Brihadranyaka belongs to Madhyandina and Kanva recension of the Shukla Yajurveda. Last six chapters of the Shatapatha Brahmana are called Brihadaranyaka.

It primarily deals with the Pravargya ritual and followed by the famous Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. Descriptions of supernatural facts related to the universe alongwith highest level of philosophical thoughts are expressed in a symbolic manner in this Aranyaka. Spiritual thoughts of this Aranyaka are the evidence of advanced thinking and deeper realizations, intuitions and experience of the Vedic sages.