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