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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the meaning of 'Ishwar'?
The Sanskrit word Isvara (pronounced Ishwar) has various meanings - one of them being 'GOD'. Sanskrit, like Latin and Hebrew, is an ancient language of the world.

Who created this site? What is their religion?
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, said Shakespeare.

How was this site created?
ishwar.com started as a personal homepage in 1997. It was changed to a spiritual site in 1999 by replacing the personal homepage with contents of the Holy Bhagavad Gita. Sacred texts of various religions were gradually collected from many websites and reformatted to facilitate easy reading. These webpages were then converted into various eBook formats.

Does this site prefer/promote a particular religion?
No.

Can I share/reuse the sacred texts available on this site?
Please feel free to do so subject to the terms of service. If you are a webmaster, you may be interested in the texts in raw HTML format. These are availabe for download from the eBooks section.

Why were the 12 religions chosen for the site? Why not others?
The 12 religions that are available on this site are considered as the classic world religions by many authoritative sources.

Why were only these sacred texts chosen for the site? Why not others?
These texts were chosen as a representative sample of these religions. They are considered to be the key texts of their respective religions by most authoritative sources. There are many websites whose mission is to provide all the sacred texts of various religions.





 
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