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Book recommendation for Mahabharata in Hindi

Mahabharata of Geeta Press Gorakhpur is the most famous version available in Hindi language.     It is available in multiple sets and is a huge book. You can directly buy from their ...
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Book recommendation for Ashtavakra Gita with original shlokas

Advaita Ashrama publishes a lot of books on Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, scriptures etc..Check out this link to browse their books which you can order online. Books are available in Bengali, ...
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Where can I find a good comparitive study of the prasthana trayi commentaries?

Following are some books on Brahma Sutra comprising analysis of principal commentaries of Adi Shankaracharya (Advaita), Sri Ramanujacharya (Vishishtadvaita and Madhvacharya (Dvaita) available on ...
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Is there a good book in English on Divya Prabhandam?

First of all, for those who don't know, the Naalayira Divya Prabandham is Nathamuni's collection of the 4000 verses of the Alwars. In any case, I know of two English translations of the entire ...
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What are the scriptures that describe Lord Shiva?

The story of Shiva is as the name suggests covered in detail in Srimad Shiva Purana. Srimad Bhagavad Mahapurana also entails various leelas of Shiva. Srimad Devi Bhagavatam covers episodes of Shiva's ...
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Bhagavad-Gita: As It Is - version without interruptions?

Issue with many such Gita-s is the translation problem. These translations were done with scarce resources & less availability of Sanskrit experts. In the current age of internet, this issue is ...
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vedic texts about the art of dancing or art in general

Well, we have the various Upavedas associated with the four Vedas. Dhanurveda, Ayurveda, Gandharvaveda etc. There are four Upavedas: Dhanurveda, Gandharvaveda, Ayurveda and Arthasastra. Some ...
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Sources to read about human body described in hinduism

From an Ayurvedic perspective, there is the the Sharirasthana of the Sushruta-samhita which deals with anatomy and the human body (sharira), and various other subjects: http://www.wisdomlib.org/...
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Is Paramahansa the vahana to the promised land?

Paramhamsa is actually the name of a class of ascetics. Other classes are Kuticaka, Bahudaka, Hamsa etc. A Paramhamsa is considered as the one who have spiritually evolved the most among these ...
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What is the best way to get started with Astrology in Hinduism?

A Reading List in Hindu Astrology (Parasari System) or Vedic Astrology Introductory texts: Essentials of Vedic Astrology by Komilla Sutton Light On Life: An Introduction to the Astrology of India by ...
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Any good book about ayurveda?

BhAvaprakAsh (by BhAva Mishra) is a good (probably the best) book on the subject. It can be bought here (Original Sanskrit+Hindi translation). Or from here (Original Sanskrit+English translation). ...
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Book recommendation for koormayoga

Koorma is a metaphor and not a specific branch of yoga. What you are asking about is Raja Yoga. Swami Vivekananda said (Complete Works, V7, p 71; available here - http://www.advaitaashrama.org/cw/...
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What are the teachings of Sri Jiddu Krishnamurti?

Jiddu Krishnamurti an Iyer Brahmin although didn't identify himself with any sect or creed, his teachings are extremely valuable to the followers of Hinduism especially for Advait Vedantists, and ...
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Adi Shankaracharya's biography

The well accepted and most authentic biography of Adi Shankracharya is "Shankara Digvijaya" by Vidyaranya Madhavacharya who was 12th Jagadguru of Sringeri Sharada Peetha. Biography of Adi ...
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Source for Authentic Mantras?

Based on the following statement of the OP, I am providing answer. So I got little skeptic and started to believe in Mantras from Vedas only. If you are looking for Video of recitation of ...
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Is there an online version of jayadratha-yAmala?

Part 1 of Jayadratha Yamala is available in pdf. You need to create an account to look at the preview. (Clicking on below link takes you to pdf) https://www.scribd.com/document/51868775/Jayadratha-...
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Online Garuda purana

An English translation by Manmatha Nath Dutt is available online here in proofread HTML. Also see a Sanskrit/English edition which is available here in PDF format. If you are looking to buy the book, ...
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Books recommended for learning about all of the different branches of Sanatana philosophy in brief

Sarva Darśana Saṃgraha​ of Vidyāraṇya Mādhavācārya​ is one of the good one which describes various philosophies. Apart from this, I'm aware of two other works of similar in nature i.e describes ...
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Books recommended for learning about all of the different branches of Sanatana philosophy in brief

https://archive.org/details/historyofindianp04dasguoft/page/n8/mode/2up A history of Indian philosophy..5 volumes. by Dasgupta, Surendranath, 1885-1952; Dasgupta, Surama Sharirik bhashya I.e. ...
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What is the English translation of Hanuman Chalisa?

You can read Gita Press' English translation of Hanuman Chalisa here. They have also made few other e-books available for free on their website.
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Book recommendation for Ashtavakra Gita with original shlokas

I havent read this version, but reading the description, this should be good. This is from Ramanasharam and based on a book published by Ramakrishna ashram There is also a free audio download ...
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What are the good books available on all the Four Vedas in English

Sama Veda, S.V Ganapathy -> Nice introduction to Sama veda Secrets of Rig veda, R.L. Kashyap -> Nice introduction to Rig veda The Vedas, Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati -> Good introductory ...
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Recommend some books or online sites for self- learning Prana Pratishta techniques

"lagu pran pratishtha" is the title of a video on prana pratishta by Yogi from kaulantak nath peeth, it's in Hindi though. https://youtu.be/LS_9a6LurlA
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Recommend some books or online sites for self- learning Prana Pratishta techniques

It is very hard to find the prana pratishta and stapana mantras online. I have asked pundits in my area they are not willing to give the mantras saying that only brahmans are qualified to do the ...
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Online books on Jyotisha

Here I am compiling a brief list of useful books related to astrology both for beginners and for advance users. Some of the books also are in Hindi language, and all the books are directly ...
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Are there any English translations of Madhva's and Ramanuja's Gita Bhasya?

Yes, For Ramanujacharya's Bhashya on Srimad Bhagvad Gita, there's one good book available: The Gitabhashya of Ramamuja, translated by M. R. Sampath kumaran, published by Anantacharya Indological ...
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books containing leelas of mother saraswati

Yes, there is Sarasvati-rahasya Upanishad which means “the Secret Knowledge of the Wisdom Goddess” This is the medieval era text and one of the minor Upanishads of Hinduism. It is classified under the ...
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Scriptural reference for the fact that Prabhu is fully present in His Name itself. He has put all His powers in His Name

Sri Krishna says in the Gita chapter 10 verse 25 (Swami Nikhilananda translator): Of the great rishis I am Bhrigu, and of words I am the monosyllable "Om." Of sacrifices I am the sacrifice ...
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Which is the best translation for Shankracharya and Ramajuncharya commentary on Upnishads?

Shankaracharya commentary on Upanishads can be studied here in English : 1, 2 Ramanujacharya didnt write commentary on Upanishads but his disiple Ranga Ramanuja Acharya wrote commentaries which can be ...
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