Indian Mythology

Vedic Culture

What are the Upanishads?

The Upanishads, also known as Vedanta (anta = last Veda = last of the vedas), are a series of philosophical discussions, often between a sage and his or her followers. Thus, the literal meaning of the Sanskrit term, “sitting near.” The Upanishads form the philosophical basis of Hindu theology. The term Vedanta also applies to a philosophical school of Hinduism.

The Indian devas (left to right) Surya, Agni, and Indra.


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