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Does Hinduism allow chanting translated Vedic mantras?

No. Sanātana Dharma doesn't allow chanting "translation" of Veda Mantras. Samhitas are core portions of Vedas. They are directly heard by sages in deep tapasya (transcendental meditation). One must ...
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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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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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Are there non-ISKCONic translations of the Bhagavata Purana?

Check the following translation by Motilal Banarsidass Publishers. But it doesn't appear to be a word-for-word translation. https://archive.org/details/BhagavataPuranaMotilalEnglish If you see below ...
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English translation of Madhva Bhashya on Mandukya Upanishad

The sanskrit passage you quoted in the question for the translation request is from Shree Madhvacharya's sanskrit commentary on Mandukya Upanishad Chapter -1, Kārikās – 6 to 9 . Which are as follows. ...
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What is the meaning of this shloka and in what context it was written?

This is actually a Shanti Mantra (peace Mantra) from the Upanishads. It can be interpreted in different ways. One translation from greenmesg.com is as follows: ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णा...
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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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What is meaning of Sarvabhuteshu (सर्वभूतेषु )

Yes, the sanskrit word Bhuta can have different meanings e.g. 1. For addressing happened in past, 2. For Pancha Mahabhuta (five elements - Agni, Vayu, Jala, Prithivi and Aakash) and 3. For living ...
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Is Adi Shankaracharya's Kena Upanishad Vakya Bhashya available in English?

Yes, it is difficult to get the Vakya Bhashya of Adi Shankaracharya on Kena Upanishad, since most of the translations only covers the Pada Bhashya. I've found one pdf book that contains only Vakya ...
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Is K.M. Ganguli's translation of the Anu Gita in line with other Mahabharata translators?

I am posting Bibek Debroy's translation. It agrees with K. M. Ganguli's translation. Having been thus addressed, the greatly energetic Krishna, supreme among eloquent ones, embraced Phalguna and ...
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What is the source of the verse, which says "yataḥ kṛṣṇastato dharma"?

'yataḥ kṛṣṇastato dharma' is also mentioned in Mahabharata here. उक्तवानस्मि दुर्बुद्धिं मन्दं दुर्योधनं पुरा । यतः कृष्णस्ततो धर्मो यतो धर्मस्ततो जयः ॥ uktavānasmi durbuddhiṃ mandaṃ duryodhanaṃ ...
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Has the Anukramani of the Shukla Yajur Veda ever been published in any form?

The Anukramani of Shukla Yajurveda Vajasaneyi Samhita is available in this book named Yajurveda Samhita. It gives "Prakaran" which means to which ritualistic purpose is it used, "Rishi" which means ...
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Translation of the very first Mantra of the Rig Veda

Let me post the relevant part from the comment here for the benefit of the users. Sri Chinmoy was a spiritual master who wrote on various topics especially in the form of poetry. Here, he talks about ...
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Hiranyagarbha Suktam and translation in English

The Hirayagarbha Sukta is a hymn from the Rig Veda{RV 10:121}. It praises the Creator, his Creations and his treasures. Sanskrit Verse हिरण्यगर्भः समवर्तताग्रे भूतस्य जातः पतिरेकासीत । स दाधार पृथ्वी...
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Word by word translation of Rig Veda

You can get word by word translation with commentary of Swami Dayanand Saraswati's RigVeda Bhashya in English at Internet Archive. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5
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What parts of Utpaladeva's Ishwara Pratyabhijna Vivriti are available in English?

TL;DR: Read this PDF document I created. Let me start off by posting a useful chart from Isabelle Ratié 2016 paper "In Search of Utpaladeva's Lost Vivriti on the Pratyabhijna Treatise", showing ...
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Translation of Rig Veda by an Indian author

Q. I am looking for a translation of the Rig Veda by an Indian author. A translation either in English or Hindi would do. Hindi Translation: You can refer Rigveda with Hindi translation by Gayatri ...
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What is the correspondence between Khandas and Samhitas in the Skanda Purana?

What is the correspondence between the khaṇḍas and saṁhitās of the Skanda Purana? As the question says there are two “versions” of the Skanda Purana 1) one divided on the basis of 7 khaṇḍas 2) the ...
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Book for Mahabharata (English version)

A good English version translation is by Kisari Mohan Ganguli. It is complete scannable and full translation. You can download it here. http://www.holybooks.com/wp-content/uploads/MahabharataOfVyasa-...
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Original sanskrit e-book of 'Tripura Rahasya'

Tripura Rahasya (Sanskrit) Mahatmya Kanda can be found here and Jnana Kanda can be found here.
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Translation of Valmiki Ramayana 3-53-25

There is a website developed and maintained by IIT Kanpur. It is Valmiki Ramayana project by Rashtriya Sanskrita Vidya Peetham, Tirupati. I am providing the translation from the same source. एतच्चा...
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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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Which Gita verses did Rajinikanth refer, while announcing his entry into politics?

The Sanskrit verse is as following: कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन। मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि BG 2.47 - You have right only on actions; Never on [its] results; Let not be [an ...
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How many Brahmanas and Aranyakas are there in the Vedas?

As I discuss in this answer, each of the four Vedas comes in multiple Shakhas or recensions. Each Shakha has its own Samhita, Brahmana, Aranyaka, and Upanishad. According to Patanjali's Mahabhashya, ...
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What is the correct translation, context & interpretation of a verse, which demeans women?

The whole portion of Taittiriya Samhita 6.5.8.2 is related to Soma Sacrifice and describing the rules of it in order to complete the sacrifice ritual only, according to procedure, so that the ...
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What is the meaning of Rig Vedic 'Jishnu' in scripture?

The Mantra you quoted in the question is from Rig-Veda -Mandala 7 - Sukta 35 - The Rishi of this sukta is Vaisihtha MaitraVaruni . And Devata is Vishwadevas i.e. Various gods. These are Mantras ...
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Is Baskala Shaka of Rig veda Authentic?

Yes, Bāṣkala was one of the disciplines of Paila who has received Rigveda Samhita from VedaVyasa. As graphically represented in this answer: Refer 54th verse of Srimad Bhagvata Canto 4, Chapter 6 ...
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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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