Vedangas are six auxiliary disciplines associated with the study and understanding of the Vedas. They are as follows:
Shiksha (Phonetics)
Its aim is the teaching of the correct pronunciation of the Vedic hymns and mantras. The oldest phonetic textbooks are the Pratishakyas (prātiśākhya), describing pronunciation, intonation of Sanskrit, as well as the Sanskrit rules of sandhi (word combinat…

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