Sunday, August 26, 2012

Why is it important to know about the mantra devatas in veda mantras ?

Sage Shaunaka says,

The mantras revealed to the rishis have certain intentions mainly in connection with rituals. Only by understanding the devata of the mantra this intention can be ascertained. Without this knowledge no domestic (grihya)or vedic ritual can be accomplished and the ritual will be fruitless.