Translations

Yajnasaraswati/यज्ञसरस्वती

This is a compendium on yajna vijnana or the science of yajna.

This book is divided into two sections--somakhanda and agnichayankhanda. In Somakhanda, a comprehensive and yet simple description of ishti and rajasuya-yajna. In the agnichayankhanda, selection of material for yajna and preparation of the place of yajna have been described with colourful illustrations. Dr Ramanuj Upadhyay, who has translated this work, teaches at Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, New Delhi

 यह यज्ञविज्ञान नामक ग्रन्थविभाग के अन्तर्गत लिखा गया याज्ञिक विषयों का प्रतिपादक ग्रन्थ है ।

 इस ग्रन्थ के सोमकाण्ड एवं अग्निचयनकाण्ड नामक दो खण्ड हैं । सोमकाण्ड के अन्तर्गत जहाँ इष्टि से लेकर राजसूययज्ञ तक के यज्ञों की पद्धति सरल रीति से बतलायी गयी है वहीं अग्निचयनकाण्ड में चयनविद्या एवं उसकी पद्धति तथा चितियों का निर्माण सादा एवं रंगीन नक्शों के साथ बहुत ही सुन्दरता से प्रतिपादित किया गया है ।

डॉ. रामानुज उपाध्याय, सहाचार्य, वेदविभाग, श्री लाल बहादुर शास्त्री राष्ट्रीय संस्कृत विद्यापीठ, नई दिल्ली  ने पण्डित मधुसूदन ओझा प्रणीत यज्ञसरस्वती ग्रन्थ की हिन्दी व्याख्या की है।


Brahma's Universe -The Chronicle Of Creation

 Renowned Vedic scholar, Pandit Madhusudan Ojha has presented in this volume a rich and ancient history of our world and civilisation.

Jagadguruvaibhavam, the final part of the trilogy authored by Ojhaji on various facets of Creation, is as much an insightful work on the Vedic knowledge contained in the Vedas and Puranas as also an exceptional example of his profound knowledge and wisdom. Indravijayaha (Bharatavarsa: The India Narrative in English) and Devasurkhyati are the first two volumes on the subject.

The Brahma’s Universe: The Chronicle of Creation is the English translation of Jagadguruvaibhavam prepared by a board of editors at Shri Shankar Shikshayatan headed by well-known indologist, Prof. Kapil Kapoor.

Brahma is the central character of this book and through his forms, age and abode, Ojhaji has outlined the story of our universe’s evolution. It was Brahma who perceived that, in this world, the source of energy is the surya or sun. All spiritual, metaphysical and supraphysical energies are existent in the surya. The vital energy or prana , which gives life to all beings, too is produced from the sun. Brahma recorded all these in granthas (volumes) that came to be known as the Vedas.

Written in verse form, the volume offers a unique rendering of the creation of atma, veda, praja and dharma. Ojhaji presents a remarkable insight into the ancient knowledge on rivers, mountains, eras and communities like Sadhyas and Manijas. Brahma’s Universe is more than a companion book of Bharatavarsa-The India Narrative. It expands the magnificent narrative of Creation, offers broader meaning to Vedic terms and illuminates the profound wisdom contained in the Vedas.


Bharatavarsha – The India Narrative

Bharatavarsha – The India Narrative is the English translation of an extraordinary work of scholarship in Sanskrit, Indravijayah or `Indra’s Victory`, authored by an equally remarkable Vedic scholar and orator, Pandit Madhusudan Ojha.                                                            

Pandit Madhusudan Ojha (1866-1939) was in many senses a pioneering man of words and wisdom, reigniting an interest in study of the Vedas and other pauranic texts at a time when western mode of education had swept aside traditional learning and teaching in India.

Blessed with worthy teachers in Pandit Rajiv Lochan Ojha, his uncle, and Pandit Shiv Kumar Shastri, a renowned Vedic scholar of Kashi, Pandit Ojha recognised that reading and understanding of the Vedas would require re-discovering the meaning and context of the Vedic language, lost due to neglect and disaffection over the centuries. Distortions and misinterpretations had besmirched the true meaning of the Vedic terminologies. These had to be corrected, he realised, to revive a deeper study of the Vedas in India. This became his life’s mission.

A life-long study of the Vedas along with other pauranic texts made Pandit Ojha aware of an exceptional blend of reasoning based on natural principles and introspective insight in these texts. He discovered in the Vedas a living science, Vedic Vijnana, the key to unlock the profound mysteries of Creation and life.

Indravijayah is one of his over 228 volumes written on various aspects of Vedic Vijnana which evidently has survived decades of neglect.  The present volume, translated into English by noted Sanskrit scholar, Prof. Kapil Kapoor, is an endeavour by Shri Shankar Shikshayatan to foreground not only the extraordinary interpretive talent and scholarship of Pandit Madhusudan Ojha but also his remarkable contribution towards reviving interest in the study of the Vedas.

Bharatavarsha – The India Narrative may not capture in entirety the magnificence and depth of knowledge contained in the original work of Pandit Madhusudan Ojha, but it certainly does open a beguiling window to the mysteries of life and creation through the absorbing tale of Indra, a divine personification of a supraphysical energy, and his exploits of courage and dominance.