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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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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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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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Should ONLY ISKCON English translations of Scripture be cited when Traditional versions are also available? [closed]

ISKCON has more or less denied being Hindus. They focus on only a small subset of Hindu scripture but their translations are often significantly different from translations by established Hindu ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Where can I find an online version of the Adhyatma Ramayana?

I am looking for an accompanied translation in either Hindi or English. A translation done by an Indian author would be preferred.
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Where can I find/get basic information about Hinduism on the web?

I think getting information and knowledge about Hinduism is very useful for knowing and learning about Hinduism. So, I want to ask: Where can I find/get basic information and knowledge about Hinduism ...
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Looking for english/hindi commentary on parshuram kalpa sutra?

Parshuram kalpa sutra is a manual for srividya. I am searching for good english and hindi commentary on it. Online or book links please.
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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 of someone has it kindly provide a link. Thanks
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Where can I find the commentary on nAtya shAstra (abhinavabharati)?

Bhagwan Sri Abhinavagupta's most important work on the philosophy of art is Abhinavabhāratī – a long and complex commentary on Natya Shastra of Bharata Muni. This work has been one of the most ...
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Where can I get authentic translation of all four Vedas?

Translation of Griffith is only available at sacred texts.com. Arya Samaj translations are also bogus for many mantras. So where can I get true translation of Vedas along with word by word?
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What is the source of "śāntākāraṃ bhujagaśayanaṃ padmanābhaṃ sureśaṃ" sloka of Lord Vishnu?

शान्ताकारं भुजगशयनं पद्मनाभं सुरेशं विश्वाधारं गगनसदृशं मेघवर्ण शुभाङ्गम् । लक्ष्मीकान्तं कमलनयनं योगिभिर्ध्यानगम्यम् वन्दे विष्णुं भवभयहरं सर्वलोकैकनाथम् ॥ śāntākāraṃ bhujagaśayanaṃ padmanābhaṃ ...
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Where can I read Manusmriti along with all its commentaries in English?

Manusmriti has more than six commentaries so far (Bhāruci, Medhātithi, Govindarāja, Kullūka, Nārāyana, Sarvajnanarayana, Nandana, Raghavananda, Ramacandra). Only Medhatithi's commentary which has been ...
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Is there a BORI critical edition of Rigveda available online?

BORI critical edition of Mahabharata is available online on sanskritdocuments.org This article on hindustantimes.com says that BORI has ancient manuscripts of Rigveda. Is there a BORI critical ...
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Original version of Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram bhajan?

I would like to know about the original source and version and the author of the famous bhajan Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram. This bhajan was later edited and popularized by Gandhi. This was widely ...
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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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Basic Texts on Mantra Shastra

I am looking for some texts that could teach the basics of Mantra Shastra. I am specially interested in their reasoning, pronunciation and historical context. Kindly recommend texts of the same kind.
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Is the mirrored image Swastika forbidden or inauspicious?

There is already a question about the significance of the swastika and Pandya's answer describes it in detail, but one part of it says : Note: only right Swastika is almost used and reverse (left) ...
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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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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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How many Puranas have critical editions?

I have heard of a critical edition of Harivamsa prepared by BORI. Are there any others and are they available on the net?
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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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Where can I read Guthartha Dipika of Madhusudana Saraswati online, in English?

I would like to read the Guthartha Dipika, Madhusudana Saraswati's commentary on the Bhagavad Gita online, in English. Can anyone provide me the relevant link or PDF for it?
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How many commentaries have there been of the Nyaya Sutras?

The Nyaya Sutras, composed by the Gautama, is one of the most important Indian philosophical texts and forms the basis of Nyaya school of thought. Now, how many commentaries are there of these Sutras?...
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Where can I read the Pancharatra Agamas online in English?

I would like to begin reading the Pancharatra Agamas in English. Can anybody provide me the relevant links or PDFs for them?
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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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Mahabharata and its pre-divisions

I know that the present Mahabharata is of 1,00,000 verses. Is there any site where I can read the Bharata (24,000 verses)?
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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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Is there Vigyan Bhairav Tantra in Hindi available online?

Can someone kindly provide me the pdf of Vigyan Bhairav tantra? (I am looking for the original text and not the one written by Osho) And yes, it should have both Sanskrit and Hindi translation.
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Does there exist a complete English translation of Narasimha Tapaniya Upanishad?

Is there a complete English translation of the Narasimha Tapaniya Upanishad available online?
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Where can I get the Bhavishya Purana in PDF format?

Please tell me from where I can purchase the Bhavishya Purana in PDF format so that I can read it on my iPad or laptop. I have a copy of this text but it isn't readable due to scanned pages of the ...
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Where can I find yoga vashishta in pdf format?

I wanted to download Yoga Vashishta in PDF format with commentary in English by a reliable source. Where can I get it?
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What are some of the devotional works by Madhusudan Saraswati?

Madhusudhan Saraswati, the author of the famous work, Advaitasiddhi was a Vaishnava belonging to the Shankarite sect. A great devotee of Shri Krishna, he is said to have been initially against Advaita ...
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Are there any Gaudiya Vaishnava commentaries on the Upanishads?

Sri Adi-Sankaracharya's commentaries on the Upanishads are most popular in present time. Are there any Gaudiya Vaishnava commentaries available on the Upanishads?
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Availability of 'Panchvinsh Brahman' online

'Brahmans' are the one of the earliest category of Hindu scriptures. 'Satpatha Brahman' is the most famous among them. 'Panchvinsh Brahman' belongs this category. 'Vedic Index" vol.I&II.by ...
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Is the Kaliyugada Kalpataru available online?

The book Kaliyugada Kalpataru, written by Raja Gururajacharya, (who was the son from the poorvashrama of Sri Raghavendra Swami), is a complete biography of Sri Raghavandra Swami. While writing my ...
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How is the SrIsUktam revealed in the sAmaveda?

OM namaH sAmavedAya As this post describes, a form of the puruShasUkta is found in the sAmaveda, How is Purusha Sukta revealed in Samaveda?. Malola Kannan has also recited SrI sUktam from sAmaveda, ...
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MoolRamayanam how to get a copy

Many years ago (mid 60s) the sahitya syllabus of the pramana patriya course at the Sanskrit University in Benaras included the Moolaramayanam. A very slim volume which summarised the whole epic in a ...
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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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Does anybody have the complete Sanskrit version of Jayatirtha's Padyamala?

I have come across the abridged English version of Sri Jayatirtha's Padyamala. It is a Sanskrit Nitya pooja text that is based on Madhwacharya's tantrasara sangrama. I am looking for its Sanskrit ...
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Can I still get 'Vinayaka Vijayam' by LIFCO somewhere in TamilNadu?

Long time ago (20 yrs ago) I used to have a copy of a book called 'Vinayaka Vijayam'. It is a Tamil book, which I believe is from LIFCO publications. The book had wonderful, unknown and elaborate ...
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Is angirasa kalpa available?

Is this book available anywhere for purchase or is there is an online digitial version?
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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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Where I can find Gita-mahatmya in original devanagari script (7 slokas in Devanagari script) from Introduction to Bhagavad-gita of Srila Prabhupada

(1) gītā-śāstram idaṁ puṇyaṁ yaḥ paṭhet prayataḥ pumān viṣṇoh padaṁ avapnoti bhaya-śokādi-varjitaḥ (2) gītādhyāyana-śīlasya prāṇayama-parasya ca naiva santi hi pāpāni pūrva-janma-...
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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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Lalita hridaya with English meaning

I am looking for lalita hridaya with English meaning. What is the importance of hridaya strotra.
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Do we have a Trishati Namavali for Varahi?

Do we have Trishathi Namavali (a stotra consisting of 300 names) for Varahi? I heard it's there in "Uddamaresha Tantra" (not Uddamareshvara Tantra). If anyone can provide any information it will be ...
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Translation of Vishnu Dharma Purana

Viṣṇu dharma purāṇa is one of the 18 upa purāṇas. This text is available in Sanskrit online. Is it available in English or Hindi or any other Indian language?
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