What does aranyaka mean?

aranyaka meaning in General Dictionary

a treatise resembling a Brahmana but is read or expounded by anchorites in the quiet associated with the forest

aranyaka meaning in Philosophy Dictionary

(Skr.) Among very early Indian treatises composed when you look at the woodland (aranya) by Brahmansretired from life and devoting their particular time for you to an interpretation for the concept of Vedic (q.v.)ritual and use. -- K.F.L.