Chandogya Upanishad

Chandogya Upanishad is one of the oldest Upanishads and comes under the Sama Veda. It is the last eight chapters of Chandogya Brahmana.

Chandogya Upanishad has eight sections and the first five deals with various Upasanas or forms of approaching the ideal and the last three explains the way of attaining true knowledge. Chandogya Upanishad highlights the importance of chanting the sacred Om or Aum. It also advises to lead a religious life, with sacrifice, austerity, charity, and the study of the Vedas. The doctrine of reincarnation appears in this Upanishad.

Updated on 15th June, 2005


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