracyas (perhaps construing this word in the sense of the ancient and not in the sense of easterners). Laugaksi, Mang Kulya, Ku another Kuksi, (other) pupils of Pausyanji, learnt a hundred collections each. Arta,pupil of Hiranyanabha, taught twenty-four collections to his (own) pupils; while Avantya, (who was) a man of self-control, taught the rest to his.

Thus ends the six discourse entitled "The classification of the Vedas into (so many,

Sakhas schools", in Book Twelve of the great and glorious Bhagavata-Purana, otherwise known as the Paramahamsa-Samhita..



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