Warning: include(): http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_include=0 in /home/ganeshji/public_html/hindu-scriptures/108-upanishads-list.html on line 34

Warning: include(http://www.ganesh.us/left.html): failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /home/ganeshji/public_html/hindu-scriptures/108-upanishads-list.html on line 34

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'http://www.ganesh.us/left.html' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/ganeshji/public_html/hindu-scriptures/108-upanishads-list.html on line 34

Warning: include(): http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_include=0 in /home/ganeshji/public_html/hindu-scriptures/108-upanishads-list.html on line 37

Warning: include(http://www.ganesh.us/banner.html): failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /home/ganeshji/public_html/hindu-scriptures/108-upanishads-list.html on line 37

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'http://www.ganesh.us/banner.html' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/ganeshji/public_html/hindu-scriptures/108-upanishads-list.html on line 37

Warning: include(): http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_include=0 in /home/ganeshji/public_html/hindu-scriptures/108-upanishads-list.html on line 38

Warning: include(http://www.ganesh.us/adg.html): failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /home/ganeshji/public_html/hindu-scriptures/108-upanishads-list.html on line 38

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'http://www.ganesh.us/adg.html' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/ganeshji/public_html/hindu-scriptures/108-upanishads-list.html on line 38

Hindu Scriptures

108 Upanishads

The word 'Upanishad' in Sanskrit language means upa (near), ni (down) and shad (to sit), which can be summed up as 'to sit down near' (and receive instructions). The teacher and student or a spiritual master and his disciples setting were not always prevalent in strict sense. In some cases, it was husband answering questions about immortality to his wife or a teenage boy was being taught by Yama (God of Death). The teachers, in some cases were women sages and the seekers of inspiration were kings. Besides dialogues, Upanishads also contain narrations, similes, metaphors, illustrations and symbolism.

According to Historians, Upanishads were composed between year 800-400 B.C. Experts differ on total number of Upanishads, but most agree on 108. Major among them are Chhandogya & Kena (Sam Veda); Aitareya & Kaushitaki (Rig Veda); Katha, Taittiriya, Brihadaranyaka, Svetasvatara, Isa & Prasna (Yajur Veda); Mundaka & Mandukya (Atharva Veda). From various elaboration found inside Upanishadic verses, it can be said that, sages like Yagnavalkya, Uddalaka, Aitareya, Pippalada, Sanat Kumar, Shwetaketu, Shandilya, Manu and even Maharshi Narada disseminated Upanishadic knowledge and thus, can be said to be their authors.

Upanishad contained in the RIG-VEDA:

  1. Aitareya Upanishad

  2. Aksha-Malika Upanishad

  3. Atma-Bodha Upanishad

  4. Bahvricha Upanishad

  5. Kaushitaki-Brahmana Upanishad

  6. Mudgala Upanishad

  7. Nada-Bindu Upanishad

  8. Nirvana Upanishad

  9. Saubhagya-Lakshmi Upanishad

  10. Tripura Upanishad

Upanishad contained in the SUKLA-YAJUR-VEDA:

  1. Adhyatma Upanishad

  2. Advaya-Taraka Upanishad

  3. Bhikshuka Upanishad

  4. Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

  5. Hamsa Upanishad

  6. Isavasya Upanishad

  7. Jabala Upanishad

  8. Mandala-Brahmana Upanishad

  9. Mantrika Upanishad

  10. Muktika Upanishad

  11. Niralamba Upanishad

  12. Paingala Upanishad

  13. Paramahamsa Upanishad

  14. Satyayaniya Upanishad

  15. Subala Upanishad

  16. Tara-Sara Upanishad

  17. Trisikhi-Brahmana Upanishad

  18. Turiyatita-Avadhuta Upanishad

  19. Yajnavalkya Upanishad

Upanishad contained in the KRISHNA-YAJUR -VEDA:

  1. Akshi Upanishad

  2. Amrita-Bindhu Upanishad

  3. Amrita-Nada Upanishad

  4. Avadhuta Upanishad

  5. Brahma-Vidya Upanishad

  6. Brahma Upanishad

  7. Dakshinamurti Upanishad

  8. Dhyana-Bindu Upanishad

  9. Ekakshara Upanishad

  10. Garbha Upanishad

  11. Kaivalya Upanishad

  12. Kalagni-Rudra Upanishad

  13. Kali-Santarana Upanishad

  14. Katha Upanishad

  15. Katharudra Upanishad

  16. Kshurika Upanishad

  17. Maha-Narayana (or) Yajniki Upanishad

  18. Pancha-Brahma Upanishad

  19. Pranagnihotra Upanishad

  20. Rudra-Hridaya Upanishad

  21. Sarasvati-Rahasya Upanishad

  22. Sariraka Upanishad

  23. Sarva-Sara Upanishad

  24. Skanda Upanishad

  25. Suka-Rahasya Upanishad

  26. Svetasvatara Upanishad

  27. Taittiriya Upanishad

  28. Tejo-Bindu Upanishad

  29. Varaha Upanishad

  30. Yoga-Kundalini Upanishad

  31. Yoga-Sikha Upanishad

  32. Yoga-Tattva Upanishad

Upanishad contained in the SAMA-VEDA:

  1. Aruni Upanishad

  2. Avyakta Upanishad

  3. Chandogya Upanishad

  4. Darsana Upanishad

  5. Jabali Upanishad

  6. Kena Upanishad

  7. Kundika Upanishad

  8. Maha Upanishad

  9. Maitrayani Upanishad

  10. Maitreya Upanishad

  11. Rudraksha-Jabala Upanishad

  12. Sannyasa Upanishad

  13. Savitri Upanishad

  14. Vajrasuchika Upanishad

  15. Vasudeva Upanishad

  16. Yoga-Chudamani Upanishad

Upanishad contained in the ATHARVA-VEDA:

  1. Annapurna Upanishad

  2. Atharvasikha Upanishad

  3. Atharvasiras Upanishad

  4. Atma Upanishad

  5. Bhasma-Jabala Upanishad

  6. Bhavana Upanishad

  7. Brihad-Jabala Upanishad

  8. Dattatreya Upanishad

  9. Devi Upanishad

  10. Ganapati Upanishad

  11. Garuda Upanishad

  12. Gopala-Tapaniya Upanishad

  13. Hayagriva Upanishad

  14. Krishna Upanishad

  15. Maha-Vakya Upanishad

  16. Mandukya Upanishad

  17. Mundaka Upanishad

  18. Narada-Parivrajaka Upanishad

  19. Nrisimha-Tapaniya Upanishad

  20. Para-Brahma Upanishad

  21. Paramahamsa-Parivrajaka Upanishad

  22. Pasupata-Brahmana Upanishad

  23. Prasna Upanishad

  24. Rama-Rahasya Upanishad

  25. Rama-Tapaniya Upanishad

  26. Sandilya Upanishad

  27. Sarabha Upanishad

  28. Sita Upanishad

  29. Surya Upanishad

  30. Tripadvibhuti-Mahanarayana Upanishad

  31. Tripura-Tapini Upanishad

All rights reserved to www.ganesh.us