A research journal with the evolutionary link of Rudra & Śiva across Veda Saṃhitās to Āraṇyakas and their synopsis in the Upaniṣhads of Rig/Ṛg, Yajur to Atharva Vedic Śākhās. Finally, how it all landed in the Itihāsas. The sources and topics listed below are a journey across the three dimensions in which the Rishis (Ṛṣi) divided the Vedic context: adhibhautika (physical); adhidaivika (Divinity/Deva); and ādhyātmika (Yogic union with cit). The sources and citations in our journey are:
RV = Rig Vedā Saṃhitā, RVB = Rig Vedā Baskala Shakha Khila, KYV = Kṛṣṇa Yajur Vedā, TS = Kṛṣṇa Yajur Vedā Taittirīya Saṃhitā, VS = Sukla Yajur Vedā Vājasaneyi Saṃhitā, TA = Kṛṣṇa Yajur Vedā Taittirīya Āraṇyaka, AVS = Atharva Veda Shaunaka, AVP = Atharva Veda Paippalada, AB = Aitareya Brahmāṇa, KA = Caraka–Kaṭha Āraṇyaka, SB = Śatapatha Brahmāṇa, TB = Kṛṣṇa Yajur Vedā Taittirīya Brahmāṇa, MS = Maitrāyaṇī Saṃhitā, KB = Kausitaki Shankhyayana Brahmāṇa GS = Grihya Sutra of Paraskara Sukla Yajur Vedā
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