Rigveda Samhita
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The edition of the Rigveda by Prof. R. L. Kashyap and Prof. S. Sadagopan published in 1998 by the Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic Culture is a masterpiece of meticulousness and a gem of Indian Devanagari typography.
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Professor Kashyap granted to U.Stiehl permission to offer the PDF files for download by students so that they may print out the Rigveda hymns selected by their professors for study purposes. Students specializing in Vedic literature should buy the printed edition:
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RIG VEDA MANTRA SAMHITA - Complete text in Devanagari
Introductory essay in English, Commentary on selected verses.
Editors: Prof. R.L. Kashyap & Prof. S. Sadagopan
1st edition 1998, 2nd edition 2005, hardcover, Rs 540
Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic Culture, Bangalore
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1. Typesetting Specimen of Devanagari
2. Small Hymn Files (Chapter Files) in Devanagari
3. Large Mandala Files (Book Files) in Devanagari
4. Searchable Rigveda File in Transliteration
5. English Translation of the Rigveda
6. Rigveda in Sanskrit und Deutsch
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1. Typesetting Specimen of Devanagari
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Note: The re-edition 2005 of "Rig Veda Mantra Samhita", ISBN 81-7994-015-2, was re-set using another typeface.
The electronic Rig-Veda PDF files downloadable below are those of the first edition 1998 using the typeface depicted above.


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2. Small Hymn Files (Chapter Files) in Devanagari

The small files are convenient, if you need only a few hymns (chapters) of the Rigveda
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The 73 PDF files are named for easy identification of hymns, e.g. rv02-024.pdf = book 2, hymn 24 seq.
Each of the 73 Devanagari Rigveda PDF files - recreated on 23-Dec-2004 -  has a size of 100-150 KB.
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rv01-001.pdf rv02-024.pdf rv05-047.pdf rv08-001.pdf rv09-101.pdf
rv01-020.pdf rv02-037.pdf rv05-063.pdf rv08-005.pdf rv10-001.pdf
rv01-033.pdf rv03-001.pdf rv06-001.pdf rv08-012.pdf rv10-006.pdf
rv01-047.pdf rv03-007.pdf rv06-002.pdf rv08-021.pdf rv10-019.pdf
rv01-062.pdf rv03-030.pdf rv06-017.pdf rv08-032.pdf rv10-033.pdf
rv01-081.pdf rv03-040.pdf rv06-029.pdf rv08-046.pdf rv10-046.pdf
rv01-095.pdf rv03-056.pdf rv06-048.pdf rv08-068.pdf rv10-062.pdf
rv01-113.pdf rv04-001.pdf rv06-062.pdf rv08-082.pdf rv10-072.pdf
rv01-122.pdf rv04-005.pdf rv07-001.pdf rv08-098.pdf rv10-086.pdf
rv01-137.pdf rv04-019.pdf rv07-002.pdf rv09-001.pdf rv10-095.pdf
rv01-158.pdf rv04-033.pdf rv07-020.pdf rv09-013.pdf rv10-106.pdf
rv01-166.pdf rv04-051.pdf rv07-036.pdf rv09-044.pdf rv10-120.pdf
rv01-184.pdf rv05-001.pdf rv07-060.pdf rv09-065.pdf rv10-143.pdf
rv02-001.pdf rv05-009.pdf rv07-081.pdf rv09-076.pdf  
rv02-009.pdf rv05-033.pdf rv07-101.pdf rv09-091.pdf  
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3. Large Mandala Files (Book Files) in Devanagari

The entire Rigveda is downloadable as the huge file RV.pdf (5.9 MB, 654 pages)
comprising all 10 books (mandalas) including a total of 1028 chapters (hymns).

Readers with slow modem access may download the book files (mandala files)
that comprise from 0.3 MB to 1.1 MB per file (in brackets number of hymns):
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rv01.pdf (191) rv02.pdf (43) rv03.pdf (62) rv04.pdf (58) rv05.pdf (87)
rv06.pdf (75) rv07.pdf (104) rv08.pdf (103) rv09.pdf (114) rv10.pdf (191)
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4. Searchable Rigveda File in Transliteration

To quickly locate a verse download the searchable transliterated Rgveda-Finder RV-Finder.pdf (1.45 MB).
If you want to extract text passages from this PDF file, please also download the font URW Palladio S.
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5. English Translation of the Rigveda

 If you do not have an English translation of the Rigveda, you may use the large file Griffith.pdf (2.7 MB),
which contains the out-of-copyright English translation by Ralph Thomas Hotchkin Griffith (1826-1906)
as searchable and extractable PDF file including all 10 books of the Rigveda and comprising 506 pages.

This new special PDF file Griffith-p.pdf (1.9 MB) was proofread by Ricardo Fakiera in January 2013.
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6. Rigveda in Sanskrit und Deutsch


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Für Deutsche bringen wir die kombinierte Sanskrit-Deutsch-PDF-Datei Rigveda.pdf (4,5 MB, 1328 Seiten),
die je Seite je eine Rigveda-Hymne in Transliteration und in deutscher Übersetzung enthält (siehe Muster),
damit die für den Unterricht usw. benötigten Hymnen auf getrennten Blättern ausgedruckt werden können.

Die deutsche Rigveda-Übersetzung stammt von Karl Friedrich Geldner (1852-1929), die von Thomas Barth
als elektronische Textdatei erfaßt und aufbereitet und in leicht veränderter Fassung ins Netz gestellt wurde.


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