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What is the best book to read Ramayana story in Malayalam?

What is the best book to read Ramayana story in Malayalam? What is the best book to read Ramayana story in Kindle Malayalam?
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List of basic scriptures to know about Hindu philosophy

So far I know, Hinduism does not have one master book, rather it is a synthesis of many related religions and/or cultures and/or philosophical points of view, that roots back to Indus valley ...
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Are there any authentic hindi/english translations(with original sanskrit text and transliteration) of the four vedas? [duplicate]

I have searched for an authentic english/hindi translation of the vedas for a long time but have not been able to find any. The Max Müller,Ralph T.H. Griffith and H.H. Wilson translations are totally ...
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How to practice brahmacharya as a student? [closed]

Recently I learned the benefits of brahmacharya . I am a college student and very much inspired by it. I want to know how can I as a male student undergo the practice of brahmacharya by following ...
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What is the name of the book which Ashwatthama narrated to a south Indian saint?

I am looking for the name of the book which Ashwatthama narrated to a South Indian saint. Stories go like this, A saint wanted to write an authentic Mahabharat and later received a boon from [I don't ...
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Anyone have the book named as Jaati Vilas by Mahirishi Marichi?

Anyone have the access to the book named as Jaati Vilas by Mahirishi Marichi. Or Maybe it is written by some other author ? But the name of the book is the same - Jaati Vilas. It is in Sanskrit. From ...
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Is it okay to Chant Devi Durga mantra "OM DUM DURGAYE NAMAH" to aid in sleeping?

Is it appropriate to chant the Durga mantra "Om Dum Durgayei Namaha" to aid in sleeping.
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Can you tell or recommend about the books which is based on Shilpa Shastra?

Can anyone provide me with the information of some books which deals with Shilpa Shastra i.e rules and regulations for making a Moorti or Vigraha of a certain Devi/Deva?
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Looking for a biography of Totapuri Maharaj by Monika Mitra

I came across a lady namely, Monika Mitra who had the good fortune of being in close contact of Totapuri Maharaj who was a wandering saint. She has written the only account of the saint with the title,...
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Is there any Sanskrit and English version of Critical Edition of Mahabharat available?

Sanskrit and English version of NeelKath edition of Mahabharat is available online. Sanskrit and Hindi NeelKanth edition is of Gita Press.(Gita Press has removed many verses) Is sanksrit & English ...
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Encyclopedia Hinduism Archived

Encyclopedia Hinduism Archived
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Are there any other Advaitic publishers in India restricted to Telugu language other than the follow?

I know the following three publishers of Telugu books. They publish many scriptures that are highly useful and belongs to Advaithic interpretation of Sanathan dharma Gita Press Gorakpur Rama Krishna ...
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What are some good books to learn more about Neem Karoli Baba?

I am really interested to know more about saint Neem Karoli Baba - the great Hanuman Bhakta. I am looking for a book to understand more about His teachings. Personally I am looking for a book which ...
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Best book on Bhagavat Gita? [closed]

Which is the most accurate English version of the Bhagavat Gita?
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Which is the best translation for Shankracharya and Ramajuncharya commentary on Upnishads? [closed]

Which is the best translation for Shankracharya and Ramajuncharya commentary on Upnishads? I would prefer both hindi or English though I would prefer hindi more .
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Mantras, Initiation and Practice

In the book that I read recently (Mantram Handbook by Eknath Easwaran), he advises that one should repeat the mantram silently, whenever the mind is free, in day to day instances also, like waiting in ...
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Commentaries for Shiva taking linga form from Shiva Maha Purana

Puranas of Sanatha dharma allows different types of interpretations. Some are historical, some are metaphorical, some are symbolical, some are allegorical, some are scientific facts including ...
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Scriptural reference for the fact that Prabhu is fully present in His Name itself. He has put all His powers in His Name

On Internet, I came across this text today(highlighted portion). In case the picture is not loading, here is the text which is written in the image The Vedas declare that God is fully present in His ...
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Any Books to understand philosophy of Vedas?

Are there any books to understand Philosophy of Vedic Samhitas? We have many introduction books for Vedanta but not Vedas. Any suggestions??
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Ancient texts on the art and science of debate

I thought 'tarka shastra' was the search text I was looking for, but the books I found were rather modern writer's literary text. What I was looking for the science written by the rishis, I just found ...
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Which book or books contains all the Stotra of Bhairav

Books or Scriptures which contains all the stotras of Bhairav
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What are some books written on Indian philosophy of spirituality by western philosophers?

It is true that spiritualism is best depicted in Hindu scriptures, and we do have some records of western saints going to Indian land for the development of their spiritual lives. We have some western ...
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Best book with all Shlokas, Stotras? [closed]

Best book/website(etc) with all Shlokas, Stotras and other songs..etc.. with their meaning in Sanskrit, Hindi, Kannada Or English..compilation of prayers of various Gods.
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Can anyone provide download links of Shabar mantra books?

Download links of real shabar mantra books.
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Sri Vaishnava English commentary to Upanishads other than Dr N.S. Anantha Rangacharya

Is anyone aware of alternative English translations to the principal Upanishads other than the one by Dr. N.S. Anantha Rangacharya for the bhashya by Ranga Ramanuja Muni? I know there is one for ...
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Which is the best translation of the Upanishads in English?

I'm currently studying a course on Hindu scriptures and would love to read the Upanishads. Please can someone guide me to the best translation there is available. Many Thanks !
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What is the English translation of Hanuman Chalisa?

I have recited this Chalisa since I was a child and although I have understood the meaning of some parts of it, I would love to get the meaning of the entire prayer. Here is the full text for ...
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Which first book should i start with in Hinduism? [duplicate]

I am a new reader to this. I want to start with a book. Which book should i start with ?
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Analysis of the Brahmasutra which chooses best (according to author) interpretation of a verse from among interpretations of three major schools?

I want to know are there books that try to analyze Brahmasutra from an independent ,non-sectarian perspective or from Western perspective while also specifying views of major Vedantic schools. I know ...
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Anandamayi Ma's prophecies?

I have heard about ' Prophecies' about the World's Future offered by this Great Saint: however, I have not found them mentioned in any biography I could find. So true or hoax?
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Book of Illustration of Hindu Gods

Any Book or website with best illustration of Hindu Gods.. preferably illustrations based on Dhyan Shloka.. While searching for Book I came across these images.. they seems to be image of pages ...
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Book on vainayiki vidya?

Reference material or book on Vainayiki vidya - enforcing discipline. or Is there any book where I can study 64 Arts / 14 Vidyas.
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vedic texts about the art of dancing or art in general

Are there any vedic texts that describe/teach the art of dancing? If not is there a vedic text that describe the dance of lord Nataraj?
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books containing leelas of mother saraswati

Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva are probably most famous in Hindu stories, but I'd like to also know if there are any books like the upanishads that describe the leelas of mother Saraswati?
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Source for Authentic Mantras?

Are there any Sources (Books/Websites/Apps) with Authentic Mantras, Original form of Mantras, Meaning of Mantras and how to pronounce/practice it. These days, there are Mantras for everything; so ...
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Ramayana for Children

I am planning to read a book for my child and wanted to read Ramayana. Can you please recommend a good, preferably pictorial book for reading to children. I have seen a few by Arshia Sattar , Bulbul ...
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Where can I get good books / pdfs on Mira bai?

I wanted to read the life of Mira bai written by a devotee and not a historian who will try to cross verify whether the facts mentions are true or not. Poems are available online but a devotional book ...
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Authentic Traditional Texts On Homa Procedures?

Are there any authentic traditional texts on homa procedures like the Ganapathi Homa for example. I know there is a Parashuram Kalpasutra followed by some Sri Vidya lineages. Looking for others as ...
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What is the best way to get started with Astrology in Hinduism?

I have been trying to read about it on the internet but it is mostly superficial and out of context. I am planning to commit to buying a book for which I need recommendations.
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Where to buy the four Vedas in Sanskrit without commentary or translation?

I've found the vedas in translation all over the Internet, but I can't find a store which sells the Sanskrit text alone. I am looking for a hardcover copy. Every edition I've found which includes the ...
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Adi Shankaracharya's biography

What are good Hindi /English or Telugu translation of Adi Shankaracharya's biography, Shankara Vijayam.
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Books recommended for learning about all of the different branches of Sanatana philosophy in brief

Which books do you recommend for learning about all of the different branches of Sanatana philosophy in brief? I have a copy of Sarva Darsana Sangraha written by 14th century Hindu scholar Madhava ...
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Books recommended to learn about atheist and/or agnostic schools of Sanatana Dharma in details

Which books do you recommend to learn about atheist and/or agnostic schools of Sanatana Dharma? I haven't got any good references. I have heard about the book known as Sarva Darsana Sangraha written ...
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Bhagavad Gita for Kids

Namaskar, I started reading Bhagavad Gita a few months ago. I am reading shlokas, and their translations from Gita Press version. Now I have a small daughter(7-8 years old). I daily tell/read her ...
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Advaita vedanta texts recommendations

Can you please recommend some high quality texts on pure Advaita philosophy from an academic standpoint which are complete and exhaustive by themselves? Academic works like that of P. S. Roodurmum (...
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Is there an English translation of Shri Vidyaranya's Sarva darshana sangraha online?

I know that there is a Sanskrit version of this book, which seems to cover all philosophy of the Indian subcontinent. So if any of you have the link to the English version online please post it here.
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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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