What are the Vedas? Are they really the distilled wisdom of cosmic knowledge?

Vedas are the source of integral wisdom, science, tradition and culture of a remarkable civilisation. They are Oral compilations of distilled wisdom of cosmic knowledge survived from the time immemorial. They are the fountain head of Indian culture. They are not only identified as scriptures, but also the specimen of history and human civilisation. The word ‘Veda’ means ‘knowledge’ because it is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘vid’ to know’. Secondly, the term denotes works containing knowledge (Vidya), the most sacred and authoritative knowledge.