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#KnowVedas2 ,In this second post of series I talk about origin and dating of Vedas. This is in continuation to first post where I spoke about first shloka of Rig Veda. Read thread(right now 25 tweets but will be expanded by tonight)👇🏼cc @Sanjay_Dixit @vivekagnihotri @sankrant
2/n Veda means knowledge. The word comes from the Sanskrit language and is derived from the verb root vid, 'to know'. Originally the Vedas were composed in Sanskrit. There are two types of Sanskrit, vaidika and laukika.
3/n The Vedic Sanskrit is called vaidika and it is more complicated both in its grammar and in the use of certain words which are only found in the Vedas. The worldly or more popular Sanskrit is called laukika. This is the language of the puranas and itihasas.
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