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Hindu Universe > Scriptures > Upanishads ... The term Upanishad is derived
from upa (near), ni (down) and s(h)ad (to sit), i.e., sitting down near. Groups of
pupils ... Samkara derives the word Upanishad as a substitute from the root sad, ''
to loosen.,'' ''to reach'' or ''to destroy'' with Upa and ni as prefixes and kvip as