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 St. John's, Canada, who had no previous exposure to scriptures,
but were keen to learn. A selected set of commonly chanted Stôtrās 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 Stôtrās and Mantrās.
Those texts were first archived at this site in Tamil and Telugu scripts in
March 1996 and the compilation has been gradually growing. Sanskrit pages were added in March 1997 along with
formatted Roman script pages.
With the availability of language software like
and the ease of conversion of multilingual texts, the bulk of the
Archive is now in BARAHA fonts and the corresponding
Please see the
for the Transliteration Schemes.
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
These pages do not represent the official views of
any group or organization.