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VEDA - Vedas and Vedic Knowledge Online

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Indexes of main sections are in the left column.
_Major_ additions, updates, news and upcoming main holiday-related items from the last six months:

January 9: 7-year old Russian devotee girl Vasilisa Yashchenko dances Bharat Natyam on TV

January 7: Sad Darsana (overview)

December 31: update - Planetarium (intro, link to M. Cremo's book)

December 31: VedaBase 2017.2 Update

December 22: update - Astrotables (autpatika for Prague 2018)

December 18: Vedic aspects of Christmas, Santa Claus and Vedic Connection

December 18: Vibhisana - Hanuman vadavanala stotra (for exorcism)

December 13: Namaparadha chapter from Padma Purana (4.25), sa, en, cz

December 8: update - Bhagavad-gita (Gita Dana quotes)

December 8: update - Nityananda Trayodasi (Sri Nityananda and Uddharana Datta Thakura)

December 8: update - Advaita Acarya ('beating lila' CBh 3.9)

December 4: Srimad Bhagavatam Reading Plan

November 27: On Ekadasi (Garga-samhita 4.8-9), sa, en, cz

November 10: Ancient nuclear explosions - Did the ancients have weapons of mass destruction?

November 9: Maji oddani volit - Srila Prabhupada a politika (cz text s en citacemi)

November 2: update - Ghosts_FAQ

November 2: update - Duchove_FAQ

October 30: Hare Krishna in the Movies YT channel (more at:

October 18: Govardhana puja katha files (Gautamiya tantra diac fix)

October 16: Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura: Stavamrta Lahari (en, cz)

October 11: Gita Mahatmya aka Dhyana (Adi Sankaracarya, en, cz)

October 9: update - Fanaticism (R. Sheldrake citation)

October 9: update - Fanatismus (citace R. Sheldrakea)

September 26: update - Tattvas I. (refs to Sri Radha's tilaka)

September 14: update - Jiva (Parama samhita quotes on the cause of jiva's fall - the end of the controversy?)

September 14: update - Avataras (quotes on Sri Krsna as the avatari)

September 10: Vyapaka das - Cow Protection or Pet Cows?

September 6: Visvarupa Mahotsava katha file (en)

August 29: Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura: Radhika dhyanamrta (en, cz)

August 29: Radhastami katha files (en, cz)

August 15: Summary of Krsna lila (Narada Purana 2.81.20-46) en, cz

August 15: A. C. Bhaktivedanta Svami Prabhupada: Vrindavansky bhadzan (cz) (basen z doby pobytu ve Vrindavanu)

August 8: Jesus at Ratha yatra against fanatics

July 25: Reviews of the Hare Krishna! Movie in the US

ongoing updates: Zrudnosti v souboji paradigmat

Internal and external link check is done about once a month (current: Jan 20 2018) with the help of Xenu, the best link checker known to me. Since there are almost 3500 external links, it's difficult to keep track of their validity (the checker only tells when they are down or redirected). Please report defunct or redirected links. Thanks.

Vedas and Vedic culture: what you won't learn at schools

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

- Hamlet (1.5.167-8)

If you want to "be someone", if you want to be viewed as doing something valuable for society, you must have an education. In school we can learn many things but unfortunately not the important, existential ones. These are elaborated on in Vedas, a sort of manuals how to use this world, how to live in it as well as how to transcend it. Obviously, they should be available to everyone.

"Veda" is Sanskrit word for "knowledge". Sanskrit was the language of ancient Vedic civilization. Vedic culture, based on Vedic scriptures (sastras) called Vedas, flourished all over the ancient world with center in India, formerly known as Bharata-varsa. See the section Connections for more.

Vedas are the most ancient literary works on Earth, at the same time with the profoundest and widest scope. They cover all fields of knowledge, material and spiritual. The real treasures of the East weren't jewels, spices or exotic perfumes but the amazing treasure house of this sacred and universal knowledge which is increasingly validated by modern science and embraced by leading corporations, professionals and leaders around the world. It also trickles down into the popular culture thru media of all kinds. At the same time, our recent scientific and technological efforts can only to some extent approach the ancient Vedic material advancement while the Vedic spirituality is much more elevated than anything found anywhere else. This is not an exaggeration but a plain fact.

VEDA is one-of-its-kind resource related to the Vedas and Vedic culture. Although there are many different encyclopedias, until 2001 there has been no encyclopedia focused on Vedic culture available to the wide public (if we don't take into account several dictionaries and encyclopedias published in India and used mainly by scholars). This, together with a recent increase of interest in Eastern philosophy, ancient civilizations, alternative paradigms and a lack of comprehensive online resources, inspired the creation of this site.

Other sources of inpiration

"Therefore I order every man within this universe to accept this Krsna consciousness movement and distribute it everywhere." (Sri Caitanya in Cc 1.9.36)

"Whatever you have learned, you try to expand in English language." (Hari Sauri Das, Transcendental Diary, Vol. I, p. 366 - Srila Prabhupada quotes his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Maharaja)

"My dear Subhananda Prabhu,
Please accept my humble obeisances. I have been instructed by His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada to reply your letter dated June 7th, 1977. His Divine Grace was very pleased to hear your proposal for systematically amassing a subject by subject encyclopedic compilation of all of Srila Prabhupada's teachings and instructions as found in his books. Srila Prabhupada said that he knows that you are a scholarly devotee and are just fit for doing this job. He said, "It is a very welcome suggestion."
(Tamal Krishna Goswami, letter to Subhananda das; quoted in Sri Namamrta - The Nectar of the Holy Name, Preface)

"This is the special significance of Krsna consciousness, that we want simply sincere soul; then everything is there. You study or no study. But for preaching work, studying required. If you are..., because you have to meet so many opposing elements, so if you can give some reference from books of authority. But even if you don't give references, you can speak logically, you can place arguments logically." (SP, Six Gosvamis Lecture, Los Angeles, November 18, 1968)

Site Contents

Because Vedas are vast and variegated, VEDA specifically focuses on Gaudiya Vaishnava Vedanta, the cream of Vedic philosophy, expounded by Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, avatar of this Kali-yuga, and brought to the West by its foremost recent exponent Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. You can find more details about this site and its development in About VEDA.

Its four main sections, Bhakti-yoga, Connections, Vedic Encyclopedia and Vedic Library, contain over 610 articles and freely downloadable files with all kinds of information related to Vedic philosophy and culture. There are also almost 3500 links to many other related resources as well as to relevant books to buy through Amazon. The affiliate payments go to Sastra Dana USA, the program of subsidized distribution of Srila Prabhupada's books.

We'll be glad if you put a link on your personal site, blog or social profile and spread the word. With topically relevant sites we are ready to exchange links. Some sites take our content, sometimes in great amounts, without linking back. We consider it a bad netiquette. We consider listing them here.

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