Sanskrit literature
Literature in Sanskrit begins with the spoken or sung literature of the Vedas c.3rd to 2nd millennium BCE (Bronze Age India, Indus Valley Civilization), and continues with the oral tradition of the Sa...
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Understanding The Chakras Of Planet Earth
The chakras of the earth are perfectly aligned with our own. As she awakens, so do we. In the same way we have energy bubbling up from the lowest chakra, called Mooladhara in Sanskrit, or simply the r...
3000 Year Old Indian Sacred Texts Mention Gravity, Way Before Newton
Did Newton discover Gravity? As we have been thought in school? Or is there a possibility that people, thousands of years ago had knowledge of gravity and other natural phenomena, way before we though...
Vedas
The Vedas (/ˈveɪdəz, ˈviː-/; Sanskrit: वेद véda, "knowledge") are a large body of texts originating in ancient India. Composed in Vedic Sanskrit, the texts constitute the oldest layer of Sanskrit lit...
Sutra
A sutra (Sanskrit: सूत्र, Pāli: sutta, Ardhamagadhi: sūya) is an aphorism or a collection of aphorisms in the form of a manual or, more broadly, a text in Hinduism or Buddhism. Literally it means...
Shulba Sutras
The Shulba Sutras or Śulbasūtras (Sanskrit śulba: "string, cord, rope") are sutra texts belonging to the Śrauta ritual and containing geometry related to fire-altar construction.
The Shulba Sutr...
Kalpa (Vedanga)
Kalpa is one of the six disciplines of the Vedanga, concerning ritual.Tradition does not single out any special work in this branch of the Vedanga; but sacrificial practice gave rise to a large number...
Dharma Sutras
Kalpa is one of the six disciplines of the Vedanga, concerning ritual.Tradition does not single out any special work in this branch of the Vedanga; but sacrificial practice gave rise to a large number...
Shastras
"Śāstra" (शास्त्र) is Sanskrit for "rules" in a general sense. The word is generally used as a suffix in the context of technical or specialized knowledge in a defined area of practice; e.g. Bhautika ...
Indian epic poetry
Indian epic poetry is the epic poetry written in the Indian subcontinent, traditionally called Kavya (or Kāvya; Sanskrit: काव्य, IAST: kāvyá). The Ramayana and Mahabharata, originally composed in Sans...
Mahabharata
The Mahabharata or Mahābhārata (/məhɑːˈbɑrətə/; Sanskrit: महाभारतम्, Mahābhāratam, [məɦaːˈbʱaːrət̪əm]) is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Ramayana.Besides...
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Ramayana
The Ramayana or Dictionary Sanskrit: रामायणम्, Rāmāyaṇam, [rɑːˈmɑːjəɳəm]) is a Sanskrit epic poem ascribed to the Hindu sage and Sanskrit poet Valmiki. It is regarded as one of the two great In...
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Hikayat Seri Rama
Hikayat Seri Rama is the Malay literary adaptation of the Hindu Ramayana epic. The main story remains the same as the original Sanskrit version but some aspects of it were slightly modified to a local...
Phra Lak Phra Lam
Phra Lak Phra Ram (ພຣະລັກພຣະຣາມ, pʰrāʔ lāk pʰrāʔ ráːm) is the national epic of the Lao people, and is adapted from Valmiki's Hindu epic, the Ramayana. Similar to some Malay versions of the Hikayat Ser...
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Ramakien
The Ramakien (รามเกียรติ์, "Glory of Rama", sometimes also spelled Ramakian) is Thailand's national epic, derived from the Hindu epic Ramayana. The word is derived from Sanskrit word Rāmākhyāna, (Rāma...
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Reamker
Reamker (Khmer: រាមកេរ្តិ៍ [riːəmkeː], also romanized as Ramakerti) is a Cambodian epic poem, based on the Sanskrit's Ramayana epic. The name means "Glory of Rama". It adapts the Hindu ideas to Bu...
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Yama Zatdaw
Yama Zatdaw (Burmese: ရာမဇာတ်တော်, [jàma̰ zaʔ tɔ̀]), unofficially Myanmar's national epic, is the Burmese version of the Ramayana. There are nine known pieces of the Yama Zatdaw in Myanmar. The Bu...
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Tantra
Tantra is the name given by recent scholars to a style of meditation and ritual which arose in India no later than the 5th century AD.
Several definitions of Tantra exist.The Tantric tradition off...
Siddhanta
Siddhānta, a Sanskrit term denoting the established and accepted view of any particular school within Indian philosophy. Literally "settled opinion or doctrine, dogma, axiom, received or admitted trut...
Jataka
The Jātakas (Sanskrit जातक) (also known in other languages as: Burmese: ဇာတ်တော်, [zaʔ tɔ̀]; Khmer: ជាតក [cietɑk]; Lao: ຊາດົກ sadok; Thai: ชาดก chadok) refer to a voluminous body of li...
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Jyotihshastra
A jyotiśhāstra is a text from a classical body of literature on the topic of Hindu astrology, known as Jyotiṣha, dating to the medieval period of Classical Sanskrit literature (roughly the 3rd to 9th ...
Panchatantra
The Panchatantra (IAST: Pañcatantra, Sanskrit: पञ्चतन्त्र, 'Five Principles or Techniques') is an ancient Indian collection of interrelated animal fables in verse and prose, arranged within a fram...
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Hitopadesha
Hitopadesha (Sanskrit:हितोपदेशः Hitopadeśa) is a collection of Sanskrit fables in prose and verse meant as an exposition on statecraft in a format easily digestible for young princes. It is an indepen...
Puranas
The Puranas (/pʊˈrɑːnəz/; singular: Sanskrit: पुराण purāṇa, "of ancient times") are ancient Hindu texts eulogizing various deities, primarily the divine Trimurti God in Hinduism through divine sto...
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Sahitya Akademi Award for Sanskrit
The Sahitya Akademi Award is an annual award, given by the Sahitya Akademi (India's National Academy of Letters), to writers in 24 Indian languages. The award was instituted and first awarded in 1955....
Kālidāsa
Kālidāsa ("servant of Kali" Sanskrit: कालिदास) was a Classical Sanskrit writer, widely regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language. His floruit cannot be dated with precis...