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The encyclopedia of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada's teachings

Vanipedia is a dynamic encyclopedia of Srila Prabhupada's words (vani). In Vanipedia we explore and comprehensively compile Srila Prabhupada's teachings from various angles of vision and present them in accessible and easily understandable ways. We are building an unparalleled repository of Srila Prabhupada'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.

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 Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters, Vanimedia, where you may listen to and watch many audio and video clips of Srila Prabhupada'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 Srila Prabhupada'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 Srila Prabhupada'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 Srila Prabhupada'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 (98 languages) collaborative endeavor that is succeeding due to the many devotees (over 1,300) 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.

Timeline of Srila Prabhupada's Life

Random Images of Srila Prabhupada

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

Random Quotes of Srila Prabhupada

Random Video Clips of Srila Prabhupada

This Movement Can be Pushed on Vigorously
So Long we are Devotees - 0214

05:29 minutes from a conversation in Washington, D.C.

Random Audio Clips of Srila Prabhupada

Vanipedia Articles

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.

Vanipedia Projects

Building a Time-line of Srila Prabhupada's Life

  • We are documenting the major events in Srila Prabhupada's life and also offering a chronological order of all recorded media of Srila Prabhupada'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

Vanimedia Projects

Uniting Srila Prabhupada's Multi-lingual Family

Prabhupada Speaks Around the World

  • In Vaniquotes you can now listen while reading Srila Prabhupada'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.

Vaniquotes Projects

Srila Prabhupada's Usage of the English Language

Vanisource Projects

Completing an Audio Fidelity Check of Lecture and Conversation Transcriptions

  • We are inviting volunteers to attentively listen to Srila Prabhupada 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 Srila Prabhupada'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

Content to be Added Soon

  • Letters From Srila Prabhupada's Secretaries and ISKCON Officers

Vaniversity Projects

Crossword Puzzles


  • In Vanischool we have developed a Mindmap which is a genealogical tree of the birth and descendants of the personalities from the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. Distinctive personalities link into their Vaniquotes category.

Vanictionary Projects

Srila Prabhupada's Usage of the English Language

Dictionaries and Glossaries

Countdown to the full blossoming of the Vanipedia lotus flower

to go until the 2nd of November 2027 which commemorates the 50th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada's physical departure from this world and the first 50 years of serving him in separation

Vaniseva - serving together we create our future

Other resources

Vanipedia websites: Vanisource - Vaniquotes - Vanibooks - Vaniversity - Vanimedia - Vanictionary

Related websites: Vanistore


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