Help & General Info

Vato Selection

Vat number: You can find and select Vato based on the published Swamini Vato - by Prakaran and Vat number. Another way display them is to select "Vat length" to display them from shortest to longest. You can display 5, 10, 20, or 25 at a time. Use the settings icon Settings to display the options.

Categories: You can select the Vato based on the categories as defined in the English translation.


You can search the Vato text using English or Unicode Gujarati input. Use "Keyword" search if you are unsure of the exact phrase. Use "Exact" if you know the exact phrase you want to search.

For "Keyword" search, the results are displayed by relevancy of the search query.

For "Exact" search, the results are displayed by prakaran, then by Vat number.

The search in the selection menu on the left uses the site's built-in search. If you rather use Google search, please go here: Google Search and Index. Please note that Google search only provides results on pages that are indexed. If a page that includes the Vat you are searching for isn't indexed, it will not show in the result. I cannot know which pages have or have not been indexed by Google.

Language and Font

This site has 3 options for selecting and displaying Vato text: Unicode Gujarati, Harikrishna Gujarati, and English translation and English transliteration. You can easily switch between the 3 options by clicking on the respective icons at the top.

Unicode Gujarati - Unicode Gujarati text is viewable in most popular operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux distributions. If you cannot view the Unicode Gujarati text, see All about Gujarati Typing for information on how to install Gujarati language support. This option is preferred since this text is true Gujarati.

English translation from the BAPS published Swamini Vato book.

English transliteration for those who want to read the original Gujarati text.