• Gītās, Purāṇas, Itihāsas, Śāstras recommended
    Vedic Hindu sacred literature is a treasury of hymns, legends, mythology, philosophy, science and ethics. From among this vast body of writings, each lineage recognizes a se­lect portion as its secondary scripture, called smṛiti. Especially central are the ancient Sanskrit texts, such as the Itihāsas, Purāṇas and Dharma Śāstras, which are widely termed the classical smṛiti. Yes, this is the Great...
Category: UPANISHAD, TEXT

This is a sticky index file about all Upanishads and important commentaries on text of Upanishads. As we already remember – Upanishads are the...

Āḻvārs or Āzhwārs, their history and works - included in Nālāyira Divya Prabandham or otherwise called - Drāviḍa Veda or Tamil Veda – very important...

Category: TEXT

Vedic Hindu sacred literature is a treasury of hymns, legends, mythology, philosophy, science and ethics. From among this vast body of writings, each...

Vedic & Hindu Scriptures
 
  • Aitareya Upanishad | Shankara's Commentaries

    Here you can read Aitareya Upanishad with commentaries of the famous Hindu Advaita Vedanta Swāmī Shankara-Ācārya (788-820) online. Aitareya Upanishad is contained in the Ṛig Veda and forms a part of the Aitareya Āraṇyaka. The Aitareya Upanishad is a short prose text, divided...

  • Kena Upanishad | Shankara's Commentaries

    Here you can read Kena Upanishad with commentaries of the famous Hindu Advaita Vedanta Swāmī Shankara-Ācārya (788-820) online. The Kena Upanishad belongs to the Talavakāra Brāhmaṇa of Sama Veda, giving the etymological roots of an alternate name of Talavakāra Upanishad for it,...

  • Isha Upanishad | Shankara's Commentaries

    Isha Upanishad (Īśā Upaniṣad) with commentaries of the famous Hindu Advaita Swāmī Shankara-Āchārya: The (Vedic) mantras (verses) beginning with Īśāvāsyam have not been utilised in karma (rituals etc.), for they serve to reveal the true nature of the Self, which is not an...

  • Gautama Dharmasūtra

    According to Hindu tradition Gautama Dharmasūtra is a very ancient work and collection of rules and duties for different classes of people in Ancient Vedic society, the notoriously famous Varṇāśrama system: First of all – it means a collection of Laws and Rules for the Vedic...

  • Āpastamba Dharmasūtra

    According to Hindu tradition Āpastamba Dharmasūtra is a very ancient work and collection of rules and duties for different classes of people in Ancient Vedic society, the notoriously famous Varṇāśrama system: First of all – it means a collection of Laws and Rules for the Vedic...