The metaphysical knowledge of the ultimate truth of the Veda.


The appearance of a luminary.

In the myths a mountain (Udayadri) lying in the east is connected with it, behind which the sun lives.

Upasana Khanda

Each Veda consists of three parts

Karma Khanda deals with rites. Karma – the outward worship through action.
Upasana Khanda is about worship and meditation. Upasana – inner worship.
Jnana Khanda discusses supreme knowledge of the self. Jnana – wisdom.

Uddhava Gita

A discours by Krishna to His friend Uddhava. Uddhava Gita is also called Hamsa Gita.

Read Uddhava Gita here


A miner offense, not specified.

Major offenses are five in number
Killing a brahmin, a child, a pregnant woman.
Drinking intoxicating beverages.
To steal.
A relationship with the Guru’s wife.
To be together with someone who has committed a great crime.


A name of  Vishnu as ‚The friend/helper of Indra‚. Indra is also called Mahendra, Maha Indra, the great Indra.

Indra and Vishnu are Mahendra and Upendra.

In myths, the Gods usually go to Brahma when they have difficulties. He goes to Indra with them and if he cannot help, Vishnu is visited. He always has the solution.


The 105 brothers of Kichaka.


A famous place where Krishna is worshipped. It is also connected with Madhva.

Read about Udupi here


The Gandharva Upabarhana had a relationship with the apsara Urvashi, Brahma cursed him to born on earth. He was born as Narada.


The three upper castes receive the holy thread, Janeu (Hindi)/Yajnopavita (Sanskrit) that is considered a second birth, they are then called twice born, dvija. The rite is called Upanayana.

After that a third birth can take place, the initiation (diksha) with a guru, then the person is a trija.