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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 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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What are some recommended books and resources to biography and teaching of Sri Aurobindo?

I would like to know more about Sri Aurobindo and his teachings.What are some recommended books and resources for doing so?
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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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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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English or Telugu translation of Narasimha Purana

Could anyone tell me which is the best translation of Narasimha Purana in English or Telugu? I'm looking for a physical book.
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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 ...