Hindu Scriptures And Holy Books

Hindu sacred texts and heavenly books are separated chiefly in two classes viz Sruti and Smriti. Sruti actually signifies "that what is uncovered" and Smriti signifies "that what is recollected." Hence, Sruti is the thing that old Hindu holy people heard amid profound contemplation. Sruti has a place with Vedic period while Smriti has a place with post-Vedic period. Srutis are more philosophical and formal in nature while Smritis are concerned more with moral and common law.

Sruti comprises of four Vedas, Upanishadas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas, and Bhagvadgita while Smriti comprises of Manu Smriti, 18 Puranans, Ramayana, and Mahabharata and other Hindu blessed books. Smriti writings are viewed as less definitive than Sruti.

We are attempting to list here as many Hindu sacred texts and books as could be allowed. On the off chance that you know any Hindu books other than these, please don't hesitate to illuminate us about those sacred texts.

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