Aranyaka(redirected from Aranyaka Literature)
Any of several Sanskrit religious and philosophical treatises, closely connected with the Brahmanas and Upanishads, and intended to be read by hermits in the quiet of the forest.
[Sanskrit Āraṇyakam, from neuter sing. of āraṇyaka-, pertaining to the forest, from āraṇya-, from araṇyam, foreign land, wilderness, forest, from araṇa-, distant, foreign; see al- in Indo-European roots.]
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|Noun||1.||Aranyaka - a treatise resembling a Brahmana but to be read or expounded by anchorites in the quiet of the forest|
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