Classic Vedic & Hindu texts

Rāmkumār wanted Sri Ramakrishna to learn the intricate rituals of the worship of Kāli. To become a priest of Kāli one must undergo a special form of initiation from a qualified guru, and for Sri Ramakrishna a suitable brāhmin was found. But no sooner did the brāhmin speak the holy word in his ear than Sri Ramakrishna, overwhelmed with emotion, uttered a loud cry and...

Brahma Sutras

Brahma Sutras or otherwise known as Vedanta Sutras is one of the most important philosophical treatises in the history of India. Brahma Sutras summarize and systemize the vast knowledge of Four Vedas, which was later expressed in Upanishads, in 555 concise aphorisms (Sutras), grouped according to 223 topics, in four chapters (Adhyayas) and 16 sections (Padas).

Śrimad Bhagavad Gīta

Śrimad Bhagavad Gītā – the one of the most popular Hindu Holy Scriptures is now available also on this website. Bhagavad Gītā has been read, told, commented, believed and discussed throughout ages and centuries, by Holy Sages and in Homes of ordinary lay believers of vast array of Hindu traditions and sects. Now here is an opportunity for everyone to read, find, quote and share...

Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram

Vishnu Sahasranāma Stotram – full classical text of 1000 names of Vishnu, in transliterated Sanskrit with translation of meanings in English. One should meditate for the removal of all obstacles upon Vishnu who is clad in white garments, who has lustre like the moon, who has four arms and a beneficent face. This worship of the Supreme Lotus-eyed Lord at all times by a person...

Nārada Bhakti Sūtra

Nārada Bhakti Sūtras is a traditional Hindu text dedicated to bhakti yoga – the pure, selfless love and devotional service to God. It is written around year 1000 and described to rishi Narada – the eternal sage and devotee of God. Bhakti sutras consist of 84 aphorisms that describe how to obtain and develop pure love and devotion cultivating eleven types of bhakti, cultivating the...