Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Four Vedas - English Translation



 
English Translation of all four Vedas - Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda & Atharva Veda.

The Vedas (वेद - knowledge) are a large body of texts that originated in Ancient India. Vedas form the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest sacred texts of Hinduism. Each of the four Vedas consists of the metrical Mantra or Samhita' part and the prose 'Brahmana' part giving discussions and directions
for the detail of the ceremonies at which the Mantras were to be used and explanations of the legends connected with the Mantras and rituals. Both these portions are termed shruti (which tradition says to have been heard but not composed or written down by men)

This ebook has an exhaustive table of contents that makes it easier for the readers to navigate from one chapter of the book to another.

Translations of all four Vedas are from 'Sacred Texts of the East' series.

E-text Source: http://www.sacred-texts.com

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56 comments:

  1. where did vedas originate from ?

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    1. It ofcourse came from Lord Vishnu.

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    2. It of course originated from Lord Vishnu.

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    3. It existed in the Cosmic files, and the seers, who come above their, ego and minds, hears it, see it, experiece it....

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  2. from nowhere or from God......as traditional Hindu Philosophers proved in their works. See works of shrI kumArila bhaTTa for that.
    If you have impression of westerners, then there are many views.
    Choose your own after research only.

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  3. Who wrote veda? Are they eternal?
    See a good article according to traditional thinking (in English) at :-

    http://bit.ly/cmmp0U

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  4. Thank you so much! I'm trying to research, and I can't read hindi very well!

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  5. While going through the english translation of Rig Veda, the following errors relating to the enumeration of slokas came to notice:
    Page For Read Devata
    ---- --- ---- ------
    509 CIL CII Soma
    562 LXXXII LXXXIII Manyu
    586 CXV1 CXVI Indra
    I shall be grateful, if the above errors corrected and the corrected version displayed at the site
    Yours faithfully
    A Shanmukha Padayatchiar
    ashanmugam1953@gmail.com

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  6. Shanmugam,

    Thanks for pointing out the errors. I have corrected the errors and re-posted the e-book.

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  7. *Updating previous comment*
    My ISP doesn't allow to see previous article about veda @ its original site.....or the site shows "Not Available" to viewers from India.The previous commented link was of a blog. That is too missing. So, read pdf from my dropbox. Link is :-
    http://bit.ly/g3F7TK

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    1. "http://bit.ly/g3F7TK" this link is not working. please provide the link again
      pv gopalakrishna
      pvgk1970@sify.com

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    2. http://bit.ly/g3F7TK.... this link is not working. please provide the link again
      pv gopalakrishna pvgk1970@sify.com

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  8. Hi, thanks for the link to the ebook. The problem with it is that Griffins and other westerners translation have been widely criticised as having a hidden agenda and not conveying the true meaning of the texts. If one reads the translations you will find that the texts are meaningless and fail to convey any type of wisdom or knowledge.

    If anyone could point me to a proper translation/interpretation of the vedas in English it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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  9. I will not consider this a reliable version of the Vedas, they are quoting Max muller who was a Catholic Vatican who was brought to India to warp out thousands of years of history.

    Many of the dates are in correct, do not rely on this version.

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  10. Vedas -
    Vedas are came directly to Rishis (great scholars) many millennia before. They are taught through generations in audio form, which still continues. It was in past few thousands of years before only the writing of Vedas started. Still they are the oldest written books known to humans. They are called "Shruti" (heard). They are known to be "Apourusheya" (not by human), as per all Acharyas (teachers) like Shankara, Dayananda, Arvindo, etc. They have to studied and analyzed as per traditional Indian methods, which pre-dates Shankaracharya or even Sayanancharya. Max Muller never came to India or studied Sanskrit in a Gurukulam. Refer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_M%C3%BCller. His intentions were clearly stated in his letter to wife - to uproot Indian culture from its very base, Vedas. His exact wordings "This edition of mine and the translation of the Veda will hereafter tell to a great extent on the fate of India, .....It is the root of their religion and to show them what the root is, I feel sure, is the only way of uprooting all that has spring from it during the last three thousand years." (Refer to "The Life and Letters of Friedrich Max Müller" Vol. 1., Ch. XV, Page 346). Refer http://www.salagram.net/WesternIndologists-page.htm for more details.
    To get an idea of how Vedas are interpreted please refer www.AryaSamajJamnagar.org. Full Sanskrit text and meaning in English and Hindi are available. I personally like Hindi section, though I am not a native Hindi speaker.
    In my opinion, English language is not sufficient enough to explain Indian culture or literature. Indian languages are much more better than any other language, at least in this aspect. My intention is not to hurt anybody's feelings or insult anybody, any culture or country. I follow footsteps of Swami Dayananda Saraswati (Arya Samaj founder) and my guru late Acharya Narendra Bhushan, both of them dedicated their life for teaching Vedas. Anybody who insults Vedas is an atheist (vedanindako nasthika - Sankara). It is my humble effort to know, learn and spread Vedas and their real meaning around the globe.
    Forgive me for taking so much of space and time of those related. All mistakes in this write-up are fully mine and any credit goes our Gurus.
    "Pashya devasya kaavyam, na mamaara na jeeryati (see the poem of God, it neither dies or deteriorates)" Athrva Veda 10.8.32

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    1. Thank you Sir for your elaborate reply...appreciate it very much for its clarity and guidance.

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    2. Thank you sir for your elaborate reply...appreciate it very much for its clarity and guidance.

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    3. sir , the link www.AryaSamajJamnagar.org does not have the english translation of vedas.. only found Satyarth Prakash (English)

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  11. What is mentioned in Vedas, regarding how we are born, why we are here in the earth/what is the purpose? Because just live & die is also a phenomenon in animals.This information would enable me to understand my purpose in this earth and act accordingly.

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  12. I dont reaaly understand these vedas. If some body gives conclusions on this it would be helo for many people.

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  13. Ram,

    To get an idea of the Vedic knowledge, you may read "Message of the Vedas" which is available at http://hinduebooks.blogspot.com/2011/01/message-of-vedas-gc-narang.html?utm_source=BP_recent

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  14. English is spelled incorrectly in the title page...!

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  15. Sam Adolf,

    Thanks for pointing out the error in the title page. I have corrected it and replaced the file.

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  16. I am new to this site. Can anyone give me any idea about the mystery of TRI DEV " Bramah, VISHNU AND SHIVA". I found two different way in two serial " OM NAMAH SHIVAYA & VISHNU PURAN". They are showing according to Vishnu Puran and SHIVA PURAN.

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    In Vishnu Puran It was Vishnu there was nothing without VISHNU at very beginning time and Bramah Dev created from his navel and looks like a lotus and then Shiva created from forehead.

    2) In OM NAMAH SHIVAYA I found there was nothing but only "ADII SAKTI" The SUPREME POWER, SHIVA and SAKTI and then VISHNU DEV BARMAH DEV.

    I am confused which one is correct!!

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    1. the point number 1 is correct, though impartially... the fact is that all the three Gods have no authentic birth details, but Brahma, in his transcendental form, being the creator, made a golden egg and came out of it. At that time there was just water and Vishnu was lying on it. Brahma noticed his presence and asked about his whereabouts. Vishnu told that he controls all the worlds. Brahma retorted as the worlds were still to be created so he asked Vishnu to enter his body and see all the worlds, which were to be created in the coming days. Vishnu followed his advise. Inside Brahma, he saw the worlds. Vishnu came out of Brahma's mouth and asked Brahma to follow the same procedure. Upon entering Vishnu, Brahma observed the same and as he entered further, he got lost. Moreover, Vishnu blocked all the exits. Brahma decided to come out through Vishnu's navel to which a Lotus shoot was stuck. Therefore Brahma emerged out of the lotus. Vishnu asked Brahma to be his son as he emerged out of Vishnu's navel. Brahma agreed as they were the two beings who were the most powerful. Later Shiva entered the scene. Brahma refused to recognize him as a true God because of his appearance but on Vishnu's insistence, he complied. This is the story.

      There we can say, it is Brahma who is the most important as he created the entire Universe, or all the three Gods have to be iven equal importance.

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  17. is raphial griffins translations wrong whose links are given?kindly confirm please i hear from some hindus these r wrong translations?

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  18. I am not a Vedic scholar. I cannot say if Griffith's technically wrong in some places as traditional scholars say. We have admit that a person's cultural background will certainly have an influence on the way he interprets the Vedas. I have heard that it is one of the simplest translations, one that could be easily understood by beginners. You may read it first and then compare it with interpretations of other scholars.

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  19. @ Vijay thanks for the information. I could never trust the translation of the Vedas by people who do not believe in it,respect it or even understand it.The true message will be lost. I agree that it loses some meaning in English but I cannot speak Hindi :(

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  20. hi !!
    can i know where i can download the 4 vedas in hindi ??

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    1. Hello,

      Click on the link below to download four vedas for free.

      www.fourvedas.webs.com

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  21. is there any good book with sanskrit Hymns and english translation side by side

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  22. Satya,

    I have not come across ebooks of Sanskrit text of four Vedas with English translation on the internet till now. You could buy printed books with Sanskrit text and English translation of the Vedas from the following publishers.
    http://www.vedah.com/
    http://www.vedicbooks.com/

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  23. thankyou sir for giving these books

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  24. I'm Dr. Susantha from Sri Lanka. Its very important THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

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  25. The translation of Vedas by Griffith and Muller should be trashed as they were strangers to Sanatana Dharma hence couldn't have' perceived the contextual meaning of the Vedic verses. I do not believe they mastered the Vedangas before embarking on translation of Vedas. It must be literal translation not having any regard to the CHanda (meter)used in composing the Vedas. A sample reading of their translation gave me the feeling of some hidden agenda to deviate the reader from true meaning of the Verses. Please advise if any Indian scholar has ever translated Vedas into English or any Indian language. I am keen to read the reliable Indian translation. Also, please discourage people from reading faulty translation by the Foreigners.

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  26. I want to know abt ancient technology which was published in one of the veda books .It was written by one of the son of god surya.But I don't know whether it was right r not.plz tell me the technology belong to which veda

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    1. All the four vedas having ancient technology and inner meanings of techniques for relief. Especially Adharvana Veda is having all techniques.


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  27. I want to know abt ancient technology which was published in one of the veda books .It was written by one of the son of god surya.But I don't know whether it was right r not.plz tell me the technology belong to which veda

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  28. With all respect to the people behind this effort, uploading the misinterpreted version of Vedas by Griffith is not a service to Hinduism. It is like opposing Hinduism.

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    1. Unni,

      Even if we accept that Griffith's translation of the Veda is erroneous, we can't ignore the fact that it has academic & historic value. We have also to think why no Indian scholar translated the Vedas into English before Griffith. Even now, I am not aware of an English translation of the Vedas by Indian scholar which is in public domain. Please let me know if you can name any.

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    2. what sir does untruth and false propaganda has its academic and historic value. Indians simply didn't translated it because English was not known in India at that time. English education started later in india. you can find translation of vedas in hindi on arya samaj jamnagar website . if you want to read vedas you must read it in sanskrit as it can not translated in other language accurately.

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    3. untruth has no academic and historic value sir

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  29. Scholars at Agniveer has translated it in to english only reliable version..Grifth and Max translation is almost thrashed by all sanskrit scholars...it has basic translation and interpretation mistake...please take down..it is all errorneous

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    1. Prabhat Chauhan,

      After reading your comment, I visited Agniveer site. Their English translation of the Vedas is not in open domain. One has to buy them. I think you did not read my comment carefully. I had said that we do not have reliable English translations of the Vedas by Indian scholars in the open domain.

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  30. Scholars at Agniveer has translated it in to english only reliable version..Grifth and Max translation is almost thrashed by all sanskrit scholars...it has basic translation and interpretation mistake...please take down..it is all errorneous

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  31. Shankara ji, I have an off-topic question.

    Can you tell me whether you are able to download books from the Digital Library of India? Either with Munishji's software, IDM, or Shuklaji's software?

    I haven't been able to download books for about a fortnight. A few pages are downloaded and it doesn't progress further.

    Just want to know whether you have any issues downloading or is it a problem at my end only.

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  32. Ajitji,

    It is true that DLI has been slow for some weeks, especially on weekends. Still, I am able to download with IDM, Munishji's software and also with DLI Downloader from aupasana.com though all these are considerably slower compared to olden days. IDM performs much better than others. I am surprised to know that you are not able to download with IDM. You must be aware of the all URLs of DLI. When one site of DLI is slow, sometimes, download is faster in another site.

    If you wish to correspond further on this matter or any other off topic, please use 'contact us' page on http://sanskritebooks.org/ It is more convenient for me.

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    1. Ok. Thanks. Do you mind if I send you an email to the gmail id you have mentioned in your blogger profile? Would prefer that rather than have my posted on the 'contact us' page.

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  33. i want books, hard copy's of all vedas in telugu, where can i get them.

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  34. Rajesh,

    You can contact Arya Samaj, Hyderabad - http://www.aryasamajhyderabad.com/contactus.html

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  35. vedas were recited by GOD bramha to sages...

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  36. where can i get vedas in kannada language??

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