Skip to main content


Yogapedia Top Bloggers Badge

Pashupatabrahma Upanishad


Pasupatha Brahma Upanishad is also called as Pasupathbrahmopanishad. It is the seventy-seventh Upanishad of Muktika Upanishad order and found attached to Atharva Veda. It has two sections namely Poorva Khanda and Uttara Khanda. Poorva Khanda contains 32 verses mainly dealing with Hamsa Vidya.Uttara Khanda contains 46 verses mainly dealing with Para-Vidya, the philosophy of Atman and Paramatman. (Note: Poorva Khanda means the initial Section and Uttara Khanda means the final section).

Poorva Khanda
When Svayambhu (who originates on his own) Brahman happened to be filled with desires, he became the creator. Then Kamesvara and Vaisravana came into being. Vaisravana belonged to the class of Rishis called Valakhilya who were of the size of the thumb.
Vaisravana asked Brahman seven questions.
What is the Vidya (philosophy and practice) of the Worlds?
Who is the deity? Who is the deity of the Jagrat (waking state) and Turya [the fourth state beyond Jagrat, Swapna (dream) and Susupti

Yoga Sikha Upanishad

Yoga Sikha Upanishad is also called as Yogasikhopanishad. It is the sixty-third Upanishad of Muktika Upanishad order and found attached to Krishna Yajur Veda. Sikha means the cranium, the primary limb of the body. Yoga Sikha Upanishad literally means the Upanishad relating to the prime aspect of yoga. It is one of the biggest Upanishads like Tejo Bindu Upanishad and contains six chapters.
Chapter 1
Hiranyagarbha asked Lord Mahesvara: “All living beings are trapped in the net of happiness and misery by Maya (Illusion by ignorance). Lord Sankara! Tell me. How can they attain Salvation with thy grace? Kindly explain me the course by which one attains success and happiness by cutting apart the trap of Maya, escaping the cycle of birth and death, and getting freedom from old age and diseases.”
Lord Mahesvara replied: The esteemed state of solitude (salvation) is difficult to attain even by resorting to various paths. It is attainable only by means of the realisation of Para-Brahma…