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Questions tagged [book-recommendation]

For questions on book suggestions for various topics in Hinduism.

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Suggestions for Hindu books regarding political philosophy

I am wanting to read and learn about Hindu political philosophy. I know about the "Laws of Manu", but I am unsure of any other books that relate, I would like to read similar things such as the famous ...
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Resources to Astronomical references in Hinduism

I'm a grade teacher, who is going to introduce astronomy to 12 year olds. I want them to have a phenomenalogical understanding of the subject. From there I want to present the models in existence. In ...
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Good book on Shiva Purana in Kannada/English

I am searching for a good book on Shiva Purana in Kannada or English language. But till now most of the websites suggest "The Immortals of Meluha" trilogy. I would like to know is it worth reading "...
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Where can I find a good comparitive study of the prasthana trayi commentaries?

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)?...
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Are there any English translations of Madhva's and Ramanuja's Gita Bhasya?

I'm looking for English Translations of Ramanuja's and Madhvacharya's Gita commentaries in physical/printed book format. Are there any English translation of Ramanuja's Gita Bhasya, other than the ...
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Is Paramahansa the vahana to the promised land?

The great " Mystical Spirit Swan " known as Paramahansa is revered by Hindus, and is believed to be the vehicle to the promised land for the individuals Spirit. Is he composed of Swarupas ? If so ...
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I want puranas in TRANSLITERATED format.transliteration of Sanskrit into roman script [duplicate]

Ebooks, online or books for purchase also acceptable. Please can anyone help me? Links to all major scriptures is what i need.Thank you!
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What should I read, Where should I start, and in What sequence - when reading Hindu religious books? [duplicate]

I am a beginner of reading Hindu religious book. I have basic knowledge of Hindu religion, thought I also know that this religion is very vast and I want to expand my knowledge on this subject. Can ...
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What are some good modern interpretations of the Mahabharata?

What are some good books with a modern outlook at the Mahabharata? The older books carry the weight of conservatism. I'm looking for a writer with an inkling for modern views to interpret the ...
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Any good book about ayurveda?

I just discovered some benefits of ayurveda but I do not know almost anything about this; and in order to live better I would like to arrange my routine (food, time, habits, etc.) as it is prescribed ...
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Book recommendation for koormayoga

Koormayoga refers to the practice of withdrawing the senses like a 'Koorma' aka tortoise withdraw its legs into the shell. This withdrawing of senses is very important for a yoga sadhak at least in ...
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What are the scriptures that describe about Lord Shiva?

I am interested to learn more about Shiva. What are the Puranas to follow? Apart from Puranas, are there other works which are authoritative and talk about Shiva? Are there any epics which have ...
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Hindu traditional book about people skills, making friends and influencing people

Is there a Veda, Puran,Aagama or any ancient Indian book that talks about how to manage people in an organization, make friends and influence people?
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What are the commentaries available on LalitA SahasranAma?

One of the most popular hymns of the goddess is Sri Lalita Sahasranama. What are the major commentaries available on it? (apart from the Saubhagya Bhaskara by Sri Bhaskara raya)
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I'm looking for some places where traditional Vedic Chanting books can be bought from

I'm looking for a place where i can buy traditional Vedic chanting books like the one in the image below:
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Is there an online version of jayadratha-yAmala?

One of the category of tantric texts are the yAmala.granthas. Is there an online.version of jayadrathayamala tantra ?
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Nitya Karma and Pooja Book

Namaste! Is there a book (pdf file) in English available for Nitya Karma and Pooja? The one I obtained is in Hindi. http://webstock.in/001-Epics-PDF/Nitya-Karm-Pooja-Prakash/Nitya-Karm-Pooja-...
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What are some good books to read on life, death, afterlife, etc in Hinduism?

By good books, I am looking for an interpretation of scriptures that is accessible to a normal audience. Does anyone have any suggestions? PS: Please let me know if this is out-of-scope for ...
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Is there a good book in English on Divya Prabhandam?

Is there a good book written in English on Divya Prabhandam?
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Where can I get books written by Brahmananda Saraswati?

Brahmananda Saraswati was the pontiff of jyotir math of Uttarakhand. He had taught yoga to famous personalities like Mahesh Yogi. which are the books written by him? where can I download or ...
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Book recommendation for Srimad Valmiki Ramayana ( with commentary )

It will be extremely useful if some one here can recommend a good translated version of Srimad Valmiki Ramayana, either in English or Kannada. I have considered C. Rajagopalachari's edition, but I am ...
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Are there any non-ISKCONic translations of the Chaitanya Charitamrita in English?

I would like to read a non-ISKCONic translations of the Chaitanya Charitamrita in English. Could anyone suggest me any?
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What are the good books available on all the Four Vedas in English

Can anyone please suggest me some good books on all the four Vedas in English. Books can be either in Hardcover or in Paperback but not ebook. If anyone has good sources or knowledge regarding this ...
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Book recommendation for Vedas in Hindi

From where I can read all Vedas Rigveda Samaveda Yajurveda Atharvaveda I'll prefer PDF format rather than hard copy, as I mostly read on my tablet. Please suggest good sources from where I can ...
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What would be good books to read to learn the basics?

I know practically nothing about Hinduism, which is a problem, considering that more than a billion people believe in it. This strongly suggests there's something going for it. As a curious agnostic, ...
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Book recommendation for Mahabharata in Hindi

I am planning to read Mahabharata. Can anyone tell me a good book written in Hindi?
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Book recommendation for Ashtavakra Gita with original shlokas

I want to read the Ashtavakra Gita. I find difficulty in finding the right translations and explanations. Can someone name some widely used translated forms of this book which contain the original ...
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Application of teachings of Mahabharata

Is there any good book on Mahabharata which explains the psychology behind the stories with real life lessons ? Thanks
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Reference Books for Hindu/Indian Mythology, Culture & Philosophy? [duplicate]

What concise classical references do we have in English of Hindu/Indian mythology, religion and philosophy subjects especially from the colonial period by non-Indian indologists? An objective ...
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Online Garuda purana [duplicate]

I am searching for an authentic source to read garuda purana in Hindi or english. Share If there is any website or link. Also any book recommendation will do the job.
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What are the teachings of Sri Jiddu Krishnamurti? [closed]

Can someone please tell me about the principal teachings and methodology of Jiddu Krishnamurti and his approach towards spiritual progress ? Some people also believe that he was also related to "...
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Sources to read about human body described in hinduism

I want to read about human body described in hindu scriptures. If there is any please provide links or references or books?
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Which scriptures define the science of Mudras? And what are they used for?

It would be great to also have some reference to translations (if any) in english or hindi of the scriptures which deal with the science of mudras. Also would like to know what different purpose the ...
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What are some well-written and accurate Ramayana books based on Valmiki's original work?

What are some well-written and accurate Ramayana books that I can use? By accurate I mean those that stay true to Valmiki's original Sansrkit work.
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Bhagavad-Gita: As It Is - version without interruptions?

I have read the Bhagavad-Gita: As It Is once before, and I would like to continue reading it. However, I find it very distracting to read it with the multi-page Purport sections between each verse. I ...
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Sukthams with khilams from Rigveda?

I am deeply interested in receiving any printed Rig-Vedic hymns with khila vaakyams (supplement verses) arranged with swaras (tone for recitation). EDIT: What are "khila vaakyams"? FYI: We have ...
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Which are the books to be read for Spiritual and Physical pleasure? [closed]

can any one suggest the books to be read for Spiritual and Physical pleasure? I have been in a dilema thought of reading Kamasutra but then a thought comes it is sin. We all know gathering knowlede ...
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Hindu deities and nearby cultures

Mitra is supposed to have got transformed to Mithra. It also made into Zoroastrianism. Sun seems to widely popular deity in ancient cultures. Is there any good book that relates Hindu Culture and ...
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Looking for the book that says Ramayana and Mahabharata took place lacs of years Before Christ

When I was a student (during 1978-79), I had a book on Ancient Indian History with chronological events (from Vedic times to Modern India), in which the author arrived at date of Ramayana some 7 lac ...
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Description obout Qualities of Human Mind and Advice for Mind , from Ancient Hinduism texts?

In Which ancient writtings , Shlokas , Books we find more description about Human Mind ? eg. description of Human Mind's characteristics , qualities, It's strength and weakness etc.? What texts ...
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Online books on Jyotisha

What are some good books available on Jyotisha online? I am preferably looking for books for beginners, although any references are welcome.
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Recommend some books or online sites for self- learning Prana Pratishta techniques

What are some good books (in Bengali, English, Hindi or Sanskrit) for self-learning the method of Prana Pratishta (invoking life-force of Deites) on Yantras, idols etc? I am looking for books or even ...
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Book recommendation for a thorough treatise on Rishi Gautama's Nyaya Shastra?

An English translation with original Sanskrit verses would be ideal. It should cover all aspects/teachings contained in the Nyaya philosophy.
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I want to learn Sanskrit. Can anybody guide me how to start? [closed]

I want to learn Sanskrit. Can anybody guide me how to start??? Because I know Marathi, Hindi , English three languages I can not justified which medium will help me to learn Sanskrit in easy and ...
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What is the most authoritative book/translation on Vignana Bhairava Tantra?

Which book is the original sanskrit account of Vignana Bhairava Tantra? What is the story/events surrounding the time this Yoga method was introduced to the world? Which is the best available English ...
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Any books or links for information over Granthas on Vimanas?

There are some granthas on Vimanas like Vaimanikashastram by Bharadwaj Rishi and Samaranganasutradhar written by Bhoj Raja. Can anyone share the name of books available or any source which is ...