The Aranyaka (आरण्यक) is the Philosophy behind ritual sacrifice part of the ancient Indian texts, the Vedas.

The Aranyaka (आरण्यक) is the Philosophy behind ritual sacrifice part of the ancient Indian texts, the Vedas. Aranyakas describe and discuss rituals from various perspectives.Aranyaka literally means "produced, born, relating to a forest.Some of the names include " Aitareya Aranyaka" ,"Taittiriya Aranyaka" ,"Brihad-Aranyaka". They typically represent the earlier sections of Vedas, and are one of many layers of the Vedic texts.