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May 14, 2015

Sri Rama-Gita
, also known as sruti-sara-sangraha is considered a brief summary of the very essence of all the Vedas. It is the collection of sixty-two verses spoken by Lord Rama to his devoted brother Lakshman found in Veda Vyasa's Adhyatma Ramayana, in the Uttarakanda as its fifth chapter. Source:
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Sri Devi Gita
is an excerpt from the Srimad Devî Bhagavatam. Source:
(The text translated by Swami Vijnanananda (Hari Prasanna Chatterji))

Sri Ganesha Gita
is part of Ganesha Purana dedicated to Sri Ganesh. The Purana contains the teachings and exploits of the various manifestations of Ganapati.
(English text)

Sri Guru Gita
is a Hindu scripture of 216 verses, authored by the sage, Vyasa. It describes a conversation between Lord Shiva and his wife, the Goddess Parvati, in which she asks him to teach her about the Guru. Shiva answers her by describing the Guru principle, the proper ways of worshiping the Guru and the methods and benefits of repeating Sri Guru Gita. Lord Shiva praises the greatness of this hymn by referring to it as “mantraraja,” literally, “king of mantras,” a supreme mantra.