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Vedas are composed in Vedic Sanskrit, the texts constitute the oldest layer of Sanskrit.


Vedas are regarded as "authorless" – there were many sages who must have contributed without putting their seal on the compositions.


Vedas are also called "sruti", meaning – what is heard, literature.


Vedas are Hindu texts which were composed orally, then memorized and transmitted orally from one generation to next.


What was remembered was called "smriti". The verbal tradition of preserving and transmitting the Vedic texts carried on before they were written down into manuscripts.

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