The Sama Veda has 1,875 mantras, the majority of which
are from the Rig Veda. The Panchavimsha, and Shadvimsha
Brahmanas, the Tandya, Chandogya and Kena Upanishads were a development from the Sama
The Sama Veda gained
importance and prominence
because Bhagwan Krishna
said in the Bhagavad Gita
(10.22), "I am Sama Veda
among the Vedas."
The special priest of Sama Veda is known as an udgata.
He is an expert singer who invites the devas by singing
the mantras to entertain and please them.
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