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By Swami Harshananda

Significance of Triśikhabrāhmaṇopaniṣad[edit]

Triśikhabrāhmaṇopaniṣad, though classed among the minor Upaniṣads, is fairly long. Since a greater part of the text deals with Yoga, it is included among the Yoga-Upaniṣads. It is assigned to the Śukla Yajurveda.

Sections of Triśikhabrāhmaṇopaniṣad[edit]

Triśikhabrāhmaṇopaniṣad is in two sections. They are:

  1. Brāhmanabhāga - It is in prose and has nine passages. The first section deals with the process of creation from Brahman in a general way, as is found in other Upaniṣads and the Sāṅkhya system.
  2. Mantrabhāga - It has 165 verses in the anuṣṭubh meter.

Topics of Triśikhabrāhmaṇopaniṣad[edit]

The topics delineated in the second section may be summarized as follows:


  1. It means the fourth.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore