Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Uddalaka Aruni

Uddalaka Aruni (Sanskrit: उद्दालक आरुनि , Bengali: উদ্দালক আরুনি ) was a Brahmin who lived around 675 BC. He was a Veda scholar from Kuru-Panchala region.[1][2][8]

In the Katha Upanishad, Uddalaka Aruni has been portrayed as a very learned sage who had performed numerous yajnas and sacrifices. [3]

Aruni was a shishya of Pravahana Jaivali, a Kshatriya Philosopher from whom he learnt [4][5]  transmigration doctrines Devayana (way of the Gods) and Pitriyana (way of the Fathers).

Aruna Aupaveshi Gautam (700 BC) was the father of Uddalaka Aruni. Uddalaka Aruni had a son Shvetaketu.[6][7]

Uddalaka Aruni was the guru of Kahola Kaushitaki and Yajnavalkya.

Contemporaries

675 BCE - Patanchala Kapya / पतञ्चल काप्य  / পতঞ্চল কাপ্য

References

  1. Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 6.3.7
  2. http://www.mukhopadhyay.in/2015/09/yajnavalkya.html
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aruni
  4. Chandogya Upanishad 5.3
  5. Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 6.2
  6. Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 6.5.3
  7. Encyclopaedia of the Hindu world By Ganga Ram Garg Pg 649 - 650
  8. http://www.thetinyman.in/2016/02/date-mahabharata-war-from-literary-sources.html

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