The impetus to prepare electronic texts of devotional
hymns came out of the interest of a dedicated group of individuals of Indian
origin living in Canada who had no previous exposure to scriptures, but
were keen to learn. A selected set of commonly chanted Stotraas was initially
put together in Telugu (Pothana font) and Tamil (Mylai font), for the benefit
of this group. Nominal tutoring was provided and the project was very successful.
This initial set of stotraas entitled "stotra maalaa" is so identified
in the Archives.
The scope of the compilation was subsequently enlarged
to cover a broader range of stotraas and mantraas.
The motivation to archive the texts on the internet came
through contact with
of Lausanne in Switzerland who has been making
a significant voluntary contribution in the cultural sphere.
POTHANA Telugu font has been used for the texts presented in these pages.
This font was developed by
Dr. K. Desikachary
of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and his contribution to this
compilation is gratefully acknowledged.
After these texts in Telugu were first archived, major developments have taken place for generating
Indian Language texts on computers.
For a fuller description of POTHANA FONT and other fonts used
later in these pages, please CLICK HERE
The input of the "stotraa study group" while
putting together these pages is gratefully acknowledged.
Periodic upgrades to Windows operating system and
necessitated frequent format changes to older
HTML files in Indian Languages.
To avoid the need for frequent revisions or
inconvenience to viewers due to changing standards,
the entire stotraa collection has now been converted
and archived here in PDF format.