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Vajramantra
08 April 2018, 11:45 AM
I was searching for hymns, prayers or glorifications to Kali-Durga Ma, and I found that in many cases the same text - for example the Devi Kavach - is uploaded in at least three different versions. I mean, the texts are basically the same, but some words or even lines are totally different. How do you decide which one is the correct version? Since I do not speak Sanskrit or Hindi I cannot decide if a certain word is misprinted/mistyped or not, and I do not want to recite the texts in an improper way.

Indialover
14 April 2018, 01:45 PM
Dear Vajramantra

If I understand your post right, then only a ITRANS or IAST transliteration will fulfill your requirements. All what is just romanized is not reliable.

Just an example here
https://sanskritdocuments.org/iast/durga/
(https://sanskritdocuments.org/iast/durga/)
Pranam

Vajramantra
15 April 2018, 04:04 AM
Dear Vajramantra

If I understand your post right, then only a ITRANS or IAST transliteration will fulfill your requirements. All what is just romanized is not reliable.

Just an example here
https://sanskritdocuments.org/iast/durga/
(https://sanskritdocuments.org/iast/durga/)
Pranam

Dear Indialover,

Thanks for the nice and useful link you posted.