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Āraṇyakas and Upaniṣads
(10,850 words)

The Āraṇyakas and Upaniṣads 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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Olivelle, Patrick, “Āraṇyakas and Upaniṣads”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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