Questions tagged [translation-request]

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Is the Anukramani index of sages and deities of the Rig Veda available online?

As I discuss in this answer, how the Vedas originated is that from time immemorial, sages known as Dhristas have heard mantras (sacred verses) directly from the gods during a state of Tapasya (deep ...
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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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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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Have any Swaminarayan commentaries on the Brahma Sutras been translated into English?

Vishnu is said to have taught the principles of Vaishnavism to four disciples: Lakshmi, Brahma, Shiva and Sanatkumara. And in turn they started the four main Sampradayas or traditions of Vaishnavism: ...
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Is the Satvata Samhita, the oldest Pancharatra text, available online in English?

Before the time of the sage Vyasa, people had a very different understanding of which gods were important than the understanding we have today. The Vedic mantras had not yet been compiled into the ...
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Are there any English translations of the Bhavishyottara Purana or just the Srinivasa Kalyana section?

Most people are only familiar with the Bhavishya Purana, one of the 18 Mahapuranas (major Puranas) which deals primarily with prophecies about the future. But the Bhavishya Purana also comes with an ...
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What is the difference between dharma and religion?

Hinduism is called "Dharma" unlike Christianity or Islam, which are called "religions". My question is: What is the difference between Dharma and Religion?
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Does Hinduism allow chanting translated Vedic mantras?

A fella gave me an idea about translating Hindu texts to Chinese and others for preaching. Chinese chanting mantras in their native Chinese. Does Hinduism allow or recommend this practice? E.g., this ...
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Is the complete English translation of the Padma Purana available online?

The Padma Purana is one of the eighteen Mahapuranas, and it includes many important things, including a retelling of the Ramayana, a religious dialogue between Shiva and Parvati known the Shiva Gita, ...
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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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Brahmanda Purana English translation

I am trying to find a proper English translation of Brahmanda Purana. I have seen one in archive.org. The translation is done by author Dr. G.V. Tagare. But it has omitted multiple verses saying ...
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Has the Anukramani of the Shukla Yajur Veda ever been published in any form?

Each of the four Vedas consists of four parts: Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas and Upanishads. But the core of the Vedas is the Samhitas, which consist of verses heard directly from the gods by sages ...
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Is the Vaikhanasa commentary on the Brahma Sutras available in English?

As I discuss in this answer, one of the early movements that was important in the development of Vaishnavism was the ancient Pancharatra movement, whose sacred texts consisted of detailed procedures ...
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Have any Ramanandi commentaries on the Brahma Sutras been translated into English?

As, I discuss in this question, Vishnu is said to have taught the principles of Vaishnavism to four gods: Lakshmi, Brahma, Shiva and Sanatkumara. And they in turn started the four main Sampradayas or ...
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Translation of Rig Veda by an Indian author

To extend my question here, I am looking for a translation of the Rig Veda by an Indian author. A translation either in English or Hindi would do. I found one in Hindi by Ramgovind Trivedi, but it is ...
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Available sources for the 108 Upanishads?

Although we know that there are 108 Upanishads, only 12 are popular in discourse and it is said that most of the original copies of Upanishads were lost or stolen from Hindu mutts by the Western ...
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English translation of complete Garuda Purana

Where can I find English translation of complete Garuda Purana online? Related question: Complete English translations of Puranas
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Debate between Maṇḍana Miśra and Ādi Śankara

I have read that there was a debate between Maṇḍana Miśra, an exponent of Mīmāmsā, and Ādi Śankara, an exponent of Advaita, in which Maṇḍana Miśra's wife was the judge. Ādi Śankara won the debate and ...
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I want to know the actual meaning of 'Na tasya pratima asti' (Yajurveda 32.3)

I want to know the actual meaning of Na tasya pratima asti (Yajurveda 32.3). I am searching for the precise answer but unable to find it.
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Book for Mahabharata (English version)

Can anyone tell a good book of Mahabharata in English version? The one I know is The Mahabharata: Complete and Unabridged (10 volumes) by Bibek Debroy (www.exoticindiaart.com) Are there any other ...
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What does the Suvarna Gharma Anuvaka of the Taittiriya Aranyaka mean?

As I discuss in this question, the Srimad Bhagavatam contains the Uddhava Gita, a discourse similar to the Bhagavad Gita between Krishna and his relative Uddhava on the proper way to live one's life. ...
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Valmiki Ramayana translation, word by word

Does anyone know of a good, complete translation of the Valmiki Ramayana, with each word explained? I have found two such translations online, but both are incomplete. Valmikiramayan.net stops with ...
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Difference between the Shiva Purana and the Linga Purana

Both the Shiva Purana and the Linga Purana are books on Lord Shiva. I have read Shiva Purana. Can somebody please explain what is extra or differently told in the Linga Purana? Also, if possible ...
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What are the 84 lakh (8.4 million) species?

Search for 8.4 million (or 84 lakh) species in Google, and several sources (mostly from Hare Krishna/ISKCON websites) claim that Padma Puranam states this shloka: jalaja nava-laksani sthavara laksa-...
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Where can I read English/Hindi version of Mudgala Purana?

I want the English/Hindi translation of Mudgala Purana. Where can I find this?
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Why are there two versions of Chapter 1 - Verse 8 of Bhagavad Geetha?

As I read Bhagavad Gita As It Is 1st chapter from here (http://asitis.com/) I stopped at the 8th verse and switched to this site (www.bhagavad-gita.org) and noticed that 8th verse is different in both ...
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Has Bhaskara's second-oldest Brahma Sutra Bhashya ever been translated into English?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school, which bases its tenets on the doctrines laid out in the Brahma Sutras, a work by the sage Vyasa ...
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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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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 find the Hindu scriptures in Sanskrit with Hindi rendition/translation?

I want to get the online source or reference from where I can find the Hindu Scriptures with Sanskrit verse and Hindi rendition/translation. So, give me the list or website or online source/references ...
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What is the English translation of Rig Veda Book 10 hymn 61 verses 5-8?

I was reading the Rig Veda and saw that a lot of versions leave out lines 5-9 in book 10 hymn 61. Is there a reason why? (Did Ralph T.H. Griffith forget to translate them?) I believe these are the ...
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Was Shiva really cursed and did his phallus really fall to the ground as claimed in this image?

This Instagram handle posted the following image claiming Shiva's phallus fell to the ground after he was cursed by a rishi. Is this story really present in the said scripture? May be translation be ...
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Where can I get the complete English translation of the Chaitanya Bhagavata?

Though Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's biography: Chaitanya Charitamrita is easily available on the web, I have been unavailable to find the complete English translation of the Chaitanya Bhagavata. Can you ...
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Are there non-ISKCONic translations of the Bhagavata Purana?

Most translations I find online, that are comprehensive, for the Bhagavata Purana, are related to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Are there any non-ISKCON related translations? ...
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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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Translation of the very first Mantra of the Rig Veda

This page mentions all the Sanskrit Shlokas of the Rig Veda. Here is the very first one अग्निमीळे पुरोहितं यज्ञस्य देवमृत्विजम् । होतारं रत्नधातमम् १ I tried looking for translations by an Indian ...
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What is the context of an important Sutra from Sankarsha Kanda manuscripts?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school, which bases its tenets on the doctrines laid out in the Brahma Sutras, a work by the sage Vyasa ...
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Where can I find an English translation of the Taittiriya Shakha of the Krishna Yajur Veda?

Where can I find an English translation of the Taittiriya Shakha of the Krishna Yajur Veda? Sacred-texts.com only has the Taittiriya Samhita. I want an English translation of the Brahmana and ...
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Word by word translation of Rig Veda

I am looking for word by word English translation of RigVeda. I have only found the translation by Griffith but it's not word by word translation. Does anyone know of if any such translation exists? ...
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Where can I find Manu Smriti with Sanskrit & Hindi translation?

I want Manu Smriti with Sanskrit slokas and their Hindi translation. Where can I find it?
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Hiranyagarbha Suktam and translation in English

What is Hiranyagarbha Suktam? What is the translation in English?
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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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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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What is the correct translation of rig veda book 8 hymn 33 verse 17

17 Indra himself hath said, The mind of woman brooks not discipline, Her intellect hath little weight. This is the translation by Ralph t Griffith. And it is also in the wiki. What is the correct ...
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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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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 Nilavanti Granth in Hindi/English Translation?

Nilavanti Granth is one of the great work of Indian mathematician Bhaskaracharya. I want it with Sanskrit slokas and their Hindi or English translation. Where can I find it ? Note: This book had ...
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Any books or links for information over Granthas on Vimanas?

There are some granthas on Vimanas like Vaimanikashastram by Bharadwaj Rishi and Samaranganasutradhar written by Bhoj Raja. Can anyone share the name of books available or any source which is ...
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Translation of Rig Veda 1.160.4 (Earth supported by pillars)

I often hear critics use this verse to claim that the Vedas say the earth is supported by pillars. Can someone explain the real meaning of this? HYMN CLX. Heaven and Earth. Among the ...
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Where can I find the authentic and complete Vedas online? [Hindi + English] [duplicate]

There are various sources of Vedas available online but I'd like to know what is the most authentic source of Vedas, which haven't been manipulated and are complete to the best of our knowledge. Also,...