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It is a belief among some modern Hindus that the Upanishads in general are not part of the Vedas, nor are they Shruti (apaurusheya), and that they were authored after the Samhitas, which are the truly revealed Veda. Moreover, some even say that only the Rig Veda Samhita is the true Veda.

The first person I know of to promulgate this idea was Hindu-reformist Dayananda Saraswati.

Was there any scholar before him to promulgate the same idea? As far as I'm aware, all orthodox Vedic scholars considered the entire Veda shruti.

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    Which modern Hindus are you referring to as not accepting the Upanishads as part of the vedas?? To be a follower of modern Hinduism, the Uttara Mimamsa of Vyasa, means to accept the Upanishads. You should remember that Dayananda gave up his monastic robes and had the doctrine that souls do not attain moksha permanently, but only temporarily - a doctrine outside all other Hindu philosophies. – Swami Vishwananda Oct 29 at 13:18
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    @SwamiVishwananda Our dear h.se user Rakesh Joshi thinks upanishads aren't part of Vedas. I'm fine with labeling them non-Hindu. – Ikshvaku Oct 29 at 13:36
  • @SwamiVishwananda Also, I think dayanand thought that the upanishads aren't part of vedas, but they are still authoritative. I think he thought they were a smriti. – Ikshvaku Oct 29 at 13:38
  • You should list the names of the Upanishads. Otherwise, the question is too vague! Certainly, different sects have different Upanishads (see for example Purasa Bodhni Upanishad trusted by some and not by others!) – user965167 Oct 30 at 16:17
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    @Ikshvaku, i think we've been through this before.. why are u creating new tags that seem superflous, they don't add value to site... like neo-hindu, reformist-hinduism etc. – ram Oct 30 at 22:36

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