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What are some online sources to get unabridged Hindu Scriptures or to learn Hinduism?

Here are some sources. Hindu scriptures - Best site to get Hindu Scriptures in Sanskrit and English. This site has all main scriptures such as Vedas, Upanishads and Puranas and many other Ancient ...
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Complete English translations of Puranas

I found most of the Puranas on www.indianscriptures.com Most of them are in English. I'm linking a screenshot to mark the ones in English so that it is easier to understand. The Agni Purana is with ...
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Should ONLY ISKCON English translations of Scripture be cited when Traditional versions are also available?

Here's what I will say about this with all due respect. I had been a member of ISKCON for several years during my undergraduate degree (no longer one). My observations are as follows:- 1) ISKCON is a ...
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Is the complete Shiva Purana available online in English?

Unabridged Shiva Maha Purana is now available in text searchable format on archive.org. This is the same Motilal Banarsidas Edition. Download PDF with text format. Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3 Volume 4 ...
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Where can I find an online version of the Adhyatma Ramayana?

Unabridged English translation by Rai Bahadur Lala Baij Nath: https://archive.org/details/TheAdhyatmaRamayana Link to PDF Hindi translation by Munilal (with original Sanskrit verses): https://...
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Is the complete Shiva Purana available online in English?

The following is the full English translation of the Shiva Purana including an interwoven glossary. It contains over 600,000 words and starts with a Mahatmya, extolling the greatness of the Shiva-...
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How did the Vedas in Hinduism come into existence?

All the Vedic texts are eternal and appeared from the Supreme Lord: Atharva Veda 11.7.24: rcah samani chandamsi puranam yajusa saha ucchistaj-jajnire sarve divi deva divi-sritah "The Rg,...
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English or Hindi translation of Vyasa Smriti

Since Hindi translation will work for you, you can download it from here. The PDF not only has Vyasa Smriti but it has got 18 Smritis in all (Sanskrit verses+Hindi translation). From the image given ...
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How many commentaries are there of the Srimad Bhagavatam?

I know of 29 commentaries on the Bhagvatam. This book contains 28 Sanskrit commentaries: 1) Kardama Kshama (Anvaya) 2) Srila Sridhar Swami's Bhavartha-Dipika 3) Srila Vamshidhara's Bhavartha-...
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Is there a BORI critical edition of Rigveda available online?

This is not a critical edition by BORI. They have manuscripts with Sayana's commentary which were referred to by German scholar Max Müller to write a translation on the Rigveda. They have those ...
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Original version of Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram bhajan?

The original lyrics of Raghupati Raghava Rajaaram are written by Sri Lakshamanacharya in a religious text titled Shri Nama Ramayanam Source: Raghupati Raghav Rajaram – The Original Lyrics Original ...
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Origin of Ravana's name

The story of Ravana's name occurs in Chapter 16 of the Uttara-Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana. The Sanskrit text has been taken from Srimad Valmiki Ramayana Uttar Kanda by DP Sharma and Sanskrit Documents. ...
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Is there Vigyan Bhairav Tantra in Hindi available online?

You can download Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Hindi and Sanskrit by Vraj Vallabh Dvivedi eBook from archive.org
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Should ONLY ISKCON English translations of Scripture be cited when Traditional versions are also available?

First of all I think this question is more suitable for meta rather than main site. But since you have asked, so here is my answer. First we should know What is ISKCON? The International Society for ...
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Looking for english/hindi commentary on parshuram kalpa sutra?

There is one Sanskrit-Hindi version available with Sanskrit and Hindi verses and commentary. Author is Dr. Paramhansh Mishra. One can buy the book from exoticindiaart; here is the link to that: परशुरा...
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Where can I find the commentary on nAtya shAstra (abhinavabharati)?

Here are all three volumes of Abhinavagupta's commentary in Sanskrit, in PDF format: Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3 It has been translated into English, but it's not available online. It is available ...
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Does there exist a complete English translation of Narasimha Tapaniya Upanishad?

You can find English translation of all the 108 Upanishads at Vedanta Spiritual Library. Nrisimha Tapini Upanishad belongs to Atharva Veda, here are links to the related Upanishads you might be ...
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How many commentaries have there been of the Vishnu Purana?

The Srimad Bhagavatam has the greatest number of commentaries of any Purana. Still, I know of two commentaries on the Vishnu Purana: Sridharan Swami's Atma Prakasha, written from the viewpoint of ...
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What are some of the devotional works by Madhusudan Saraswati?

Notable devotional works of Madhusudana Saraswati are: AnandamandAkinI (आनन्दमन्दाकिनी) Bhagavad Bhakti Rasayanam (भगवद्भक्तिरसायनम्) Ishvarapratipattiprakasha (ईश्वरप्रतिपत्तिप्रकाशः) All are ...
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Where can I get the Bhavishya Purana in PDF format?

You can get Bhavishya Purana in pdf at following sources: Bhavishya Purana in hindi at vedpuran.net In English : IndianDivine.org (In English all 18 Purans are there in pdf; scroll down to check-...
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Should ONLY ISKCON English translations of Scripture be cited when Traditional versions are also available?

ISKCON is a Gaudiya Vaishnava Hindu religious organisation. They are in fact Hindus. But they consider Sri Krishna as the supreme lord (Swayam Bhagawan) and claim to follow the Mahabharata and ...
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Basic Texts on Mantra Shastra

To learn about Mantra Shastra, One can read Sri Vidyarnava Tantra. It deals with mantra and vidhya in great depth. The text also covers yantram for each mahavidya and explain in detail. I found Hindi ...
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Complete English translations of Puranas

Over internet we usually get Hindi Puranas but there are some indian libraries where you can search for English translated version of Puranas like http://www.dli.ernet.in/ http://cognise.quinki.com/
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Where can I get the Vishnu Purana with Ramanujacharya's commentary in English online?

Ramanujacharya didn't write any commentaries on the Puranas. Ramanujacharya only composed nine works: the Sri Bhashya, the Vedanta Dipa, and the Vedanta Sara, three commentaries on the Brahma Sutras; ...
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Where can I read Guthartha Dipika of Madhusudana Saraswati online, in English?

Madhusudana Saraswati's Gudhartha Dipika is not available online in English. But it is available in print form in English, here. Also, it's available online in Sanskrit here, and in Hindi here.
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Where can I read Guthartha Dipika of Madhusudana Saraswati online, in English?

The English translation of the commentary of madhusudhana Saraswathy by swamy Gambhirananda of Ramakrishna Mutt is available in the net under the site https://estudantedavedanta.net/...
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Where can I read Sridhara Swami's commentary on the Bhagavad Gita online in English?

Shridhara Swami's commentary on Bhagavad Gita is available here. You can select the verse and read relevant commentary for that. Its also available in physical form here.
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