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|Photo: Main entrance gopuram,
shrii veN^katesvara Temple, tirumalai
The impetus to prepare electronic texts of devotional hymns came out of the interest of a dedicated group of individuals of Indian origin living in Canada who had no previous exposure to scriptures, but were keen to learn. A selected set of commonly chanted Stotraas was initially put together in Tamil and Telugu, for the benefit of this group. Nominal tutoring was provided and the project was very successful.
The scope of the compilation was subsequently enlarged to cover a broader range of Stotraas and Mantraas.
Those texts were first archived on the Internet in Tamil and Telugu scripts in March 1996 and the compilation has been gradually growing.
With the availability of Arun Gupta's TrueType devanaagarii font Xdvng for Windows, and Sandeep Sibal's transliteration package Jtrans , Sanskrit pages were added in March 1997. Itranslator with Sanskrit New and Sanskrit98 fonts became available subsequently. Itranslator was used for preparing several texts in these pages, after August 1997.
Jtrans and Itranslator have their relative merits. Individual choice of the type of translator will depend on the type of task and personal preference.
Periodic upgrades to Windows operating system and browsers has necessitated frequent format changes to old HTML files in Indian Languages.
To avoid the need for frequent revisions or inconvenience to viewers due to changing standards, the entire stotraa collection has now been converted and archived here in PDF format.
Please download the latest
commonly chanted in South Indian temples and households.
The format of the Stotraas, and "Sankalpa" associated with the "Mantraas"
are those generally followed in the "Shrii VaishhNava Saampradaaya".
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The archived scriptural texts may be chanted and the mantra rituals practiced by anyone so interested, individually and/or in groups, without taboos or exceptions of any kind.
These pages are maintained
as a small step in fostering
ITRANS transliteration scheme has been generally followed for all Sanskrit words written in Roman script,and adapted where appropriate, for easy reading.
These pages do not represent the official views of
any group or organization.
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