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The Isha or īśa upanisad, also known as the Ishopanishad or isavasya upanisad, is one of the principal upanishad and is part of Yajur Veda. Though small in size with only 18 verses, Isopanishad verses has deep meaning and they explore variety of topics from philosophy and religion to metaphysics. 

The Upanishad derives its name Isha as its verses describes the supreme being (isha in sanskrit means the supreme or the one who governs). The first word of its first verse start with isavasya and hence it is also known as isavasya upanishad.

Mahatma Gandhi was so fascinated by ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णात् पूर्णमुदच्यते पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते ॥ which means "This world is Whole. That World is Whole. From Whole comes the Whole. If you take away Whole from Whole, what remains is Whole" that he remarked, "If all the Upanishads and all the other scriptures be reduced to ashes, and if only the first verse in the Ishopanishad were left in the memory of the Hindus, Hinduism would live for ever."

Here, we have presented Isha Upanishad with two of Yogeshwarji's books 1. Upanishad no amar varaso, which contains verse by verse explanation and his comments and 2. Dus Upanishad (translation in Gujarati poem).


Explore Isavasya Upanishad verse along with Gujarati translation :


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Shanti Path Hits: 13419
Verse 01 Hits: 12634
Verse 02 Hits: 8461
Verse 03 Hits: 7097
Verse 04 Hits: 6500
Verse 05 Hits: 6181
Verse 06 Hits: 6168
Verse 07 Hits: 5942
Verse 08 Hits: 5769
Verse 09 Hits: 5312
Verse 10 Hits: 5553
Verse 11 Hits: 4192
Verse 12 Hits: 5693
Verse 13 Hits: 5409
Verse 14 Hits: 5249
Verse 15 Hits: 5504
Verse 16 Hits: 5495
Verse 17 Hits: 5378
Verse 18 Hits: 5757

Today's Quote

It is easy to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regard himself as your enemy is the quientessence of true religion. The other is mere business.
- Mahatma Gandhi