With reference to the Aranyakas, which among the following statements is / are correct?
1. They are parts of Brahamans
2. They focus on rites, rituals and sacrifices
3.Their content is generally esoteric / philosophical
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Answer: [B] Only 1 & 3

The Aranyakas were written in Forests and are concluding parts of the Brahmans. Aranyakas don’t lay much emphasis on rites, ritual and sacrifices but have philosophy and mysticism. So they have moral science and philosophy. It also provides the details of the rishis who lived in jungles. The end portions of many Brahmanas have an esoteric content, called the ‘Aranyakas’

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