The evolution of the Yajurvedic words in Yaska’s view
In the tradition of lexicography Nighantu is the earliest linguistic evidence. Yaska has made an analysis of this text in his Nirukta during 6th or 7th century B.C. If compared with old Nighantu, Nirukta is more popular and scientific. Yaska has given examples of his selection of words from the four Vedic texts. Main focal points of this paper is to trace the purpose of Nirukta, why the mantra has been exemplified and whether the purpose has been satisfied or not and whether this explanation made by Yaska have any impact on the subsequent tradition of Vedic interpretation or not. Here in this paper a mantra has been collected and exemplified in Nirukta from the Yajurveda specifically Suklayajurveda Madhyandina tradition.