Vedanta for UPSC IAS
  • Vedanta is a Hindu philosophical tradition that is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy.
  • It is also known as Uttara Mīmāṃsā.
  • It is one of the world’s most ancient spiritual philosophies.
  • It is based on the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India.
  • The word Vedanta means “end of the Vedas“.
  • Vedanta affirms:
    • The oneness of existence,
    • The divinity of the soul, and
    • The harmony of all religions.
  • The main traditions of Vedanta are
    • Bhedabheda (difference and non-difference),
    • Advaita (non-dualism),
    • Tattvavada or Dvaita (dualism),
    • Vishishtadvaita (qualified non-dualism), and
    • Suddhadvaita (pure non-dualism).
  • Modern developments in Vedanta include Neo-Vedanta and the philosophy of the Swaminarayan Sampradaya.

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  • 13 April 1919:
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 125th-anniversary celebration of Sri Ramakrishna Math at Vivekananda House in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.


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