Hymns, Chants, and Poetry in Hinduism

Purusha Suktam and Narayana Suktam

Purusha Suktam and Narayana Suktam

Tracing the projection of everything in the universe to the Supreme Brahman, the Purusha Sukta, a short hymn of eighteen Riks, contains a succinct of the Vedanta philosophy, which deals with the relation between man, God, and the universe.  This Sukta finds a place in all the vedas with slight variations.  The text followed here is the one appearing in Taittiriya Aranyaka, III,12-13.

The well-known Narayana Sukta, also from Taittiriya Aranyaka, X.13, whose "ideas" form the basis of meditation on the Supreme Person, is also included in this booklet.

Devanagari text with chant marks, and English translation are provided.

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Ramprasad: The Melodious Mystic

Ramprasad: The Melodious Mystic

A brief biography and some songs of the great poet and devotee of the Divine Mother. The songs of Ramprasad were often sung by Sri Ramakrishna.

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Rudram, Sri and Purushasuktam

Rudram, Sri and Purushasuktam

Devanagari text, word-for-word meanings, English translation and commentary.

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Rudra Prasna, Sri

Rudra Prasna, Sri

Sri Rudram is a beautiful Vedic prayer to Lord Rudra.  The omnipresence of God which is universally accepted by all religions, is beautifully brought out in this prayer.  The booklet provides Devanagari text with swara or chant marks (but no transliteration), followed by English translation of each verse.  Translation by V. K. Subramanian.

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Sacred Songs of India Vol. 2: Devotional Lyrics of Mystics of India

Sacred Songs of India Vol. 2: Devotional Lyrics of Mystics of India

Volume 2: Songs of Manikkavachakar, Jnaneshwar, Narsi Mehta, Annamacharya, Syama Sastri, Muthuswami Dikshitar, Swati Tirunal, Rabindranath Tagore, Subramania Bharati and Papanasam Sivan. The songs are given in Devanagari script, Roman transliteration and, English translation.

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Sacred Songs of India Vol. 3: Devotional Lyrics of Mystics of India

Sacred Songs of India Vol. 3: Devotional Lyrics of Mystics of India

Volume 3: Songs of Namdev, Arunagirinathar, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Kanakadasa, Sant Raidas, Bhadrachala Ramadas, Sadasiva Brahmendra, Narayana Teertha, Gopalakrishna Bharati, and Pattanam Subramania Iyer. The songs are given in Devanagari script, Roman transliteration, and English translation.

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Sacred Songs of India Vol. 4: Devotional Lyrics of Mystics of India

Sacred Songs of India Vol. 4: Devotional Lyrics of Mystics of India

Volume 4: Songs of: Sundarar, Nammalwar, Basavanna, Lal Ded, Bilwa Mangal,Chandidas, Guru Nanak, Eknath, Kshetrajna, and Suddhananda Bharati.

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Sacred Songs of India Vol. 5: Devotional Lyrics of Mystics of India

Sacred Songs of India Vol. 5: Devotional Lyrics of Mystics of India

Volume 5: Songs of Perialwar, Tirujnanasambandhar, Mahadevi, Akka, Vallabhacharya, Dadu Dayal, Poontanam, Narayana Bhattadiri, Guru Arjan, Dev, Samartha Ramdas, and Ramaprasad Sen.

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Sacred Songs of India Vol. 6: Devotional Lyrics of Mystics of India

Sacred Songs of India Vol. 6: Devotional Lyrics of Mystics of India

Volume 6: Songs of Veda Vyasa, Appar, Tirumangai Azhwar, Sankaracharya, Allama Prabhu, Guru Amar Das, Ras Khan, Shaji Maharaja, Oottukkadu Venkata Subba Iyer, Iriyamman Tampi.

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Sacred Songs of India Vol. I: Devotional Lyrics of Mystics of India

Sacred Songs of India Vol. I: Devotional Lyrics of Mystics of India

Volume 1: Songs of Andal, Jayadeva, Vidyapati, Kabir, Meera, Purandaradasa, Surdas, Tulsidas, Tukaram, and Tyagaraja. The songs are given in Devanagari script text, Roman transliteration, and English translation.

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