Vedic Literature Vedangas
Smriti is not meant for chanting. Smriti is meant for memorization.
Vedangas (Veda+ Anga, Limbs of vedas) are part of Smriti literature.
* Shiksha– (Phonetics)
Deals with Phonetics. Connected with correct pronunciation of the words of the Vedas.
* Siksha is tongue of Vedas.
Pratisakya suthra is the earliest book available on Shiksha.
* Niruktha– (Etymology)
Deals with the origin of meaning of the word.
Yaksha of 5th C. B.C. was the first scholar to deal with etymology.
The book Niruktha was written by Yaksha.
* Vyakarana– (Grammar)
* Chchandas– (Metrics)
* Jyothisha– (Astrology)
* Kalpa– (Ritual)
Deals with rituals.
Kalpa has four sub parts called Kalpasuthras.
A. Griha Suthras (Smartha suthras)–Ritual
B. Shrautha suthra———————-Ritual
C. Sulva suthra————————–Ritual
D. Dharma Sutra. ———————– Legal.