AK Aruna Vedanta Documents and Texts Index
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Prayers Veda Introductory Texts Bhagavad Gītā Upaniṣads Sūtras Dictionaries Grammar Suggestions on Usage

V.4.6 - AKA Index
By AK Aruna (aka: Alan Kellogg)
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Prayers, Chant

Puruṣa Sūkta (PurSuk)

Medhā Sūkta (MedhSuk)

Upaniṣad Śānti Mantras (USM)

Dakṣiṇā-Mūrti Stotra (DaksSto)

Guru Stotra (GurSto)

Guru Vandana (GurVand)

Taittirīya Upaniṣad (TaitU-Chant)


Ṛg Veda (RigV) ♬ 1st Maṇḍala only: 191 Sūktas of Hymns totalling 2,007 Mantras, with Sāyana Bhaṣyam.

Introductory Texts

Ātma Bodha (AtB)

Dṛk Dṛśya Viveka (DrDV)

Eka Ślokī (EkSlok)

Pañca Daśī (PancD)

Sādhana Pañcaka (SadhP)

Sarva Vedānta Siddhānta Sāra Saṅgraha (SVSSS)

Tattva Bodha (TatB)

Vākyārtha Vicāra (VakVic)

Viveka Cūḍāmaṇi (VivC) Abridged 108 verse version

Yoga-Vasiṣṭha (YVas)

Bhagavad Gita

🙏 Bhagavad Gītā w/Grammar & Bhāṣyam Translation (BhG)

Bhagavad Gītā Verse Translation only (BhG-T) (primarily English)

Upaniṣads with translation and with Śaṅkara Bhāṣyam

Chāndogya Upaniṣad (ChanU) ♬ fr. Sāma Veda

The following 9 Upaniṣads include English translations of Śaṅkara's Commentary!

Īśā Upaniṣad (IsU) ♬ fr. Śukla Yajur Veda

Kena Upaniṣad (KenU) ♬ fr. Sāma Veda

Kaṭha Upaniṣad (KathU) ♬ fr. Kṛṣṇa Yajur Veda

Praśna Upaniṣad (PrasU) ♬ fr. Atharva Veda

Muṇḍaka Upaniṣad (MunU) ♬ fr. Atharva Veda

Māṇḍūkya Upaniṣad and Kārikā (ManU) ♬ Up. fr. Atharva Veda

Taittirīya Upaniṣad (TaitU) ♬ fr. Kṛṣṇa Yajur Veda

Aitareya Upaniṣad (AitU) ♬ fr. Ṛg Veda

Bṛhad-āraṇyaka Upaniṣad (BrhU) ♬ fr. Śukla Yajur Veda

🙏 Upaniṣad Reader (UpReadr) 🙏 ♬ The above 10 Upaniṣads for reading efficiency

Śvetāśvatara Upaniṣad (SvetU) ♬ fr. Kṛṣṇa Yajur Veda

Kaivalya Upaniṣad (KaivU) ♬ fr. Ṛg Veda

English only versions of Upaniṣads

Bṛhad-āraṇyaka Upaniṣad with Śāṇkara Bhāṣyam (BrhUEng)

10 English Upaniṣads (EngU) Īśā, Kena, Kaṭha, Praśna, Muṇḍaka, Māṇḍūkya, Taittirīya, Aitareya, Śvetāśvatara, Kaivalya

112 Upaniṣads pdf (112_Upanisads.pdf) 500Mb. Or: Download once to your computer here

Word Index to 10 Upaniṣads pdf (Dasa_Upanisad_Nighantu.pdf)

Sūtras: Vedanta and Yoga

Brahma-Sūtra-Bhāṣyam (BrSEng) with Translation.

Brahma Sūtras w/Bhāṣyam (BrS) without Translation

Catus-Sūtrī of Brahma-Sūtra-Bhāṣyam w/Translation

🙏 Yoga Sūtras (YS) 🙏 ♬ Translation and Commentary in the Light of Vedanta Scriptures (primarily English)

Yoga Sūtra Sources (YS-Sources) The Scripture Quotations extracted from the above Yoga Sūtras – Translation and Commentary

General Sanskrit Dictionaries

Macdonell Sanskrit-English Dictionary (MacD) Easiest, good dictionary (Recently split into two to load faster)

Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary (MWSED) More advanced and harder to use, but more thorough dictionary

Vācaspatyam Sanskrit-Sanskrit Dictionary (VacD) For advanced study

Specialized Dictionaries

Apte English-Sanskrit Dictionary (AptESD) To find the Sanskrit from words you know

Bhagavad Gītā Sanskrit-Sanskrit-English Dictionary w/Grammar (BhG-Dic) Elaborate dictionary of just the words and compounds found in the Bhagavad Gītā

Dhātu-koṣa (DhatuK) (extracted from Macdonell and Monier-Williams dictionaries)

PDF format Dictionaries

Sanskrit-Hindi-English Dictionary pdf (Sanskrit-Hindi-English_Dictionary_Suryakanta.pdf) 46Mb. Or: Download once to your computer here

Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary pdf (MWSEDict.pdf) 358 Mb file. Or: Download once to your computer here

Dictionary of Sanskrit Grammar pdf (SGramDict.pdf)

Sanskrit Grammar

Sanskrit Grammar (SG) – For quick referencing. aka: The Aruna Sanskrit Grammar Reference

Sanskrit Reading Tutor (SG-Tutor) ♬ with Read It, Click It, Hear It! For learning Devanāgarī script reading <==New to Devanāgarī?

Aruna Coursebook (AC) 63 Lesson plan for the Sanskrit Grammar above <==New to Devanāgarī?

Suggestions on Usage of the Above Texts

Whether to Study Vedānta, or not?
▪ Please, Investigate via the Yoga Sutras Translation and Commentary ABOVE.

If Entering Vedānta:
▪ Complete the Yoga Sutras Translation and Commentary (be sure to include the footnotes) ABOVE
▪ Next, Study introductory Tattva Bodha ABOVE.
▪ Then, if new to Sanskrit:
▪ Study Bhagavad Gītā Translation ABOVE,
▪ Else if familiar with Sanskrit:
▪ Study Bhagavad Gītā with Grammar and Bhāsyam ABOVE.
▪ Find a Qualified Teacher, if you want this to make a real difference in your life.

For Pārāyaṇa (repeated reading) of the Upaniṣads:
▪ Use Upaniṣad Reader ABOVE.

If interested in Studying Sanskrit (via English):
▪ Use the section on Sanskrit ABOVE.
▪ Sanskrit Grammar shows its rules;
▪ Sanskrit Reading Tutor shows its Devanāgarī script and how to pronounce the sounds; several texts (Ṛg Veda, Guru Stotra, Ātma Bodha, Dṛk Dṛśya Viveka, Tattva Bodha, UpReadr, Brahma Sūtra Catus-Sūtrī, and Yoga Sūtras) show the full transliteration of the Devanāgarī texts.
▪ Aruna Coursebook steps you through the Sanskrit Grammar rules using the Bhagavad Gītā as exercise material.
▪ Those texts with Chanting Links (marked with ♬ above) allow you to hear the sound of the texts, with or without transliteration.

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* Note:

This Index requires the above documents (plus a few JQuery library files) to be in same directory folder. The Siddhanta font best shows the Devanagari characters. Other Unicode fonts are adequate but Siddhanta is one of the few that displays the Vedic accent characters completely. Siddhanta can be searched, freely downloaded, and installed from the internet, including from www.UpasanaYoga.org.

If run from UpasanaYoga.org web site these requirements are automatically taken care of. The fonts will be loaded from the website instead of from your device.

Cheers, Aruna