Definition of Vedanta in English:


Pronunciation /vəˈdäntə/ /vəˈdɑntə/ /vāˈdäntə/ /veɪˈdɑntə/


  • A Hindu philosophy based on the doctrine of the Upanishads, especially in its monistic form.

    ‘The doctrines of Vedanta were based on the Upanishads, and gave logical and organized form to their mystical speculations.’
    • ‘All these reforms were attempts at steering the Hindu religion towards Vedanta, which is the backbone of its philosophy.’
    • ‘She was even attracted to her husband because he was so ‘spiritual,’ having been a monk in the Hindu tradition of Vedanta.’
    • ‘I was deeply influenced by the life of Ramakrishna and also Indian philosophies of Tantra and Vedanta.’
    • ‘The Vedanta, which represents the apogee of Indian philosophy, is replete with concepts that are of tremendous contemporary significance.’


From Sanskrit vedānta, from veda (see Veda) + anta ‘end’.