1. The Upanishads, known as ’ (injunctive texts), and the ’ (the starting point or axiom of revelation), especially the Principal Upanishads.
    1. The Bhagavad Gita, known as ’ (practical text), and the ’ (the starting point or axiom of remembered tradition)
    1. The Brahma Sutras, known as ’ (formulative texts) or ’ or (logical text or axiom of logic) Prasthanatrayi (प्रस्थानत्रयी, IAST: ), literally, three sources (or axioms), refers to the three canonical texts of theology having epistemic authority, especially of the Vedanta schools. It consists of:

The Upanishads consist of ten, twelve or thirteen major texts, with a total of 108 texts (some scholars list ten as principal – the Mukhya Upanishads, while most consider twelve or thirteen as principal, most important Upanishads ). The ten Upanishads are Īśā, Kena, Kaṭha, Praṣna, Muṇḍaka, Māṇḍūkya, Taittirīya, Aitareya, Chāndogya and Bṛhadāraṇyaka.

The is part of the Bhishma Parva of the.

The (also known as the ), systematize the doctrines taught in the Upanishads and the.

Founders of the major schools of Vedanta, Adi Shankara, Madhvācharya wrote (commentaries) on these texts. Rāmānujāchārya did not write any (commentary) on the Upanishads, but wrote (commentaries) on Brahma Sutras and Bhagavad Gita. Even though Ramanuja did not write individual commentaries on principal Upanishads, he included many hundreds of quotations from Upanishads in his Sri Bhasya. In the Ramanuja lineage, one of his followers, Rangaramanuja, wrote commentaries on almost all of the Principal Upanishads around the 1600s. Vallabhacharya and Nimbarkacharya wrote (commentaries) on Brahma Sutras and Bhagavad Gita but they did not write commentaries on Upanishads. Like Ramanuja, they quoted many verses from Upanishads in their works.

See also

  • Vedanta
  • Hindu philosophy
  • Mukhya Upanishads
  • Śāstra pramāṇam in Hinduism
  • Veda Vyas
  • Suddhadwait
  • Vallabhacharyaji Mahaprabhu
  • Suddhadwait
  • Vallabhacharyaji Mahaprabhu