Wondering if (a) Vedic chants are written down (I know at least in the remote past they were purely an oral tradition), and (b) where they are written down. I'm wondering if there is anywhere online (like a museum or university website perhaps, or something else) which has ancient Vedic chants written down in some sort of sheet music format or something like that. Or perhaps where might even be modern Vedic chants written down in a format.


There is nothing like ancient and modern Vedic chants. The same pattern is followed throughout generations.

Initially it was only oral tradition and they were perfected by reciting them in various methods which includes repetition of syllables or words or sentences in normal and reverse order.

Later they were penned down as text and to keep its mode of chanting the text is marked with special symbols which indicate the svara (tone/rhythm etc).

There are various authentic Vedic chanting available as audio video and text formats.

For audio you can refer to Sri Prakash Kaushik who is a vedic pundit from South India. There are many sites which have authentic vedic recitation.

For text you can refer to websites like arya samaj as they have vedas in devanagari script and commentaries.

  • Awesome, please post links if you have any, google isn't being very kind on finding them. Especially for the text. Oct 25 '18 at 23:50
  • I am just getting a bunch of spam :/ Oct 25 '18 at 23:55
  • 1
    @LancePollard i have uploaded respective links in the answer please see them. Oct 25 '18 at 23:58
  • This is a start, but unfortunately the text on onlineved.com is as an image rather than as Unicode text. I have a follow up question here. Oct 26 '18 at 0:16
  • 2
    @LancePollard no its not possible to chant that way. You need to learn the correct chant and pronunciation from a Vedic gurukul or paathshala. Its a long process Oct 26 '18 at 0:33

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .