I am delighted to introduce StotraSamhita (http://stotrasamhita.net/
), a wiki of stotrams
, displayed in many Indian scripts.
Earlier this year, Saketh was suggesting that we come up with a usable wiki for stotras, just like how http://sahityam.net/
is a fantastic resource for carnatic sahityam (lyrics). The basic idea was to borrow TransLipi (a versatile tool for transliterating text to different Indian scripts, created by Shri. Srikanth Subramanian), so that the text can be viewed in multiple scripts (Devanagari/Telugu/Kannada/Roman/Malayalam). The StotraSamhita wiki is our first attempt in this direction. We started work on this wiki on Vinayaka Chaturthi day this year :).
The intention of this wiki is to provide easy access to different stotras (in a script of the user’s choice). Currently, there are only a few stotras/namavalis. In the long run, with God’s grace, we hope it develops into an encyclopaedia for stotras, namavalis and puja vidhanams 🙂 — with the significance/translations and brief commentaries. Being a wiki, it also provides a collaborative platform to edit (proof-read and correct) stotras.
I believe that another important aspect of this site is that it makes accessible works such as Tiruppavai
to the non-Tamil speaking/reading public. I similarly hope that some special stotrams
from other languages can be accessible, transcending language barriers. There are many better resources on the web for sanskrit stotras
/texts, such as sanskritdocuments.org
; I just hope that this site fills in a small gap left by some of the other sites — that of transliterating stotras into different scripts. The site also hosts a couple of nice PDF books of stotras, in devanagari; I hope to add PDFs in other languages shortly.
I look forward to your comments and suggestions on the wiki; the site is still in a very nascent stage — I see a huge scope for improvements (a help page for starters!).
It is presently running on my home computer and is accessible from goo.gl/dnNB/ (or alternatively stotrasamhita.dyndns.org). I had hoped to make several more improvements before releasing it widely, but thought it would be nice to release it on Vijayadashami Day! I will think about hosting it, once I get some more feedback! I would really welcome feedback on the content and any other criticisms/suggestions!
p.s. To view the StotraSamhita wiki in different scripts, use the drop-down box in the left navigation panel of the wiki
edit: StotraSamhita.net (http://stotrasamhita.net/) is now online, since 4-Mar-2011.