Vedic Upanishads

This is a sticky index file about all Upanishads and important commentaries on text of Upanishads. As we already remember – Upanishads are the concluding teachings of Vedas and from Vedas,and they are the very fundament of Vedanta – the Vedic Wisdom squeezed out by generations of enlightened Vedic seers,saints,teachers and their best students;

Here you can read Aitareya Upanishad with commentaries of the famous Hindu Advaita Vedanta Swāmī Shankara-Ācārya (788-820) online. Aitareya Upanishad is contained in the Ṛig Veda and forms a part of the Aitareya Āraṇyaka. The Aitareya Upanishad is a short prose text, divided into 3 chapters, containing 33 verses. It comprises the 4-5 th and 6 th chapters of the

Here you can read Kena Upanishad with commentaries of the famous Hindu Advaita Vedanta Swāmī Shankara-Ācārya (788-820) online. The Kena Upanishad belongs to the Talavakāra Brāhmaṇa of Sama Veda, giving the etymological roots of an alternate name of Talavakāra Upanishad for it, in ancient and medieval era Indian texts. The Kena Upanishad is also referred to as the Kenopanishad.

Isha Upanishad (Īśā Upaniṣad) with commentaries of the famous Hindu Advaita Swāmī Shankara-Āchārya: The (Vedic) mantras (verses) beginning with Īśāvāsyam have not been utilised in karma (rituals etc.), for they serve to reveal the true nature of the Self, which is not an appendage to karma. The real nature of the Ātman consists in Its purity, sinlessness, oneness, eternity, incorporeity,

*/ III Book ॥ भृगुवल्ली ॥ || bhṛguvallī || Third Book - Bhṛgu vallī The special feature of the third book of Taittirīya Upanishad, i.e., Bhrigu- Valli is the mention of the five sheaths, Koṣas, of the Ātman. The Vedāntic doctrine of three bodies i.e., causal, subtle and gross, and five sheaths or Koṣas, via, the gross physical body, the

*/ II Book ॥ ब्रह्मानन्दवल्ली ॥ || brahmānandavallī|| Second Book named Brahmānanda vallī The special feature of the Second Book of the Taittirīya Upanishad - Brahmānanda vallī is in the grand proclamation that Brahman is Ānandamaya or Supreme Bliss. Wherever there is the bliss or joy, it is a reflection of the light of Brahman. But its fullest expression is

Gopāla - Tāpanīya Upanishad - one of the original Atharva Veda Upanishads, which describes the transcendental form and pastimes of Lord Krishna. 'Gopāla' is one of Krishna's names - meaning "the small shepherd" - and it usually refers to Lord Krishna as a small boy while he was living in Vrindāvan, tending cows, playing his flute and teaching his friends

॥ śrīkṛṣṇopaniṣat ॥ Śrī Kṛṣṇa Upaniṣad ॥ śrī gurubhyo namaḥ hariḥ oṁ ॥ Salutations to Śrī Guru All-Permeating Hari! yo rāmaḥ kṛṣṇatāmetya sārvātmyaṁ prāpya līlayā । atoṣayaddevamaunipaṭalaṁ taṁ nato'smyaham ॥ 1॥ oṁ bhadraṁ karṇebhiḥ śṛṇuyāma devāḥ bhadraṁ paśyemākṣabhiryajatrāḥ । sthirairaṅgaistuṣṭuvāṁsastanūbhiḥ vyaśema devahitaṁ yadāyuḥ । Om! O Devas, may we hear with our ears what is auspicious; May we see with

Here you can read the Mahā Nārāyaṇa Upanishad; full text translated in English together with Romanized Sanskrit text and very detailed commentaries done by Swāmi Vimalānanda of Śrī Ramakrishna Math, done according to other historically significant commentaries on Mahā Nārāyaṇa Upanishad and Taittirīya Āraṇyaka and Brāhmaṇa, from which many mantras of Mahā Nārāyaṇa Upanishad have originated. Mahā Nārāyaṇa Upanishad belongs

Now follows the Śrī Hayagrīva Upanishad - the Vedic text dedicated to the Avatār or Embodiment of Lord Vishnu. Śrī Hayagriva is easily recognisable as an emanation with Horse’s head and Human’s body. According to Vedic scriptures and Vaiṣṇava tradition Hayagriva is most often asked for knowledge, intelligence, success in studies and Vedic studies in particular. And yet, he is