Hindu Religious Books

   


Religious Dictionary
This dictionary of Hindu religious terms has been prepared to understand Hindu religious literature in a better way. Please keep it open while you are opening any Hindu religious site. You won't regret it.

1. Raamaayan
There are many Raamaayan famous and popular among public.
Vaalmeeki Raamaayan
Vaalmeeki Raamaayan is the first Raamaayan written by Maharshi Vaalmeeki Jee in Sanskrit language poetry. Here it is presented in text form in English language to make it understand by non-Hindi people. It is not the translation of the original book.
Shree Raam Charit Maanas
Maanas is written by Goswaamee Tulasee Daas Jee in Avadhee language in poetry. Here it is presented in text form in English language to make it understand by non-Hindi people. It is not the translation of the original book.
Raam Gaan
This Raam Kathaa is written for children in simple English language poetry.
Adhyaatm Raamaayan
It has been said as the basis of Tulasee's Raam Charit Maanas. Since it is the integral part of Brahmaand Puraan, it is not known among public. It consists of 4,200 verses in Sanskrit language. It is as different from Vaalmeeki Raamaayan as Tulasee's Maanas is different from it. The major contribution of Adhyaatm Raamaayan is to depict Raam as a spiritual leader. Four times He discourses Lakshman in response to his questions. Besides, in reply to Kaushalyaa's query, He teaches her three Yog - Bhakti Yog, Gyaam Yog and Karm Yog. The well-known Raam Geetaa is part of Adhyaatm Raamaayan and is about Adwait Vedaant based on the doctrine that Raam is the absolute Brahm and Seetaa is His Maayaa Shakti.

2. Shree Mad-Bhaagvat Puraan  
Bhaagvat Puraan describes all Avataar of Bhagvaan Vishnu in brief and Krishn Avataar in detail. This is described in 10th Skandh of the Puraan. Here t is given in simple English language for Non-Hindi people. It is not the translation of the original book.
Shree Krishn Leelaamrit
The 10th Skandh of Shree Mad-Bhaagvat Puraan in Hindi language poetry
Biographical Section
These is a section for
Biographies. Some other sections related to biographies are Rishi and Raakshas.
Biographies related to Raamaayan and Mahaabhaarat are at 
Mahaabhaarat/witnesses  site.
Index to Bhaagvat Puraan
This is a unique feature of this web site, see it yourself. It helps to find desired material son.

Other Puraan
This is Puraan's site where many other Puraan are given.

3. Mahaabhaarat
Shree Mad-Bhagvad Geetaa
Geetaa is not a separate book, but is a part of Mahaabhaarat. This is also given here in Hindi language poetry.

4. Shiv Jee, Ganesh Jee and Hanumaan
Vishnu's Avataar Shree Raam has been described in Maanas, Shree Krishn has been described in Geetaa, Bhaagvat and Mahaabhaarat, Brahmaa Jee has not much to be described, remain only Shiv Jee, Ganesh Jee and Shiv's Avataar Hanumaan who have many stories. That is why a section has been included here for them .

5. Shani Dev and Vrat Kathaa
Shani Dev is the most important fierce Devtaa among Hindoo deities. Even astrologers are very fearful of him. What do you know about him? Read this to know bout him in detail. You will find it interesting and full of information. Many other Vrat stories are also given here.

6. Raakshas
Vishnu and His Avataar (incarnations) and Shiv have killed many Raakshas or Asur in the religious books of Hindu religion. In fact all incarnations are to kill some or the other Raakshas. Here an almost comprehensive list of Raakshas has been prepared to facilitate people to know about all Raakshas. This will give their brief description and the name of their killer.

7. Rishi
Mention of many Rishi has been made in the religious books of Hindu religion. Some are really great Rishi who could bestow Var to their devotees. Here an almost comprehensive list of Rishi has been prepared to facilitate people to know about all Rishi. This will give the brief description of their life and works.

8. Mythological Stories
There are many stories which do not fall under the above heading still fall under mythological stories. They are given here.

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Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/9/02
Contact:  bhagvatjee@yahoo.com
Updated on
05/25/09

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