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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 Shiva Purana Linga purana (a) Brahmanda Purana (b) ...
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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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Do ISKCON versions of Hindu scriptures qualify as Hindu scripture? [closed]

ISKCON has more or less denied being Hindus. They claim to use some Hindu scriptures but their translations are sometimes different from translations by established Hindu sources. Does their work ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 live in Indonesia (not in Bali though). I’ve read Bhagavad Gita (translated by Eknath Easwaran) and the Katha Upanishad (...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there any English translation available for Tattvartha Deepa Nibandha?

I am looking for this text for a while now. I have searched the internet thoroughly but I could not find it. Does anybody know where can I find the work mentioned in the title, in English, as an e ...
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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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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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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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Why Satyanarayan Puja is preferred for griha pravesh (house warming ceremony)?

In griha pravesh(house warming ceremony) for new house I always heard about doing a Satyanarayana Puja. But why? Why only Satyanarayan Puja and is there any significance over any other type of puja? ...
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Where can I get Sai Gita online?

Where can I find Sai Gita in English online? I am asking about Satya Sai Baba and not about Shirdi Sai Baba.
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How many commentaries are there on the Purva Mimamsa Sutras?

The Purva Mimamsa Sutras written by Jaimini is one of the most important Indian philosophical texts and forms the basis of Mimamsa school of thought. Now, how many commentaries are there of these ...
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What texts/books deal with Hindu demonology?

I have studied Western demonology over the past two years. I would like to study it now from a Hindu perspective. So can anybody recommend me books/texts regarding it?
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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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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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Source of Ramayan and Mahabharath which were written originally [duplicate]

I read almost all the stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata. But my question is: At present where are the original Ramayana and Mahabharata manuscripts which were written by Valmiki and Vyasa ...