Dedicated to the fond memory of Edward C. Dimock,
teacher and friend,
ground-breaking scholar of Caitanya Vaisnavism,
translator of the Caitanya-caritamrta
of Krsnadasa Kaviraja.
Jan Brzezinski, PhD (Jagadananda Das)
Neal Delmonico, PhD (Nitai Das)
Victor Di Cara (Vraja Kisor Das)
Toke Lindegaard Knudsen, MSc
This repository of texts is an effort to collect, edit, and make available important and often rare Sanskrit and Bengali texts that belong to the Caitanya Vaisnava tradition. It is for the use of any and all scholars of Sanskrit, Bengali, and the Caitanya Vaisnava tradition. It will eventually contain carefully edited and proofread editions of the whole corpus of Caitanya Vaisnava texts and many other important Sanskrit texts from other traditions and fields of study. Currently, the texts are available in the Postscript (ps) and Portable Document Format (pdf) formats and will require the necessary viewing software: Ghostscript and Ghostview for Postscript and Acrobat Reader for the PDF files. Ghostscript and Ghostview are available here. Acrobat Reader is available here. We eventually intend to have the texts available in html, in Word with the Balaram font, and in Roman transliteration, too. The entire Gaudiya Grantha Mandira corpus of texts will eventually be made available on CD for a nominal fee.
There is currently no plan to include translations of the texts kept here. What? You don't know Sanskrit? Check out the Caitanya Sanskrit Tol (Academy) for information on how to study Sanskrit over the internet. Learning Sanskrit is not that hard and is the only real way to begin to appreciate the wonderful world of Sanskrit literature and philosophy.
The Sanskrit Document site has more Sanskrit texts and information on learning Sanskrit, too.
What do these texts mean? You will find translations and discussions of the meanings of some of these texts at the the Kutir. Visit that site if you wish.
If you would like to contibute in some way to this effort, as an editor,
proofreader, text inputer, or financial supporter, please contact us here.