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Shandilya Upanishad

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Rishi Shandilya, the son of Rishi Devala and the grandson of Rishi Kashyaba, is one of the greatest rishis of Vedic Era. Rishi Shandilya was the disciple of Rishi Adhidanvaan Saunaka who taught him the nature of Brahman. He is associated with the Shandilya Vidya of Chandogya Upanishad of Sama Veda and Sathapatha Brahmana of Shukla Yajur Veda, wherein the very idea of God is first found mentioned. Rishi Shandilya was the great contributor of Upanishadic Philosophy.
Shandilya Upanishad, also termed as Sandilyopanishad, is found attached to Atharva Veda. This Upanishad is the answer to questions by the Rishi Sandilya as a seeker, hence named as such. It is the 58th Upanishad of 108 Upanishads of Muktika Upanishad order and one of  the 20 Yoga Upanishads.
The Upanishad contains three chapters.
Chapter One Ashtanga Yoga Section 1
The Upanishad starts with the conversation between Rishi Shandilya and Rishi Atharvan. Rishi Shandilya asked to explain the eight-fold yoga as the means to attain the …