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The Hymns of the Atharva-veda, Score Hin Av

By: Maurice Bloomfield

Description: This is the Ralph T.H. Griffith translation of the Atharvaveda. The Atharvaveda is a Vedic-era collection of spells, prayers, charms, and hymns. There are prayers to protect crops from lightning and drought, charms against venomous serpents

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The Crescent Moon

By: Rabindranath Tagore

Description: A collection of poems written by Tagore primarily to entertain children, The Crescent Moon moved many contemporary writers, including Andre Gide and Juan Jimenez. Tagore believed children were a symbol of hope and of the future and The Globe in its 1913 review, described these poems as 'a revelation more profound and more subtle than that in the Gitanjali'.

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Gitanjali

By: Rabindranath Tagore

Description: An integration of two words, 'Git' and 'Anjali,' meaning song and offering respectively, the literal meaning of the word is 'offering of songs.' and because of the strong devotional tone and subliminal spiritual incitation, the book can be said to have devotion to god as its theme. It highlights the poet's intense response to the magnificence of the universe or rather an affirmation of life with all its abundance, mystery and diversity.

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The Mahabharata Book 6 : Bhishma Parva, Score Hin M06

By: Kisari Mohan Ganguli

Description:This book of the Mahabharata is important for two reasons. First of all, it contains the Bhagavad Gita, the best-known Hindu sacred text. Secondly, this book describes the start of the enormous battle which is the center-piece of the work, spe

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Indian Idylls

By: Edwin Arnold

Description: Editorial Reviews - Indian Idylls From the Publisher A PRINCE there was, named Nala, Virasen's noble breed, Goodly to see, and virtuous; a tamer of the steed As Indra 'midst the gods, so he of kings was kingliest one, Sovereign of men, and splendid as the golden, glittering sun; Pure, knowing scripture, gallant; ruling nobly Nishadh's lands; -- selections (by a Westerner) from the MAHABHARATA--as is The Bhagavad-Gita. Synopsis A PRINCE there was, named Nala,...

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The Garuda Purana, Score Hin Gpu

By: Ernest Wood

Description: This is a translation of an abridged version of the Garuda Purana. The Garuda Purana is one of the Vishnu Puranas. It is in the form of a dialog between Vishnu and Garuda, the King of Birds. The second section of this Purana (given here) deal

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The Rig Veda, Score Hin Rveng

By: Ralph T. H. Griffith

Description: This text was scanned especially for sacred-texts.com from the Griffith translation of the Rig Veda, second edition (published 1896). We believe that this text is in the public domain since its date of publication was over a century ago. Poo

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In the Great God's Hair, Score Bain 04Dos

By: F. W. Bain

Description: The title of each of the books in this series indicates some aspect of the Vedic/Sanskrit Religion-Philosophic Tradition. The Great God is of course Shiwa, whose matted hair catches and conducts the descent of the river or life in its passage

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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Score Hin Ysp

By: Charles Johnston

Description: Shearer's luminous rendering sings with timeless beauty and force. -- Parabola, Summer 2002

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The Bhagavad Gita in Sanskrit, Score Hin Bgs

By: Sacred Texts

Description: This is a version of the Bhagavad Gita in Sanskrit. Currently we are presenting this in Romanization. Devanagari will be added in the near future

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The S'Rîmad Devî Bhâgawatam, Score Hin Db

By: Swami Vijñanananda

Description: The S'rimad Devi Bhagawatam translated by Swami Vijnanananda (Hari Prasanna Chatterji). This is one of the Upapuranas, devoted to the Devi (Goddess).

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The Prem Sagar, Score Hin Psa

By: Lallu Lal

Description: The Prem Sagar was one of the first books published in modern Hindi, written in the Delhi dialect which was eventually adopted as one of the official national languages of India. It is the tale of the deeds of Krishna, the invincible avatar o

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The Mahabharata Book 7 : Drona Parva, Score Hin M07

By: Kisari Mohan Ganguli

Description: The Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India. It is an epic narrative of the Kurukshetra War and the fates of the Kauravas and the Pandava princes as well as containing philosophical and devotional material, such as

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A Vedic Reader

By: A. A. MacDonell

Description: A Vedic Reader By Arthur Anthony Macdonell Containing Thirty Hymns Of The Rigveda In The Original Samhita And Pada Texts. About the Author: Arthur Anthony Macdonell (1854 - 1930), 7th of Lochgarry, was a noted Sanskrit scholar. Macdonell was born in India and educated at Gottingen University, then matriculated in 1876 at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, gaining a classical exhibition and three scholarships (for German, Sanskrit, and Chinese). He graduated...

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Indian Fairy Tales, Score Hin Ift

By: Joseph Jacobs

Description: There are twenty-nine stories in this collection. These Indian tales resemble the stories that flourished in Europe, such as the tales by the Brothers Grimm and by Aesop, although they have an Indian flavor. The collector of these stories con

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Verses of Vemana, Score Hin Vov

By: Vemana

Description: This author has attained great celebrity in his own country and in the adjacent parts of India; some information regarding his country and language may however be acceptable to the reader. Telugu is a principal language of the peninsula of In

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Fruit-gathering, Score Tagore Frutgath

By: Rabindranath Tagore

Description: Tagore is an artist of rare lyrical powers, who understands the human soul. Tagore's poems are devotions, mystical, sublimated ecstasy. They are the thoughts of a seer, the perfect union of beauty and truth in poetry. Contents: Fruit Gatherin

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The Yajur Veda Taittiriya Sanhita, Score Hin Yv

By: A. B. Keith

Description: The Yajurveda is the third of the four canonical texts of Hinduism, the Vedas. By some, it is estimated to have been composed between 1,400 and 1000 BC, the Yajurveda 'Samhita', or 'compilation', contains the liturgy (mantras) needed to perfo

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The Minor Law Books, Score Hin Sbe33

By: Julius Jolly

Description: This is a translation of the Hindu law books written about the sixth century CE by Narada and Brihaspati. These are later works than the other legal writings in the Sacred Books of the East series, such as The Laws of Manu (SBE25), The Instit

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The Descent of the Sun, Score Bain 02Dos

By: F. W. Bain

Description: The title of each of the books in this series indicates some aspect of the Vedic/Sanskrit Religion-Philosophic Tradition. The Descent of the Sun is a fairy tale that F.W. Bain found in an old Hindu manuscript in which we can enjoy the fantast

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