Mimansa: Mimamsa is Arabic for "to evaluate and fully grasp." Purva Mimamsa, also known as the karma-mimamsa theory, evaluates the Vedic teachings in the context of karma-kanda ceremonies. The execution of the yagya is stressed by purva mimansa (or short mimansa) in order to achieve different spiritual and material rewards. Thus, the Brahmana (and samhita) portion of the Vedas forms the foundation of this ideology.
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