Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A Vedic Concordance - An alphabetic index of the Vedas - Maurice Bloomfield

A Vedic Concordance by the famous American Sanskritist Maurice Bloomfield was published during the years 1892-1906.

It is an alphabetic index to every line of every stanza of the published Vedic Literature and to the Liturgical formulas thereof, that is an index to the Vedic Mantras, together with an account of their variations in the different Vedic Books.

It affords primarily an easy and ready means of ascertaining the following things:

1. Where a given mantra occurs if it occurs but once
2. Whether it occurs elsewhere either with or without variants and in what places
3. If it occurs with variants, what those variants are.

One hundred and nineteen texts in all have been drawn upon for contributions to the concordance comprising .The concordance also includes a very considerable amount of material not yet published. This books is equally useful to a Vedic scholar and a beginner studying the Vedas.



  1. Sir, you doing great work for mankind. I'm greatful to you.... Please upload the Swami Rama Tritha's remaining vol. (i.e, vol 5, 6, 7)....again may thanks from my heart

    Amit Banerjee

  2. These kind of books are really a rare kind and very costly to buy a new one. These book are forgotten by the society. Your great work must be appreciated. Thanks a lot!

  3. I found many words that are in the Vedas that are not in this book. So it is an incomplete list.

    1. I think it is the only book of its kind in the open domain. Then, there is 'Vaidika Padanukrama Kosa' in 16 volumes published from Hoshiarpur. But, you will have to get its hard copy as it is not in open domain.