The Taittiriya Upanishad is a part of the Krishna Yajur Veda and forms a part of the seventh, eighth and ninth chapters of the Taittiriya Aranyaka. This Upanishad occupies a unique place in Indian Philosophy because it explains the Reality both in direct as well as indirect terms. Let us see what we mean by direct and indirect way of explaining.
The Taittiriya Upanishad has three chapters: the Siksha Valli, the Ananda Valli and the Bhrigu Valli. The first chapter Siksha Valli includes twelve Anuvaka (lessons). The second chapter Ananda Valli, sometimes called Brahmananda Valli includes nine verses.The third chapter Bhrigu Valli consists of ten verses.