Of 1131 Veda sakhas available in the country during the time of Patanjali about
2 millenniums and a half ago, only a few - ten in number - are available today.
Maitrayani sakha of Krishna Yajurveda, Pippalada sakha of Atharvaveda and Jaimini
sakha of Samaveda are the latest finds among the Veda sakhas.
Maitrayani sakha has only Samhita and Aaranyakam. The text of the entire Veda sakha
in print is brought on to the portal.
Pippalada sakha is presently available in print for the first 15 Kandas only accounting
for a little less than 50% of the text of the Pippalada Samhita. This is brought
on to the portal. Kandas 16 - 20 are available in Oriya script on palm leaves. The
text of these Kandas has been transliterated into Devanagari script in hand. The
handwritten text is brought on to the portal.
Jaimini sakha has Samhita and Aaranyakam in manuscript in Grantha script with only
one scholar in Palakkad, Kerala. It is brought on to the portal in the same script.
Efforts are being made to get the texts in Grantha script transliterated into Devanagari
script. They will be brought on to the portal soon after transliteration. It has
Jaiminiya Arseya Jaiminiya Upanisad Brahmanas in print in Devanagari script, which
has been brought on to the portal.
Several works in Devanagari script relating to Sastras, other Upavedas, Vedangas,
Upa-angas will progressively be added with the objective of making the portal comprehensive
of the Vedic literature.
The English translation to the Veda-sakhas, and the Upanisads forming part of the
Veda sakhas stated above is rendered after the Veda sakha / Upanisad concerned,
connected to the
www.hinduwebsite.com for the benefit of those not knowing Sanskrit.
Under 'Other Upanisads', 87 Upanisads are recorded in Sanskrit. Under 108 Upanisads,
all the available Upanisads in Devanagari script are recorded. The English rendering
of 67 Upanisads, not included under the Veda sakhas, is connected to Celextel's
Spiritual-online-library. Similarly, on Brahma Sutras, commentary in English by
Swami Sivananda, in Sanskrit but in Telugu script by Adi-Shankara, and in Telugu
by P. Sriramachandrudu is provided.
The module Upaveda - Ayurveda contains all the important texts of Ayurveda literature
The module Vedanga - Jyotisa contains many of the important texts of Jyotisa literature
in Sanskrit, Telugu and Hindi, and also Vastu literature.
In Vedic literature - English, the portal contains
Tat Sat (A comprehensive treatise on Advaita
Ekam Sat (Gitas 1 to 19, other than the
The Symbolism in Rigveda
The Philosophy of the Upanisads
Buddhism in Scripture and Practice
Living in Spirit
Ethics in Ancient India
What is Veda?
The Veda & Vedic Literature
Savithri - A Legend and a Symbol
India - What Can It Teach Us?
I Am That
Discourses on Prasnopanisad
Discourses on Isavasyopanisad
Discourses on Kathopanisad
Discourses on Mundakopanisad
Discourses on Taittiriyopanisad
Discourses on Kenopanisad
Glimpses Into Telugu Folklore
In Vedic literature - Telugu, the portal contains
Vedartha Jnana Deepika
Sri Ramateertha Vedanta Bhashyamu
Sri Andhra Vaasishta Ramayanamu
Srimadandhra Mahabhagavatam - Dasama Skandham
Pancharathragamoktha Bhagavadaradhana Vidhi
Om Namo Sri Naarasimhaya
Telugu Janapada Geya Sahityam
Sri Sai Gita
Rama Katha - Sai Sudha
Sri Sathya Sai Padya Suktulu
(More books in English and in Telugu relating to Vedic literature will progressively
All the texts in Sanskrit, English and Telugu are being converted into eBook format
and uploaded for easy download. As the eBook format is in zipped form, the readers
are to have WinRAR software on their systems to open the eBooks. Such of the readers
that do not have the software on their systems may
click here for download of the software
from the Internet directly, to be able to open the eBooks on their systems after
A module on Vedic Astrology (Jyotisa), comprising a write-up on Vedic Astrology,
in-box to download over 20 pages of astrological charts, and a write-up on Vastu
Sastra, is an interesting feature on the portal. Any individual offering the date,
time and place of birth at the appropriate place in the in-box will have a spate
of astrological charts according to the Vedic tradition. If the place of his birth
is not listed in the in-box, the visitor may record the longitude and latitude of
the place of his birth along with the time zone at the appropriate place. He will
have the entire data of his horoscope, which is not so far available elsewhere.
Vedic Astrology is highly scientific, and the predictions are as exact and correct,
as the data is exact and correct.
The portal has a module on Ayurveda Applications. Besides a brief account of the
role of Ayurveda in health care, preventive and curative, on view is a broad spectrum
of disease and ailment specific treatment with Ayurveda medicines produced and supplied
by the leading Ayurveda pharmacies.
The portal presents an introduction to Vedic Mathematics in a book titled 'Vedic
Mathematics - Methods' for the benefit of students in secondary schools around the
world. It seeks to present an integrated approach to learning mathematics with keenness
of observation and inquisitiveness, avoiding the monotony of accepting theories
and working from them mechanically. The logical proof of the sutras is detailed
in algebra, which eliminates the misconception that the sutras are a jugglery. The
explanations offered make the processes clear to the learners.
There are on the module four volumes of scholarly Lecture Notes on different aspects
of Vedic Mathematics by Prof. C. Santhamma for higher and deeper understanding of
Vedic Mathematics. These Lecture Notes will be of immense help to researchers and
scholars in Mathematics. They are open to free download.
The portal has a module 'Learn Sanskrit' for teaching Sanskrit from the beginning.
The module has been subdivided into Primary Sanskrit, Vyakaranam, Kavyas and Other
Works. The module has over 100 books, some of them in two or more volumes each.
The module is so designed as to enable learners of all age groups to learn Sanskrit
from the alphabet up to the level of post-graduation. All the books on the module
have been converted into eBooks for easy download and readability.
The portal has a module for presentation of Vedic Chanting in audio in different
modes. Broadly, the audio content, as of now, is as follows.
Sri Rudram from Taittiriya sakha
Adhyayas 1 & 2 of Saakala sakha in eleven modes of chanting
Samhitapatha of Saakala Samhita in full
Kanda 1 of Taittiriya sakha in five modes of chanting
Samhitapatha of Taittiriya sakha in full
The entire text of Maitrayani sakha in Samhita mode of chanting
Adhyayas 1 to 27 of Madhyandina sakha in Samhita mode of chanting.
Adhyayas 1, 2 and 3 and some suktas of Kanva sakha in Samhita mode of chanting
Samhitapatha of Kanva sakha in full
Satapatha Brahmanam in full in Samhita mode of chanting
Isa Upanisad in Samhita mode of chanting
On view is a short film titled Creation based on the hymns of Rig-Veda.
Samhita and Aaranyaka of Raanaayaneeya sakha in Samhita mode of
chanting including Ooha Ganam
Samhita and Aaranyaka of Kouthameeya sakha in Samhita mode of
chanting including Ganam and Rahasya Ganam
Samhitapatha of Kouthama sakha in full
The entire text of Jaiminiya sakha in Samhita mode of chanting.
Adhyaya 1 of Sounakiya sakha in Samhita mode of chanting
Samhitapatha of Sounaka sakha in full
Kandas 1 - 20 of Pippalada sakha (the whole text) in Samhita mode of chanting
Santhimantra, and Sandhyavandana for three times a day
The audio content of Vedic chanting presently runs to over 415 hours. The Samhitapatha
in full of each of the five sakhas - Saakala, Taittiriya, Kanva, Kouthama and Sounaka,
running together for over 178 hours, is free to listen, and not open to download,
while the other audio files are free to listen and open to download, too, through
the payment gate. More will be added in phases soon progressively. It is our endeavour
to record all Veda sakhas available in the country in different modes of chanting,
and upload to the portal.
Bharata Savithri - an abridged version of Mahabharatam in Sanskrit in audio set
to music, is an attraction.
An important feature of the audio module is the presentation of Sri Sathya Sai Tattvas
in the form of 40 Bhajans and 108 Telugu poems in the voice of the Divine Master
Himself. The Bhajans are followed by devotees, while the rendering of the Telugu
poems by Bhagavan is followed by brief translation in English. This audio content
runs for over 5 hours and a half.
Another feature of the audio module is the musical presentation of Tattva-sudha
in two items. The first item is titled Tattva-sudha consisting of 54 Tattvas, split
into six groups of nine each, compiled from the teachings of Bhagavan Sri Sathya
Sai Baba, in Telugu, set to musical composition in Navaragamalika. The second item
is titled Vemana Padya Suktulu consisting of 57 poems by Yogi Vemana in Telugu,
portraying the essence of his ethical and spiritual philosophy.
On view is a short film titled Creation based on the hymns of Rig-Veda.
'Features' is another module on the portal. It carries articles on Vedic literature,
aphorisms and discourses of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai, etc. One very illuminating
feature is the 'Experience of the Divinity of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai' by devotees
around the world. It is a direct account in the words of the devotees themselves
as to the manner of their experience of the Divinity of Bhagavan. It is an ever-expanding
feature adding on to the 'Experience of the Divinity of Bhagavan' by the individual
A video film for about forty-three minutes in multimedia as to the manifestations
and miracles that occurred at Vijaya Sathya Sai Mandiram,
in a selective way, is on display on the portal. It is open to download, too. The
contents of the video film are only representative, and not exhaustive.
The purpose of the portal is primarily to bring the Vedic literature both in print,
manuscript and in chanting to one place with access to all. Incidentally, there
have been several Sanskrit Universities in India, and, as of now, there is only
one Veda University - Sri Venkateswara Vedic University, Tirupati. It is our objective
and endeavour that this portal may, in due course, convert itself into a Virtual
Veda University. A project profile of the Virtual Veda University is on the module
The objective of this portal is primarily to enable the lovers of Veda and Sanskrit
to learn, and to attain to spiritual enlightenment. An interactive facility to the
visitors to the portal in the form of
Vedamu Blog is in place. The visitors to the
portal are welcome to seek clarifications, elaboration of the contents of the portal,
offer their comments on the books of Sri K.R.Paramahamsa, etc, and make suggestions
for further improvements.