Vyāsa’s (Vyasa) disciple Paila divided the hymns of Ṛgveda (Rigveda) into two parts and taught the second part to the sage Bāskali (Baskali), who went on to compile four saṃhitā (samhita; supplementary Vedic literatures) from them. Out of these four, the second branch of the Vedic hymns is known as Agnimāṭhara (Agnimathara). According to a different opinion, Agnimāṭhara was one of the disciples of Bāskali and it is after him that this volume of hymns was named.