“In the whole world there is no study so beneficial and so elevating as that of the Upanishads. It has been the solace of my life, it will be the solace of my death.” These are the words of a great German philosopher Schopenhauer.
The word "Upanishad" consists of three words—"Upa" means "near", "ni" means "down" and "shad" means "be seated". "Upanishad" means, "be seated at the feet of the Guru to receive the teaching."
The Upanishads constitute what we call the Vedanta (Veda-anta), the end of the Vedas.
Upanishad exceeds 1000 in number. But only few are available today. Muktikopanishad gives a list of 108 upanishads.
Bhakti Pages humbly present 14 following Upanishads - Out of this we present Ganapathi Upanishad, Narayana Upanishad and Suryopanishad with the courtesy and help from http://veda.gigacities.net/ , an exclusive portal on Krishna Yajur Vedam.
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