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Good and clear photos of original Sanskrit Manuscript of Mahabharata in full

Are there any good photos ie easy to read and good lighting of the whole Mahabharata and Ramayana including the accused "interpolated" options? Please include a Manuscript with headers for ...
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How many commentaries are there of the Srimad Bhagavatam?

I would like to have the list of commentators of the Srimad Bhagavatam (the one dedicated to Lord Krishna). How many of these commentaries have being translated to English? Are any of the commentaries ...
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What all good audio versions of Shiv Tandav Stotram are available online?

The version sung by Shankar Mahadevan is currently the most popular one online. I remember hearing an old version previously but couldn't find it due to the search algorithm pushing newer versions. ...
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Complete Telugu translation of Agni purana

I searched several websites and did not find any complete translation of Agni Purana in Telugu. Is there any publicly available and complete Telugu translation of Agni Puran?
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Best Channel for Mantra

I am looking for a respectable source for correct pronunciation of chants to the devatas, as many have said online that you must be careful with YouTube videos mispronouncing Mantras. Does anyone have ...
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Resource for Uma Samhita Tantram

I am looking for the Uma Samhita Tantram. It can be in Sanskrit, Hindi, English, or Telugu.
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What is Madhvācārya's translation and commentary to ŚB 12.13.16?

I wanted to know about Śrī Madhvācārya's interpretation of ŚB 12.13.16, but I cannot find a PDF of it.
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English translation of 'Sanskriti Ke Char Adhyay' by Ramdhari Singh Dinkar

As the title suggests, I am looking for an English translation of 'Sanskriti Ke Char Adhyay' by Ramdhari Singh Dinkar. I would be grateful if anyone could provide.
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Pronounciation of Sanskrit words [closed]

Sanskrit is a very pure language and care must be taken when pronouncing its words in a Sloka or a Mantra. Are there any websites or resources that help in learning the "correct" ...
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Is there any pdf of Siva Dharma and Śiva Dharmottara puran available?

Is there any pdf file of both Shiva Dharma Puran and Shiva Dharmottara Puran available ?
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What are the differences between the Jaya version and the main Mahabharata?

And also, is the Jaya version available online in English?
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Where can I find Vishnu Yamala?

Is Vishnu Yamala available either offline or online in any one of the English / Hindi languages.
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What are some good books to read for understanding philosophy and life of Ramakrishna?

What are some good books to study Ramakrishna as I am a beginner and don't know much about him?
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Difference between Rudraprashna, Satarudriya, Rudrashtadhyayi, and Rudra Suktam

Can anyone tell me whether the following four mantras are the same or different? What are the benefits of chanting each and when are they to be chanted? Satarudriya Rudraprashna / Sri Rudram / ...
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Summarized Srimada Bhagavad Geeta verses

I belong to a Hindu family where my family members read Srimada Bhagvad Geeta. I tried to read it but it has long pages with 'shlokas' and all. Whenever I start to read I'm never able to carry on much....
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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 a PDF of Vedanta Desika's Divya Charitram?

Is there a PDF of Sri Vedanta Desika's Divya Charitram? (of Dhvitheeya Brahmathanthra Swamy)
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Where can I get English or Kannada translation of Khandanatraya of Shri Madhwacharya?

If you have online links of one or more of Khandanatraya Granthams of Shri Madhwacharya with Kannada or English translation, please share it. Khandanatraya: 1. Mayavada khandana 2. Upadhi khandana 3. ...
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What are great books on breath Yoga?

In Bhagavad Gita,I read that one should learn to have a balanced breath. I want to know What are some sutras or literature on breath Yoga?
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Online English version of the Karveer Mahatmyam

Namaste. Can anyone tell me where can I read the English version of the Karveer Mahatmyam, please? I can only find a few sources, but they are only in the Marathi language. Grateful if anyone could ...
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How did the Vedas in Hinduism come into existence?

Who wrote the Vedas and why? How did the Vedas exist since their inception? Where can we read the Vedas?
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Is there any freely-available open data project of the Rig Veda with the rhythmic meters in it?

I am wondering if the vedic meter for the Rig Veda (or other texts) has been encoded into any freely available texts online, such that I can use it in software. That is, the metric structure of each ...
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Where to look for these texts?

What is left of Rudra Vaishnava Sampradaya and Kumara Vaishnava Sampradaya texts? This page mentions the literature of Kumara Vaishnava Sampradaya. Where can these texts be found? I am also interested ...
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What are some online sources to get unabridged Hindu Scriptures or to learn Hinduism?

What are some good websites to find unabridged versions of Hindu Scriptures and to learn Hinduism (with proper interpretations)? Also, see: Where can I find/get basic information about Hinduism on ...
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Where can I find Hiranyagarbha Samhita?

I was looking out for sometime but couldn't find it.e-book, online text,book for sale or any format will be helpful.
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Where can I read Tantric texts in English

Where can I read Tantric texts? Is there any online pdf? I want the mantra in English and its meaning. Are there any commentaries by a Proper Guru?
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English translation of Ganesh purana

I'm looking to read Ganesh Puran. what is the best-unabridged copy I can get? if I could get a link or author name. it would be much appreciated.
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What are the important texts of Shrouta Shaivism?

Srouta Shaiv Siddhant or Shrouta Shaivism is an Shaiva tradition. One important scripture i am aware is Srikantha's Bhashya on Brahmasutra (?) What are the important scriptures of Shrouta Shaivism ...
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Details of Bhawani Mishra who build temple where goddesses speak

There is a temple of Goddess Tripura Sundari in Bihar where many people experienced goddesses talking at night times. I am quoting from this article the deities present inside the temple speak like ...
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English or Hindi translation of Vyasa Smriti

Is there any site or way to get a pdf or epub of Hindi/English translation of Vyasa Smriti? I have searched many sites and couldn't find it. Please if someone has it kindly provide a link.
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Background of the Viśvasara Tantra

What is the origin of the Viśvasara Tantra? Does anyone know, when about it was written? It is given as the source for the Guru stotram, but I have not been able to find out more, except that all ...
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Complete English translations of Puranas

Some English translations of Puranas can be found online here: Vishnu purana (a) Garuda purana (abridged) (b) Garuda purana (full) Bagavata Purana (a) Shiva Purana (b) Online proofread edition Linga ...
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From where can I get english translation of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhamsadever Jivanvrttanta by Ram Chandra Datta?

Sri Ramakrishna Paramhamsadever Jivanvrttanta, written by Ram Chandra Datta is regarded as the first biography of Ramakrishna. It goes into great detail about the sadhanas done by Ramakrishna. I want ...
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Where can I read Sridhara Swami's commentary on the Srimad Bhagavatam online?

I would want to read Sridhara Swami's commentary of the Srimad Bhagavatam online in English. Can anyone of you provide me the relevant pdf or link?
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What is the source of the verse that says that everything is established in yajna (fire sacrifice)?

yajneshu devastisthanti yajne sarvam pratisthitam| yajnena dhriyate prithvi yajnastarayati prajah|| annena bhuta jibanti parjanyadannasambhavah| parjanyo jayate yajnat sarvam yajnamayam tatah|| ...
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What was guru tradition of Sridhara Swami?

Are there any references of guru tradition of Sridhara Swami (commentator of Bhagavatam)? I did not find any information on him, his life etc., besides some blogs such as https://gaudiyascripture....
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Is translation of the following excerpt from Appayya Dikshita's Brahma Sutra Bhashya available in English?

Can anyone provide English translation of the following texts which are from Appayya Dikshita's Brahmasutra Bhasya? Has this text been translated into English? णाजातशत्रुणा का लोके माह्मणस्य महावि वि...
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Where can I find the English translation of Parashara Smriti?

People say that Parashara Smriti is for Kali Yuga. So it is no doubt an important text. Is there any English translation available?
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Is the complete Shiva Purana available online in English?

I already have a PDF of 812 pages in Hindi language but I find that the language/words used are sometimes a bit tough to understand. I have visited some sites which have downloadable versions in ...
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Where can I find an English or Bengali book on Havan/Yajna/Homa?

I am looking for a book on "how to perform Havan (Hawan/Yajna/Hom)" in English or Bengali. But, unfortunately, I could not find it. There are many books in Hindi. But I can't read Hindi. So, ...
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Who is the father of rishi Shandilya?

Who is the father of Rishi Shandilya after whom Shandilya gotra is named? The wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shandilya_(Rishi) gives no light on this. https://familypedia.wikia.org/wiki/...
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How to type पत्ते with half त् as in त्य [closed]

I know this is not directly related to Hinduism but as this community seems to have a background of typing in in Devnaagari / Hindi / Sanskrit. I have searched a lot. I hope someone will answer... I ...
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Is there an English translation of "Sarvartha Siddhi" by Vedanta Desika?

I'm looking for an English translation of "Sarvartha Siddhi" by Vedanta Desika. In fact I'm only interested in one part of it, "I.69", in which a reference to Yadavaprakasa and his theory of time is ...
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Authentic sources of shukraniti?

Where can we get authentic book of shukraniti ? Please suggest some reliable sources online or offline.
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Can anybody share the ebook link of Manubhashya of Medhatithi Part II (English Translation)?

I got Part I to V except for part II. The translator of the book is Ganganath Jha.
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Are any English translations of the Parashar Samhita available online?

The Parashar Samhita is an interesting book that chronicles the life of Lord Hanuman as narrated by Rishi Parashar, the author of Parashar Smriti and the Parashar Hora Shastra. I found the Sanskrit ...
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What are the academic journals on Hinduism?

Can anybody suggest any academic journal on Hindu studies where scholars publish their peer-reviewed article on Hindu Theology and Philosophy? I am talking about academic journals and not magazines.
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What are the popular free online magazines on Hinduism?

Can anybody suggest any popular online magazine on Hinduism? If possible, please suggest more than one.
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Resources to learn about Hinduism for an ex muslim who has been agnostic for about 10 years [duplicate]

Om swastiastu. I'm an ex-muslim who has been agnostic for about 10 years. I’ve read Bhagavad Gita (translated by Eknath Easwaran) and the Katha Upanishad (translated and explained by the same author). ...
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What is the location of this verse from Skanda Purana?

Madhvacharya in 52nd verse of his sarvasastra tattparya nirnaya which is the first chapter of Mahabharata Tattparya Nirnaya quotes the following verse from Skanda Purana skAnde.apyuktaM shivenaiva ...