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Anyone learned in sanskrit please translate this verse for me

Śrimad Bhagavatam 8.16.21.: स विधास्यति ते कामान्हरिर्दीनानुकम्पन: । अमोघा भगवद्भ‍क्तिर्नेतरेति मतिर्मम ॥ २१ ॥ sa vidhāsyati te kāmān harir dīnānukampanaḥ amoghā bhagavad-bhaktir netareti matir mama ...
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How to search for Mahabharat Book, Chapter, Verse?

As in, which site do I use to search Book-wise, Chapter-wise or Verse-wise? For example, some book I'm reading on Google Books quotes Shanti Parv (which is Book 12) but mentions Verse 6930. How do I ...
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Are there any authentic hindi/english translations(with original sanskrit text and transliteration) of the four vedas? [duplicate]

I have searched for an authentic english/hindi translation of the vedas for a long time but have not been able to find any. The Max Müller,Ralph T.H. Griffith and H.H. Wilson translations are totally ...
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Anusasanika Parva is it a mistranslation?

Has the Anusasanika Parva been mistranslated, it's the long speech where Bhishma talks to Yudishtara. Is the tone somehow changed? This is for English translations. I am using the Mahabharata found in ...
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Are Bibek Debroy's translations of Puranas, Mahabharata reliable?

Are Bibek Debroy's translations of Puranas, Mahabharata reliable?
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What does knowing one’s soul mean?

When describing virtuous people one of the phrase that’s repeatedly used by Valmiki is विदितात्मनः valmikiramayana.net translates this to the knower of self. Bibek Debroy (Chapter 5(2), Para 3) ...
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What parts of deer meat did Rama eat here?

My translations of Ayodhya Kanda, Sarga 52, verse 102 (2-52-102) तौ तत्र हत्वा चतुरः महा मृगान् | वराहम् ऋश्यम् पृषतम् महा रुरुम् | आदाय मेध्यम् त्वरितम् बुभुक्षितौ| वासाय काले ययतुर् वनः पतिम् || ...
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What are the correct translations for these Marathi spiritual sentences

Anyone who speak Marathi here? Which one is the correct translation of these Marathi sentences "निर्विकल्पापर्यंत विद्यानंद आहे. त्यापलीकडे वस्तू आहे,"? These Marathi sentences came from an ...
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Are any of the Upapuranas translated into English or published in Sanskrit?

I know that the 18 Mahapuranas are translated into English. But, Is any Upa Purana translated in English or published in Sanskrit?
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What does "chekitana" mean in this verse?

https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/rig-veda-english-translation/d/doc831430.html Rig Veda 2.33.15 Sanskrit text [Accents, Plain, Transliterated]: ए॒वा ब॑भ्रो वृषभ चेकितान॒ यथा॑ देव॒ न हृ॑णी॒षे न ...
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Confused about translations of texts on Homosexuality

Can someone clarify my doubts about some of the translations of the following verses I have read on this forum? Shloka 1: मैथुनं तु समासेव्य पुंसि योषिति वा द्विजः । गोयानेऽप्सु दिवा चैव सवासाः स्नानमा...
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Is there any Sanskrit and English version of Critical Edition of Mahabharat available?

Sanskrit and English version of NeelKath edition of Mahabharat is available online. Sanskrit and Hindi NeelKanth edition is of Gita Press.(Gita Press has removed many verses) Is sanksrit & English ...
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How to pronounce this sloka?

I found this sloka online and I think there are some misspellings or mistakes in this version: Pathaya vaa patale , Sthapaya vaa sakala Bhuvana samraye | Matha thava pada yugalam , munchami naiva ...
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What is the exact literal translation of the word "Shaligram."?

As we all know, Shaligram Shila is the symbol which represents Lord Vishnu just like a Shiva Linga represents Lord Shiva. But, i want to know what is the literal word meaning or translation of the ...
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Need of Atharvashikha Upanishad in English Translation with Sanskrit Sloka?

Where can I get Atharvashikha Upanishad in English Translation with Sanskrit Shloka in pdf form? Namah Shivay
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Where can I get AtharvaShiras Upanishad with Sanskrit & english translation?

Where can I get AtharvaShiras Upanishad in english translation with Sanskrit Sloka in pdf?
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Telugu books dedicated for namajapa

I asked several questions related to namajapa on our site. Some of them with short answers are given below Can Rama Nama Japa give moksha? Yes Is any god name eligible for nama japa? Yes Is there any ...
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Is there translation of Akhandananda's Tattvadipana in English?

Is there translation of Akhandananda's Tattvadipana in English? I want to understand Advaita better especially the Vivarana School.
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Esoteric meaning of an extract from the meeting of Arjuna and Shiva

There is a story in the Mahabharata of Shiva meeting Arjuna as a kirāta when he awards him his divine arrow. Kunchan Nambiar of Kerala has interpreted the story in the form of an ōṭṭantuḷḷal, a kind ...
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Is this translation of the controversial Ashwameda Yagna Khanda correct?

O Mummy, Mummikins, little Mummy. No one is leading me (to matrimony). the bad little horse is sleeping. The adhvaryu says (TS): In the heavenly world be you two completely covered. The queen says: I ...
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Translation of the Nighantu and the Nirukta? [closed]

So here I want to know what mistakes did Lakshman Sarup make in translating the Nirukta written by Yaska?
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Which translation of the Vedas is the best?

Which translation of the Vedas is the best? Also, what are the errors in the translation of Vedas by Dr.Tulsiram?
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What is the source of Saraswati Stotram?

श्वेतपद्मासना देवी श्वेतपुष्पोपशोभिता । श्वेताम्बरधरा नित्या श्वेतगन्धानुलेपना ॥ १॥ श्वेताक्षी शुक्लवस्त्रा च श्वेतचन्दनचर्चिता । वरदा सिद्धगन्धर्वैरृषिभिः स्तूयते सदा ॥ २॥ स्तोत्रेणानेन तां देवीं ...
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Side-by-side (vertical) parallel translation of The Srimad-Bhagavatam and other works?

I'm seeking to learn Sanskrit in order to study a wider variety of Vedic literature that is not always translated into English or other languages. I would like to obtain all 30 volumes of the Srimad-...
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Anyone give word to word translation of Brahma sutra Shankara bhashya 1:3:38?

Anyone give word to word translation of Brahma sutra Shankara bhashya 1:3:38 ? इतश्च न शूद्रस्याधिकारः यदस्य स्मृतेः श्रवणाध्ययनार्थप्रतिषेधो भवति। वेदश्रवणप्रतिषेधः वेदाध्ययनप्रतिषेधः तदर्थज्ञाना...
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Possible Interpretation of Chandogya Upanishad 5.10.7?

https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/chandogya-upanishad-english/d/doc239196.html तद्य इह रमणीयचरणा अभ्याशो ह यत्ते रमणीयां योनिमापद्येरन्ब्राह्मणयोनिं वा क्षत्रिययोनिं वा वैश्ययोनिं वाथ य इह ...
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Is Vaishnava dharma parva a part of Mahabharatha?

The telugu translation of Mahabharatha is containing an extra parva names Vaishnavadharma parva. It contains 22 chapters in it. It is basically a discussion between Krishna and Yudhishthira. It ...
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Are there online ebooks of English translations of ancient Indian cookbooks?

Ancient Indian cookbooks draw exquisitely from Ayurvedic scriptures and apply it to everyday cooking. This is very important from the view point of preservation of both health and culture. There are ...
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List of scriptures translated by Max Muller

Translation of Hindu scriptures is not an easy task and requires a lot of knowledge and even experience in different domains. Linguistic expertise is not the only one required to do it. Many of the ...
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How to know interpolation in Puranas? [duplicate]

How to know interpolation in Purana And how to know right translation of slokas
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Is Ralph T. Griffith's translation of the Vedas reliable and correct?

Is Ralph T. Griffith's translation of the Vedas reliable and correct. Can I read Ralph T. Griffith's translation of the Vedas? If not why?
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Buddhi and its details

Many verses in scriptures gives the following ordering w.r.t to a human being Organs Manas Buddhi Soul and some people say that there exists another one Atman My doubt is about Buddhi part only ...
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Is there an English translation of Parimala of Shri Appaya Diskhita available?

Is there an English translation of Parimala of Shri Appaya Diskhita available? Please provide the link for the same. More about this work (from here): Kalpataruparimala : Bhagavadpada Adi Sri ...
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When did the expression "Supreme Personality of Godhead" start getting used to translate Hindu texts?

Hindu Texts started getting translated into English and other Western languages at least far back as the late eighteenth century. As far as I know, the expression "Supreme Personality of Godhead&...
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What is the right English word that can explain " Dharma" [closed]

I'm currently working on a spiritual book. I want to know the exact replacement for the word 'dharma'. I know dharma refers to righteous Order. But I just can't find the exact feel of dharma in any ...
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Is there any Vaishnava commentary on Manu-Smriti?

I have seen few commentaries (and even fewer translations in English) of the Manu Samhita. But I can't find any done by a Vaishnava (no regards to the sampradaya). Thus I'm wondering is it because ...
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What are three refinings or three types of cleansing mentioned in Rigveda 3.26.8?

I am talking about following verse of Rigveda: त्रिभिः पवित्रैरपुपोद्ध्यर्कं हृदा मतिं ज्योतिरनु प्रजानन्। वर्षिष्ठं रत्नमकृत स्वधाभिरादिद्द्यावापृथिवी पर्यपश्यत्॥ ३.०२६.०८ Transliteration: tri̱bhiḥ ...
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Why transliteration of ब्रह्म is Brahman instead of Brahma?

I have been reading some of the Upanishads in Bengali/English translation. Some of these translations also have the original Sanskrit (Bengali/Devanagari script). I noticed that the English ...
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Is Khubja a wife of lord Krishna?

Consider the following story about Kubja(Trivakra), whose previous life is Surpanakha, from the scripture Garga Samhita. Shri Bahulashva said: What severe austerities did the maidservant Kubja ...
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English translation (and source) of the Sanskrit shloka from Prabhupada's commentary on SB 3.20.18

Srila Prabhupada quotes the following shloka(s) from Viṣṇu Purāṇa in his commentary on Srimad Bhagavatam 3.20.18, but he did not give us the English translation. So I'd like to know the precise ...
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What/where is the origin of "every time I carry you this way"

I was recently reading Heinrich Zimmer's Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization and encountered his explanation of the cycles of Yuga's. He recounted from one of the Puranas the description ...
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Arya Samaj Translation of Vedas

I was looking at Arya Samaj’s translation of Vedas on onlineved.com and found that the Rig Veda is missing Mandala 7-10. Why is that? Also the way they cite the verses is quite different than the ...
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Help regarding translation of a text from Padma Purana 7.3.47b-51

The following quote is from Padma Purana, Kriyāyogasāra-Khaṇḍa, Chapter 3 - The Story of King Manobhadra, verses 47b-51: https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/the-padma-purana/d/doc365844.html ...
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How to download English translation of BORI CE Mahabharat?

Bori's Critical Edition of Mahabharat is available in Sanskrit only. I want it in English. Where I can download the English translation of BORI Mahabharat?
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Sri Rudram modern western scholarly translation

This is a request for a modern translation of Sri Rudram, preferably by a western Sanskrit scholar who does not belong to any Hindu tradition. Translations available online have a lot of assumptions ...
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What does "Chitagnikunda Sambootha" mean in Sri Lalita Sahasranama?

The very first invocation para of Sri Lalitha Sahasranama begins with the title words "Chitagni kunda". It appears to me that "chit-agni-kunda sambhootha" represents the "spark of thought or ...
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Priority of sons told by Pandu

Consider the following words by Pandu to Kunti The religious institutes mention six kinds of sons that are heirs and kinsmen, and six other kinds that are not heirs but kinsmen. I shall speak of them ...
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Meaning of manor layam

Pooja koti samam stotram Stotra koti samam japam Japa koti samam dhyanam Dhyan koti manor layam What is the meaning of manor layam in the above Shloka ? Note : On some other sites samolayah is ...
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Do RV 8.33.19 and 10.85.30 suggest women should wear a veil in the presence of men?

Some answers to *What do Hindu scriptures say about women headscarf (hijab)*? on Quora.com cite these verses from the Rigveda that seem to suggest Hindu women should wear a head veil: God made you ...
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Alternative translations to Manusmriti 4.53

English translation of Manusmriti 4.53 by Ganganath Jha says: नाग्निं मुखेनोपधमेन्नग्नां नैक्षेत च स्त्रियम् । नामेध्यं प्रक्षिपेदग्नौ न च पादौ प्रतापयेत् ॥ ५३ ॥ nāgniṃ mukhenopadhamennagnāṃ naikṣeta ...
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