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Free Vedanta Documents added by A.K. Aruna

These are Vedanta Texts plus Sanskrit Reference Texts with their original Sanskrit that help reveal what everyone wants to know about themselves. They are for your studies and may be freely distributed. These are text based documents in a Devanagari font that can be copy pasted from the browser or edited in a word processor, if you install the freely available font.

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I have started adding several Vedanta documents in HTML that run in browsers. These are the original texts in Devanagari with their vocabulary in transliteration, and Sanskrit anvaya (prose order) for verses.

UNIQUE: Words are separated by hyphens and virāmas, without breaking sandhi -- pronunciation morphology. This helps as a better pronunciation guide, and as a visual word meaning guide.

Many of these documents are accompanied with their Sanskrit commentary. These documents are HTML files. They are not scanned in documents. Therefore, you may right-click and save them onto your computer and have free access to these original documents for your own editing purposes. Most of these documents hide the vocabulary and anvaya, these can be seen by enabling Show Hidden Characters in your word processor. The Devanagari font now used is called Siddhanta, a freely distributed font on the internet.

Recently released:

Jan 2018
==> The January 2018 version cleans up and does further standarization of these texts. Apte's English to Sanskrit Dictionary has been added. which I find useful to get Sanskrit synonyms having the same English meaning. The highlighting of words of the mantras and verses in the Bhāṣyas now includes all the ten major Upaniṣads, except the BṛhadAraṇyaka which will be completed later in 2018. For English readers, AK Aruna's Bhagavad Gita Translation with text and chapter introductions, plus AK Aruna's Patanjali Yoga Sutras - Translation and Commentary in the Light of Vedanta Scriptures have both been added. These two present a thorough and complete presentation of Yoga in regard to the teachings of Vedanta. The Yoga Sutras text is particularly unique in that it is the first of its kind to explicitly connect these sutras to Vedanta scripture.
Mar 2017
==> The March 2017 version makes a small correction to the Bhagavad Gita with Bhāṣya and the Macdonell Sanskrit Dictionary, the Māndukya Upaniṣad with Kārika now has the words of the mantras and verses highlighted in the Bhāṣya, plus the index to Bhagavad Gita Sanskrit Dictionary has been expanded for more quickly finding words.
Feb 2017
==> The February 2017 version culminates a milestone upgrade and addition for these Vedanta Sanskrit Texts since the per-2017 versions. They now are fully converted to the International Unicode Devanagari font, so they will display for many more devices that cannot install the previous ArshaNet proprietary font. Added to the 6 Prayer texts, the Bhagavad Gita, 6 Introductory texts, and Yoga Sutras are now all ten Upanishads with Bhashya commentary by Adi Shankara. The Bhagavad Gita Bhashya is now complete through all 18 chapters. The Brahma Sutras with Adi Shankara Bhashya has been added. Finally, Three Sanskrit dictionaries have also been added: Aruna's Bhagavad Gita Dictionary and Macdonell's Sanskrit Language Dictionary, both Sanskrit to English; plus the six volume Sanskrit to Sanskrit Vacaspatyam Dictionary by Taranatha-Tarkavacaspati-Bhattacarya.


Latest Publications added by A.K. Aruna

Currently in queue:

See Doc Index menu above to see what a base of HTML documents look like. To these HTML documents will be added navigation links, popup information, expanding and collapsing text controls, user input, audio clips, etcetera. These will become the model for the future look of our current crop of e-book and PDF publications also into interactive browser based documents.


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