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jñānakāṇḍa


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The traditional designation of that part of the Veda (the Āraṇyakas and Upaniṣads) which deals with liberating knowledge (jñāna), as opposed to the karmakāṇḍa (the Saṃhitās and Brāhmaṇas), which deals with ritual.

Subjects: Hinduism.


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