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translations of Sanskrit Classics
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With the enthusiasm given by our readers to proceed further in this long-forgotten lane of Sanskrit after vAlmIki rAmAyaNa, we are continuing to present some more legendary works in the series of word-for-word transliterations. Among them Ritusamhāram, gīta-govindam are completed, while raghuvamsham, harivamsham are yet to be completed.

Earlier, bhārata sāvitri, an extinct text forming part of mahābhārata, is retrieved and presented here.

All these works are done with the fonts of Omkārananda Ashram, and the readers are requested to install Sanskrit 99 and URW Palladio IT for works like Ritusamhāram, gīta-govindam and raghuvamsham. And fonts Sanskrit 98 and Translit 98 for vālmiki rāmāyaNa. English text  is composed in Georgia font. All these fonts are available here: [544kb]

Even though these fonts are installed the result may be gibberish as main bowsers have stopped dispalying Indic fonts properly. Hence we suggest the reraders to use older versions of browsers which are somewhat faithful in rendering old fonts. In view of the failure of browsers to render Indic fonts properly, oflate we have resorted to give texts only in Itrans coding.

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bApu, bapubomma -- all the drawings / paintings / objects used in the pictures of this webpage are drawn from various works of this eminent illustrator - bApu...

Stu Nicholls of CSSPlay, Bristol, BANES, United Kingdom  for beautiful designs of webpage in css like a picture gallery, expanding menu and a tabbed page eyc, that are adopted to these pages of giirvaaNi.

Though we stopped giving font-wise files these days, the love for our labour demands the supply of these old fonts used in these works, and they are avaible in this zip file:: [544kb]

These fonts and Sanskrit Editor - Itranslator 98, 99 and 2003 are made available by 

Omkarananda Ashram Himalayas

Though not compulsory, we request our reades to make donations to this hermitage

Our associates' sites
The purpose of this site is to provide resources on the Great Itihasa Mahabharata and this is maintained by A. Harindranath.
For Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya By Madhwacharya maintained by Harshala Rajesh.

Sanskrit Documents Respository and Gaudiya Grantha Mandira : these two sites need no introduction
For Sanskrit fonts with technical mannuals for fonts, and texts with a few other Sanskrit documents etc maintained by Ulrich Stiehl.

For free screensavers depicting Ramayana in painting by Bapu, Sanskrit and TeluguAlphabets in play etc.

Vedic Recitations - audio files
For various Sanskrit texts and scriptures:

Classical Indian Music, Discourses, Literature (audio)  site of Sai Susarla.
For Sanskrit oriented discussions, India classical and light music, this site of Susarla Sai -

and many, many more webpages and sites dedicated to Sanskrit works...



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