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AlOchanaamR^itaM

AlochanaamR^itaM Vivekananda to an Agnostic Swami Vivekananda responding to a famous American agnostic Robert Ingersoll who said to him, "religion is of no use. Why bother our heads about other worlds?":

"...You think it is enough to live and eat and drink and have a little scientific knowledge, but you have no right to say that will suit all tastes... Such a conception is nothing to me. If I had only to learn how an apple falls to the ground, or how an electric current shakes my nerves, I would commit suicide. I want to understand the heart of things, the very kernel itself. Your study is the manifestation of life, mine is the life itself".
"My philosophy says you must know that and drive out from your mind all thoughts of heaven and hell and all other superstitions, even though they exist in the same sense that this world exists. I must know the heart of this life, its very essence, what it is, not only how it works and what are its manifestations. I want to know the why of everything, I leave the how to children."

- Swami Vivekananda (The Gift Unopened by Eleanor Stark, pp. 89)


Contents

sa.ngItaM karNATaka hindusthaani lalita (telugu)
Telugu purANAlu pravachanAlu hari kathalu sAhityaM toli velugulu
Miscellaneous Articles telugu Recipes Sanskrit digvijayii bhaarata (blog) padya kaumudI (blog)

Saastriiya sa.ngItaM

karNATaka sa.ngItaM
karNATaka sa.ngItaM - Visitor Contributions (NEW! Emani Sankara Sastri concert in Uzbekistan)
tyaagaraaja Kritis Archive
tyaagaraaja kritis
tyaagaraaja utsava sa.mpradaaya kiirtanas
Annamacharya kritis
Sadasiva Brahmendra kritis
Jayadeva aShTapadis
Hindustaanii sangItam

lalita sa.ngItaM

lalita, jAnapada gItAlu
Bhagavad Gita by Ghantasala
Some telugu Film Songs
Bhajans, kirtanas sung by Sri Satya Sai Baba
NEW! Tanguturi Suryakumari private songs including her famous 'mA telugu talliki'

toli telugu velugulu (audio)

The Earliest Recorded telugu Song and Drama by stalwart artists of the 1920s and before.

telugu sAhityaM (audio)

kavitA paThanaM, gaanaM
- prahlAda charitaM: sAhitya prasangam
- rAmAyaNa kalpavR^ikSham: sAhitI prasangam.
NEW! nATakIya padya gaanam by Sri Gummadi Gopalakrishna.
naaTikalu

purANAlu in telugu (audio)

NEW! A dedicated section for purANAlu by renowned vaktas.

uShaSrI purANAlu
- rAmAyaNam: The Heart of India
- mahAbhAratam: The Mind of India
- bhAgavatam: The Soul of India
bhAgavata vasantam (7-day sangIta prasangam) - Madugula Nagaphani Sarma
NEW! hari kathalu

pravachanAlu (Discourses) in telugu (audio)

Swami Sundara Chaitanyananda
vidyA prakASAnanda Giri
- yoga vAsiShTham or vasiShTha gIta
- gIta yaj~nam - Discourse on the entire Bhagavad Gita

NEW! Speech by 'chaaNakya' in the Hindi TV serial Chanakya.

Articles

Sai's Collection of Sri Aurobindo works and links
bhavAnI bhAratI: Sri Aurobindo's Sanskrit poem on Mother India.
NEW! A series of articles/speeches by Aurobindo on Indian Politics and Nationalism
- The Bourgeois and the Samurai
Why marry? Conversation between Suka and Janaka.
NEW! paaNi grahaNam, a downloadable telugu book explaining in detail the meaning of the Hindu/Vedic marriage ritual.
Kamsa's Strategy: How to extinguish the hope of deliverance in People
Sri Krishna to Uddhava on Lust vs. Love
What is Dharma? Sri Krishna's musings
A Yogi's Letter to his Wife

Samskritam

Sanskrit Documents Website co-hosted on this web server.
gIrvANI (Spoken sanskrit in audio)
- NEW! Speeches by Samskrita Bharati Co-founder, Sri Chamu Krishna Sastri
vivAha prakaraNam (The Hindu marriage mantras in audio)
Udyogaparvam of Mahabharata - Sanskrit Slokas with word-to-word meanings
Mailing list for Sanskrit discussions run by me. Current highlights include Udyogaparvam being posted as dhArA vAhikam with meanings by Vikram Santurkar every other day.
The Sanskrit mailing list archives are publicly available for browsing.
umA Sahasram, a sanskrit stotra kaavyam, now online - 1000 verses encoded by 30 volunteers in 9 days (devi navaraatri 2006).

Miscellaneous

digvijayii bhaarata: Our blog on Practical Spirituality Initiatives for the Aspiring Achiever
padya kaumudI: Our blog on telugu/samskR^ita padya kavita
telugu Cuisine - Our Household Recipes

Useful Links

Monier-Williams Online Sanskrit-English Dictionary


- Sarada and Sai Susarla (sai.susarla@gmail.com)