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  General Resources

Cologne Digital Sanskrit Lexicon

On-line version of 160,000 term Monier-Williams' Sanskrit-English Dictionary, searchable in either English or Sanskrit.

Facets of Religion: Hinduism

The WWW Virtual Library's catalog of important internet resources on Hinduism. Needs updating.

Hinduism

Section from Paul Flesher's Exploring Religions covers Hindu cosmology, organization, religious life, worship, sacred literature, with a glossary, timeline & maps (U of Wyoming).

Hindu Resources On-Line

Kauai-based Himalayan Academy's extensive directory to websites pf Hindu teachers & organizations, temples & ashrams, publications, dharma & philosophy, culture & ancient science.

Shiva Shakti Mandalam

Hindu megasite presents Mike Magee's on-line translations of important texts illustrating the beliefs & practices of tradition of devotion to Shiva & Kali that has influenced many Hindus for the past millennium. Includes helpful guides to basic gods, goddesses, rituals, symbolic images, reference material, & an extensive glossary of basic tantric terms.

 

The Vedas

Hymns from the Rig Veda

Paul Brians presents Michael Meyers' translations of 4 key Vedic poems (Creation Hymn, to Agni, to Indra & the Purusha).

The Rig-Veda: A Selection of Verses from 3700 BC

PRF Brown of Mountain Man Graphics presents R. C. Zaehner's translations of 2 poems to Visvakarman & the Sacrifice of the Primal Man, & links to web pages challenging the view that Vedic history began with the Aryan invasion.

Vedic Culture (off-line 6/23/04)

Spirit-WWW's gateway to Hinduism on-line provides Nathan Parker's overview of Vedantic scriptures & concepts, and links to articles, book excerpts & other Hindu resources.

The Vedic Experience: Hinduism's Contemporary Holy Bible  

Himalayan Academy presents Raimon Panniker's elegant anthology of new translations of the Vedas with commentary. The most extensive version of Vedic scholarship on-line.

Vaidix: Modern Vedic Psychophysics

Research on Vedic models of speech, breathing, knowledge & meditation presented by Bhadraiah Mallampalli.

 

Upanishads

The Katha Upanishad

PRF Brown of Mountain Man Graphics presents the dialogue between a sage & the god of death (Yama) that concerns the nature of the inner human.

The Mundaka Upanishad

Translation of the Sanskrit text posted by Comparative Religion.

The Mundaka Upanishad

Swami Krishnanda's detailed exposition.

Upanishhadic Philosophy (off-line 6/23/04)

Sreedhar Chintalapaty of the U. of Memphis analyzes the etymology & history of the Upanishads, their relation to the Vedas & the central concepts of Brahman & Atman.

 

Epics

The Bhagavad Gita

Gita HomePage provides links to all versions on the WWW, chapter summaries, discourses, & a FAQ sheet.

Bhagavad-Gita As it Is

Transliterated text, translation & commentary by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupata with illustrations from the original 1972 edition.

Bhagavad Gita

Arvind Ramanujam posts Alladi Mahadeva Sastri's translation of the Hindu classic with photos & email forum.

Bhagvat Gita

Rakesh Mullick offers Sanskrit, transliteration & English translation of the Gita. (Requires Adobe Acrobat or Postscript readers, both available FREE for download).

Du Mahâbhârata

Gilles Schauffelberger & Guy Vincent present their new French translation of Sanskrit epic.

The Mahabharata

John Smith's revision of Muneo Tokunaga's English translation world's longest epic, tracing the history of the Pandu dynasty & featuring the exploits of lord Krishna.  Free registration required (Cambridge U).

Exploring Ancient World Cultures: India

Bill Hemminger's elegant cyber-anthology includes a modern translation of the Bhagavad Gita by Ramanand Prasad & Soumon De's essay on the historical context of the Gita & its relation to Hindu doctrines.

Rama & the Ramayana: Lessons in Dharma

Jean Johnson's NYU course materials on the classic story used to train Indian youths includes lesson plans with notes on 10 scenes from the Ramayana story.

The Ramayana (off-line 2/16/05)

Hypertext of the massive epic about the adventures of Rama, the romantic avatar of Vishnu, posted by the Hindu Students' Council.

 

Theology & Devotion

Devata - Divinity - Some Female Aspects

Mike Magee's gateway to the Hindu tantric manifestations of the feminine side of divinity (Hindu Tantric HomePage).

Ganesha: Legends & Prayers

Excerpts from Anand Hudli's article on the popular elephant-headed deity.

Ganesh: Symbole et Présence

Lavish French website offers almost 800 images, myths & legends, shrines & devotion associated with the elephant-headed god.

Gaudiya Vaishnava

Introduction to the history, literature, philosophy, theology & practice of the bhakti movement devoted to the 16th c. Bengalese leader Caitanya. 

God & the Gods of Hinduism

Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's introduction to basics of bhakti & major deities, from Hinduism Today.

God in Hindu Dharma & Temples (off-line 2/16/05)

Hindu Students Council capsule descriptions of major deities illustrate Sivaya Subramunyaswami's introduction to Hindu theology.

Shiva Darshan (off-line 6/23/04)

Digital photographer Vasant Nayak provides multimedia glimpses of the dark avatar of Brahman.

 

Schools & Teachers

Advaita Vedanta HomePage

S. Vidyasankar presents a FAQ sheet & detailed analysis of research on the 8th c. CE sage Shankara, his disciples & compares his non-dualism with other Indian philosophies.

Dvaita Home Page: Web Resource for Sri Madhvacharya's Doctrine

Shrisha Rao's elegant site features the Tattvavaada's Prameya-s (Vyasa Tiirtha's essay on the 9 basic principles of Vedanta), the Brahma Suutra (with introduction on the six schools of Hinduism) & other downloadable sources such as Ananda Tiirtha's 14th c. commentary on the Mahabharata. Site features Sanskrit text, transliteration & detailed English commentary.

Founder of the Hare Krishna Movement

Links to biography, bibliography & religious celebrations of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupata.

Gaudiya Vedanta Samati

Introduction to the Hare Krisha movement. On-line library provides e-texts & audio files from order founded by Sri Kritiratna Prabhu.

The Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo & the Mother

Biographical sketches & bibliographies of the 20th c. Hindu nationalist who integrated mundane action with divine consciousness & the French woman (Mirra Alfassa) who developed his vision & work as an international program.

Mahatma Gandhi: Photographs & Quotes

Site memorializing the martyred architect of modern Indian independence includes some of Mohandas' memorable reflections on religion.

Mahatma Gandhi Research & Media Service

Most extensive electronic archive of biographical data, writings, photos, videos, & audio files memorializing the author of Indian independence & developer of the tactics of non-violent resistence (posted by Gandhiserve Foundation).

The Mother's Service Society: Spirituality in Life

Essays on Sri Aurobindo's integral yoga.

U.G. Krishnamurti Home Page

Website for FREE downloads of disquieting conversations with the modern itinerant sage who has been described as a "spiritual terrorist": including Mystique of Enlightenment, Mind is a Myth, Thought is Your Enemy, Courage to Stand Alone & No Way Out.

 

Yoga

Sivananda Yoga Om Page

International website of Yoga Vedanta Centers maintains over 100 pp. with graphics, audio & animations, presenting the 5 principles (including meditation) & biographical sketches of founders Swamis Vishnu-devananda & Sivananda as well as the 8 limbs of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras.

Spirituality & Religion

Octavian Sarbatoare's introduction to tantric yoga includes essays on hindu scriptures, core concepts & practices leading to awareness, enlightenment, & spiritual liberation, as well as a rationalist reading of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras

Yoga Page (off-line 2/9/05)

Lucid overview, definitions & yoga resources (both on- & off-line) with explanation & examples of Sanskrit mantras.

Yoga Paths (off-line 6/23/04)

Brent Boyd provides capsules comparisons of 7 types of yoga (bhakti, jnana, karma, laya, raja , asthanga & hatha) & links to key yoga sites..

 


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