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  • The complete Rigveda Sanskrit Devanagari edition with and without svara marks and searchable text format is available . Rigveda files are presented here in various formats. (ITRANSliterated text (ITX), devanagari postscript (PS), PDF, and devanagari searchable web pages in Sanskrit 2003 Unicode fonts created using Itranslator 2003 from Omkarananda Ashram. The non-accented texts can be viewed in different Indian language scripts using aksharamukha complete site web conversion. (Just copy paste the file URL in to the slate and select Devanagari to language of your choice.)

  • The complete Rigveda Sanskrit Devanagari with svara marks is also available at Ulrich Stiehl's mirrored It is the edition of the "Rigveda Samhita" by Prof. R.L. Kashyap and Prof. S. Sadagopan published in 1998 by the Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic Culture. It is a masterpiece of meticulousness and a gem of Indian Devanagari typography. Each PDF file has been incorporated with searchable feature.

  • A machine encoded text files of the complete Rigveda text in Itrans, unicode Devanagari and Roman are available at and English translations at (based on Saayana and Wilson) and at (by Ralph T.H. Griffith, 1896).

  • A searchable complete text with word by word as well as full Richa meaning utility is available at

  • Aryasamaj, Jamnagar has online scanned copies of Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda, Atharvaveda with Sanskrit text and Hindi Bhashya. Other links for Aryasamaj literature are,,, and Aryasamaj elibrary.

  • Gayatri Pariwar has another set of online scanned copies of Rigveda, Shukla Yajurveda, Samaveda, Atharvaveda, and Vedanta darshan with Sanskrit text and Hindi translation, among many other documents.

  • Vedas section has audio of all four Vedas for download. The site aldo gives all the sUktas in Devanagari and IAST display.

  • Rigveda padapAtha with audio for each sUkta is available online at

  • Download all four Veda texts and concordance from The files are taken from Vedicreserve from MUM, Digital Library of India, GRETIL, and elsewhere.

  • Veda Prasar Samiti, formerly Delhi Vedic Trust, provides professionally recorded CDs and cassettes of classical chanting of Vedas.

  • Shri Veda Bhaarti, in hyderabad, a public charitable trust, has prepared an audio DVD of the complete Rigveda.

  • Audio MP3 files of all four Vedas are available at on Indian Institute of Scientific Heritage (IISH) site. See "Vedas - Complete Collection" for links on the top right. All are posted on archive org for online listening and downloads.

  • by Sri Sathya Sai Veda Pratishtan, Hyderabad, India has all Vedas recorded in .wma format in various categories including Samhita, Krama, Ghana. The site is a very good resource for audio as well as Sanskrit related texts.

  • Rigveda translation of "Vedic Experience" By Professor Raimon Panikkar - one of the finest translations into English. Himalayan Academy published the 1000-page anthology in a special edition in the West, while Motilal Banarsidas produced the Indian edition; reviewed and highly recommended by Vedic Scholars in India. Professor Pannikar made the translation available on the World Wide Web in July 1995. All seven parts of "Vedic Experience" are on-line.

  • Online complete etext of The Rigveda, A Historical Analysis, by Shrikant G. Talageri, Aditya Prakashan, New Delhi.

  • The Rigveda encoded by Bhagwan Singh is available here in MSWord (in Krutideva true type fonts) and in PDF formats.

  • Complete Rigveda at in compact format.

  • A Hindi translation of Rigveda by Ramgovind Tripath is available online at The archive site also holds Rigveda text, Rigveda in German.

  • The site has comprehensive information and links related to all Vedas. There are downloadable (in subpages) commentaries, bhAShya, in Gujarati, from Aryasamaj, translated from Swami Dayananda Saraswati's commentaries. See also Online institutions related to Vedic literature. Virendra Agarwal has compiled Rigveda VedicGranth.Org - in Excel with classification as follows. 1) All ways of Mantra Numbering - (a) Mandal - Sukta Mantra (b) Ashtak Adhyaya Varga Mantra (c) Mandal Anuvaak Mantra, 2) Rishi, 3) Devata, 4) Mantra, 5) Swar, 6) The Mantra in Sanskrit with and without accent marks (Unicode text - readable on all computers without downloading sanskrit fonts; copiable anywhere; low space), 6) Mantra Transliteration in English with and without accent marks 7) Mantra Pada Path in Sanskrit (very essential for correct interpretation) with and without accent marks 8) Mantra Pada Path in English.

    There is a DVD produced of all the books including Veda translations, correspondences, articles, in fact complete works of Maharshi Dayananda Saraswati. See the pamphlet in PDF and Word DOC with additional contact details.

  • Tamil translation of all four Vedas is available at (The pdf files for Vedas are attached at the bottom of the page ==> Veda . On the right side of each attached file -there is a down arrow. Click to download.) These books are authored by Pandit MR Jambunathan (~20 books in pdf) . They are also available on Scribd.

  • English transliteration of complete Rig Ved with accentuation is available at

  • Hindi commentaries on all four Vedas by Jaydev Sharma (235mb) is linked from , also posted on
  • Bloomfield's Vedic Concordance printed text is available at An expanded copyrighted text in electronics format by Marco Franceschini is available at and 2005 version site.

  • Delhi Sanskrit Academy has all four Veda downlodable e-books texts in well-formatted manner. In addition, ebooks for Geeta, Sanskrit Vakya Prabodh of Swami Dayananda Saraswati, and Swayameva_Sanskrit_Shikshanam book of conversational Sanskrit are available.

  • Jacob's Upanishad Concordance is at
  • A comprehensive project online on Vedas, Mahabharata, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Iliad, and Odyssey in Wiki format at . The site is developed by Jijith Nadumuri Ravi. He has also compiled information on Vedas, Mahabharata, Bharatavarsha kingdoms, cities, rivers and their frequency counts in the Mahabharata, details of personalities .




  • Aryasamaj, Jamnagar has online scanned copies of Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda, Atharvaveda with Sanskrit text and Hindi Bhashya. Other links for Aryasamaj literature are,,, and Aryasamaj elibrary.

  • Gayatri Pariwar has another set of online scanned copies of Rigveda, Shukla Yajurveda, Samaveda, Atharvaveda, and Vedanta darshan among many other documents.

  • A portion of Krishna Yajurveda Works (Brahmana and Aranyaka) of the Taittiriya Shakha edited by Subramania Sarma, Chennai (India) is made available at Ulrich Stiehl's

  • The Vedicreserve site has complete text along with many other major Sanskrit literature.

  • Krishna Yajurveda with Swaram at , consists of many Suktas, Yajurveda texts. A volunteer group has entered large number of sUktas and displayed them in PDF formats for Telugu, Sanskrit(Devanagari), Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, Gujarati, Oriya, and Tamil scripts, all with vedic swaras or accents. Most of these files posted a long time earlier are taken down. The team has been correcting the text and is planning to repost once finalized. Some of these are posted in Google Docs in different format as the site is getting updated.

  • The Vedamahasabha has prepared many Vedic texts at These texts are mostly for advanced users and chanters so one has to watch for broken words. The collection is impressive and comprehensive though. The introduction states that "The books are not meant for self learning exercise. Veda must be learned through a qualified GURU only. Our Books are for reading and practicising what has been already taught." Contact vedavms at The group (initiated by late Mr. YDN Iyer) supports many informal centers for Veda chanting/learning in Mumbai and Chennai vicinity.

  • Find Ajit Krishnan's well prepared compilation of vaidik mantra and upAsanA texts at yAjushratnAkaram, prasiddhamantrasangraha. Explore his file cabinet for various texts and software utilities on He has identified variations in svara markings adopted by others on page xvi.

  • includes many of the sUktas from different Vedas. They are formatted nicely in different languages scripts namely Devanagari, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu. (The English/Roman representation is not phonetic.) Wish that the Sanskrit words were not broken up inappropriately with the intention of helping the "chanters" and not keeping challenges for students for scholarly study. The current (July 2014) Sooktam list is Aa No Bhadraa, Aghamarshana, Agni, Aksheebyam, Asyavamiya (Suparna), Ayushya, Bhagya, Bhoo, Brahma, Brahmanapati, Bruhaspati, Devi, Devi (Atharvaveda), Durgaa, Durva, Ganapati, Go, Hanumat, Hiranya Garbha, Indra, Manyu, Medha, Mruttikaa, Nakshatra, Narayana, Nasadeeya, Navagraha, Neela, Oshadhi, Pavamana (Punyaha Vachanam), Pratah, Purusha, Purusha (Rigveda), Ratri, Rudra, Samputita Shri, Samvaada, Sanyasa, Saraswati (Rigveda), Saraswati (Yajurveda), Sarpa 1, Sarpa 2, Shri, Sumangala, Tantroktam Devi, Vastu, Vishnu, Vrushabha

  • Srimatham, Australia has compiled many sUktas in a nicely formatted booklet with Itranslator's Roman+Diacritics fonts and Vedic svaras. It can be improved with original text with anvaya for ease of students. The sUkta list includes brahma, puruSha, nArAyaNa, viShNu, shrI, bhU, nIlliA, rudra, Ano bhadrAH, Abhaya Mantra, AghamarShaNa, Aikatya, Anna, AyuShya, AyuShya-mantrANi, durgA, sarasvati, hiraNyagarbha, namaH prAchyai disha, nAsadAsiya, rAjA, navagraha, pavamAni, rakShoghna, svasti, sarpa, vAstu, sanyAsa, yama, trisuparNa MantrANi, bhadram vada, agni, gaNapatyatharvashIrShopaniShat, NArAyaNa UpaNiShad, IshAvAsya UpaNiShad, sUrya UpaNiShad.
    Pandit Sri Rama Ramanuja Achari has written many articles and have compiled many useful texts, such as handbook of Vaishnavas, Hindu Iconology, Vaishnava Iconology, Sanskrit tutorials, Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram with English Translation et cetera.

  • Ramesh Natarajan has prepared nicely formatted texts and audio/video (Youtube) clips of Vedic Suktas, Mahanyasam, Devi Mahatmyam, Sundarakandam, Udakashanti, Lalita-Kali sahasranama, Upanishads, Homams with plans to cover many other texts. Ramesh's Chandi Homam is the only recorded complete Homam online. New clips are regularly added so explore the site and bookmark.

  • Yajurveda's English translation by Arthur Berriedale Keith [1914] is available at and at The machine encoded Sanskrit text is available under TITUS project at One needs to install the associated font to view the text.

  • There are some audio clips available at these links:, 1 in devotional section, and 2: Shanti.

  • vedas section has audio of all four vedas for download.

  • The MP3 audio files of all Vedas (including shukla and krishna yajurveda) are available at along with information and texts of Vedic Mathematics, Upanishads, stotras, lectures, and articles.

  • Audios of Rigveda, Krishna Yajurveda, Shukla Yajurveda, Samaveda, and Atharveda at, arranged by Kandam, Ashtakams, Suktas, Parvas et cetera. provides popular Vedic hymns Ganesha Vandhanam, Brahmayagnyam, Shri Rudram (Namakam - Chamakam), Purusha Sukta, Brahmayagnyam, Bhagya Suktam, Durga Suktam, Shanti Mantra, and videos of Brahmayagnyam, Samithadhaanam, Praathah-Madhyaahnikam-Saayam Sandyavandanam

  • Tamil translation of all four Vedas is available at These books are authored by Pandit MR Jambunathan (~20 books in pdf) . They are also available on Scribd.


General Vedic Information

  • Vaidika vyakhyana mala (Volume 1) - Satwalekar, Shripad Damoda, four parts

  • Unicode Standard 4.0 (2003) does not support accented Vedic texts. Only two Vedic accents were defined by the Unicode consortium, whereas approximate 50 Vedic accents/characters/svaras would be required for encoding the various Vedic texts. See Vedic Code Set (vedic.pdf) in and 29 Samaveda accents listed in

    The set of Vedic Svara codes for copmuter implementation are grouped in

    A tabulated list of various Vedic Accents, vaidik svara chinha compilation 1, 2, compiled from and CDAC. (It is compiled in devanagari by Jitender Bansal. )

  • Vedic Archives at Gurukulam at Dombivali. This has well prepared PDF files of
    • Ashirvada and Prayer Mantras in chronological order 832k
    • Book1-UdaShanti and ShantiJapa 756k
    • Book2-Mahanyasam and Rudrakramam 758k
    • Book3-Aaranyam,Upanishad and Ghanam 1609k
    • Book4-Achidram and Ashwamedham 5110k
    • Book5-Sotrams 1791k
    • Complete Devi Bhagvatam in English 2280k
    • Pradosha Pooja Vidhi in Tamil 10121k
    • Pradosha Pooja Vidhi in Sanskrit 4387k
    • Ganam Sanskrit Version 278k
    There are also audio clips of some sUktas.

  • A list of Veda Pathashala, a traditional Vedic schools, is provided in vedapathashala.

  • jaTA maNiH savyAkhyA jaTAmaNirnAma lakShaNaM, Jatamani is a lakShaNa grantha of the Taittiriya Shakha of Krishna Yajurveda. (Needs proofreading and corrections.) Read an overview of the text.

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