The Aitareya Upanishad is a Mukhya Upanishad that is related to the Rigveda. It consists of the fourth, fifth, and sixth chapters of Aitareya Aranyaka's second book, which is one of the four layers of Rig Vedic text.
The Aitareya Upanishad discusses three philosophical themes: first, that the world and man are creations of the Atman (Universal Self); second, that the Atman has three births; and third, that Consciousness is the essence of Atman.
The Aitareya Upanishad, like other Hindu Upanishads, affirms the existence of Consciousness as Atman, the Self, or Brahman. It contains one of the Mahvkyas and one of the most famous Vedic expressions, "Prajnanam Brahma" (Knowledge is Brahman/god/divine/holy).
- Publisher: Gita Press, Gorakhpur
- Language: Sanskrit Text with Hindi translation
- Pages: 256
- Cover: Paperback
- Product Type: Religious Books
- Weight: 200gram
- Size: 8inchX5.5inch