From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Neo-Vedanta, Neo-VedAnta, Neo-Vedaanta

Works on Prasthānatraya

Vedānta is the philosophy of the Prasthānatraya. It has the three basic works:

  1. The Upaniṣads
  2. The Brahmasutras
  3. The Bhagavadgītā

Neo-Vedanta Definition

These works have branched off into several sub-systems. The teachings of Rāmakṛṣṇa and Vivekānanda have tried to synthesize these systems into one coherent philosophy. This is generally called as ‘Neo-Vedānta’.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore