Monday, September 29, 2003

The site Date Panchang - Stotra addresses Why Indian people believe in chanting mantra, stotras? and
1. Ganesh Stotra 2. Navgrah Stotra with Marathi and English meanings. They plan to introduce Prajnavivardhana Stotra, Chaakshushopanishad (for betterment of eye and related system in our body), Sooryopaasanaa (for betterment of cardio-vascular system in our body) shortly.

Sunday, September 28, 2003

Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies by Karl Potter, General Editor. This multivolume publishing effort consists of 25 planned volumes, nine of these are published. The site holds an updated Sanskrit text bibliography.

Sanskrit lessons for class XII exam preparation prepared by T.V.N.Swamy. The main page has separate selectable sections, Introduction to our heritage, Literature, Narayaneeyam, Spiritualism, et cetera. The FAQ includes "Interesting questions on the apparent contradictions in Hindu Religion."

Saturday, September 20, 2003

Interesting Urdu shaayarii at Rahul's homepage. Hope he or someone converts for Hindi reading.

A good reading of Tales From Sanskrit Dramatists 1 and 2 at investindia.com. It also has well-written stories from hitopadesha, Panchatantra, and epics with the theme "Be a good boy! Be a good girl!"

English translations of over 70 upanishads, sutras, and other major texts are available at Advaita Vedanta Library. This is significant for those looking for translations. The site could be a mirror of celextel library ebooks section. The original Sanskrit texts are of course available at http://sanskrit.gde.to/doc_upanishhat/.

News item in Times of India, Crash courses in Sanskrit given by G. V. Karandikar in Mumbai and surrounding.

Sanskrit Shlokas, Bhajans etc. on Sarada, Ramakrishna and Vivekananda. The page has sublinks to treasury of information as excerpts from Complete Works of Vivekananda, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna under Kathamrita, and other resources.

Listen to short stories and articles in real audio on gIrvANI , Spoken sanskrit in realaudio devloped by Sai.

Gernot Katzer's Spice Dictionary has Sanskrit names of many spices which are also presented with photographs and generic names in other languages. The site Indian Institute Of Spices Research has detailed information of spices including medicinal value.

Thursday, September 18, 2003

The sudarshana.org (also copied as Matchless Gifts site) has CDRoms for Learn Sanskrit for Beginners and searchable Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary at $7.95+shipping each. Several stotras are available in standard audio and MP3 formats.

Search the English to Tibetan dictionary. The focus of this website will be on modern spoken (colloquial) Tibetan.

Amazon.ca: Books: Ideology and Status of Sanskrit: Contributions to the History of the Sanskrit Language: "The present volume is the outcome of a seminar on the Ideology and Status of Sanskrit held in Leiden under the auspices of the International Institute for Asian Studies. The book contains studies of crucial periods and important areas in the history of the Sanskrit language, from the earliest, Vedic and pre-Vedic periods, through the period in which the (restricted) use of Sanskrit spread over practically all of South (including part of Central) and Southeast Asia (sometimes referred to as the period of 'Greater India'), up to the recent history of Sanskrit in India. The contributions of this volume are divided into three sections: (1) Origins and Creation of the 'Eternal Language'; (2) Transculturation, Vernacularization, Sanskritization; (3) The Sanskrit Tradition: Continuity from the past or Construction from the present? "

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

The MantraOnNet.com has translations of 108 Names Of Deities, namely Durga, Ganesh, Laxmi, Krishna, Shiva. The Chaalisas of Durga, Ganesh, Hanuman, Kali, Krishna, Vindhyeshwari include gifs of Devanagari and English translations. There is a lot of information on Navagrahas, sacred symbols, information on several Hindu deities, and aaratiis. The registration is free.

See Million Book Project at Internet Archive and search for Sanskrit for excellent scanned document. Download and install DJVU viewer from lizardtech.com. DJVU is an open format for scanned documents. It is lot better than using TIF images.

The Origin of Backgammon
A fascinating history of chess and backgammon through Sanskrit literature.

Amba House of Traditions
Translations, and free on-line instructional courses of Hindu scriptures.
Many other features of interest related to Hindu cluture.

An outstanding libraryof King Serfoji of Tanjavur. Sanksrit manuscripts number the most, and the most precious.

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

About Sanskrit Language - Ministry - http://maxpages.com/globalnetwork/Sanskrit

Sunday, September 14, 2003

Direct access to humanities.language.sanskrit newsgroup postings.

laghuvAlmikIya, an abridged version of main vAlmikI rAmAyaNa presented by G.S.S.Murthy in Baraha scheme.

Sanskrit classical literature translated by Desiraju Hanumanta Rao. Read the translations with Sanskrit & Roman transcripts and English verses, with word to word meanings, summary of each verse, and commentary of the ancient and of modern day scholars. The texts include expanded Valmiki Ramayana, Kalidas's Ritusamharam, and Jayadeva's Gitagovindam. Also see related indology page.

Information on Khila Suktas
by Harsha Ramamurthy, "Khila means an appendix. This part does not belong to the main part of the Rig Veda, but appears to have been included at a later time. Raatri
Sukta, Shivasankalpa Sukta, Medha Sukta, are all Khila Suktas. Sukta means a
collection of Vedic mantras. A collection of Suktas is called a Mandala." The khila suuktas are in tenth mandala.

See excellent collection of articles at Harsha's site maintained as a site by Advaita Brahmavidya Pratishthan, Bangalore.

Ganesh hindu god of India

Friday, September 12, 2003

Saint Poet of India Tukaram.com

Thursday, September 11, 2003


An extensive collection of information on Ganesha

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

1000 names of Lord Balarama

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Two Chalisas and Aratis on baba gangaram, a devotee/Vishnu incarnate in Rajasthan 1895-1938.

Bhasha Mandakini
TV program in Sanskrit on Gyan Darshan channel. It is called "launch Sanskrit Net" - a programme for Sanskrit education for everyone. It is jointly launched by Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeet and Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidya Peeth, Tirupati along with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).

Monday, September 08, 2003

संस्कृत - यूनिकोड में - http://sanskrit.gde.to/all_sa/ for files displayed with UTF-8 unicode font.

Sunday, September 07, 2003

Sanskrit Documents are available at http://sanskritdocuments.org (aliased also as http://sanskrit.gde.to/)

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