Translations of the Vedas and Upanishads are available in great numbers online, but unfortunately, the transliteration of Vedas is rare to find.

Thus, I would like to know where can I find the transliteration of the Vedas and Upanishads into English, online, and free?


Where can I find the authentic and complete Vedas online? [Hindi + English]

Online version of Vedas, Puranas, Sutras, and Shastras in Devanagari/Sanskrit

What are some online sources to get unabridged Hindu Scriptures or to learn Hinduism?

Where can I find the Vedas to read?

Where can I get authentic translation of all four Vedas?

How did the Vedas in Hinduism come into existence?

Each of the above asks for online translations, or transliterations in Devanagari or Hindi, but kindly note, that I am asking for the online transliterations of the four Vedas, along with their principal Upanishads, into English.

Also note that I would like a complete transliteration of the Vedas, and not transliterations of individual portions or Suktas of the Vedas.

  • English transliteration? If yes, add it to the title. Commented Jul 15, 2019 at 16:48
  • You can find English transliteration of Rig Veda in sacred-texts.com and also in aurobindo.ru Commented Jul 15, 2019 at 17:01
  • For Upanishads you may go to wisdomlib.org Commented Jul 15, 2019 at 17:07
  • @Spark You may want to post an answer instead.
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Commented Jul 15, 2019 at 17:36
  • There are many online transliteration tools which do the same work. If you have those, you can transliterate any number of books. But what important in Vedas and Upanishads is swara. They are not followed in transliteration. Commented Jul 16, 2019 at 3:15

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The GRETIL website has Sanskrit-to-English transliteration of most Hindu scriptures.

  • Vedas are available here
  • For Upaniṣads, check this link

TITUS, Digital Corpus of Sanskrit and Wisdom Library are few other places where you can find the transliterated Hindu texts.

IIT Kanpur's Upanishads website also hosts transliterations of the principal upaniṣads in various Indian languages including English.

  • For the Samaveda, the website only has Ārcikas, and no Gānas. Could you please provide a link where the Gānas are also available?
    – user15963
    Commented Jul 16, 2019 at 8:43
  • Do you want to chant the mantras using English transliteration? I doubt if it's possible. Google "archive.org Sama Veda Samhita Satyaprakash Saraswati" and see if it has what you need. Commented Jul 16, 2019 at 18:28
  • Nope... This book too has only the Ārcikas. No Gānas.. :(
    – user15963
    Commented Jul 16, 2019 at 18:50
  • See what R L Kashyap says about the Sāmagāna mantras on Introduction pg 1 & pg 2. So looks like even the Sanskrit version of Sāmagāna is not easily available and here you are searching for English transliteration of the same :) Commented Jul 17, 2019 at 1:04
  • Oh ok... did not know that...
    – user15963
    Commented Jul 17, 2019 at 3:05

Causelessmercy.com is an excellent source of original Gudiya Vaishnava scriptures. You will find original Bhagavad-Gita, complete Srimad-Bhagavatam and other books by Srila Prabhupada, who was an enlightened master. They all have original Sanskrit verses with transliterations, translations and purports. Here's an example:

sri-bhagavan uvaca
kutas tva kasmalam idam
visame samupasthitam
anarya-justam asvargyam
akirti-karam arjuna


sri bhagavan uvaca—the Supreme Personality of Godhead said; kutah—wherefrom; tva—unto you; kasmalam—dirtiness; idam—this lamentation; visame—this hour of crisis; samupasthitam—arrived; anarya—persons who do not know the value of life; justam—practiced by; asvargyam—that which does not lead to higher planets; akirti—infamy; karam—the cause of; arjuna—O Arjuna.


The Supreme Person [Bhagavan] said: My dear Arjuna, how have these impurities come upon you? They are not at all befitting a man who knows the progressive values of life. They do not lead to higher planets, but to infamy.

As you can see the book is authoritative.

Other good source of original Vedic scriptures is sacred-texts.com. There in the Hinduism section you will find original Vedas, Mahabharata, Ramayana and others.

  • Which transliteration scheme is this following? Commented Jul 16, 2019 at 3:16
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    These websites are really good, but I’m specifically looking for websites that have transliterations of the Vedas and Upanishads. Your answer mentions the Gita, Bhagavatam, Ramayana and Mahabharata. Also, sacred-texts has the transliteration of only the Rig Veda.
    – user15963
    Commented Jul 16, 2019 at 5:53
  • Try interntarchive. There you may find other books.
    – user17738
    Commented Jul 16, 2019 at 7:29

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