University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the Vishnu Divecha Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator Divecha, Vishnu
Collection Title Vishnu Divecha Collection
Identification 2015-027
Physical Description 1.00 Linear Feet
Repository University of Houston Libraries
M.D. Anderson Library, 4333 University Drive, Houston, TX, 77204-2000, URL:, Phone: 713-743-9750

Biographical Information:

Vishnu Divecha is a graduate of the University of Houston, where he earned his Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE). He also earned his Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) degree from Kansas State University, and his undergraduate degree in Engineering from Sardar Patel University. Divecha studied Sanskrit and Gita in high school under the guidance of Vedantic teacher shri Manishanker Joshi of Una, Gujarat, India. He was awarded title of Acharya in 2003 for his outstanding service promoting Sanskrit and Gita knowledge.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Sanskrit and Gita scholar Vishnu K. Divecha's work as a translator, teacher, and student of the Bhagavad Gita and other Sanskrit and Hindi works, as well as a library of such works.


Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

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Detailed List of Contents

Works by Vishnu Divecha

Box Folder
1 1 Gita Explained Word-By-Word (2004)
[2 copies]
2 Vidur Niti (Code of Ethics)
From: Scripture/Mahabharata; Section: Udyoga Parva (1 of 18); Chapters: 33 through 39; By: Vidur Mahatma Explanation: Sanskrit break-down, Hindi, and English by Vishnu Divecha. Typescript.


Scope and Contents
Published works collected by Vishnu Divecha.
1 Om Sri Ramacaritamanasa [or The Manasa lake brimming over with the exploits of Sri Rama] (With Hindi Text and English Translation). Gita Press, Gorakhpur, India.
2 Om Sri Paramatmane Namah Srimadbhagavadgita Tattvavivecani (English Commentary), Joyadayal Goyandaka. Gita Press, Gorakhpur, India.
3 Srimad Bhagavad Geeta. Sanskrit into Gujarati. Commentator Sri Nathuram Sharma Bilkha-Sau-Guj.
4 Sri Isopanisad, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, Los Angeles, 1993.
5 Tulasidasa's Shri Ramacharitamanasa (The Holy Lake of the Acts of Rama), edited and translated into Hindi and English by R. C. Prasad. Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, Dehli, 1990.