Divisions of the Vedic Literatures SRUTI – [revealed writings, or “that which is heard”]: The four Veda Samhitas - [Rg, Sama, Yajur, and Atharva]. Brahmanas aranyakas Upanisads [more than (108) books]. SMRTI – [tradition, or “that which is remembered”]: Itihasas - [Epics, such as the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, which includes the Bhagavad-gita]. Puranas (Histories): The (18) Maha-Puranas (“Great Puranas”): (6) sattvic Puranas (for persons in goodness): Bhagavata-Purana (Srimad-Bhagavatam), Visnu-Purana, Naradiya-Purana Garuda-Purana Padma-Purana Varaha-Purana (6) rajasic Puranas (for persons in passion): Matsya-Purana Kurma-Purana Linga-Purana Siva-Purana Skanda-Purana Agni-Purana (6) tamasic Puranas (for persons in ignorance): Brahma-Purana Brahmanda-Purana Brahma-vaivarta-Purana Markandeya-Purana Bhavisya-Purana Vamana-Purana The (18) Upa-Puranas (“Minor Puranas”) The Numerous Sthala-Puranas (“Regional Puranas”) Sutras(codes) - [Srauti-Sutra, Grha-Sutra, Kalpa-Sutra, Dharma-Sutra, Sulva-Sutra, Vedanta-Sutra]. Vedangas (auxiliary Sciences) - [Siksa, Chandas, Vyakarana, Nirukta, Jyotisa, Kalpa]. Upavedas(sciences indirectly related to Vedic Study) - [ayur-veda, Gandharva-veda, Dhanur-veda, Sthapatya-veda]. Bhasyas (writings and commentaries of the great acaryas throughout history).