What are the Vedas and who wrote them ?
- The Rigveda, containing hymns to be recited by the hotṛ;
- The Yajurveda, containing formulas to be recited by the adhvaryu or officiating priest;
- The Samaveda, containing formulas to be sung by the udgātṛ.
- The fourth is the Atharvaveda, a collection of spells and incantations, apotropaic charms and speculative hymns.