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Texts related to Vedic svaras/accents and comments on them (svaramaJNjarii, vaidikasvarapaddhati, pratishAkhya-s, vedic anusvAra etc.) are given in the learning tools section.

Encyclopaedia of Hinduism provides details of nearly 30 suktas. Also, there are lists compiled for sUktas from from Rigveda and Atharvaveda. Pandit Satwalekar has provided "Atharvaveda kA subodh bhAShya" with Hindi meanings. If you are interested in separating them individually, or interested in encoding additional sUktas with Vedic accents, please send a message to





  • Aryasamaj, Jamnagar has online scanned copies of Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda, Atharvaveda with Sanskrit text and Hindi Bhashya. Other links for Aryasamaj literature are,,, and Aryasamaj elibrary.

  • Gayatri Pariwar has another set of online scanned copies of Rigveda, Shukla Yajurveda, Samaveda, Atharvaveda, and Vedanta darshan among many other documents.

  • There are 3 samhitas of Krishna Yajurveda namely, Tattiriya, Kathaka and Maitrayani. All links at GRETIL are from TITUS; they have Unicode file of Maitrayi Samhita only -
    The following site owned by Dr. P. Ramanujam ( has all Taittiriya files, but they are not available for download.
    A related discussion at Bharatiya Vidvat Parishad (BVP) is at!msg/bvparishat/USccD-UqW8g/pEQHONxpHwAJ
    PDF of Yajurveda inTamil is uploaded on

  • A portion of Krishna Yajurveda Works (Brahmana and Aranyaka) of the Taittiriya Shakha edited by Subramania Sarma, Chennai (India) is made available at Ulrich Stiehl's

  • The Vedicreserve site has complete text along with many other major Sanskrit literature.

  • Krishna Yajurveda with Swaram at , consists of many Suktas, Yajurveda texts. A volunteer group has entered large number of sUktas and displayed them in PDF formats for Telugu, Sanskrit(Devanagari), Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, Gujarati, Oriya, and Tamil scripts, all with vedic swaras or accents. Most of these files posted a long time earlier are taken down. The team has been correcting the text and is planning to repost once finalized. Some of these are posted in Google Docs in different format as the site is getting updated.

  • The Vedamahasabha has prepared many Vedic texts at These texts are mostly for advanced users and chanters so one has to watch for broken words. The collection is impressive and comprehensive though. The introduction states that "The books are not meant for self learning exercise. Veda must be learned through a qualified GURU only. Our Books are for reading and practicising what has been already taught." Contact vedavms at The group (initiated by late Mr. YDN Iyer) supports many informal centers for Veda chanting/learning in Mumbai and Chennai vicinity.

  • has posted audios of Rigveda Krishna yajurveda Shukla yajurveda Samaveda Rudram from four Vedas

  • Find Ajit Krishnan's well prepared compilation of vaidik mantra and upAsanA texts at yAjushratnAkaram, prasiddhamantrasangraha. Explore his file cabinet for various texts and software utilities on He has identified variations in svara markings adopted by others on page xvi.

  • includes many of the sUktas from different Vedas. They are formatted nicely in different languages scripts namely Devanagari, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu. (The English/Roman representation is not phonetic.) Wish that the Sanskrit words were not broken up inappropriately with the intention of helping the "chanters" and not keeping challenges for students for scholarly study. The current (July 2014) Sooktam list is Aa No Bhadraa, Aghamarshana, Agni, Aksheebyam, Asyavamiya (Suparna), Ayushya, Bhagya, Bhoo, Brahma, Brahmanapati, Bruhaspati, Devi, Devi (Atharvaveda), Durgaa, Durva, Ganapati, Go, Hanumat, Hiranya Garbha, Indra, Manyu, Medha, Mruttikaa, Nakshatra, Narayana, Nasadeeya, Navagraha, Neela, Oshadhi, Pavamana (Punyaha Vachanam), Pratah, Purusha, Purusha (Rigveda), Ratri, Rudra, Samputita Shri, Samvaada, Sanyasa, Saraswati (Rigveda), Saraswati (Yajurveda), Sarpa 1, Sarpa 2, Shri, Sumangala, Tantroktam Devi, Vastu, Vishnu, Vrushabha

  • Srimatham, Australia has compiled many sUktas in a nicely formatted booklet with Itranslator's Roman+Diacritics fonts and Vedic svaras. It can be improved with original text with anvaya for ease of students. The sUkta list includes brahma, puruSha, nArAyaNa, viShNu, shrI, bhU, nIlliA, rudra, Ano bhadrAH, Abhaya Mantra, AghamarShaNa, Aikatya, Anna, AyuShya, AyuShya-mantrANi, durgA, sarasvati, hiraNyagarbha, namaH prAchyai disha, nAsadAsiya, rAjA, navagraha, pavamAni, rakShoghna, svasti, sarpa, vAstu, sanyAsa, yama, trisuparNa MantrANi, bhadram vada, agni, gaNapatyatharvashIrShopaniShat, NArAyaNa UpaNiShad, IshAvAsya UpaNiShad, sUrya UpaNiShad.
    Pandit Sri Rama Ramanuja Achari has written many articles and have compiled many useful texts, such as handbook of Vaishnavas, Hindu Iconology, Vaishnava Iconology, Sanskrit tutorials, Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram with English Translation et cetera.

  • Ramesh Natarajan has prepared nicely formatted texts and audio/video (Youtube) clips of Vedic Suktas, Mahanyasam, Devi Mahatmyam, Sundarakandam, Udakashanti, Lalita-Kali sahasranama, Upanishads, Homams with plans to cover many other texts. Ramesh's Chandi Homam is the only recorded complete Homam online. New clips are regularly added so explore the site and bookmark.

  • Yajurveda's English translation by Arthur Berriedale Keith [1914] is available at and at The English translations at sacred-texts are compiled in a single file at The machine encoded Sanskrit text is available under TITUS project at One needs to install the associated font to view the text.

  • There are some audio clips available at these links:, 1 in devotional section, and 2: Shanti.

  • vedas section has audio of all four vedas for download.

  • The MP3 audio files of all Vedas (including shukla and krishna yajurveda) are available at along with information and texts of Vedic Mathematics, Upanishads, stotras, lectures, and articles.

  • Audios of Rigveda, Krishna Yajurveda, Shukla Yajurveda, Samaveda, and Atharveda at, arranged by Kandam, Ashtakams, Suktas, Parvas et cetera. provides popular Vedic hymns Ganesha Vandhanam, Brahmayagnyam, Shri Rudram (Namakam - Chamakam), Purusha Sukta, Brahmayagnyam, Bhagya Suktam, Durga Suktam, Shanti Mantra, and videos of Brahmayagnyam, Samithadhaanam, Praathah-Madhyaahnikam-Saayam Sandyavandanam

  • Tamil translation of all four Vedas is available at These books are authored by Pandit MR Jambunathan (~20 books in pdf) . They are also available on Scribd.

  • English translations of all four Vedas by Tulsi Ram are available at


General Vedic Information

  • Vaidika vyakhyana mala (Volume 1) - Satwalekar, Shripad Damoda, four parts

  • Unicode Standard 4.0 (2003) does not support accented Vedic texts. Only two Vedic accents were defined by the Unicode consortium, whereas approximate 50 Vedic accents/characters/svaras would be required for encoding the various Vedic texts. See Vedic Code Set (vedic.pdf) in and 29 Samaveda accents listed in

    The set of Vedic Svara codes for copmuter implementation are grouped in

    A tabulated list of various Vedic Accents, vaidik svara chinha compilation 1, 2, compiled from and CDAC. (It is compiled in devanagari by Jitender Bansal. )

  • Embodying the vedas Traditional vedic schools of contemporary Maharashtra research article by Borayin Maitreya Larios, Universität Heidelberg. Study of 25 Vedapathashalas.

  • Vedic Archives at Gurukulam at Dombivali. This has well prepared PDF files of
    • Ashirvada and Prayer Mantras in chronological order 832k
    • Book1-UdaShanti and ShantiJapa 756k
    • Book2-Mahanyasam and Rudrakramam 758k
    • Book3-Aaranyam,Upanishad and Ghanam 1609k
    • Book4-Achidram and Ashwamedham 5110k
    • Book5-Sotrams 1791k
    • Complete Devi Bhagvatam in English 2280k
    • Pradosha Pooja Vidhi in Tamil 10121k
    • Pradosha Pooja Vidhi in Sanskrit 4387k
    • Ganam Sanskrit Version 278k
    There are also audio clips of some sUktas.

  • A list of Veda Pathashala, a traditional Vedic schools, is provided in vedapathashala.

  • jaTA maNiH savyAkhyA jaTAmaNirnAma lakShaNaM, Jatamani is a lakShaNa grantha of the Taittiriya Shakha of Krishna Yajurveda. (Needs proofreading and corrections.) Read an overview of the text.

  • Collection of Vedic texts with svara/accents are prepared for students of Shri M K Sivan at Lakshmi Sabha Gruha. GMES High School Stilt, Vile Parle (East). The volumes are compiled by Shri N K Venkitaraman nkv.nvr at The content of volumes are listed here
      • Nakshatra Vaakyam, Swahaagaram, SHANTIJAPAM, Vedadaya, Rakshognam, Aapyaa, Pavamana Sooktam, Vaastoshpada Mantram, Varuna Sooktam, Brahma Sooktam, Vishnu Sooktam, Rudra Sooktam, Durga Sooktam, Shree Sooktam, Bhoo Sooktam, Bhagya Sooktam, Mrityu Sooktam, Aayushya Sooktam, Navagruha Sooktam, Dikhpaalaka, Nakshatra Vaakyam, Swahaagaram, Pancha Shanti, Namakam, Chamakam, Purusha Sooktam, Uttara Narayanam, Maha Narayanam, Nachiketam, Mruta Sanjeevani Sooktam, Hrichaam Praachi, Saptakanta 1 st Panchati, Ashtakatraya 1 st Panchati, Katake 1 st Panchati, Aaranyake 1 st Panchati, Ghosha Shanti, Oshadi Sooktam, Medha Sooktam, Neela Sooktam, Sarpa Sooktam, Eikamatya Sooktam, Swasti Sooktam
    2. mahAnyAsam,
      • Kalasha Pratishtapana Mantra, Prathamonyasa, Dashanganyasa, Panchaganyasa, Hansa gayatri Strotram, Dikhsamputanyasa, Shodashanga Roudrikaranam, Aatma Raksha, Shivasankalpam, Purusha Sooktam, Aprathiratam, Pratipoorusham, Twamagne Rudro(a)nuvakam, Panchanga Japam, Saashtanga Namaskaram, Laghunyasa
      ShoDashoapachAra pUjA, rudranAmatrishatI, rudraprashna, shivAShTottarashatanAmAvalI, rudra kramam, chamaka kramam, rudradIpArAdhanA mantrAH, shiva dhUpa upachAra mantram. (216p)
    3. Navagraha Stotram Aaditya Hrudayam Aruna Prasna ( Soorya Namaskaram) UPANISHAD Sheekshavalli Anandavalli Briguvalli Mahanarayana Upanishad Aashirvadam and Ghanam Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram Lalita Sahasranama Stotram
    4. Taittiriya Brahmana : Achidram, Ashwamedham -1, Ashwamedham -2, Katakam -1, Katakam -2, Katakam -3 (228p)
    5. Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram, Vishnu Sahasranama Namavali, Vishnu Ashtotharashata Namavali, Lalita Sahasranama Stotram, Lalita Sahasranama Namavali, Lalita Ashtotarashata Namavali, Lalita Ashtotarashatanama Divya Stotram, Lalita Ashtotarashatanama Divya Namavali, Lalita Trishadi Stotram, Lalita Trishadi Namavali, Lakshmi Ashtotarashatanama Stotram, Lakshmi Ashtotarashatanama Namavali, Kanakadhara Stotram, Shyamala Dandakam, Shri Subramanya Bhujangam, Shri Yoga Meenakshi Stotram, Shri Annapoorna Stotram, Matruka Pushpamala Stotram
    Contact Shri N K Venkitaraman nkv.nvr at for well prepared PDF files.

  • Vedic Heritage Portal initiated at Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA), under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India is available at It contains " Introduction and structure of the Vedas including Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvaveda. Recitations / chanting (Veda Paath) of Vedic Samhita practiced in different parts of the country with accent and variations. Recording of eminent scholars for creating awareness and propagation of the Vedic wisdom with their relevance in present day. Textual details of Vedic Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas, Upanishads and Vedangas etc. available in the form of manuscripts and published books. Vedic Rituals based on Shrauta Sutras, in audiovisual format. List of Vedic Scholars and Vedic Learning Centers."

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