Sariraka Upanishad of Krishna-Yajurveda

by K. Narayanasvami Aiyar | 1914 | 718 words

Summary: This is the English translation of the Sariraka Upanishad (belonging to the Krishna-Yajurveda): a minor Sanskrit treatise selected amongst a collection 108 extant upanishads, dating to at least the 1st millennium BC.

The Sariraka-upanishad states that the human body is a compound of earth and other mahabhutas (primeordial elements, viz., water, fire, air, space). It further connects these elements with bodily components.

Alternative titles include Śārīrakopaniṣad (शारीरकोपनिषद्), Śārīraka Upaniṣad (शारीरक उपनिषद्).

Alternative transliteration: Shariraka.


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