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 (är′ə-nyä′kə, -nyə-)
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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Noun1.Aranyaka - a treatise resembling a Brahmana but to be read or expounded by anchorites in the quiet of the forestAranyaka - a treatise resembling a Brahmana but to be read or expounded by anchorites in the quiet of the forest
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It is in the late Vedic text, the Taittiriya Aranyaka (2.14), which gives two occasions for anadhyaya: when one's body is impure (asuci) and when the place of recitation is impure.
van Buitenen, The Pravargya: An Ancient Indian Iconic Ritual Described and Annotated (Poona: Deccan College, 1968); Stella Kramrisch, "The Mahavira Vessel and the Plant Putika," JAOS 95 (1975): 222- 35; Jan Houben, The Pravargya Brahmana of the Taittiriya Aranyaka (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1991), 21-25 (esp.
Here Prajapati thinks and speaks, and finally states that this speech will become the source of the world.(52) Similarly in a narrative based on RV 10.129, Taittiriya Aranyaka 1.23.1 identifies the development from thought to desire to speech to creation as the hymn's essential trajectory:
This work, which is based on the author's dissertation at the University of Utrecht, is an extensively annotated translation of Taittiriya Aranyaka 5 (Andhra) with an introduction principally on the Pravargya rite, an optional, introductory rite for the soma sacrifice.
SU Svetasvatara Upanisad TA Taittiriya Aranyaka TB Taittiriya Brahmana TS Taittiriya Samhita TU Taittiriya Upanisad VaDh Vasistha Dharmasutra VeS Vedanta Sutra.
He does not refer to the mantra of Sadyojata (Taittiriya Aranyaka 10.44), which contains the term, nor does he do so on SvSS 2.26 bhavodbhava-, which is derived from the same source.