Post By: Vishwanath Iyer Published on: December 23, 2016 Reading time: 4 minutes
Upaniṣad means “sitting at the feet of”. Upaniṣads are considered to be texts which philosophically follow the Vedas, hence are also called vedānta (end of the Vedas).
Though more than 108 upaniṣads are known to exist, 12 are considered important of principal upaniṣads (mukhya-upaniṣad). These are:
The following two ideas dominate the teaching of all the upaniṣads: