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For questions where the asker seeks translations of a particular scripture or other work. Please also tag your question with the scripture/work whose translations you are looking for.

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What is the meaning of this shloka and in what context it was written?

ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णात्पूर्णमुदच्यते। पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते॥ When I fed it to search engine, I got many explanations by different people according to their understanding. I ...
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Does Pillai Lokacharya’s commentary on the Gadya Trayam still exist?

The Sri Vaishnava sect has two sub-sects, Thenkalai and Vadakalai. Vadakalais follow the teachings of Vedanta Desikan, whereas Thenkalais follow the teachings of Pillai Lokacharya. My question is ...
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What does the first stanza of the Aswhamedha sacrifice mean?

This is the first stanza of the Ashwamedha yajna in the Taittiriya Brahmana. What does it mean in English? Thanks.
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What is “Das Mahābhārata Und Seine Theile” about? Is there an English translation of the same?

The German Sanskrit professor Adolf Holtzmann has a written a 4-volume book on the Mahābhārata titled Das Mahābhārata Und Seine Theile. It's available at archive.org. What is this book and its 4 ...
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Can someone give me the translation of this Mantra?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b7SXLECcCA Om Lakshmi Vigan Shri Kamala Dharigan Svaha Thank you. By the way, the "Om" of the first 5 seconds is magnificent!
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What is the meaning of Tri-sapta in Atharva-veda?

The very first line of Atharva Veda says , "ye trisaptaah pariyanti ...". The meaning of Trisapta here seems somewhat confusing. In the Acharya Vedanta Tirth translation it is called to be the three ...
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What is the correct translation of the Mahabharata verse mentioning Drona's age?

There is a verse in Mahabharata: Drona Parva: Sanskrit verse in Devnagri: आकर्णपलितः शयामॊ वयसाशीति पञ्चकः तवत्कृते वयचरत संख्ये स तु षॊडद वर्षवत Sanskrit verse in IAST ...
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What is the Purāṇa Saṃhitā? Is there an English translation of it?

What exactly is the Purāṇa Saṃhitā? Some say it was created by Vyāsa as a blueprint for all Purāṇas that came later. Do any Purāṇas discuss what's it about? Do the terms Purāṇa Saṃhitā ...
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English translation/interpretation of text given in photo.

Yesterday I visited Maa Mahakali's temple in my city where I found this text written in Sanskrit and Urdu. Can anyone please help me translate this given text in English?
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What is meaning of Sarvabhuteshu (सर्वभूतेषु )

In Devi Suktam, word (sarvabhūteṣu) is repeated for different manifestations of Devi. I am quite sure with Sarva(सर्व) means all, but word Bhoota (भूत) just confused me a lot. Bhoota is quite ...
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What is the difference between prayer and worship?

Since my sanskrit knowledge is very limited, I generally read the english translations. Here I often find words like 'prayer', and 'worship'. Is there any difference in their meaning?
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SB 5.25.12 - Does bhūgolam mean earth or the universe?

Prabhupāda translates the Sanskrit word bhūgolam in verse 5.25.12 of Bhāgavata Purāṇa as the universe. Should it be earth instead? Or does the word (bhūgolam) in this context suggest a universe with ...
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Are there any English translations of Madhva's and Ramanuja's Gita Bhasya?

I'm looking for English Translations of Ramanuja's and Madhvacharya's Gita commentaries in physical/printed book format. Are there any English translation of Ramanuja's Gita Bhasya, other than the ...
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Are these rituals really done in Ashvamedha as per Brahmanas? Is the translation correct?

When the water for washing the feet is ready, they make the chief queen (Mahishi) lie down next to the horse, and they cover the two of them up with the upper cloth as they say the verse, ‘Let the ...
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Are these Rigvedic hymns talking about equality of all men or equality among a class of gods?

The blog post Equality In Vedas lists these two hymns from the Rigveda in support of its view that all men are equal. The Vedas teach equality among the people in society. No one is superior or no ...
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Meaning of mantra chanted before tantrik puja

For Kerala style puja done by priest, the following mantra is chanted before undertaking the puja which is a mix of Vaidik and tantrik style. susharmasi supratishthano brihadukshe namah: Esha ...
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What is the meaning of Rig Vedic 'Jishnu' in scripture?

In RV.7.35 Rishi Vashist MaitraVaruni describes various gods, things and places which were auspicious. Here in the hymn 5 we find a term jishnu - sham no rajsaspatirstu jishnu T.H.Griffith ...
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Any English translation for the Atharva Veda Sukta 20.136?

I was reading the Griffith translation for the Atharva Veda and came across Book 20 Verse 136 which is translated not in English but Latin. Does anyone have a link to an English translation for the ...
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What is the correct translation, context & interpretation of a verse, which demeans women?

Taittiriya Samhita of Krishna Yajurveda has the following verse. [Translated by Arthur Berriedale Keith and emphasis mine]. From archive.org Women are powerless, have no inheritance, and speak more ...
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How have other translators translated RV4.17.16 hymn besides Griffith?

Eager for booty, craving strength and horses, we-singers stir Indra, the strong, for friendship, Who gives the wives we seek, whose succour fails not, to hasten, like a pitcher to the fountain ...
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What is the oldest scripture which explains how a temple should be built?

What is the oldest (surviving) Hindu scripture which explains how a temple should be built, maintained, and what should be its day-to-day affairs? Is an English translation of the same available? Is ...
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Where can I read Vijnanabhiksu's commentary on Yoga Sutras?

I would like to read Vijnanabhiksu's commentary on Yoga Sutras in English and Sanskrit.
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Why kANsya(Brass/Bronze) is prohibited in ghanta(bell) pooja?

I read this question Ghanta Puja and the translation provided for the following sloka in question says that ringing kaNsya(Brass/Bronze) bell make the place residence of Rakshasa and Pisacha. But ...
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What's the correct translation for this sloka which is used for Ghanta Puja

While reading through the purvanga kramas of Sri Vishnu Pooja vidhi laid down by Sri Jayatirtha in the padhyamala, i have come across the below verse. Āgamārthaṃ tu devānāṃ gamanārthaṃ tu rakṣasām ।...
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What is the meaning of “Aum”? [duplicate]

I have heard that many saints saying aum when they are in meditation. Not only saints, but many mantras like: aum namah shivaya; aum sreekrishnaya namah have "aum" present in it. Questions: ...
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What translations of Rig Veda (preferably into English) other than Griffith's are online?

Rig Veda is a very difficult text and it is always better to have different translations to compare.
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Is taking Ganga's name at the time of death another way to attain liberation from rebirth?

From "India and Its Faiths: A Traveler's Record": Page 36: He who calls, O Ganga! Ganga! While life is flickering in the throat, goes when dead to the City of Vishnu and is not born again on earth....
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Tarpana mantras and their literal meaning word by word

I wanted to understand the tarpana mantras all inclusive after sankalpam ... starting from asking the pitrus to sit on koorcha and giving the manes oblations to asking them to leave and come when ever ...
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Is K.M. Ganguli's translation of the Anu Gita correct?

The Anu Gita is a discourse given by Shree Krishna to Arjuna after the Mahabharata war when the latter confesses that he had forgotten the discourse given by Krishna on Kurukshetra before the war i.e. ...
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Is there any online translation of grhya and shrauta sutras?

I m looking for some translation of these sutras preferably with actual sanskrit verse. There are grhya sutras on sacred texts website but various sutras are combined together and i m not able to ...
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English translation of the Navagraha Kavacham?

I would like to have an English translation of the meaning of the Navagraha Kavacham. Does someone know if there is an English translation and where I can find it?
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How does Arya Samaj intepret Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 2.3.1?

As some of you must be knowing, Arya Samaj is a Hindu organisation that rejects the notion of idol worship and teaches God is only formless. This is due to the controversial verses in the Yajurveda ...
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Is there a known English translation or Commentary on the Agastya Shakti Sutras

I have found a set of Shakti Sutras written by Agastya here. What is present there are the Sanskrit verses. Many other websites mention that it is related to Srividhya Upasana and a profound Shakta ...
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Where can I read the Ishvaragitabhashya of Vijnanabhiksu online in English?

I would like to read the Ishvaragitabhashya, Vijnanabhiksu's commentary on the Ishvara Gita online, in English. Can anyone provide me the relevant link or PDF for it? The interesting thing about this ...
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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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How many Brahmanas and Aranyakas are there in the Vedas?

I know about the four Samhita texts and the later Upanishad texts. However, each Veda has Samhita, Brahmana, Aranyaka and Upanishad. How many Brahmanas and Aranyakas are there under each Veda? ...
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Where can I find the English translation of the Vedas?

I am aware of Griffith's translation. But I am not very satisfied with that. Is there any other translation available?
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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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Where I can find the English translation of Sayana's commentary on entire Vedas?

I have seen a post where links to Sayana's commentary on Vedas in Sanskrit are there. But I want the English translation. Can somebody please post the links?
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What is the meaning of verse 2.5.13 from Srimad Bhagavatham?

The verse is: विलज्जमानया यस्य स्थातुमीक्षापथेऽमुया विमोहिता विकत्थन्ते ममाहमिति दुर्धियः ॥ २.५.१३ ॥ Meaning: The illusory energy of the Lord cannot take precedence, being ashamed of her ...
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What are some of the devotional works by Madhusudan Saraswati?

Madhusudhan Saraswati, the author of the famous work, Advaitasiddhi was one of few Vaishnavas belonging to the Shankarite sect. A great devotee of Shri Krishna and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, he is said to ...
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Is Adi Shankaracharya's Kena Upanishad Vakya Bhashya available in English?

Generally the Advaita philosopher Adi Shankaracharya has only given one Bhashya or commentary for each of the Mukhya or primary Upanishads. But in the case of the Kena Upanishad, he composed two ...
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Where can I read the Bhagavad Gita with the commentary of Vishwanath Chakravarti Thakura in English in a PDF version?

I would like to read the commentary of Vishwanath Chakravarti Thakura of the Bhagavad Gita in English in a PDF version. Can anyone provide me the site where I can download the relevant PDF file?
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Is the Madhyandina Shakha of the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad available in English?

As I discuss in this answer, each of the four Vedas consists of four parts: Samhitas, which consist of mantras addressed to the Devas; Brahmanas, which consist of instructions for public Yagnas; ...
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English translation of Ganesh Sahasranam

Any interpretation and translation available in English for Ganesh sahasranam as in the ganesha purana? Wikipedia mentions of a khadyota commentary by bhaskaraya on the sahasranama. Is there an ...
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Where can I read Sridhara Swami's commentary on the Bhagavad Gita online in English?

I would like to read the Sridhara Swami'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 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 Vishnu Purana?

I would like to have the list of commentators of the Vishnu Purana. How many of these commentaries have being translated to English? Are any of the commentaries available online?
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Where can I get the Vishnu Purana with Ramanujacharya's commentary in English online?

I would like to read Ramanujacharya's commentary on the Vishnu Purana in English online. Can anyone provide me the relevant link?
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Which Gita verses did Rajinikanth refer, while announcing his entry into politics?

Famous actor Rajinikanth did a grand announcement of his entry into politics on 31st December, 2017. During his speech, he referred Gita in following context: "Karmanye Vadhikaraste Ma Phaleshu ...