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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Prayaschitta for various sins committed by a person

What are the methods of expiation given in the Hindu texts for the various sins one has committed and genuinely want to rectify them and become sinless. Sins like beating someone ,using very vulgar ...
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Tantric text books about mahavidyas

The mahavidya deities are associated with vamachara method of worship which not well informed in the open network which the public uses. I know that for maa Tara I must look up to the brihat Nila ...
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What are the Stotras and ruling deities of the Navagrahas?

Sometimes the Navagrahas have a bad influence on a persons life. To pacify these planets what are the stotrams of each of the Navagrahas that can be chanted by the house holders. What are the ...
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Good book/video on Mahanyasam

Are there any good book available in Sanskrit/English/Malayalam on Mahanyasam with proper intonations as well? I am aware of one book in Malayalam by RS Vadyar publications. But it doesnt have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Books Defending Caste and Untouchability

It is obvious that today's historians never place themselves in the shoes of past people and have a very one-sided and biased view of history looking at an individual over a societal level. I am ...
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Book and scripture recommendations for hindu apologetics?

What are book recommendations for hindu apologetics? Actually, I am searching for a single /some short books with amazing facts(like world map in mahabharat,)present in hindu scriptures and modern ...
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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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Encyclopedia Hinduism Archived

Encyclopedia Hinduism Archived
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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 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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