Hindu Scriptures and Holy Books, Scriptures and Holy Books of Hindus in India, Scriptures and Holy Books

Hindu Scriptures and Holy Books

 

Hindu Book

 

Hindu scriptures and holy books are divided mainly in two categories viz Sruti and Smriti. Sruti literally means “that what is revealed” and Smriti means “that what is remembered.” Hence, Sruti is what ancient Hindu saints heard during deep meditation. Sruti belongs to Vedic period while Smriti belongs to post-Vedic period. Srutis are more philosophical and ritualistic in nature whilst Smritis are concerned more with moral and civil law.

Sruti consists of four Vedas, Upanishadas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas, and Bhagvadgita while Smriti consists of Manu Smriti, 18 Puranans, Ramayana, and Mahabharata and other Hindu holy books. Smriti literatures are considered less authoritative than Sruti.

We are trying to list out here as many Hindu scriptures and books as possible. If you know any Hindu books other than these, please feel free to inform us about those scriptures.

Hindu Concept

Four Vedas:

Rigveda
Atharvaveda
Samveda
Yajurveda
Smritis:
Manusmriti
Narada Smriti
Brihaspati Smriti
Yajnavalkya Smriti
Vedangas (Sutras):
Shiksha (Phonetics)
Kalpa (Ritual)
Vyakarana (Grammar)
Nirukta (Etymology)
Chhandas (Metrics)
Jyotisha (Astronomy)
Brahmanas
Aranyakas
Upaniashadas
Aitareya
Chandogya
Kena
Katha
Taittiriya
Svetasvatara
Maitrayani
Isha
Brihadaranyaka
Mandukya
Mundaka
Upvedas:
Ayurveda (Medical Science)
Dhanurveda (Military Science)
Gandharvaveda (Musical Knowledge)
Shilpveda (Science of Architecture)
Bhagvadgita
18 Puranas:
Vishnupurana
Shivpurana
Skandhapurana
Varahpurana
Agnipurana
Bhagvatpurana
Bhavishyapuran
Brahmapuran
Brahmandapuran
Brahmavaivartapuran
Kurmapuran
Lingpuran
Markandeyapuran
Matsyapuran
Naradapuran
Padmapuran
Vamanapuran
Vayupuran
Up-puranas:
Sanat-Kumara
Narasimha
Brihan-Naradiya
Siva-rahasya
Durvasa
Kapila
Vamana
Bhargava
Varuna
Kalika
Samba
Nandi
Surya
Parasara
Vasishtha
Devi-Bhagvata
Ganesha
Mudgala
Hansa
Ramayana
Mahabharata

2 comments on “Hindu Scriptures and Holy Books, Scriptures and Holy Books of Hindus in India, Scriptures and Holy Books

  1. Dixit Sivaraj says:

    Good ,its really interesting to know this..

  2. Krishna says:

    sir I’m Asst Librarian i want purchase book related Hinduism, yoga veda Ayurveda etc kindy sen me the book list of these subjects

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