According to the Hindu tradition __:
1. Vedas are eternal and not authored by human beings
2. Vedas comprise the traditional wisdom transmitted from generation to generation
3. Vedas are root or primordial texts of Hindu tradition
4. Vedas are composed of versified mantras, prose mantras, and melodies
Which among the above is / are correct?

Answer: [D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

According to tradition they are un-authored (apaurusheya) and eternal. They are also known with some other terms such as:

Nigama: Traditional wisdom transmitted from generation to generation

Amnaaya: The root texts or primordial texts of (Hindu) tradition

Trayi: The Vedic texts comprising of Versified mantras, prose mantras, and melodies

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