List of Upanishad names (with basic information)

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Dear friends, just before knowing the list of Upanishads names, let us have a brief idea of those great and divine Upanishads.

The Upanishads in Sanskrit is pronounced as उपनिषद् / ಉಪನಿಷದ್ / upaniṣad.

Upanishads are Vedic Sanskrit texts of Hindu Sanatana Dharma which explains the basis of Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism).

Upanishads are one of the main part of the Vedas (the oldest scriptures of Hinduism).

The Upanishads are commonly referred to as Vedānta as per Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism).

Vedanta has been interpreted as the “last chapters, parts of the Veda” and alternatively as “object, the highest purpose of the Veda”.

The aim of all Upanishads is to investigate the nature of आत्मन् (ಆತ್ಮನ್ / ātman) (self).

Various ideas about the relation between आत्मन् (ಆತ್ಮನ್ / ātman) (self) and ब्राह्मण् (ಬ್ರಾಹ್ಮಣ್ / brāhmaṇ) (Supreme God – Vishnu) can be found, and later commentators tried to harmonize this diversity.

The recent sampradayas (traditions) have given their own explanations on the Upanishads.

The modern day Vaidik schools belong to Sri Adi Shankaracharya’s Advaita Vedanta (monistic or non-dualistic), Sri Ramanujacharya’s Vishishtadvaita (qualified monism), and Sri Madhvacharya Dvaita (dualism).

Now, first let us know the list of the names of Upanishads and later let us know the basic idea of all those Upanishads.

List of Upanishad names are as given below:

Aitareya Upanishad : (ऐतरेय उपनिषद् / ಐತರೇಯ ಉಪನಿಷದ್ / aitarēya upaniṣad)

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad : (बृहदारण्यक उपनिषद् / ಬೃಹದಾರಣ್ಯಕ ಉಪನಿಷದ್ / br̥hadāraṇyaka upaniṣad)

Chandogya Upanishad : (छान्दोग्य उपनिषद् / ಛಾಂದೋಗ್ಯ ಉಪನಿಷದ್‌ / chandōgya upaniṣad‌)

Talavakara Upanishad : (तळवकर उपनिषद् / ತಳವಕರ ಉಪನಿಷದ್ / taḷavakara upaniṣad)

Katha Upanishad : (कठ उपनिषद् / ಕಠ ಉಪನಿಷದ್ / kaṭha upaniṣad)

Taittiriya Upanishad : (तैत्तिरीय उपनिषद् / ತೈತ್ತಿರೀಯ ಉಪನಿಷದ್ / taittirīya upaniṣad)

Atharvana Upanishad : (अथर्वण उपनिषद् / ಅಥರ್ವಣ ಉಪನಿಷದ್ / atharvaṇa upaniṣad)

Prashna Upanishad : (प्रश्न उपनिषद् / ಪ್ರಶ್ನ ಉಪನಿಷದ್ / praśna upaniṣad)

Isha Upanishad : (ईश उपनिषद् / ಈಶ ಉಪನಿಷದ್ / īśa upaniṣad)

Mandukya Upanishad : माण्डूक्य उपनिषद् / ಮಾಂಡೂಕ್ಯ ಉಪನಿಷದ್ / māṇḍūkya upaniṣad

Basic information of all the Upanishads are as given below:

1. Aitareya Upanishad : (ऐतरेय उपनिषद् / ಐತರೇಯ ಉಪನಿಷದ್ / aitarēya upaniṣad) – The Aitareya Upanishad is a main Upanishad, associated with the Rigveda.

It comprises the fourth, fifth and sixth chapters of the second book of Aitareya Aranyaka, which is one of the four layers of Rig Vedic text.

2. Brihadaranyaka Upanishad : (बृहदारण्यक उपनिषद् / ಬೃಹದಾರಣ್ಯಕ ಉಪನಿಷದ್ / br̥hadāraṇyaka upaniṣad) – This is related to Shukla Yajurveda. Lord Surya realized this and he taught Sage Yagnavalkya.

This is also know as Kanvoupanishad (कण्वोपनिषद् / ಕಣ್ವೋಪನಿಷದ್‌ / kaṇvōpaniṣad‌).

3. Chandogya Upanishad : (छान्दोग्य उपनिषद् / ಛಾಂದೋಗ್ಯ ಉಪನಿಷದ್‌ / chandōgya upaniṣad‌) – This came out of the face of Lord Hayagreeva (Lord Vishnu avatar).

This is recited by Goddess Rama Devi (Goddess Lakshmi avatar) when Sri Hari is sleeping.

4. Talavakara Upanishad : (तळवकर उपनिषद् / ತಳವಕರ ಉಪನಿಷದ್ / taḷavakara upaniṣad) – This Upanishad is in the form of a conversation between Lord Brahma and Lord Rudra (Shiva) and belongs to the Sama Sakha.

5. Katha Upanishad : (कठ उपनिषद् / ಕಠ ಉಪನಿಷದ್ / kaṭha upaniṣad) – Also pronounced as Katokaupanishad.

The popular Nachiketa (Nachiket) story is in this Upanishad and belongs to the Yajurveda Katha Shaka.

6. Taittiriya Upanishad : (तैत्तिरीय उपनिषद् / ತೈತ್ತಿರೀಯ ಉಪನಿಷದ್ / taittirīya upaniṣad) – This belongs to the Krishna Yajurveda.

This Upanishad explains in detail the Pancharoopas (five forms) of Lord Vishnu. Anandamayadhirana does Samanvaya (coordination) with this Upanishad.

7. Atharvana Upanishad : (अथर्वण उपनिषद् / ಅಥರ್ವಣ ಉಪನಿಷದ್ / atharvaṇa upaniṣad) – This is related to Atharvaveda.

This is discusses Para-apara vidya. This is also called as अथर्वशिख उपनिषद् (ಅಥರ್ವಶಿಖ ಉಪನಿಷದ್ / atharvaśikha upaniṣad).

8. Prashna Upanishad : (प्रश्न उपनिषद् / ಪ್ರಶ್ನ ಉಪನಿಷದ್ / praśna upaniṣad) – This belongs to Atharva Shaka.

It explains how Jeeva (living being) even in Mukti / Moksha (Liberation) maintains its individuality.

9. Isha Upanishad : (ईश उपनिषद् / ಈಶ ಉಪನಿಷದ್ / īśa upaniṣad) – This belongs to Shukla Yajurveda.

Even though this is the smallest of all, it explains significance of tattvas (divine truths) in detail.

10. Mandukya Upanishad : माण्डूक्य उपनिषद् / ಮಾಂಡೂಕ್ಯ ಉಪನಿಷದ್ / māṇḍūkya upaniṣad – This belongs to Atharvaveda Shaka.

It explains Lord Vishnu’s Roopatrayas (Different forms).

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