AK Aruna Vedanta Documents and Texts Index


Index to All the Vedanta Documents & Sanskrit Dictionaries

These are Advaita Vedanta Texts and Sanskrit Dictionaries in their original Sanskrit that help reveal what everyone wants to know about themselves. These Vedanta texts are still a work in process as there will be more texts added and some that will need further work and corrections. These offerings are for your studies and may be freely distributed. I have applied the Creative Commons International License to these texts under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0. This license states the terms for copying, modifying, and distrubuting of these texts per http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

     OR - download them as zip files (you'll now need a good Unicode Devanagari font, such as Siddhanta1 font installed - see bottom of page):
Link to ZIP file of the bulk of the texts and the core application (without Dictionaries, Chants of Taittiriya, Purusa Sukta, Medha Sukta, Daksina-Murti Stotra, and Bhagavad Gita 2nd Chapter Tutor) 4MB download - As of Jun 2018
Link to ZIP file of 3 Sanskrit to English Dictionaries plus 1 English to Sanskrit Dictionary 15MB download - As of Apr 2018
Link to ZIP file of the Chants of three of the prayers, Taittiriya Upanisad, & the Sanskrit Tutor with Read It, Click It, Hear It! 260MB download - As of May 2018

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Or view them individually below: (right click each, or the equivalent, to download the linked file)

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Puruṣa Sūkta - 24 Veda Mantras, now with link to its chanting.

Medhā Sūkta, now with link to its chanting.

Upaniṣad Śānti Mantras - 10 Upaniṣad Prayers traditionally before a Vedānta class.

Dakṣiṇa-Mūrti Stotra - attributed to Śaṅkarācarya, now with link to its chanting.

Guru Stotra.

Guru Vandana.

Bhagavad Gita:

Bhagavad Gītā - 18 Chapters in Verse, with full Śaṅkara Bhāṣya and with words of verses highlighted in the Bhāṣya. Includes English translation and Grammar Key

Bhagavad Gītā the verses, highlighting their translations with English introductions to the Gita and each chapter.

Introductory Vedanta Texts:

Ātma Bodha - 67 Verses attributed to Śaṅkarācarya.

Dṛk Drśya Viveka - 46 Verses attributed to Bhāratī-tīrtha.

Eka Ślokī - Single verse attributed to Śaṅkarācarya on the only light of lights.

Sādhana Pañcaka - 5 Verses attributed to Śaṅkarācarya.

Tattva Bodha - Prose definitions attributed to Śaṅkarācarya.

Vākya Artha Vicāra - a selection of Upaniṣad mantras and Bhagavad Gītā verses selected by Swami Dayananda Saraswati, from classes started on Sep. 2014 at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Anaikatti.

Viveka Cūḍāmaṇi - a selection of 108 verses from the original 581.


Aitareya Upaniṣad - begins with cosmology based on the ultimate >Ātmā, how it manifests as all this universe, and completes with enquiry into its real nature.

Bṛhad-āraṇyaka Upaniṣad - a large source of teachings which other Upaniṣads summarize or expound on.

Chāndogya Upaniṣad - like the Bṛhad-āraṇyaka, a large source of teachings which other Upaniṣads summarize or expound on, especially contains the teachings of sage Uddālaka to his son Śvetaketu.

Iśā Upaniṣad (also called Iśāvāsya>) - relates to the teachings found in the Bṛhad-āraṇyaka of the same Śukla-Yajur Veda.

Kaṭha Upaniṣad - a teaching on death and going beyond death, from Lord Death.

Kena Upaniṣad - a short teaching on seer-seen, cause-effect discernment, with an illustrative story.

Muṇḍaka Upaniṣad with Kārikā - a teaching entirely on Om-kāra, with a verse commentary by Śankara's teacher's teacher, Gauḍapāda-ācārya, with te words of mantras and verses highlighted in the Bhāṣya.

Muṇḍaka Upaniṣad - a teaching on lower-higher knowledge, karma-knowledge paths, and need for a teacher.

Praśna Upaniṣad - a teaching consisting of sage Pippalāda's answers to six questions from six students.

Taittirīya Upaniṣad - one of the most complete teachings of Vedānta, a teaching consisting of sage Pippalāda's answers to six questions from six students, with link to its chanting.


Brahma Sūtras with Śankara's commentary.

Yoga Sūtras - 195 Sutras attributed to Patañjali. An English translation and commentary, including a small vṛtti commentary by AK Aruna, in the light of Advaita Vedanta!

General Sanskrit Dictionaries:

A voluminous Sanskrit to Sanskrit dictionary by Tāranātha-Tarkavācaspati-Bhaṭṭācārya.

An efficient and easy to use Sanskrit to English dictionary by Arthur MacDonell.

A English to Sanskrit to English dictionary by Vaman Shivaram Apte.

Sanskrit Grammar:

Sanskrit Grammar. Complete for English speaker access to the depths of Sanskrit Grammar with succinct, well organized rules linked to the Bhagavad Gita Dictionary, the Sanskrit Reading Tutor, and the Grammar Keys found in Bhagavad Gita w/Bhasyam.

Sanskrit Reading Tutor based on Chapter 2 of Bhagavad Gita with read It, Click It, Hear It! (requires Tutor folder found in the Chanting.zip download)

A new Sanskrit-Sanskrit-English dictionary by AK Aruna of the words of the Bhagavad Gita verses, with English meanings and Sanskrit synonyms and definitions, plus word derivations.


Devanagari font

If you want to freely download these texts, typically Right-Click the above file link and select Save File/Target.
You will need the Devanāgarī font installed on your computer. If you don't know whether you have the font installed or not then see if the following is in Devanāgarī or is gibberish: देवनागरी. Click on the link below to obtain the free Siddhanta1 font that best shows the script with the official Vedic accent marks properly displayed.

Link to Siddhanta TTF font for download instructions.
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