Mahanarayana Upanishad

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Mahānārāyaṇa Upanishad is the name of two upanishads.

  • The tenth chapter of the Taittiriya Aranyaka is also known as the Mahanarayana Upanishad of the Yajurveda. It exists in two recensions, now known as the Dravida, of 64 anuvakas, and the Andhra, of 80 anuvakas.[1]
  • There is a Mahanarayana Upanishad associated with the Atharvaveda, with similar content, in 25 khandas.[2] This also called Tripadvibhuti, listed in the Muktika canon.


  1. ^ Deussen, pp.247-8
  2. ^ Deussen, p.248. Also, Bloomfield Concordance, Preface. Both cite Jacob 1888.


  • Paul Deussen, Sixty Upanishads of the Veda, (tr. V.M. Bedekar and G.B. Palsule), Vol. I, Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass, 1980
  • G.A.Jacob (ed), The Mahānārāyaṇa-Upaniṣad of the Atharva-Veda, Bombay Sanskrit Series No. XXXV, Bombay 1888.