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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Upasruti, UpaZruti, Upashruti

Upaśruti literally means ‘oracular voices’.

Upaśruti is a curious mode of divining the future, described in some works on prognostication. One of the methods prescribes that three married woman along with a maiden, should worship an image of Gaṇeśa as per the rules given in the works. They should keep the image in front of the house of a washerman or an out-caste in the early morning and listen attentively to the conversations in the house uttered freely. A proper analysis of this can lead to the solution of the problem on hand.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore