Category: Written and Oral Texts

  • Bhagavad Gita
    • The Bhagavad Gita, also referred to as Gita, is a 700-verse Dharmic scripture that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. This scripture contains a conversation between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide Krishna on a variety of philosophical issues.
  • Bhagavad Gita
    • innovations and challenges in it's translation
  • Bhajans
    • Listen to Bhajans, Kiirtans. Read Bhajans, Kiirtans Scripts.
  • Comments on the Bhagavad Gita
    • By Dr. Kelley Ross. Written from a historical and philosophical viewpoint. Using the Juan Mascaró translation (Penguin Books, 1962), with references to the Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Charles A. Moore translation (A Sourcebook in Indian Philosophy, Princeton, 1957).
  • Five Lectures on Reincarnation
    • Writings on Vedanta philosophy by Swami Abhedananda
  • Hindu Doctrine
    • Hinduism has neither a common doctrine nor a single scripture as the source of its various teachings. It places more emphasis on orthopraxy than orthodoxy, encouraging relative freedom of thought within tightly defined codes of conduct and morality.
  • Hindu Texts
    • Hindu literature can be divided into two categories: Shruti–that which is revealed and Smriti–that which is remembered.
  • Ramayana
    • Wikipedia's page on the Ramayana, an ancient Sanskrit epic.
  • Rig Veda
    • Wikipedia's article on the Rig Veda, an ancient Indian sacred collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns.
  • Rig-Veda (Sanskrit)
    • The complete Rig Veda in Sanskrit, in Unicode Devanagari script and standard romanization.
  • Sacred Texts of Hinduism
  • Sita Sings the Blues
    • Watch a video of the full-length feature film Sita Sings the Blues, an animated interpretation of the Indian epic The Ramayana.
  • The Bhagavad Gita
    • Translated by Ramanand Prasad, this is a short and easy version of the Bhavagad Gita, a Hindu holy text.
  • The Bhagavad Gita
    • A modern prose translation of the Gita, sanctioned by the International Gita Society.
  • The Bhagavad Gita
  • The Bhagavad Gita in Sanskrit
    • A Unicode presentation of the Gita in Romanized Sanskrit.
  • The Bhagavad Gita With Commentaries
    • Edition of the Bhagavad Gita and commentaries by Vladimir Antonov. Translated by Mikhail Nikolenko.
  • The Epics
  • The Laws of Manu on Women
    • The Laws of Manu are one of the three major Dharma Sastras whose authorship in attributed to Manu, a Hindu Lawmaker (Neufeldt 144; Kumar 207). The text is also known as Manusmrti or Manavadharmasastra and is often referred to as simply Manu. The Laws of Manu are comprehensive set of codices that outline dharmic practices; many scholars refer to them as legal codices (Monius 334). This particular text is widely used by orthodox Hindus as instruct their day to day lives. This practice became even more wide spread after the British came into power in India as the Laws of Manu were implemented at a state level as a way of handling legal issues with the Hindu population (Mitra, 78).
  • The Rámáyan of Válmíki
    • The Rámáyan of Válmíki, or the Ramayana, translated into English verse by Ralph T.H. Griffith, M.A. One of the great Hindu epic tales.
  • The Rig-Veda
    • translated by Ralph Griffith [1896] A complete English translation of the Rig Veda.
  • Vedas
    • The Vedas, perhaps the oldest written texts on our planet today, are important religious texts in Hinduism.