Monday, April 24, 2017

100 yajurveda shakas

Courtesy: https://animeshnagarblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/a-list-of-hundred-and-one-yajurveda-shakhas/

A list of hundred and one yajurveda shAkhAs

According to different granThas , yajurveda have 101 shAkhAs.

ekashatamadhvaryushAkhAH (mahAbhAShye)

ShaTpa~nchAshatamaShTau cha saptatriMshatamityuta |
yasmin shAkhA yajurvede so.ahamAdhvaryave smRRitaH || (mahAbhArate)

shataM chaikA cha shAkhAH syuryajuShAmekavartmanAm | (ahirbudhniya saMhitA)

ityete vAjinaH proktA dasha pa~ncha cha saMsmRRitAH |
shatamekAdhikaM kRRitsnaM yajuShAM vai vikaplakAH || (vAyu purANe)

shatamekAdhikaM j~neyaM yajuShAM vai vikalpakAH | (brahmANDa purANe)

Following is list of those 101 yaju shAkhAs based on different sources.
These 101 vedashAkhAs are  divided into two major sects ( sampradAya ).

A) Aditya sampradAya

1) Name of yajurveda :-           shuklayajurveda

2) total:- 15 shAkhAs 
[ shAkhAbhedAstu teShAM vai dasha pa~ncha cha vAjinAm |
kANvAdyAH sumahAbhAga yAj~navalkyAH prakIrtitAH || (viShNu purANe ) ]

3) AchArya :- lord sun and yAgyavalkya rishI

4) Deity :- surya

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B) bramha sampradAya

1) Name of yajurveda :-
krishnayajurveda
2) Total :- 86 shAkhAs

3) AchArya :- lord bramha and vyAsa deva + vaishampAyana rishI

4) Deity :- rUdra/vAyu

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Again krishna yaju-shAkhAs are classified as

@ Adi yajurveda ( 8 shAkhAs )
@ kalApI yajurveda (4 shAkhAs )
@ kaTha yajurveda ( 25 shAkhAs )
@ maitrAyanIya yajurveda
    ( 7 shAkhAs )
@ harIdrU yajurveda ( 5 shAkhAs )
@ Aukheya yajurveda ( 1 shAkhA )
@ khAndikeya yajurveda
    ( 2 shAkhAs )
@ taittarIya yajurveda
    ( 5 shAkhAs )
@ vAdhula yajurveda
    ( 4 shAkhAs )
@ anya yajurveda
    (25 shAkhAs )

A) Aditya sampradAya ( shuklayajurveda )

1) jAbAla shAkhA
2) baudheya shAkhA
3) kAnva shAkhA
4) mAdhyAndin shAkhA
5) shApeya shAkhA
6) tApAyanIya shAkhA
7) kapola shAkhA
8) paundravatsa shAkhA
9) AvatikA shAkhA
10) paramvAtikA shAkhA
11) parAshara shAkhA
12) vaidheyA shAkhA (another name EkeyA or EkAyana shAkhA )
13) gAlava shAkhA
14) kAtyAyana shAkhA
15) vaijvApa ( baijvApa ) shAkhA

B) bramha sampradAya ( krishnayajurveda shAkhAs )

@ Adi yajurveda

16) vaishampAyana shAkhA ( Adi yajurveda )
17) Alambi shAkhA
18) kaliNgI ( dala ) shAkhA
19) kamala shAkhA
20) Aruniya shAkhA
21) tAnDaya shAkhA
22) IshmAyana shAkhA

@  kalApI yajurveda

23) kalApI shAkhA

24) hArIdrAviya shAkhA

25) chhAglina shAkhA
26) taumburUvina shAkhA
27) Aulupina shAkhA
28) RichhAbha shAkhA

@ kaTha yajurveda

29) charaka kaTha ( kAThaka ) shAkhA
30) Avharaka kaTha shAkhA
31) bhrAjishTha kaTha shAkhA
32) prAchya kaTha shAkhA
33) kapishThala kaTha shAkhA
34) vArAyaNIya kaTha shAkhA
35) chArAyaNIya kaTha shAkhA
36) shveta kaTha shAkhA
37) shvetAshvatara kaTha shAkhA
38) AupamAnyava kaTha shAkhA
39) pATanDineya kaTha shAkhA
40) maitrAyaNIya kaTha shAkhA
41) khAndAyana kaTha shAkhA
42) pinjula kaTha shAkhA
43) Audala kaTha shAkhA
44) sapicchhava kaTha shAkhA
45) mudgala kaTha shAkhA
46) shrungAla kaTha shAkhA
47) saubhAra kaTha shAkhA
48) maurasa kaTha shAkhA
49) chuchuka kaTha shAkhA
50) yoga kaTha shAkhA
51) hApila kaTha shAkhA
52) dausala kaTha shAkhA
53) dhausha kaTha shAkhA
54) jrumbhaka kaTha shAkhA

@ maitrAyanIya yajurveda

55) mAnava maitrAyana shAkhA 
56) vArAha maitrAyana shAkhA 
57) dundhubha maitrAyana shAkhA
58) Ekeya maitrAyana shAkhA 59) hAridrU maitrAyana shAkhA
60)  shyAmA maitrAyana shAkhA
61) shyAmAyaNIyA maitrAyana shAkhA

@ harIdrU yajurveda

62) AsurinA shAkhA
63) gArgya shAkhA
64) shAkarAkshya shAkhA
65) mArga shAkhA
66) vAsaviyA shAkhA

@ Aukheya yajurveda

67) AukheyI ( vaikhAnasa )  shAkhA

@ khAndikeya yajurveda

68) khAndikeyI shAkhA
69) taittirIya shAkhA

@ taittarIya yajurveda

70) baudhAyan taittarIya shAkhA
71) Apastamba taittarIya shAkhA
72) bhAradvAja taittarIya shAkhA
73) hiranyakeshI (satyAshADha ) taittarIya shAkhA
74) vAdhula taittarIya shAkhA

@ vAdhula yajurveda

75) agniveshya shAkhA
76) kaundinya shAkhA
77) gAlava shAkhA
78) sankha shAkhA

@ anya yajurveda shAkhA

79) lauhitya shAkhA
80) shAvadha shAkhA
81) chulibhi shAkhA
82) sumatI shAkhA
83) devavara shAkhA
84) anukrishna shAkhA
85) Ayu shAkhA
86) anubhUmI shAkhA
87) AprIta shAkhA
88) krushAshva shAkhA
89)sumUli shAkhA
90) lauki shAkhA
91) dhaumya shAkhA
92) kAshyapa shAkhA
93) shuka shAkhA
94) bhurIshravA shAkhA
95) somAvI shAkhA
96) AtunAtakya shAkhA
97) bhAragava shAkhA
98) tAla shAkhA
99) yAskiya shAkhA
100) UnarI shAkhA
101) vida shAkhA

Footnotes

1) Name of shAkhA in bold letter show existence of shAkhA in form of oral /published / manuscript /  fragment form .
2) List is not critical at all , it is based on traditional sources.
3) In some cases I found different names of same yaju-shAkhA so I included most popular name of that shAkhA.
Sources

The list is based on following granThas:-

1) charanvyuha sutra
2) vedashAkhA paryAlochanaM
3) veda shAkhA patta
4) bramhAnda purAna
5) mahArnava
6) vishnu purAna
7) Introduction to several published yaju-samhitAs.

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