The Sharabha Upanishad is a minor Upanishads of the Atharva Veda. It is one of the 13 Shaiva Upanishads. The Upanishad eulogizes Lord Shiva as the Supreme Lord of the world who incarnates as Sharabha – a human-lion-bird version, to confront the human-lion Narasimha avatar of Vishnu, when Narasimha becomes destructive. After slaying the Narasimha avatar, the text states that Sharabha gives the holy chakra to Vishnu. The text is also called as the "Pippaladadharmasastra," as an exposition of the knowledge by Lord Bramha to sage Pippalada. Its title is also spelled as Sarabha Upanishad or Sharabhopanishad. Maheshwara's incarnation as Sarabha signifies Paramatman, combining all facets of body, mind and jeeva. Narration of the Upanishad, states the text, gives Moksha or salvation.