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Vanipedia is a dynamic encyclopedia of Śrīla Prabhupāda's words (vani). In Vanipedia we explore and comprehensively compile Śrīla Prabhupāda's teachings from various angles of vision and present them in accessible and easily understandable ways.

We are building an unparalleled repository of Śrīla Prabhupāda's digital teachings (text, audio, video & images) to offer him a continual, worldwide platform to preach and teach the science of Krishna consciousness to the world, for the benefit of all.

Śrīla Prabhupāda's Vani Temple

Completion Date: November 4th, 2027 - Celebrating 50 Years of Serving in Separation

There are seven divisions, or petals, in the whole Vanipedia project. At the moment there are five petals that are filled with content: Vanisource, where you can read the archived collection of Śrīla Prabhupāda's books, lectures, conversations and letters, Vanimedia, where you may listen to and watch many audio and video clips of Śrīla Prabhupāda's lectures and conversations. In addition, we are now beginning to create articles in the Vanipedia petal (the site where you are now) and recently we started the Vaniversity petal with some crosswords.

In Vaniquotes, you can experience the thematic mapping of Śrīla Prabhupāda's teachings. We have created a very easy compiling process to populate the Vaniquotes petal. Compiling and studying in Vaniquotes is a penetrating way to absorb oneself in Śrīla Prabhupāda's teachings. Each Vaniquotes page contains one or more quotes and is organized under a system of categories based either on a theme, personality, scripture or on a key word or phrase. As Vaniquotes grows, content for the other petals - in the form of written articles, reference guides, and other educational material will naturally develop.

Steadily Vanipedia is becoming a series of multi-faceted festivities of association with Śrīla Prabhupāda's teachings. The list of devotees appreciating the offering Vanipedia makes is increasing rapidly. Scrolling through What's in Vanipedia NOW you will surely find something that captures your attention.

The Vanipedia project is a global multilingual (100 languages) collaborative endeavor that is succeeding due to the many devotees (over 1,400) who have come forward to participate in various ways. Vanipedia's Manifesto reveals the principles on which we stand and an introduction to Vanipedia is here. Below you can check out our ongoing projects. If you have a question, want to be involved, or just want to say hi, then please contact us.

The Vanipedia petal is now beginning to unfold. Glancing through the first two completed thematic articles - Animal-Killing in Human Society and Buddha: A Vaisnava Perspective - one can experience the high standard of devotional research within Vanipedia, complete with easily accessed source notes and extensive references for additional reading and study in Vaniquotes. Just imagine the power of delivery to have 500 to 1,000 similar thematic multilingual articles, all interlinked with each other and all accessible in one place, under one platform! We also have some introductory articles that bring to light the wealth of content that Śrīla Prabhupāda delivers to us in Vaniquotes.

Completed Introductory Articles to Vaniquotes

Completed Thematic Articles

Building a Timeline of Śrīla Prabhupāda's Life

  • We are documenting the major events in Śrīla Prabhupāda's life and also offering a chronological order of all recorded media of Śrīla Prabhupāda's vani. Once completed, this time-line will provide an authoritative documentation of all his existing teachings arranged in order of occurrence. A major task indeed and we invite devotees to assist with it.

Articles in Development

  • Drawing from Vaniquotes and Vanisource there are many articles that can be written. We invite writers to join this project. Here is a list of some potential Vanipedia articles.:

Study Resources

Uniting Śrīla Prabhupāda's Multi-lingual Family

Prabhupāda Speaks Around the World

  • In Vaniquotes you can now listen while reading Śrīla Prabhupāda's lectures, conversations, interviews and morning walks - feel his presence, feel his mood. To date there are over 3,500 pages with clips available and we are aiming for 5,000 by the end of 2015.

Every Sentence from these Books is Compiled as Vaniquotes Pages

  • This list shows our progress to create Vaniquotes pages for all of the sentences in Srila Prabhupada's books. We are now working on Srimad-Bhagavatam 6 and 7 cantos. After completing up to 10th canto chapter 13 we will start the purports of the Caitanya-caritamrta.
  • If you love compiling then please join us in this mission.

 Titles   Words per Title     Vaniquotes Pages per Title  
Krsna Book, Preface, Introduction and all 90 chapters - all sentences comprise 319,481 9,655
Sri Isopanisad - all sentences comprise 30,070 742
The Nectar of Devotion - all sentences comprise 136,972 4,435
The Nectar of Instruction - all sentences comprise 21,794 653
Bhagavad-gita As It Is, all Translations Only - all sentences comprise 21,829 718
Sri Caitanya Caritamrta, all Translations Only - all Sentences comprise 330,065 12,063
Srimad-Bhagavatam, all Translations of Cantos 1 to 9 Only - all sentences comprise 375,144 10,757
Srimad-Bhagavatam First Canto, all Purports Only - all sentences comprise 212,925 6,989
Srimad-Bhagavatam Second Canto, all Purports Only - all sentences comprise 146,870 4,444
Srimad-Bhagavatam Third Canto, all Purports Only - all sentences comprise 262,283 8,565
Srimad-Bhagavatam Fourth Canto, all Purports Only - all sentences comprise 300,373 9,474
Srimad-Bhagavatam Fifth Canto, all Purports Only - all sentences comprise (in process) 107,934 3,300
Srimad-Bhagavatam Sixth Canto, all Purports Only - all sentences comprise (in process) 95,701 2,400
 Total Number of Words from the above Books of Srila Prabhupada 2,361,441‬
 Total Vaniquotes Pages from the above Books of Srila Prabhupada 74,195

Completing an Audio Fidelity Check of Lecture and Conversation Transcriptions

  • We are inviting volunteers to attentively listen to Śrīla Prabhupāda and, while reading, to check the transcriptions for accuracy. This project was launched on the 19th of April 2014. As of the 2nd May 2015, 34 volunteers have proofread 745 files and 3,845 missing words and 4,993 edits have been entered into Vanisource. An explanation is given here...

Adding Scans of Śrīla Prabhupāda's Letters

  • We are inviting volunteers to read, verify and correct the Vanisource letter transcriptions for fidelity against the original scans. Please contact us if you would like to help.

Adding Audio to Lecture and Conversation Transcriptions

As the Bhaktivedanta Archives release the other years this project can be completed.

Creating New Categories for Vanisource

Letters sorted by person
  • We have indexed letters in order to access those written to each person.
Lectures sorted by type
  • As well as presenting lectures by date and location they have been listed by type.

Newly added Content

Who is Śrīla Prabhupāda?

Authorized and Empowered

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda is a self-realized, pure devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa. While physically present among us he shared the essence of Vedic knowledge liberally and without prejudice. His only desire was to fulfill his spiritual master's desire – to introduce the process of Kṛṣṇa consciousness to the world.

Śrīla Prabhupāda showed us the importance of living life according to the directions given in scripture. He spoke and wrote profusely so that many may have this guidance in life, and he wished that every person on the planet had the opportunity to read his books now and in the future.

Timeline of Śrīla Prabhupāda's Life

1896 to 1964 - 1965 - 1966 - 1967 - 1968 - 1969 - 1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975 - 1976 - 1977

Random Media of Śrīla Prabhupāda

Image Quote from Srila Prabhupada

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"This material body how it can become purified? Yes it can be, the example is just like you take an iron rod and put it in the fire and get it warm, it becomes warm, warm, warmer and at last it becomes red hot. At that time it is no longer iron rod, it is fire. You touch anywhere it will burn, similarly if you chant Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra regularly according to the principles then gradually the your whole body becomes spiritualised. Then it is apāpa-vidham no more sin. So you have to make your life completely pure then you will be admitted into the kingdom of God, back to Godhead, back to home."
720229 - Lecture Festival Gaura-Purnima - Mayapur

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