Q. Consider the following statements:
1.The Upanishads contain mystical ritual instructions to be undertaken in secret by the sages.
2.The Aranyakas deal with philosophical enquiries.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Explanation: Samhitas are ritualistic texts, and they explain the social and religious importance of rituals.
- Each samhita has added texts called brahmanas, which have commentaries on the hymns and rituals.
- Each brahmana has an aranyaka (forest text) and an upanishad.
- The aranyakas contain mystical ritual instructions to be undertaken in secret by the sages who live in the forests.
- Upanishads deal with philosophical enquiries.
Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT