Are there any good editions of texts available online or offline that provide a side by side, comparative study of the commentaries on the Prasthana trayi (Upanishads, Brahma Sutras and Bhagavad Gita)? I am of course looking for 3 different texts, separately for each text. Links to book titles or actual file would be very much appreciated.

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    Do you need original commentary side-by-side or a book providing analysis of all commentaries would work?
    – Pandya
    Commented Nov 13, 2018 at 4:30
  • @Pandya Now that you mention it, Former would be fine, latter is preferred. :) I just need something that enables for quick references and also is in english or tamil. My knowledge of sanskrit or hindi is very elementary.
    – Ambi
    Commented Nov 13, 2018 at 11:17

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  1. Following are some books on Brahma Sutra comprising analysis of principal commentaries of Adi Shankaracharya (Advaita), Sri Ramanujacharya (Vishishtadvaita and Madhvacharya (Dvaita) available on Exotic India:

  2. For Srimad Bhagavad Gita, you can refer bhagavad-gita.us where commentaries of Acharyas of various philosophies or Sampradaya are provided simultaneously verse-by-verse. Also take a look at Gitasupersite where you can find various English translation and commentaries verse-by-verse.

  3. For Upanishads, I've not found any source where all commentaries are comparatively provided. You can easily find Adi Shankaracharya's Bhashya on principle Upanishads on Internet Archive, Exotic India or from Wisdom Library for Advaita and Rangaramanujacharya's Bhashya for Vishishtadvaita, see vol 1, vol 2 and vol 3.


For Bhagavad Gita, you may want to check out the work of T.G. Mainkar

The book is

A comparative study of the commentaries on the Bhagavad Gita by T.G. Mainkar

I believe it was published by Motilal Banarsidas, though I don't know if it still remains in print. http://www.mlbd.in

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