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    A Personal Library of Hindu Sanskrit Texts and Translations

    I am in the process of compiling links from where we can download Hindu Sanskrit texts and translations, so that every one of us can have a personal Hindu library of such texts in our computer system, refer to it and read from the works.

    Besides the prodominately Sanskrit texts, I have also collected related translations, commentaries and essays about them, whereever I can find any. Additionally, our Library would also have translated texts and essays that introduce other Indian religions: Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism.

    I have included a section called saMsAra lekhyaM--secular writings, in Sanskrit with translations and essays where possible: such as a few works of the great kALidAsa, other sAhitya-kartAs--authors, subhAShita and nItishAstra. This section has English books on guru charitam--life accounts, shiShya anubhavam--devotees' experiences, satsangham--teachings of sages, and shikShaNam--education from their essays.

    Last but not the least is a section for children: junior, senior and the youth.

    Most of the texts are in pdf format, while some are in djvu, itx or other schemes of transliteration or plain text. The audio files are invariably mp3 files that we would only use for personal listening (since some of them might have copyright restrictions); some texts are to be read online.

    I am developing a HTML interface to access the books stored in your personal computer--at a mouse-click. Since the collection is growing day by day, more and more lines are added to the interface, so it could be a couple of weeks or more before I could post it.

    Meantime, I shall give the text tiles and links in convenient instalments, so you can start downloading them. Please keep your downloads in a folder named HinduSanskritTexts for the time being. You might be required to become a member of some Websites such as the scribd.com to download from their Websites.

    Eventually, I shall post a batch file that would automatically create the required folders in your system, under a parent folder, and then you might move your downloads to the related folders and make the HTML interface work for you. Be sure to have harddisk space of 10 to 15 GB for the entire collection!

    I have given ids to the sections and individual texts for easy reference, for any later additions to them. The prefix 's' in a text id indicates that it is a Sanskrit original, 't' a translation/meaning text/commentary/compilation with or without the Sanskrit text and 'e' an English work.
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    shRuti
    ved-gen: vedaH: general works

    s001. prasthAnabhedaH (madhusUdana sarasvatI)
    Prasthan Bheda of Madhusudan Saraswati

    e002. The Secret of the Veda (Aurobindo)
    http://www.sriaurobindoashram.org/as...dpdf.php?id=30

    t003. A Vedic Reader
    Scribd

    e004. The Vedic Experience
    http://www.cincinnatitemple.com/downloads/Vedic.pdf

    e005. vedas, upanishads and kRuShNa
    VEDAS UPANISHADS AND KRISHNA

    t006. vedas and brahma sUtra mantras (Griffith)
    Vedas,Brahma Sutra, Mantras

    e007. Rig Veda: Creative Hymns (Barbara)
    Creation Hymns of the Rig Veda

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    ved-Rig: mantra saMhitA: Rig veda

    s001. shAkalya shAkhA: maNDalam 1 |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/rk_veda/rk_ved_m1.pdf
    2 | http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/rk_veda/rk_ved_m2.pdf
    3 | http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/rk_veda/rk_ved_m3.pdf
    4 | http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/rk_veda/rk_ved_m4.pdf
    5 | http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/rk_veda/rk_ved_m5.pdf
    6 | http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/rk_veda/rk_ved_m6.pdf
    7 | http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/rk_veda/rk_ved_m7.pdf
    8 | http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/rk_veda/rk_ved_m8.pdf
    9 | http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/rk_veda/rk_ved_m9.pdf
    10 | http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/rk_veda/rk_ved_m10.pdf

    s002. aShTaka shAkhA: 1 |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/rk_v..._ashtaka_1.pdf
    2 | http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/rk_v..._ashtaka_2.pdf
    3 | http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/rk_v..._ashtaka_3.pdf
    4 | http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/rk_v..._ashtaka_4.pdf
    5 | http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/rk_v..._ashtaka_5.pdf
    6 | http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/rk_v..._ashtaka_6.pdf
    7 | http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/rk_v..._ashtaka_7.pdf
    8 | http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/rk_v..._ashtaka_8.pdf

    t003. aurobindo | hymns to the mystic fire
    t004. Griffith | http://www.cincinnatitemple.com/downloads/RigVeda.pdf

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    ved-yaj: mantra saMhitA: yajur veda
    t001. (devi chand, Arya samAj) |
    Internet Archive: Free Download: The Yajur Veda

    s002. yajur veda sUktas |
    http://veda.007sites.com/PDF/SANSKRI...s-Sanskrit.pdf

    ved-yas: shukla yajur veda

    s003. mAdhyanindana shAkhA |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/yaju...yajur_veda.pdf

    s004. kANva samhitA |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/yaju...yajur_veda.pdf

    ved-yak: kriShNa yajur veda

    s005. taittirIya samhitA |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/yaju...yajur_veda.pdf

    t006. Keith | http://www.cincinnatitemple.com/downloads/YajurVeda.pdf

    s007. maitrAyaNI samhitA |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/yaju...yajur_veda.pdf

    s008. kAThaka samhitA |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/yaju...yajur_veda.pdf

    s009. kapiShThalakaTha samhitA |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/yaju...ha_Samhita.pdf

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    ved-sam: mantra saMhitA: sAma veda

    s001. sAma veda saMhitA |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/sama_veda/sama_veda.pdf

    t002. Griffith | http://www.cincinnatitemple.com/downloads/SamaVeda.pdf

    Hymns of the Samaveda (online)

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    ved-ath: mantra saMhitA: atharva veda

    s001. arharva veda saMhitA |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/atha...harva_veda.pdf

    t002. Whitney 1 | Internet Archive: Free Download: Atharva-Veda samhita; translated with a critical and exegetical commentary by William Dwight Whitney. Revised and brought nearer to completion and edited by Charles Rockwell Lanman
    t002. 2 | Internet Archive: Free Download: Atharva-Veda samhita; translated with a critical and exegetical commentary by William Dwight Whitney. Revised and brought nearer to completion and edited by Charles Rockwell Lanman

    t003. Maurice (selective) |
    http://www.cincinnatitemple.com/down...tharvaVeda.pdf

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    ved-bra: brAhmaNa

    s001. aitareya (Rig) |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/brah...a_brahmana.pdf

    s002. alt(ternative) |
    http://www.wilbourhall.org/pdfs/Veda...Rigveda__S.pdf

    t003. Martin Haug |
    http://www.wilbourhall.org/pdfs/Veda...Rigveda__T.pdf

    s004. kaThaka (kRuShNa yajur) |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/brah...a_brahmana.pdf

    s005. taittirIya (kRuShNa yajur) |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/brah...a_brahmana.pdf

    s006. ChAndogya (sAma) |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/brah...a_brahmana.pdf

    s007. ShadviMsha (sAma) |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/brah...a_brahmana.pdf

    t008. W. Caland | Internet Archive: Free Download: Pancavimsa Brahmana

    s009. jaiminIya (sAma) |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/brah...a_brahmana.pdf

    s010. vaMsha (sAma) |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/brah...a_brahmana.pdf

    s011. gopatha (atharva) |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/brah...a_brahmana.pdf

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    ved-ara: AraNyakam

    s001. aitareya (Rig) |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/aran...a_aranyaka.pdf

    s002. shAngkhAyana (Rig) |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/aran...a_aranyaka.pdf

    t003. AB Keith |
    Internet Archive: Free Download: The Sankhayana Aranyaka With An Appendix On The Mahavrata

    s004. taittirIya (kRuShNa yajur) |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/aran...a_aranyaka.pdf

    s005. maitrAyaNIyam (kRuShNa yajur) |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/aran...a_aranyaka.pdf

    s006. ChAndogya (sAma) |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/aran...a_aranyaka.pdf

    s007. jaiminIya (sAma) |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/aran...a_aranyaka.pdf

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    ved-pra: prAtishAkhyam

    s001. Rig veda |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/prat...atishakhya.pdf

    s002. taittirIya (kRuShNa yajur) |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/prat...atishakhya.pdf

    s003. shukla yajuH |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/prat...atishakhya.pdf

    s004. sAma | http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/prat...atishakhya.pdf

    s005. atharva | http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/prat...atishakhya.pdf

    s006. atharva: chaturAdhyAyIkA |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/prat...turadhyayi.pdf

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    To continue with the upanishads in the next post.
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    Good work. Thank you
    वन्देवेदमातरम्
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    Thanks to Mr.SaiDevo

    Dear Sri SaiDevo,

    Pranams.

    Thank you very much for the wonderful collection and Wish you all the best to cover all the good scripts in your library.

    Regards,
    Sriram Sivaraman
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    Namaste sarvashrI vikrama and shrIrAm.

    Thank you for your apprection. Here are the links to a comprehensive collection of the upanishads:

    upa-col: upanishads collections

    s001. IshAdi-viMshottarashato-upanishadaH |
    Scribd

    s002. sAmAnya vedAnta upanishadaH |
    The Samanya Vedanta Upanishads

    s003. shaiva upanishadaH |
    The Shiva Upanishads

    s004. shAkta upanishadaH |
    The Shakta Upanisads

    s005. vaiShNava upanishadaH |
    The Vaishnava Upanishads

    s006. aprakAshitA (unpublished) upanishads |
    Internet Archive: Free Download: UNPUBLISHED UPANISHADS

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    upa-tra upanishads translations[/b]

    t001. Max Muller: ChAndogya |
    http://www.cincinnatitemple.com/down...Upanishads.pdf

    t002. nArAyaNasvAmi: 30 Minor... |
    http://www.archive.org/download/thir...00naraiala.pdf

    t003. nikhilAnanda: kaThA,IshA,kena,muNDaka... |
    Principal Upanishads translated by Swami Nikihilananda
    t004. alt |
    http://www.cincinnatitemple.com/down...khilananda.pdf

    t005. paramAnanda: IshA,kaThA,kena,muNDaka |
    http://www.archive.org/download/upan...01paraiala.pdf

    t006. rAmanAthan: sannyAsa upanishadaH |
    The Samnyasa Upnishads

    t007. shrInivAsa, subrahmaNya: Yoga Upanishads |
    Yoga Upanisads

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    upa-ess: upanishad essays

    e001. AnandA Wood: Interpreting... |
    http://www.advaita.org.uk/discourses...upanishads.pdf

    e002. Ananta narendra: Brahmadvaita of... |
    http://www.archive.org/download/Sain...Upanishads.pdf

    e003. aurobindo: IshA |
    Isha Upanishad - eSnips, share anything

    e004. aurobindo: kena, prashna |
    Kena Upanishad - eSnips, share anything

    e005. kRuShNAnanda: Aitareya and Taittiriya |
    http://www.swami-krishnananda.org/ai...ishnananda.pdf

    e006. kRuShNAnanda: ChAndogya |
    http://www.swami-krishnananda.org/ch...ishnananda.pdf

    e007. kRuShNAnanda: ChAndogya: vaishvanAra vidyA |
    http://www.swami-krishnananda.org/va...ishnananda.pdf

    e008. kRuShNAnanda: Isha, kena, kaThA |
    http://www.swami-krishnananda.org/es...ishnananda.pdf

    e009. kRuShNAnanda: kaThA |
    http://www.swami-krishnananda.org/ka...ishnananda.pdf

    e010. kRuShNAnanda: kaThA secret |
    http://www.swami-krishnananda.org/ka...ishnananda.pdf

    e011. kRuShNAnanda: mANDukya |
    http://www.swami-krishnananda.org/ma...ishnananda.pdf

    e012. nirmalAnanda: IshA |
    http://www.atmajyoti.org/pdfs/Isha_U...Commentary.pdf

    e013. nirmalAnanda: kaThA |
    ATMA JYOTI ASHRAM - Katha Upanishad - The Past is the Future

    e014. nirmalAnanda: prashna |
    http://www.atmajyoti.org/pdfs/Prashn...Commentary.pdf

    e015. prabhupAdA IshA |
    http://www.e-vedas.com/books/isopanisad.zip

    e016. rAdhAkrishNan: The Philosophy of... |
    Philosophy of Upanishads - Dr. Radhakrishnan

    e017. SAKSHI: about... |
    Upanishads - eSnips, share anything

    e018. sitAnAth tatvabhUShan: Theism... |
    Internet Archive: Free Download: Lectures on the theism of the Upanishads and other subjects by Sitanath Tattvabhushan

    e019. tejasvinI: Self |
    SELF

    e020. vidyA sAgar: Metaphysics... |
    http://www.archive.org/download/them...00sreeuoft.pdf

    upanishads: English translations online:
    108 Upanishads | Vedanta Shastras Library

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    upa-Rig: Rig veda upanishads

    s001. aitereya upanishad |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/upan...7_aitareya.pdf
    e002. nikhilAnanda |
    lalhost.com

    s003. kauShItaki brAhmaNo upanishad |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/upan...kaushitaki.pdf

    s004. alt |
    http://www.sanskritdocuments.org/all...ushhiitaki.pdf
    e005. translation |
    http://www.cincinnatitemple.com/down...iUpanishad.pdf

    upa-yas: shukla yajur veda upanishads

    s001. IshAvAsya upanishad |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/upan...ds_01_isha.pdf

    s002. bhAShyam |
    http://www.sanskritdocuments.org/all...aghavendra.pdf

    e003. meaning |
    http://sanskrit.safire.com/pdf/ISHA.PDF

    e004. rAmA |
    Book of Wisdom

    e005. Muller |
    http://www.cincinnatitemple.com/down...aUpanishad.pdf

    s006. bRuhadAranyaka upanishad |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/upan...adaranyaka.pdf

    e007. kRuShNAnanda |
    http://www.swami-krishnananda.org/br..._Upanishad.pdf

    s008. jAbAla upanishad |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/upan..._13_jabala.pdf

    s009. paingala upanishad |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/upan...5_paingala.pdf

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    upa-yak: kRuShNa yajur veda upanishads

    s001. taittirIya upanishad |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/upan...taittiriya.pdf

    s002. mahAnArAyaNa upanishad |
    http://www.sanskritdocuments.org/all...hanarayana.pdf

    e003. vimalAnanda |
    Mahanarayanopanisad

    s004. mahAnArAyaNa upanishad (altver) |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/upan...hanarayana.pdf

    s005. yAjniki (aka mahAnArAyaNa) upanishad |
    http://www.sanskritdocuments.org/all_pdf/yajniki.pdf

    s006. shvetAshvatara upanishad |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/upan...tashwatara.pdf

    s007. kaThA upanishad |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/upan...s_03_katha.pdf

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    upa-sam: sAma veda upanishads

    s001. ChAndogya upanishad |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/upan..._chandogya.pdf

    e002. translation |
    http://www.cincinnatitemple.com/down...aUpanishad.pdf

    s003. kena upanishad |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/upan...ds_02_kena.pdf

    e004. translation |
    http://www.cincinnatitemple.com/down...aUpanishad.pdf

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    upa-ath: atharva veda upanishads

    s001. muNDaka upanishad |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/upan...05_mundaka.pdf

    s002. mANDUkya upanishad |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/upan...6_mandukya.pdf

    e003. meaning |
    http://sanskrit.safire.com/pdf/MANDUKYA.PDF

    s004. prashna upanishad |
    http://is1.mum.edu/vedicreserve/upan...04_prashna.pdf

    s005. atharvashira upanishad |
    http://www.sanskritdocuments.org/all...harvashira.pdf

    s006. atharvashikha upanishad |
    http://www.sanskritdocuments.org/all...arvashikha.pdf

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    To continue with the minor upanishads in the next post.
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    Respected saidevo
    nice work and thanks a lot...i like prasthanabheda of sri madhusudhana saraswati...i did my ph.d on vedantakalpathika of
    sri madhusudhana saraswati...excellent works of sri madhusudana
    saraswati....

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    Namaste tbs.

    Lest I should be mistaken for being proficient in samskRutam, let me state that I am just the opposite: barely literate in the divine language, though I am off and on at learning it. I still wanted to have a personal collection of our pavitra samskRuta granthAni, although they might be, like the jewels of most women, kept more in the lockers than used on their person!

    Besides the treasure packs themselves, I was happy to discover something else, perhaps equally precious: as against the expectation that trying to read--even glance at--a Sanskrit work is bound to be a daunting task, I found out that with just the knowledge of the Sanskrit alphabets and a small vocabulary of just a few Sanskrit words such as I have, it could be an interesting and definitely rewarding experience.

    We can have a plan to hone our Sanskrit-reading skills:

    • We can start with small texts such as the shlokas and stotras, specially those supported by audio files and meaning texts; in a short time, we would be able to read and understand most of them, even without the meanings and audio.

    • We should use any transliterated texts only to search--perhaps consult occasionally--and not read from them, as this could easily trick us into wrong pronunciation of Sanskrit phrases. We should read only from the originals.

    • Once we are comfortable reading texts of less than 2 or 3 pages fluently with farily good understanding of their meaning, we can move on to the next step: read larger and scripturally important works such as the 'bhagavad gItA', the 'upanishads' and the 'patanjali yoga darshanam', choosing text versions that are supported with direct meanings of the verses.

    • Sanskrit originals are great assets in checking a quote: the very effort of searching a text for a quote could go a long way in understanding the structure of the work.

    • It's not our aim to become a Sanskrit pandit; only adequately Sanskrit-literate, which IMHO, is a must for serious sAdhana and svAdhyAya.
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    Sanskrit originals are great assets in checking a quote: the very effort of searching a text for a quote could go a long way in understanding the structure of the work.

    namasthe saidevo
    yes indeed..............thanks a lot

    regards
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    Amazing Saidevo,

    please keep up the good work.
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