Shruti or Shruthi - What Is Heard

Shruti or Shruthi in Hinduism. In Sanskrit, Shruti literally means "that Which Is Heard".  Sruti means the knowledge which was heard by revelation. It refers to the most authoritative, ancient sacred texts consisting of the base of Hinduism.

Shruti (What Is Heard) comprises of the four Vedas (Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and Atharva Veda) including its four types of attached texts – the early Upanishads, the Brahmanas, the Samhitas and the Aranyakas.


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