The portal (website) www.vedamu.org is primarily designed to give Vedic literature in its entirety as available in India. Initially, it presents the text of ten Veda Sakhas with five of them carrying the Bhashya by Sayanacharya. Each Veda Sakha contains Samhita, Brahmanam, Aaranyakam and the Upanisads related to it, except a few Veda sakhas that are not known to have Brahmanam, Aaranyakam, Upanisads related to them. Besides the Veda sakhas, it presents Other Upanisads not forming part of the Veda-sakha texts, all the 108 Upanisads in Devanagari script, the Ayurveda texts in Sanskrit and in English and also Gaandharvaveda as Upavedas, the Jyotisa texts in Sanskrit, Telugu and Hindi including Vasthu, and Nirukta, Siksa, Vyakarana, Kalpa, etc as Vedangas, Upangas, Brahma Sutras, Tantra, etc. The ten Veda sakhas and the other texts presented on the portal in Sanskrit are the following.

RIG VEDA - Saakala sakha
KRISHNA YAJUR VEDA - Taittiriya & Maitrayani sakhas
SUKLA YAJUR VEDA - Madhyandina & Kanva sakhas
SAMA VEDA – Raanaayana, Kouthama & Jaimini sakhas
ATHARVA VEDA - Sounaka & Pippalada sakhas
OTHER UPANISADS / 108 UPANISADS
UPAVEDAS - AYURVEDA & GANDHARVAVEDA  
VEDANGAS - JYOTISA, SIKSA, VYAKARANA, NIRUKTA & KALPA 
UPANGAS
BRAHMA SUTRAS
TANTRA

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 in Sanskrit.

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 Vedanta)
     Dharma
     Ekam Sat   (Gitas 1 to 19, other than the Bhagavad-Gita)
     Bhagavad-Gita   (Audio)
     Siva-sutras
     The Symbolism in Rigveda
     The Philosophy of the Upanisads
     Buddhism in Scripture and Practice
     Living in Spirit
     Ethics in Ancient India
     Vedas Introduced
     What is Veda?
     The Veda & Vedic Literature
     Savithri - A Legend and a Symbol
     India - What Can It Teach Us?
     SAI Messages
     Puranic Encyclopaedia
     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 

     Vedamulu
     Vedasaara Ratnavali
     Vedartha Jnana Deepika
     Veda Vignanamu
     Vedanta Panchadasi
     Sri Ramateertha Vedanta Bhashyamu
     Naishkarmya Siddhi
     Upanisadsudha
     Bharathi Nirukthi
     Srimad Ramayanamu
     Sri Andhra Vaasishta Ramayanamu
     Saaroddhara Ramayanamu
     Srimadandhra Mahabhagavatam - Dasama Skandham
     Pancharathragamoktha Bhagavadaradhana Vidhi
     Om Namo Sri Naarasimhaya
     Swamee…
     Telugu Samskrithi
     Telugu Janapada Geya Sahityam
     Sri Sai Gita
     Rama Katha - Sai Sudha
     Sri Sathya Sai Padya Suktulu
     Andhra Yogulu
     Charithrakekkani Charitharthulu

(More books in English and in Telugu relating to Vedic literature will progressively be added.)

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 download.

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 devotees.

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 Virtual University.

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.


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