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Books In Sanskrit Text

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Sanskrit Books on Hinduism

An interesting verse in an ancient work called Nandikesvarakarika declares that all the alphabets of the Sanskrit language (and hence its grammar) have evolved out of the fourteen sounds made by Lord Siva through his damaru (a small drum held in hand for making sounds), at the end of his cosmic dance.

Through Sanskrit is called devabhasa the language of the gods in heaven in practice it is divided into two categories: the vaidika (Vedic) and the laukika (secular).

The Vedas, the Vedangas, the Upavedas and allied literature belong to the first group. All the other literature for the itihasas and puranas right up to the modern Sanskrit literature falls under the second group.

Here you will find a huge Selection of rare and original texts in Sanskrit forming the foundations of Hinduism.