Reena: Namaste Swamiji, Thanks a lot for the answer.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you, my daughter. You are welcome, please.
Ashwin: Swamiji, my pranams to you. I heard from a Vedic scholar that the
first nine mandalas of Rig Veda are in Vedic sanskrit and the last mandala is in classical or later day sanskrit. Is it true?Also,please verify if the following data is correct? Rig Veda-10,552 mantras. Yajur Veda-1975 mantras. Sama Veda-1875 mantras. Atharva Veda-5977 mantras. Total-20379 mantras in Vedas. Thank you.
Swami Ram Swarup: My blessings to you. No, please. It is not true that first nine mandals of Rigveda are in Vedic Sanskrit and 10th mandal in classical/later day Sanskrit.
Rigveda -10589 mantras,
Yajurveda- 1975 mantras,
Samveda- 1875 mantras,
Atharvaveda- 5977 mantras.
Rigveda has 10,589 mantras, rest of figures quoted by you are correct.
Manish: Namaste, In Atharveda 20-127-3 Word is Eeshaai OR Rishye ? Aur apane transaltion me likha hai ESHA RISHAYA MAAMAHE SHATAM NISHKAANDASH SRAJAH
TRINNI SHATAANYARVATAAM SAHASTRA DASHA GONAAM
KYA rISHAYA OR iShaya dono ek hi shabdh hai iska mujhe arth samjaye pandit Ji me bahut dino se iske bare me padh raha hu par kuch nahi mil raha hai Please aap meri sahita kare
Swami Ram Swarup: Word is- Ash. Eshaye Maamahe. Ash means “that king” Eshaye means hard-working person.