Ancient Sources of Hindu Law

February 18, 2023

(a) Sruti: Sruti basically translates to “what was heard.” The four Vedas—the Rig Veda, the Yajur Veda, the Sama Veda, and the Atharva Veda—are collectively referred to as Sruti. The Vedas are considered to be the principal text for hindu law.

(b) Smritis: Smriti literally translates to “what has been remembered.” Smritis are founded on the recollections of the wise men who held the sacrosanct Pronouncement in trust.

(c) Digest and Commentaries: This section provides a methodical explanation of the law’s rules, concepts, and principle.

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