Dharmashastra Portal

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Overview of all Dharmashastra books:

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The Dharmasutra of Āpastamba forms a part of the larger Kalpasūtra of Āpastamba. It contains thirty praśnas, which literally means ‘qu...
60,011 words | author: Āpastamba | translator: Georg Bühler |
These Sūtras give some general information about the performance of sacrifices, and may prove useful to the students both of the Śrauta an...
12,023 words | author: Āpastamba | translator: Hermann Oldenberg |
The short treatise of Āpastamba on the Gṛhya ritual forms one Praśna of the great corpus of the Āpastambīya-Kalpa-sūtra and stands, a...
21,043 words | author: Āpastamba | translator: Hermann Oldenberg |
Most of the questions referring to the Gṛhya-sūtra of Āśvalāyana will be treated of more conveniently in connection with the different...
27,388 words | author: Āśvalāyana | translator: Hermann Oldenberg |
The praśnas of the Dharmasūtra of Baudhāyana consist of the Srautasutra and other ritual treatises, the Sulvasutra which deals with vedic...
56,962 words | author: Baudhāyana | translator: Georg Bühler |
The topics in this Dharmasūtra are devoted to the student, the order of a person's life (āśramas), the householder, occupations of the fo...
41,849 words | author: Gautama | translator: Georg Bühler |
The Sūtra of Gobhila presupposes, beside the Saṃhitā of the Sāma-veda, another collection of Mantras which evidently was composed expre...
44,344 words | author: Gobhila | translator: Hermann Oldenberg |
Hiraṇyakeśin was the founder of a ritual and scholastic tradition belonging to the Taittirīya branch of the Black Yajur Veda.
37,649 words | author: Hiraṇyakeśin | translator: Hermann Oldenberg |
The Khādira-Gṛhya has evidently been composed with the intention of abridging Gobhila's very detailed and somewhat lengthy treatise on th...
14,135 words | author: Khādira | translator: Hermann Oldenberg |
This is the English translation of the Manusmriti, which is a collection of Sanskrit verses dealing with ‘Dharma’, a collective name for...
1,381,940 words | author: Ganganatha Jha |
THE Gṛhya-sūtra of Pāraskara, which belongs to the White Yajur-veda and forms an appendix to Kātyāyana's Śrauta-sūtra, has been edit...
27,910 words | author: Pāraskara | translator: Hermann Oldenberg |
The Gṛhya-sūtra ascribed to Śāṅkhāyana, which has been edited and translated into German in the XVth volume of the "Indische St...
37,785 words | author: Śāṅkhāyana | translator: Hermann Oldenberg |
The Dharmasūtra of Vasiṣṭha forms an independent treatise and has no relationship with the Kalpasutra. The chapters of this text are di...
44,713 words | author: Vāsiṣṭha | translator: Georg Bühler |
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