Upaniṣads and Āraṇyakas
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The Upaniṣads and Āraṇyakas are two classes of texts belonging to the Veda, the most authoritative body of sacred scripture within the Hindu tradition. These two kinds of texts follow the fourfold d…

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Patrick Olivelle, “Upaniṣads and Āraṇyakas”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_2020020>
First published online: 2012

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