Definition of Aranyaka

1. Noun. A treatise resembling a Brahmana but to be read or expounded by anchorites in the quiet of the forest.

Generic synonyms: Veda, Vedic Literature



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aranyaka

Aran
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Aran Islands
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Aranadan
Aranea
Aranea diademata
Araneae
Araneida
Aranese
Araneus
Araneus cavaticus
Arantius' ligament
Arantius' nodule
Arantius' ventricle
Aranyaka
Arapaho
Arapahoe
Arapahos
Ararat
Aras
Aras an Uachtaran
Arau
Arauca
Araucana
Araucania
Araucanian
Araucanians
Araucanization
Araucaria araucana

Literary usage of Aranyaka

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1. The Philosophy of the Upanishads by Paul Deussen (1908)
"... of all kinds of explanations of the ritual and allegorical speculations therein. This is only what might be expected in the life 1 aranyaka-vrata- ..."

2. A History of Ancient Sanskrit Literature So Far as it Illustrates the by Friedrich Max Müller (1859)
"had been uttered, so metaphysical speculations were carried on in the forests of India long before the names of aranyaka or Upanishad were thought of. ..."

3. A Handbook of Sanskrit Literature: With Appendices Descriptive of the by George Small (1866)
"The aranyaka and Upanishads of the Rig-veda.— The Upanishads are the argumentative sections of the Veda, sometimes entitled the Vedanta. ..."

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