The Shvetashvetara Upanishad belongs to the Taittiriya Samhita of the Krishna Yajurveda.

It is divided into six chapters followed by one hundred and thirteen mantras. Based on content of the Upanishad it is considered as an important text in the streams of Shaivism, Yoga and Vedanta. It describes metaphysical questions about the primal cause of all existence, its origin, nature, spirit and the root cause.

The Upanishad describes about the Ultimate existence and the path to achieve one’s own highest self. The Upanishad also deals about Self-knowledge, Brahman as the ultimate and highest soul and Yoga as means for self-knowledge.