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Our main page on the Ashtavakra Gita. Translations, commentaries,
Sri Sankara’s Vivekachudamani
Translated by Achyarya Pranipata Chaitanya. Includes Sanskrit text
in Devangari and IAST, word-for-word gloss, and English translation.
Ulladu Narpadu (Forty Verses on Reality)
Translated and annotated by Robert Butler. Includes grammatical commentary with lexicon and concordance and index of Tamil
grammar by subject, following the Tamil commentaries of Sri Lakshmana Sarma and Sri Sadhu Om Swami.
By Vaiyai R. Subramaniam. Highly recommended by Ramana Maharshi.
The Holy Mountain
Lord Shiva manifests as a pillar of fire to curb the egos of Brahma and Vishnu, who were fighting with each other in a dispute over which of the two was the greater, in this famous story from the Arunachala Puranam, the 17th century Tamil classic.
By Saiva Ellappa Navalar and translated by Robert Butler.
This page was published on June 1, 2017 and last revised on
September 17, 2019.