Rigveda Aranyakas. The Aranyakas (/ɑːˈrʌnjəkə/; Sanskrit: āraṇyaka आरण्यक) constitutes the philosophy behind ritual sacrifice of the ancient Indian sacred texts, the Vedas. The Upanishads are the most important portion of the Vedas. The Brahmanas and Aranyakas. The Aranyakas or the Forest Texts constitute the third important class of literary work. Because these teachings were usually given in the stillness of some distant retreat, where the noises of the world could not disturb the tranquillity of the contemplative life, they are known also as Aranyakas, Forest Books. The Upanishads - The philosophies form the concluding portions of the Veda and therefore called the “Vedanta” or the end of the Veda and contain the essence of Vedic teachings In each of the four great Vedas—known as Rik, Yajur, Sama and Atharva—there is a large port… Dust Jacket Condition: New. Aranyakas – they are the forest books for the saints. The Brhadaranyaka Upanishad, as its very name suggests, is both an Aranyaka and an Upanishad, and it begins with a philosophical explanation of the horse sacrifice. Hardcover. It highlights the forest-abode, life-style, and philosophy of the sages. The entire Vedic Literature has, broadly speaking, four di