53. Vedic Chandas And Its Excellence
Indian Dharmic edifice stands on the Vedic foundation. Indian culture is eternally rooted in the Vedas.
Vedas are again based on the hymns or mantras - vibrations of sound. Hence Vedas are called Shrutis (That can only be heard or uttered). Vedic meanings change with the change in the way of mantra pronunciations. Hence utmost importance is to be given for chanting of Vedic mantras.
The letters in the Vedic mantras are systematically arranged. There is an order and harmony between the letters. Pingalas Chandas Sutra is the authoritative text on Vedic Chandas. It deals with mathematical concepts also. The letters in Vedic mantras have mathematical significance.