The Aranyakas is the philosophy behind sacrifice of the ancient Hindu sacred texts, the Vedas. They are usually part of the later parts of Vedas, and are one of many layers of the Vedic text. The other parts of Vedas are the Samhitas, Brahmanas, and the Upanishads.
1. Other reading
- Jan Gonda 1975, A History of Indian Literature: Volume 1, Vedic Literature: Samhitās and Brāhmanas, Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, ISBN 978-3447016032, Chapter IX: The Āranyakas For context, see other chapters as well.