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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 schools hold Sthapatyaveda as the fourth Upaveda instead of Arthasastra. Dhanurveda is the science of warfare. Gandharvaveda is the study if aesthetics ...


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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 Shankaracharya based on Madhaviya Shankra Digvijaya is available for reading online in five parts from Sringeri Sharada Peetha official website: Madhaviya Shankara ...


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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 mantras from Rig Veda, the following is the link for hearing them. http://vedicheritage.gov.in/samhitas/rigveda/shakala-samhita/mandal-01/ You can select Mandala ...


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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. shankarbhashya of Sankaracharya - the bhashya on Brahmasutra. And many more books in Hindi or other Indian languages.


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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 various Darshanas (philosophies): Sarva Siddhāṃta Saṃgraha​ of Ādi Śaṃkarācārya​. It contains following chapters regarding various philosophies: Lokāyatika Pakṣa​ ...


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This is a good question. I also like to have copies of the Vedic scriptures without commentaries for self-study and recitation. There are a few publishers available who publish the Samhitas and Brahmanas in the mool form. If you are in Europe you can buy the texts from Bibliotheca Indica published by Biblio Verlag Osnabrueck, Berlin. They have a full ...


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One of the users mentioned Gita Press, which is a good translation. Here is the link: http://book.gitapress.org/product-category/topic/ramayan/ Another is by Parimal Publication, Delhi. Here is the link: http://www.parimalpublication.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=7&product_id=218 Rajaji's version is an abridged one. It is good, but it ...


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While reading out stories from scriptures is definitely the best of samskaras we can give to the child, we need to show discretion in selecting what stories we should tell the child from 2 yrs to say 7-8 yrs. It should be all positive (stories which are mostly white less black and definitely no shades of grey). So stories like disrobing of draupadi, gambling ...


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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 eight Shakta Upanishads and Krishna Yajurveda. It's text worships Sarasvati form of Shakti which is Hindu goddess of arts, music and learning. These ...


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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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A great website would be- www.sanskritdocuments.org. As for book, you cannot rest with just one. But you could see and take one or several from the catalouges of ramakrishna math, sringeri math, udupi srikrishna math or iskcon etc . Do know that the maths may adhere to a set tradition and not have books having all stotras


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The Principles of Upanishad by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.


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George Thibaut who translated the Brahmasutra Bhashyas of both Sankara and Ramanuja performed a comparative analysis of every adhikaraNa that you can read in his introduction to the translation of the Sankara Brahmasutra Bhashya. One of the unexpected observations Thibaut made was that among the two, Ramanuja's commentary was closer to that of Badarayana ...


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Buy Panduranga Vijayam aka maha bhaktha vijayam from Lifco publications Tamilnadu. It consists of accounts of Several Maharastra Devotees of Vittala and also includes mirabai kabirdas badrachachala Ramadasr. It was compiled by omniscient Nabhaji Daasar


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If you are looking for an English translation of Critical Edition of Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, you can buy: The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki: An Epic of Ancient India: 6 Volumes in 7 parts by Robert P. Goldman, Sally J. Sutherland Goldman (mlbd.in) The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume VII: Uttarakāṇḍa (amazon.com) You can borrow Vol. 1, Bālakāṇḍa at ...


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