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  General Resources

Cologne Digital Sanskrit Lexicon

Online 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).

Hinduism Resources

Extensive index of links to websites on Vedic wisdom & culture, its intellectuals & political activists, organizations & educational institutions, devotees & opponents.

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

PDF of 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.

Vedas & Upanishads

Sanderson Beck's detailed overview of the origins of Hindu culture provides an introduction to each classic scripture from the Rig Veda to the later Upanishads.

Vedic Culture / Hinduism: A Short Introduction

Stephen Knapp summarizes basic information on Vedic scriptures, culture & practice (Sanatana-dharma).

The Vedic Experience: Hinduism's Contemporary Holy Bible  

Kauai's Himalayan Academy presents Raimundo Pannikar's elegant anthology of new translations of the Vedas with commentary. The most extensive anthology of Vedic scholarship on-line.

 

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

Swami Krishnananda's translation & detailed exposition of the Sanskrit text posted by his Divine Life Society.

Outline of the Philosophy of the Upanishads

Introductory chapter to Robert E. Hume's Thirteen Principal Upanishads (Oxford U. Press, 1921) archived by Online Library of Liberty.

Vedas & Upanishads

Sanderson Beck's detailed overview of the origins of Hindu culture provides an introduction to each classic scripture from the Rig Veda to the later Upanishads.

 

Epics

Srimad Bhagavad Gita

Multilingual website posts verse by verse audio Sanskrit recitation of the dialogue between Arjuna & Krishna accompanied by transliterated & translated text [Bhagavad-Gita Trust]. 

Bhagavad-Gita As it Is

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

Bhagavad Gita

Lavishly illustrated website offers chapter by chapter audio presentation in both Sanskrit & English along with commentary by classical authorities and modern teachers.

The Mahabharata

Complete text of Ganguli's 19th c. English translation of the longest Sanskrit epic [Internet Sacred Text Archive].

Ramayana

Vinay Lal's scholarly introduction to Hinduism's second great epic [posted by UCLA].  

Valmiki Ramayana

Valmiki's epic poem about the adventures of Rama, the romantic avatar of Vishnu, in Sanskrit & English translation by D. H. Rao & K. M. K. Murthy.

 

Theology & Devotion

Ganesha: Legends & Prayers

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

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

Capsule descriptions of major deities illustrate Sivaya Subramunyaswami's introduction to Hindu theology.

Saivism.net

Illustrated introduction to all aspects of devotion to the Dark Lord, Shiva, including Saivite sects, their gods & goddesses, principles & philosophy, and sacred scriptures (digitized).

 

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 Krishna movement. On-line library provides e-texts & audio files from order founded by Sri Krishna Chaitanya 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.

Gandhi Website

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 compiles Gandhi's thoughts on God, truth & religion (joint project of Gandhi Book Centre & Gandhi Reseach 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

Patanjali Yoga Sutras

Complete Sanskrit text of the 196 enigmatic aphorisms of the ancient Hindu sage with transliteration, translation & interpretation by Swami Vivekananda (PDF edition posted by Hindu Online).

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.

Different Paths of Yoga: An Overview

Article by Arjay Bhardwaj describes the seven traditional ways in which Hindus seek to experience union with the cosmic Self [International Journal of Science and Consciousness].

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

New translation & critical exposition of the whole Hindu classic [archived by Subhash Mattal's Yoga Sutra Study website].


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