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The Taittiriya Upanishad is one of the older, "primary" Upanishads, part of the Yajur Veda. It says that the highest goal is to know the Brahman, for that is truth. It is divided into three sections, 1) the Siksha Valli,...
[1903]translated by A. Mahadeva Sastri
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added 2014-09-14
The Kathā Sarit Sāgara is the earliest extant short story collection, written by Somadeva around 1070. It's a fine collection of stories, presented in a fine translation, fascinating both simply as a good read and as an artifact...
translated by C. H. Tawney
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Vol. V contains an examination of the literature of southern Saivism, Vira-Saivism, the philosophy of Srikantha, the Saiva philosophy in the Puranas, and Saiva philosophy in some important texts. This is the fifth and final of ...
by Surendranath Dasgupta [1955]
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The Markandeya Purana is one of the major eighteen Mahapuranas, a genre of Hindu religious texts. The contents of the text can be indexed as follows: 1. Cantos 1-9, in which Jaimini is referred by Mārkaṇḍeya to the wise...
by Frederick Eden Pargiter [1904]
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This content is based mainly on Ch. V of book by Sandhya Jain: Adi Deo Arya Devata - A Panoramic View of Tribal-Hindu Cultural Interface, Rupa & Co, 7/16, Ansari Road Daryaganj, New Delhi, 2004
by Laxman Burdak
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A partial alphabetical list of the Clans, Kings, Cities, Rivers, Mountains, Places and Countries as mentioned in Mahabharata in various Chapters.
by Laxman Burdak
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The Mahabharata is a large text describing ancient India. In it are records of the adventures of mythological beings, wars among the gods and stories of ancient humans. Also, it documents the fate of the Kauravas and the Pandavas ...
by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa [400 BCE]; translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
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These Sūtras give some general information about the performance of sacrifices, and may prove useful to the students both of the Śrauta and the Gṛhya sacrifices. Paribhāshā is defined as a general rule or definition applicab...
by Āpastamba [1892]; translated by Hermann Oldenberg
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The short treatise of Āpastamba on the Gṛhya ritual forms one Praśna of the great corpus of the Āpastambīya-Kalpa-sūtra and stands, among the Gṛhya texts, in closest connection with the Hiraṇyakeśi-Gṛhya-sūtra.
by Āpastamba [1892]; translated by Hermann Oldenberg
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Hiraṇyakeśin was the founder of a ritual and scholastic tradition belonging to the Taittirīya branch of the Black Yajur Veda.
by Hiraṇyakeśin [1892]; translated by Hermann Oldenberg
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added 2014-09-05
The Sūtra of Gobhila presupposes, beside the Saṃhitā of the Sāma-veda, another collection of Mantras which evidently was composed expressly with the purpose of being used at Gṛhya ceremonies.
by Gobhila [1892]; translated by Hermann Oldenberg
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The Khādira-Gṛhya has evidently been composed with the intention of abridging Gobhila's very detailed and somewhat lengthy treatise on the domestic rites The Gṛhya-sūtra ascribed to Khādirācārya belongs to the Drāhyā...
by Khādira [1886]; translated by Hermann Oldenberg
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added 2014-09-05
THE Gṛhya-sūtra of Pāraskara, which belongs to the White Yajur-veda and forms an appendix to Kātyāyana's Śrauta-sūtra, has been edited, with a German translation.
by Pāraskara [1886]; translated by Hermann Oldenberg
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Most of the questions referring to the Gṛhya-sūtra of Āśvalāyana will be treated of more conveniently in connection with the different subjects which we shall have to discuss in our General Introduction to the Gṛhya-sūtras.
by Āśvalāyana [1886]; translated by Hermann Oldenberg
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The Gṛhya-sūtra ascribed to Śāṅkhāyana, which has been edited and translated into German in the XVth volume of the "Indische Studien", is based on the first of the four Vedas, the Rig-veda in the Bāshkala recens...
by Śāṅkhāyana [1886]; translated by Hermann Oldenberg
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added 2014-09-04
The praśnas of the Dharmasūtra of Baudhāyana consist of the Srautasutra and other ritual treatises, the Sulvasutra which deals with vedic geometry, and the Grhyasutra which deals with domestic rituals. The Dharmasūtra of Ba...
by Baudhāyana [1882]; translated by Georg Bühler
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