View Full Version : Links: Hinduism

November 24th, 2006, 11:40 PM
:wave: Galadraal, I thought it would be helpful to make threads for links and resources about the paths here. I hope I'm not stepping on your toes here or anything _inabox_

Feel free to sticky this and add to it-- anyone can (add to it).
It could be helpful for anyone wanting to learn more!

So here are some (or rather many) links:

Overview/General/Relgion as a whole
Hinduwebsite.com ---> Hinduism (http://www.hinduwebsite.com/hinduindex.asp)
Hindu Universe (http://www.hindunet.org/)
Understanding Hinduism (http://www.hinduism.co.za/)
Hindu Kids Universe (http://www.hindukids.org/)
ReligiousTolerance.org: Hinduism (http://www.religioustolerance.org/hinduism.htm)
Wkipedia: Hinduism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinduism)
Hinduism (http://www.uni-giessen.de/~gk1415/hinduism.htm)
Hinduism: The World's Oldest Religion (http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/9410/hindu1.html)
India Divine (http://www.indiadivine.com/)
Encyclopedia of Hinduism (http://www.eh.sc.edu/)
BBC World Service: Hinduism (http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/people/features/world_religions/hinduism.shtml)
Study of Hindu Religion, A (http://www.us-hindus.com/) -- has lessons and answers a lot of ?s
Hinduism - Symbols We Live With (http://hinduism.about.com/library/weekly/aa121400a.htm)
Shaivam Home Page: Hindu Symbols (http://www.shaivam.org/hipsymbol.htm)
Sacred-Texts: Hinduism (http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/) -- has all the Vedas and other texts

Subhakariam (http://www.subhakariam.com/) --Offers Hindu religious activities, prayers, astrology, functions, and festivals.
Gayatri Mantra (http://www.godpromise.com/gmantra.html)
Hinduism in America (http://www.brown.edu/Departments/AmCiv/Studentprojects/apurva/)
Stotras (http://www.hindunet.org/stotras/) --Features stotras for gods, goddesses, navagrahas, and gurus.
Conduct Puja to Ramachandra (http://hindubooks.org/religious/pujatorama/)
Hindu Rituals (
How to do Puja? (http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0oGklDsu2dFrxMAiQVXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE2bnBtb3FhBGNvbG8DdwRsA1dTMQRwb3MDMQRzZWMDc3IEdnRpZANGODQ3X zcy/SIG=12u9i8u7a/EXP=1164512620/**http%3a//sanskritdocuments.org/mirrors/puja/how_why/puja_what_is%2520_it.htm)

Deities (also some links are in the Helpful Sites For Mythology and Deity Info (http://www.mysticwicks.com/showthread.php?t=138515) -- including online interactive Pujas.) *This list by no means covers the Hindu deities in history, lore and internet sites. For more info online a simple internet search will give you infomation is abundance. At times the amount of info is overwhelming!
Avatara Site, The (http://www.avatara.org/)
Animal Deities, The (http://www.webonautics.com/mythology/animaldeities.html)
Vedic Gods (http://www.webonautics.com/mythology/lessergods.html)
Gods and Goddesses (http://www.freeindia.org/biographies/gods/)
Brahma: The Creator (http://www.webonautics.com/mythology/brahma.html)
Lord Brahma (http://www.indiaprofile.com/religion-culture/brahma.htm)
iDurga (http://www.idurga.com/)
Devi: The Great Goddess (http://www.asia.si.edu/devi/)
Ganesha: The Elephant-God (http://www.webonautics.com/mythology/ganesha.html)
Descent of Ganga, The (http://www.anand.to/india/ganga.html)
Rajesh Kumar Banka's Indian Goddess Maa Kali's page (http://members.tripod.com/~rajeshbanka/kali.html)
GoddessLakshmi (http://www.koausa.org/Gods/God6.html)
Lakshmi: Goddess of Fortune (http://www.webonautics.com/mythology/lakshmi.html)
Lakshmi: Goddess of Wealth (http://www.freeindia.org/biographies/gods/lakshmi/)
Parvati (http://www.freeindia.org/biographies/gods/parvati/)
Parvati Devi (http://www.freeindia.org/biographies/parvati/)
Sarawati: The Goddess of Knowledge (http://www.mantraonnet.com/saraswati.html)
Saraswati: Goddess of Learning and Wisdom (http://www.indiaprofile.com/religion-culture/saraswati.htm)
Shiva: The Destroyer (http://www.webonautics.com/mythology/shiva.html)
Siva 108 (http://www.angelfire.com/realm2/siva108/)
Mantra On Net : Lord Vishnu (http://www.mantraonnet.com/vishnu.html)
Vishnu: The Preserver (http://www.webonautics.com/mythology/vishnu.html)
The Vedic pantheon (http://www.hinduwebsite.com/hinduism/vedicgods.asp#usha)

November 26th, 2006, 02:57 AM
Some more :hahugh:

Beliefnet's Hindu Prayer area (http://www.beliefnet.com/prayeroftheday/faith_prayers.asp?paid=7)
World Prayers (http://www.worldprayers.org/) (has all types including Hindu ones) *just go to the index and to see the Hindu ones.
Hindu Devotionals (http://nri.indif.com/) -- 108 names, mantras...
An Outline of the Vedic Pantheon (http://library.flawlesslogic.com/ved_rel.htm)
Vedic: God/Goddess Listing (http://www.angelfire.com/pa/WoundedDove/vedic1.html)
Indian (Hindu) Paganism (http://www.geocities.com/indianpaganism/articles.html)
Ratri - ADF Neopagan Druidism (http://www.adf.org/articles/gods-and-spirits/vedic/ratri.html) (nice article about her, the Vedic goddess of Night)

November 27th, 2006, 04:20 AM
"THE RAMAYANA AND THE MAHABHARATA" Condensed into English Verse By Romesh C. Dutt (1899)
Avaliable online HERE (http://hinduism.about.com/library/weekly/extra/bl-ramayana1.htm)
Vedic Women: Loving, Learned, Lucky! (http://hinduism.about.com/library/weekly/aa031601a.htm)
We've got lots to learn from the status of women in the Vedic age (circa 1500-1200 BCE). Come, meet the Vedic woman! Includes bios of Lopamudra, Maitreyi, Ghosha and Gargi.
Lord Rama (http://hinduism.about.com/library/weekly/aa033101a.htm)

January 3rd, 2007, 12:35 AM
Millions gather at Hindu festival

Millions of Hindus have gathered in Allahabad in northern India for the Ardh Kumbh, a half-size version of the better known Kumbh Mela festival.

The festival, which began at dawn, will go on for a month and a half.

Thousands of tents have been put up and 20,000 policemen have been deployed at the mela grounds.


Novembers River
January 4th, 2007, 11:21 PM
Please add www.krishna.com and www.iskcon.com.

Thank you for the great links. As someone just exploring Hinduism they are very helpful.

January 28th, 2008, 11:08 PM
I learned about Hinduism way back in high school. My spirituality was re-awakened.

May I please ask: What is the Karma Power number on member profiles? How is it calculated?

I feel that this life has been paying off karma from other incarnations.

Thank you.

February 10th, 2008, 09:33 PM

March 14th, 2008, 04:13 PM
There's tons more I can add later, but for now...

For Vedic studies:

Rig Veda (http://www.vedah.com/org2/literature/rig_veda/toc.html)-- these are the main books in there, each with their own stuff:
Wisdom of Veda (http://www.vedah.com/org2/literature/rig_veda/wisdom_veda/toc.html)
Explaining the Gods (http://www.vedah.com/org2/literature/rig_veda/explaining_gods/toc.html)
Gods of the Veda (http://www.vedah.com/org2/literature/rig_veda/gods_of_veda/toc.html)
Word to word meaning (http://www.vedah.com/org2/literature/rig_veda/word_meaning/toc.html)
Yajur Veda (http://www.vedah.com/org2/literature/yajur_veda/toc.html)
Sama Veda (http://www.vedah.com/org2/literature/sama_veda/toc.html)
Atharva Veda (http://www.vedah.com/org2/literature/atharva_veda/toc.html)
Upanishads (http://www.vedah.com/org2/literature/upanishads/toc.html)
Deeper Meaning (http://www.vedah.com/org2/literature/deeper_meaning/toc.html)And a few others categories.
Oh and they offer the text for free PDF downloads, too.

Also, mentioned in this thread:

June 7th, 2008, 01:35 AM
For some very good representations of the male Gods, please visit my photo album:


For representations of Female Gods, please visit my photo album:

Goddesses and Minor female deities (http://mysticwicks.com/album.php?albumid=330)

October 3rd, 2009, 11:06 AM
Some vids to help with recitation and learning various mantras and Bhajans. These are general mantras, I'll add more sectarian ones soon.

Gayatri Mantra (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gayatri_Mantra)



Shanti Mantra



October 31st, 2009, 02:14 AM
Gayatri mantra, as sung by Anaurita and Kavita Paudwal

Shanti mantra, performed by Sri Ravi Shankar

Vaishnava Mahamantra (Great Mantra), performed by Nina Hagen

Guru Paduka Stotram, stotram written by Sri Adi Shankaracharya in honour of Gurus, performed for Sacred Chants

Om Namah Shiva (mantra connected to Shiva) performed by Krishna Das

Jyotirlinga Stotram, compilation by Sri Adi Shankaracharya in honour of the 12 Jyotirlingas (Shiva pilgrimage sites) around South Asia. Performed for Sacred Chants
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWAcq9afN_Q O

O Palan Hare, devotional bhajan to Krishna, performed by Lata Mangeshkar

Hanuman Chalisa, Hindi bhajan to Hanuman, performed by Hari Om Sharan

Durga Devi Stotram/Sthuti, devotional bhajan from the Puranas to Devi, performed for Sacred Chants Volume 4.

Achyutam Keshavam, bhajan for Krishna/Vishnu, sung by Vikram Hazra