Friday, June 05, 2020

શ્વેતાશ્વતર ઉપનિષદ

The Shvetashvatara Upanishad or shvetashvatropanishad (श्वेताश्वतर उपनिषद, श्वेताश्वतरोपनिषत्) is one of the primary Upanishads and is associated with the Krishna Yajurveda. It contains a total of 113 verses divided in six chapters. The name of this upanishad is assumed to be attributed to a sage called Shvetashvatara (or to his disciples) from reference found in the last chapter.

This upanishad differes from other upanishads in many ways. It gives importance to the form of God, whereas in other upanishads, God or Brahman is described as formless. More than that, it addresses them by various names such as Shiva, Rudra, etc. It also highlight the concept of Devotion or Bhakti; the word para-bhakti being used explicitly in the sixth chapter. The second chapter of the Upanishad explores aspects of Yoga. Contrary to other upanishads, which contain serious philosophical thoughts, this Upanishad explain them in a simple and poetic way.

Here, we have presented Shvetashvatara upanishad sanskrit verses with Yogeshwarji's Gujarati translation and comments from two of his books 1. Upanishad no amar varaso and 2. Dus Upanishads (translation in Gujarati poem). We hope that you will like it.

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