|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 Kṛṣṇa consciousness to the world, for the benefit of all.
There are seven divisions, or petals, in the whole Vanipedia project. You can see them listed under all Vanipedia petals to the left. 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 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 collaborative endeavor that is succeeding due to the many devotees (over 700) who have come forward to participate in various ways. An introduction to Vanipedia is here and 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.