The sacred religious chants of India date back at least 3,000 years and are the oldest continuous vocal tradition.
The oldest written collection of texts is the Rig Veda composed in archaic Sanskrit probably between 1500 and 1200 BC.
Most Vedas consists of songs recited during sacrifices, and passages instructing priests, or Brahmans, what to do during the ceremony.
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Hymns about the Creation Myth from the Rig Veda