The encyclopedia of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda’s teachings
Vanipedia is a dynamic encyclopedia of Śrīla Prabhupāda’s words (vani). Vanipedia explores and comprehensively compiles Śrīla Prabhupāda’s teachings from various angles of vision and present them in accessible and easily understandable ways. Vanipedia is 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. 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, Vanipedia is now beginning to create articles in the Vanipedia petal and recently started the Vaniversity petal with some crosswords.
In Vaniquotes, you can experience the thematic mapping of Śrīla Prabhupāda’s teachings. The team has 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.
If you would like to help with the Vanipedia project, get in touch with the team here.
Visnu Murti Das, the creator and manager of Vanipedia, is a member of the Srila Prabhupada Position Committee.