The four treatises explaining the phonetics of the Ved are called Praatishaakhya. These four treatises are -
(1) Rig Ved Praatishaakhya,
(2) Taittireeya Praatishaakhya - explaining the phonetics of Taittireeya Upanishad - which is one of the versions of Krishn Yajur Ved,
(3) Vaajsaneyee Praatishaakhya - explaining the phonetics of Vaajsaneyee Sanhitaa - which is Shukla Yajur Ved, and
(4) Shaunakeeya Chaturaadhyaayikaa- explaining the phonetics of Atharv Ved Sanhitaa.
Strange enough there is no Praatishaakhya for Saam Ved even though the hymns of Saam Ved are meant mostly for chanting and singing. Most of the Saam Ved hymns are borrowed from Rig Ved.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/06
Updated on 03/20/13