6 Pieces of Vedas

The Vedas have 6 angas or pieces: 1. Shikcha Language and Learning 2. Kalpa Procedure such as how to perform yagna 3. Vyakaran Grammar 4. Nirukta Dictionary of Words 5. Chhanda System of Writing and Syntax 6. Jyotish Astrology (knowledge of past. present and future) Alternatively they are called Vadangas. Later these became individual disciplines applied to knowledge generally.