Scriptures for Vaiśṇavas

Upanishads | Index

This is a sticky index file about all Upanishads and important commentaries on text of Upanishads. As we already remember – Upanishads are the concluding teachings of Vedas and from Vedas,and they are the very fundament of Vedanta – the Vedic Wisdom squeezed out by generations of enlightened Vedic seers,saints,teachers and their best students;

Mahā Nārāyaṇa Upanishad

Here you can read the Mahā Nārāyaṇa Upanishad; full text translated in English together with Romanized Sanskrit text and very detailed commentaries done by Swāmi Vimalānanda of Śrī Ramakrishna Math, done according to other historically significant commentaries on Mahā Nārāyaṇa Upanishad and Taittirīya Āraṇyaka and Brāhmaṇa, from which many mantras of Mahā Nārāyaṇa Upanishad have originated. Mahā Nārāyaṇa Upanishad belongs to Krishna Yajur Veda.

Śrīnivāsa Kalyāṇam story

Śrīnivāsa Kalyāṇam The Story of Lord Veṅkaṭeśvara (Śrīnivāsa, incarnation of Lord Vishnu) and his marriage with Śrī Lakshmi Devī and Padmāvatī (Bhu-devī) The story of Śrīnivāsa Kalyāṇam spans over 3 eons (Yugas) relating to incidents from Trētā Yuga (Rāma’s period), to Dvāpara Yuga (Krishna’s period), and finally to Kālī Yuga (Veṅkaṭeśvara). Kālī Yuga started soon after the Mahābhārata period. There was a general decline in morality and ethics amongst people. Several sages began a yajña (sacrifice) with the guidance of Kaśyapa Rishi to ward off the impending evil.

Śrīmad Bhāgavatam Purāṇa

The Bhāgavata Purāṇa (Devanagari: भागवतपुराण, also known as Śrīmad Bhāgavatam or Bhāgavata, literally meaning Divine-Eternal Tales of The Supreme Lord) is one of the Maha (Sanskrit: 'great') Purāṇic texts of Hinduism, with its focus on bhakti (religious devotion) to Supreme God Vishnu (Nārāyaṇa), primarily focusing on Krishna. The Bhagavata Purāṇa includes many stories well known in Hinduism, including the various avatars of Vishnu and the life and pastimes of his incarnation, Krishna or Svayam Bhagavan.

Vishnu Purana online

The Vishnu Purāṇa is one of the earliest of the eighteen major Purāṇas (“ancient stories”) revered by the Hindus. It is considered to be one of the most important Purāṇas and for this reason is referred to by the name Purāṇa-ratna, which means “Gem of Purāṇas.” Like some of the other Purāṇas, the Vishnu Purāṇa is presented in the form of a dialogue, in this instance with the sage Parāśara teaching his disciple Maitreya how Vishnu, as the Supreme Being, takes care of his devotees and how one should evolve spiritually for the attainment of liberation.

Śrīmad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa - an English translation of which you can read online following the links below – is the oldest Epic of the Hindu literature and philosophy, far more ancient as the famous Mahābhārata Epic, which is much later work. According to traditional narrative Rāmāyaṇa describes events which have taken place in the Tretā Yuga, second of the four eons (yugas) of Hindu chronology.

Brahma Sutras

Brahma Sutras or otherwise known as Vedanta Sutras is one of the most important philosophical treatises in the history of India. Brahma Sutras summarize and systemize the vast knowledge of Four Vedas, which was later expressed in Upanishads, in 555 concise aphorisms (Sutras), grouped according to 223 topics, in four chapters (Adhyayas) and 16 sections (Padas).

Śrimad Bhagavad Gīta

Śrimad Bhagavad Gītā – the one of the most popular Hindu Holy Scriptures is now available also on this website. Bhagavad Gītā has been read, told, commented, believed and discussed throughout ages and centuries, by Holy Sages and in Homes of ordinary lay believers of vast array of Hindu traditions and sects. Now here is an opportunity for everyone to read, find, quote and share the Ancient text and the priceless wisdom and knowledge it carries.

Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram

Vishnu Sahasranāma Stotram – full classical text of 1000 names of Vishnu, in transliterated Sanskrit with translation of meanings in English. One should meditate for the removal of all obstacles upon Vishnu who is clad in white garments, who has lustre like the moon, who has four arms and a beneficent face. This worship of the Supreme Lotus-eyed Lord at all times by a person endowed with devotion is regarded as the greatest of all religious practices

Gautama Dharmasūtra

According to Hindu tradition Gautama Dharmasūtra is a very ancient work and collection of rules and duties for different classes of people in Ancient Vedic society, the notoriously famous Varṇāśrama system: First of all – it means a collection of Laws and Rules for the Vedic Brahmin class and for other classes according to Brahmins. Gautama Dharmasūtra is not the only collection of Laws of this kind.