Mahānārāyaṇa Upaniṣad

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(c.3rd century bce)

A verse Upaniṣad, which, as the tenth book of the Taittirīya Āraṇyaka, belongs to the Taittirīya school of the Black Yajur Veda. It is named after Nārāyaṇa (Viṣṇu), whom it identifies as the absolute deity, both cosmically and within the individual; he is therefore synonymous with brahman (neut.). The Mahānārāyaṇa is one of the first Upaniṣads to demonstrate theistic/monotheistic beliefs.

Subjects: Hinduism.

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