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Erase The Ego (Paperback) by Sri Ramana MaharshiErase The Ego (Paperback) by Sri Ramana Maharshi
Erase The Ego (Paperback) by Sri Ramana Maharshi
Specification:
  • Publisher : Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
  • By : Sri Ramana Maharshi
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2018
  • Pages : 56
  • Weight : 65 gm.
  • Size : 7.1 x 4.7 x 0.2 inches
  • ISBN-10 : 8172765142
  • ISBN-13 : 978-8172765149
Description:

Sri Ramana Maharshi (1879 to 1950 A.D.)

Venkataramana was a lad in his teens in Madurai in South India. Urged by an inner call, the body played the truant, slipped away from home and soon found himself in the solitary caves of the Arunachala Hills. There he forgot the world, and, insensible to hunger and thirst and reckless of the ravages which crawling creatures wrought on his body, he immersed himself in concentrated meditation.

After a number of years of his phenomenal tapas, incredibly unrelieved by any break whatsoever, he emerged with the realization of the Supreme Reality and of the identity of his Self with it. Liberated by that realization from the chains of finitude, he became a Jivanmukta. Proclaimed a Maharsh from that time, Bhagavan Ramana, as he was reverently adored lived ever after in his ashram at Tiruvannamalai in Sahaja Samadhi, always established in the Spirit and overlooking the things, of the World with a smiling serenity.

A living witness to Advaita anubhava, Sri Ramana spent the remainder of his days conveying counsel through his unparted lips and providing comfort by the beam of his gracious eyes to the countless disciples and devotees who sought refuge at his holy feet from their ills of mind and body. ‘Know thy Self and the world will not torment thee was the central teaching of this modern edition of Vamadeva of yore.

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    Candipathah (Sanskrit Text with English translation)
    Candipathah (Sanskrit Text with English translation)
    Specification
    • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass 
    • By : A. P. N. Pankaj & Bhavana Pankaj
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 2013
    • Pages : 461
    • Weight : 740 gm.
    • Size : 8.8 x 6.1 x 1.4 inches
    • ISBN-10 : 8120836197
    • ISBN-13 : 978-8120836198

    Description:

    About the Book
    Candipatha, a part of the Markandeya Purana, which is one of the eighteen major Puranas, is its most important segment. Apart from Sridurgasaptasati, which forms the core of Candipatha, there are, preceding and succeeding it, several hymns of equal importance and, in the course of its ritual performance, all these hymns, as an integral totality, have to be recited as indicated in this book.

    Candipatha celebrates the Feminine Power, Durga – Sakti – with her innumerable names, across in this sacred text, represents the quintessential woman. She is the source, substratum and ultimate Life Force. All the gods, men, birds, animal, even demons, all the elements, all moving and stationary objects are but Her fragmental particles. The universe is Her playground as well as Her play. At will, She creates, sustains and dissolves it. In Candipatha we see Her in Her full glory, majesty and splendor. As the Mother, She loves and protects Her children and as the invincible Kali, She decimates the forces of evil when they threaten righteousness, peace and Her devotees in the world.

    The present publication includes, in addition to Sridurgasaptasati and the other associate hymns, a detailed Introductory Essay, which besides discussing the contents and importance of this work and its symbolism, provides a panoramic view of the Mother worship through the millennia. The four appendices include (i) Names, Adjectives, Incarnations, Epithets, etc., of the Mother Goddess (ii) Weapons mentioned in the text and their functions (iii) Glossary of important terms and (iv) the First-line index of Sanskrit verses, chapter-wise.

    About the Author
    A.P.N. PANKAJ, an alumnus of D.A.V. College, Amritsar and St. Stephens College, Delhi, taught Sanskrit for some years in the former before joining State Bank of India where over a period of nearly thirty-five-years, he held a range of assignments and retired from its staff College at Hyderabad. These years gave him an opportunity to pursue his interest in the management and behavioural sciences. Since early days, he has been writing and giving lectures on the subjects related to the Indian culture, philosophy and religion and has deeply studied the Upanishads, Bhagavadgita, Pauranic literature and, especially, Sri Ramacaritamanasa of Gosvami Tulasidasa. He has translated more than half a dozen works from / into English / Hindi / Sanskrit. Besides writing a book on the asrama – system of the Hindu society and editing / writing nearly a dozen books on the medieval Hindi poets, he has also written and led discussions / symposia on the value – based system of education and the concept of development in Indian tradition.

     

    BHAVANA PANKAJ, after studying English literature and Mass Communication at Punjab University, Chandigarh, spent some years as a journalist and television anchor. She currently pursues her love for the written word by writing, editing and translations on subjects ranging from Indian classical and dance to health care and education. An occasional film- maker, Bhavana has written books for children, on Vinoba Bhave and two books on a hospital in Jaipur. With equal felicity in Hindi and English, she also lends her voice as sutradhar on stage. Poetry is among her hobbies and she writes / translates poems in / from Hindi / English. 

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    Bhuta-Damara Tantra (Sanskrit & English)
    Bhuta-Damara Tantra (Sanskrit & English)
    Bhoot means, ‘Past’ and Damar means ‘fierce. Hence this is a Tantra, which liberates the seeker from the fierce sins of past and make his/her present and future better. Being, seem to be a broken link of Kashmir Shaivism, it is chatushpeeth Tantra of Sri Krodha Bahirave, who is expansion of supreme Lord Sri Swacchanda Bhairava. He is seer sage of the Mantra of Mata Cchinnamasta Ji. He is Lord of South and Once worshiped as per given rituals, he would certainly eradicate fears of his worshipers.



    This translation is done to brake a jinx, which tells that ‘Bhoot’ means ghost!!! or this Tantra, deals with exorcisms of ghost enchanting etc!! This is an approach to establish the glory of it; which it had during its epoch. This would certainly be a great readout for worshipers of Sri Bhairava.


    About the Author

    Giri Ratna Mishra is an Electronics and Communications engineer by qualitification and an ex-IT Executive of an MNC. Being initiated by the great social reformer and Saint of India, Aghoreshwar bhagwan Ramji, he has given up his professional career and is now involved in serving his Deity under the guidance of his able guru, Being born in Varanasi as a son of Smt. Padma Mishra and Sri Raghvendra Mishra, he has taken up a responsibility to spread the pragmatic message of Tantra in society via discourses on Sri Durga Saptashati and writing books; so that Tantric diaspora may convert into mass.
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    Chinnamasta
    Chinnamasta
    SPECIFICATION:
    • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
    • By : Elisabeth Anne Benard
    • Cover : Hardcover
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 2018
    • Pages : 176
    • Weight : 65 gm.
    • Size : 15.2 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm.
    • ISBN-10 : 8120810651
    • ISBN-13 : 978-8120810655
    DESCRIPTION:

    About the Author


    Elisabeth Benard became interested in India at the age of twelve years when her father first brought back Hindu image from a trip to India. For many years she looked at these image in her family library never dreaming that one day she would become a scholar in Indian religions. She researched in India under the auspicious of the American Institute of Indian Studies and received her doctorate from Columbia University. She has lectured widely in the United States, including at Smithsonian Institute and Asia Society, as well as in India and Japan. She has taught at Princeton, Rutgers University, Collage of Wooster and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Presently she is teaching Hinduism, Women in Religion, and Asian Religions at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.


    ABOUT THE BOOK:

    This is the first monograph which examines the rare Hindu and Buddhist Tantric Goddess, Chinnamasta, her rituals, her names and forms (namarupa) and their symbolism by comparing and contrasting her sadhanas (spiritual practices) in Hinduism and Buddhism. The entire Hindu "Chinnamastatantra" section from the Sakta Pramoda, the Buddhist "Chinnamunda Vajravarahisadhana" and the "Trikayavajrayoginistuti" are translated for the first time into English. Since Chinnamasta is a rare goddess, her texts were not popularized or made "fashionable" according to the dictates of a particular group at a particular time. The earliest extant texts date from the ninth and tenth centuries-a time when Hindu and Buddhist Tantras were developing under common influences in the same places in India. Having such texts about Chinnamasta Chinnamasta from these centuries, one can begin to understand the mutuality of a general Tantric tradition and the exclusivity of a particular Hindu or Buddhist Tantric tradition. Hence the study, not only examines Chinnamasta, but also attempts to understand what is a Tantric tradition.


    Foreword


    Elisabeth Benard’s work on the Hindu-Buddhist goddess Chinnamastã is a product of indefatigable energy, not overlooking any lead from Sanskrit and Tibetan texts or from knowledgeable informants. So to cast light on a goddess that was strangely obscure and yet implicates any Indian goddess properly to be called wondrous or arousing of awe. Although completed in the United States, her treatise does not follow a History of Religions approach with a baggage of technical terms. Besides, Dr. Benard avoids the guessing and speculations that characterized some previous references to this goddess. Throughout she employs a direct communication with the reader while soberly basing her conclusions on stated sources.


    One welcome feature of Benard’s book is the translation of much material from the Sakta Pramoda. Another fine feature is the treatment of the goddess’s names, both the 108 and 1,000 list. Her classification of the names by the rasas of Hindu drama is probably unique.


    This work is a solid contribution to the theories of the Hindu and Buddhist Tantras and their symbolism, in particular as related to the goddess.



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    Para-trisika-Vivarana by Abhinavagupta: The Secret of Tantric Mysticism
    Para-trisika-Vivarana by Abhinavagupta: The Secret of Tantric Mysticism

     

    Specification:
    • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
    • By : Jaideva Singh
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 2017
    • Pages : 404
    • Weight : 520 gm.
    • Size : 8.4 x 5.6 x 1.2 inches
    • ISBN-10 : 8120804724
    • ISBN-13 : 978-8189915544
    Description:

    From the Book

    The Paratrisika (or Paratrimsika) is a short Tantra which has been held in the highest esteem by Kashmir Saivism or Trika. After Somananda, Abhinavagupta has written two commentaries on it, a short one (Laghuvrtti) and an extensive one-the present Vivarana which is presented here for the first time in an English translation. The Paratrisika Vivarana is one of the most fascinating but also most difficult texts of the Kashmir Saiva School, and of the mystical philosophical literature of India as a whole. It deals with Ultimate Reality (anuttara or para) and with the methods of realization, centred above all in the theory and practice of the mantra. Abhinavagupta displays here his great exegetical genius and presents a penetrating metaphysics of language, of the word (vak) and its various stages in relation to consciousness. His language reflects in a luminous fashion the mystical experience contained in this text.

    The present translation of Abhinavagupt's masterpiece will not only be a milestone in the study of Kashmir Saivism, but it also makes available one of the major mystical texts of the Indian tradition to readers interested in philosophy and spirituality.

    About the Author

    Jaideva Singh (1893-1986) was a great scholar in musicology, philosophy and Sanskrit. A former principal of Y.D. College, Lakhimpurkheri, he also acted as a Chairman of U.P. Sangit Natak Academi. He was awarded Padma Bhushan by the Government of Indian in 1974. His other works include: Siva-Sutras, Spanda-Karika, Pratyabhijnahrdayam, Vijnanabhairava.

    Swami Lakshmanjee, Saivacarya, was the greatest exponent of the Kashmir Saiva tradition or Trika.

    Dr. Bettina Baumer, a Sanskrit scholar from Austria, is at present research director of Alice Boner Foundation and Hon. Project Coordinator of Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts.


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      Reflections on Resemblance, Ritual and Religion
      Reflections on Resemblance, Ritual and Religion

      Specification:

      • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
      • By : Brian K. Smith
      • Cover : Hardcover
      • Language : English
      • Edition : 1998
      • Pages : 280 pages
      • Weight : 
      • Size : 7.9 x 5.5 x 1.6 inches
      • ISBN-10 : 8120815327
      • ISBN-13 : 978-8120815322

      Description:

      The classical Vedic texts that deal with large-scale sacrificial ritual and those writings that deal with domestic ritual have traditionally been treated as unrelated. The former are devoted to the explication of rituals that are dominated by wealthy male elites; the latter concern humble private ceremonies more open to female participation. Reflections on Resemblance, Ritual and Religion argues that there is in fact, a fundamental connection between these two large and important bodies of Indic religious literature.

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      Siva Sutras: The Yoga of Supreme Identity
      Siva Sutras: The Yoga of Supreme Identity
      Specification:
      • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
      • By : Jaideva Singh
      • Cover : Paperback
      • Language : English
      • Edition : 2017
      • Pages : 278
      • Weight : 300 gm.
      • Size : 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches
      • ISBN-10 : 8120804074
      • ISBN-13 : 978-8120804074
      Description:

      Siva Sutras: The Yoga of Supreme Identity by Jaideva Singh
      Text of the Sutras and the Commentary Vimarsini of Ksemaraja

      The Saiva philosophy of Kashmir is generally called Trika Sastra, because it is philosophy of the triad ñ (1) Siva (2) Sakti (3) Nara ñ the bound soul or (1) para ñ the highest (2) parapara ñ identity in difference and (3) apara ñ difference. The literature of the Trika system of Kashmir falls into three categories, viz., (1) the Agama Sastra, (2) the Spanda Sastra and (3) the Pratyabhijna Sastra. Agama Sastra is considered to be revelation by Siva. It lays down both the principles and practices of the system. The most important Agama of the Trika system was known as the Siva Sutras.

      Siva Sutras are considered to be a revealed book of the Yoga: supreme identity of the individual self with the Divine. Here and English translation of the Siva Sutras has been provided, together with an abstract of each sutra, throws a flood of light on the entire system of Saiva Yoga. A glossary of technical terms and index are appended for the convenience of the reader.

      Four commentaries on Siva Sutras are available at present, the Vimarsini commentary of Ksemaraja in prose, the Siva-sutra-vrtti by some anonymous author in prose, the Siva-sutra-varttikam by Varadaraja in verse.

      The Siva-Sutra-vrtti is so close to Vimarsini that it appears to be either a preliminary draft or a later abstract of the Vimarsini. There is a strong presumption that the author of the Vrtti was Ksemaraja himself.


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        Spanda-Karikas The Divine Creative Pulsation
        Spanda-Karikas The Divine Creative Pulsation

        Specification:

        • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
        • By : Jaideva Singh
        • Cover : Paperback
        • Language : English
        • Edition : 2014
        • Pages : 209 pages
        • Weight : 300 gm.
        • Size : 5.8 x 0.8 x 9 inches
        • ISBN-10 : 8120808169
        • ISBN-13 : 978-8120808164

        Description:

        The Spandakarikas are a number of verses that serve as a sort of commentary on the Siva-sutras. According to Saivagama, the divine consciousness is not simply cold, inert intellection. It is rather spanda, active, dynamic, throbbing with life, creative pulsation. 

        In Siva-sutras, it is the prakasa aspect of the divine that is emphasized; in Spandakarikas, it is the vimarsa aspect that is emphasized. Together, these two books give us integral view of Saiva philosophy. 

        Ksemaraja has written a commentary on Spandakarikas, titled Spanda-nirnaya. He is fond of sesquipedalian compounds, long and windy sentences, but he is very profound in the comprehension of the subject and so cannot be ignored. 

        The author tried to provide a readable translation of both the karikas and the Spanda-nirnaya commentary. Each karika (verse) is given both in Devanagari and Roman script, followed by its translation in English. This is followed by Ksemaraja's commentary in Sanskrit. Then follows an English translation of the commentary. After this, copious notes are added on important and technical words. Finally, a running exposition of each karika in author's own words is given.

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        Vijnanabhairava or Divine Consciousness
        Vijnanabhairava or Divine Consciousness

        Specification:

        • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
        • By : Jaideva Singh
        • Cover : Paperback
        • Language : English
        • Edition : 2019
        • Pages : 173 pages
        • Weight : 290 gm.
        • Size : 5.6 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
        • ISBN-10 : 8120808207
        • ISBN-13 : 978-8120808201

        Description:

        Vijnanabhairava is a very ancient book on Yoga. It closely follows the basic principles of
        Saivagama. It contains 112 types of Yoga. There is hardly any other book on yoga which has described so many ways of approach to Central Reality that is present in each man as his essential Self. It is both extensive and intensive in the treatment of the subject of yoga.

        An English translation of this excellent work is being provided for the first time. The text that
        has been adopted is mainly the one that is published in the Kashmir Series of Texts and Studies. At a few places, however, slightly different readings yielding better sense have been
        incorporated as suggested by Swami Laksmana Joo.

        Each verse of the Sanskrit text has been printed in both Devanagari and Roman script. This is followed by an English translation and a number of expository notes which will go a long way in elucidating the main idea of the verse.

        A long Introduction explaining the basic principles of the yogas described in the text has been provided in the beginning. A glossary of technical terms has also been added at the end.

        The book has for the first time been translated into English. The translation of each verse is followd by copious expository notes, which contain not only all that is of any value in the Sanskrit commentaries, but also many practical suggestions made by Svami Lakshmana Joo on the basis of his personal experience of these Yogas.

        In order to understand the philosophical background of these Yogas, the reader is advised to go through the introductory portion of the author's Pratyabhijnahrdayam or the Siva-sutras.


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          Self - Love: The Original Dream
          Self - Love: The Original Dream
          Specification:
          • Publisher : Zen Publications
          • by : Mohan Gaitonde
          • Cover : Paperback
          • Language : English
          • Edition : 2017
          • Pages : 530
          • Weight : 800gm.
          • Size : 9.1 x 5.9 x 1 inches
          • ISBN-10: 9385902830
          • ISBN-13: 978-9385902833
          Description:

          Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj was one of the most significant spiritual teachers of Non-Duality of his time. His powerful non-dual teachings continue to impact spiritual seekers from all over the world, decades after his passing. Maharaj spoke in his mother tongue, Marathi, and a translator would then translate his words into English. It goes without saying that the translator had to be finely tuned not only to Maharaj’s teachings but also to the subtle nuances of his language, his singular vocabulary of spiritual terms and his distinctive teaching idiom. Those who had the good fortune of being in Maharaj’s presence reiterate that the intensity of his teaching was at its peak in the last five years before he shed his body. In those years, a relatively young disciple, ShriDinkarKshirsagar, sat at Maharaj’ssatsangs with a notebook. Every time Maharaj said something which impacted him – it could be a sentence or an entire chunk of conversation – Dinkar-ji would jot it down faithfully, making note of the exact Marathi words used by Maharaj. Though he did not jot down every single word spoken by Maharaj during satsang, his meticulous unfiltered ‘excerpts’ comprised the very essence of the Living Teaching manifesting through Maharaj. They accurately reflected Maharaj’s intensity, his steadfast rootedness in the Self and his utterly natural, intention-less compassion for the spiritual seeker. These talks were first published in Marathi in a book titled Atmaprem. They were subsequently translated into English by Shri Mohan Gaitonde, Maharaj’s ‘evening’ translator, who had the privilege of being with him from 1979 to 1981. This translation is made special by one outstanding fact: years of intuitively translating Maharaj, and that too in his presence, bestowed upon Gaitonde-ji an invaluable gift – an ‘ear’ for Maharaj’s voice and tone. In other words, for his subtlest nuance. For spiritual seekers, keen on accessing Maharaj’s original teachings, this has indeed turned out to be a wonderful gift.

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            Yantra Images by Dilip Kumar
            Yantra Images by Dilip Kumar
            Specification:
            • Publisher : Indica Books
            • By : Dilip Kumar
            • Cover : Hardcover
            • Language : English
            • Edition : January 1, 2010
            • Pages : 89
            • Weight : 360 g.
            • Size : 8.6 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches
            • ISBN-10 : 8186117075
            • ISBN-13 : 978-8186117071
            • Product Code : BK14277

             

            Description:

            Religion is the root of Indian culture. Rituals and believes are the integral part of Hindu Religion. It becomes more powerful when a devotee develops reverence into it.
            Fundamentally a society, which has faith in religion, believes in their own deities or gods and goddesses and pay their homage to them. Apart from ritual commodities, mantras and its chanting, yantras or mandalas play a special and important role in ritual ceremony. It is considered that if mantras are devatas (deities) then yantras are the abode of them. Without yantras, the ritual of deities remains incomplete.
            In order to attain perfection in worship, it is suggested that puja with yantras of their related deities is more beneficial.
            This book comprises of yantras used for all major gods, goddesses and deities accomplished with meaningful colour and geometrical composition.


              $22
              Antal and Her Poems
              Antal and Her Poems
              Specification
              • Publisher : Sri Satguru Publication
              • By : Vidya Dehejia, Dehejia
              • Cover : Hardcover
              • Edition :  1998
              • Language : English
              • Pages : 300
              • Size : 8.6 x 5.7 x 0.7 inch
              • Weight : 320 gm.
              • ISBN-10 : 8170303133
              • ISBN-13 : 978-8170303138
              • Product Code : BK10545
                Description

                From the Jacket:

                This book is a translation and study of the poems of ninth century woman saint and mystic. The introduction is designed to make the translations accessible to a non-specialist audience, while the Notes provide insights into the poems and useful explications of allusions and convention with which readers who do not possess a specialized knowledge of Tamil Vaisnava bhakti may be familiar.

                "I liked the clear and idiomatic translation. Dehejia introduces the reader to a world of religious experience that is little known. In doing so, she recapture Antal's very personal appropriation of the world of Hindu Vaisnava myth. This book will make an important contribution towards widening out knowledge of women mystics."

                Paul E. Muller-Ortega, Department of Religious Studies, Michigan State University. "As an aesthetically successful English translation of an important but hitherto neglected Tamil Bhakti text, this book represents a major contribution to the study of south Indian Hinduism. The text translated in exemplary of an important variety of religious experience in Hinduism which is prominent in many regions of India. It is therefore significant both in terms of the study of Tamil Hinduism and from a broader pan-regional perspective." Norman Cutler, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago.

                About the Author:

                Vidya Dehijia is Associate Professor at Columbia University. She has written Slaves of the Lord: The Path of the Tamil Saints.

                $30
                One Hundred Eight Vedic Upanishads (4 Vol. in 6 Parts)
                One Hundred Eight Vedic Upanishads (4 Vol. in 6 Parts)
                Specification
                • Publisher : Chaukhamba Sanskrit Prakashan
                • By : Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia
                • Cover : Hardcover
                • Language : English
                • Edition : 2016
                • Pages : 2910
                • Weight : 
                • Size :
                • ISBN-10 : 9385005391
                • ISBN-13 : 978-9385005398
                • Product Code : BK9023
                Description
                $290
                One Hundred Eight Vedic Upanishads (3 Vol. in 3 Parts)
                One Hundred Eight Vedic Upanishads (3 Vol. in 3 Parts)
                Specification
                • Publisher : Chaukhamba Sanskrit Prakashan
                • By : Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia
                • Cover : Hardcover
                • Language : English
                • Edition : 2010
                • Page : 1596
                • Weight : 3.50 kg.
                • Size : 10 x 7.2 x 5.2 inches
                • ISBN-10 : 9380326009
                • ISBN-13 : 978-9380326016
                • Product Code : BK9022
                Description

                The Eternal Upanishads represent the profound essence, the succulent juice and the perennial spiritual philosophy of the Vedas, expounded and elucidated to make them practical and accessible for spiritual aspirants. They are magnificent, stupendous, forceful and powerful instruments in the hands of true seekers that provide spiritual foresight and vision of the ultimate Truth and reality. The Upanishads are integral part of the Vedas; each Veda has a number of Upanishads in it. The present series classifies these Upanishads in true vedic tradition, i.e. they are listed and separated into different volumes strictly according to the Vedic sequence and the Vedas they appear in. Each verse of each Upanishad has been extensively explained using simple language supplemented by elaborate notes so that these profound metaphysical treatises can be made accessible to even a lay man. Towards this end, extensive appendices have been added to elucidated the different concepts in simple words. Concepts such as OM, Naad, Naadis, Chakras, Yoga, Atma, Viraat, Moksha etc. are all elaborately explained in these separate appendices, a Mantra index in roman in also included. The present volume contains 16 principal Upanishads of the Rig Veda. The sequence of their listing in this volume strictly follows the sanction of the Upanishads themselves, as is Clear in Muktikopanishad, cant 1, verse no. 56. Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia born on 8th August, 1955 in Burdwan district of West Bengal, is a humble and unpretentious bachelor, who has dedicated his entire life to the service of Lord Ram. At present he is residing in the holy pilgrim city of Ayodhya (U.P. India) since 1985. Preface A steady Light which is swifter than thought (mind) is present amongst moving (animate) things to show the way to happiness. All the Go

                $135
                One Hundred Eight Vedic Upanisads (Vol. 1)
                One Hundred Eight Vedic Upanisads (Vol. 1)
                Specification
                • Publisher : Chaukhamba Sanskrit Prakashan
                • By : Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia
                • Cover :  Hardcover
                • Language : English
                • Edition : 2010
                • Pages : 412
                • Weight : 
                • Size : 
                • ISBN-10 : 9380326017
                • ISBN-13 : 978-9380326016
                • Product Code : BK9021
                Description

                The Eternal Upanishads represent the profound essence, the succulent juice and the perennial spiritual philosophy of the Vedas, expounded and elucidated to make them practical and accessible for spiritual aspirants. They are magnificent, stupendous, forceful and powerful instruments in the hands of true seekers that provide spiritual foresight and vision of the ultimate Truth and reality. The Upanishads are integral part of the Vedas; each Veda has a number of Upanishads in it. The present series classifies these Upanishads in true vedic tradition, i.e. they are listed and separated into different volumes strictly according to the Vedic sequence and the Vedas they appear in. Each verse of each Upanishad has been extensively explained using simple language supplemented by elaborate notes so that these profound metaphysical treatises can be made accessible to even a lay man. Towards this end, extensive appendices have been added to elucidated the different concepts in simple words. Concepts such as OM, Naad, Naadis, Chakras, Yoga, Atma, Viraat, Moksha etc. are all elaborately explained in these separate appendices, a Mantra index in roman in also included. The present volume contains 16 principal Upanishads of the Rig Veda. The sequence of their listing in this volume strictly follows the sanction of the Upanishads themselves, as is Clear in Muktikopanishad, cant 1, verse no. 56.

                $45
                Devi : The Devi Bhagavatam Retold
                Devi : The Devi Bhagavatam Retold
                Specification
                • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
                • By : Ramesh Menon
                • Cover : Paperback
                • Language : English
                • Edition : October 10, 2010
                • Pages : 514
                • Weight : 630 gm.
                • Size : 8.8 x 6.1 x 1.5 inches
                • ISBN-10 : 8129115549
                • ISBN-13 : 978-8129115546
                • Product Code : BK8685
                Description

                The Devi Bhagavatam, also known as the Devi Bhagavata Purana, ‘the old book of the goddess’, is an integral part of ancient Indian mythology. It is important for the Shakta sect of Hinduism, which describes the Devi as the foundation of the world and equivalent in stature to Brahman, the supreme being.

                The original text was written in Bengali and consists of 318 chapters and 18,000 verses, all praising the Devi as supreme and describing instructions for her worship, including temples and rituals such as the annual ritual of Durga Puja which is celebrated all over India, especially in Bengal. The Devi, the mother of the Universe, is worshipped in India in her many forms as Goddess Durga, Kali, Shakti and Saraswati, to name a few.

                Menon’s Devi : The Devi Bhagavatam Retold, is a condensed version of The Devi Bhagavatam and describes the legends of the Goddess in all her forms and interpretations. The books opens with the birth of Ved Vyasa, who is also regarded as the author of the Mahabharata and narrates poignant instances from his relationship with his son Suka, such as the dialogue between them over the decision to enter Grihastashrama. Also described is the incarnation of the Devi as Goddess Durga and the epic tale of her destruction of the evil demons Rakthabija and Mahishasura. The tale depicting the origin of the holy Indian rivers, Ganga, Padma and Saraswati, is one of the many rich stories connected to our ancient origins, woven into the tapestry of this literary piece on Indian mythology.


                  $33
                  Appeasement of Radhika
                  Appeasement of Radhika

                  Specification:

                  • Publisher : Penguin India (25 November 2011)
                  • By :  Muddupalani & Sandhya Mulchandani (Tr) 
                  • Cover : Paperback
                  • Language : English
                  • Edition : 2011
                  • Pages : 200 pages
                  • Weight : 160 gm.
                  • Size : 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.5 inches
                  • ISBN-10 : 9780143417439
                  • ISBN-13 : 978-0143417439

                  Description:

                   

                  An erotic classic and the most recognized work of an celebrated nineteenth-century poet and courtesan 'Last night, I dreamt of Hari With that melodious-voiced woman. He seemed impatient with me, And now even The song of the nightingale seems shrill.' An erotic narrative poem that explores desire and jealousy, love experienced and love lost, Radhika Santawanam is the most recognized work of nineteenth-century poet and courtesan Muddupalani. Celebrated as a literary masterpiece in Muddupalani's lifetime, Radhika Santawanam was banned by the British in 1910 when it was published again, a century and a half later, with critics panning its graphic descriptions of lovemaking. And, after another hundred years, this epic is now available in its entirety for the first time in English translation.

                  $16
                  I Keep Vigil of Rudra
                  I Keep Vigil of Rudra

                  Specification:

                  • Publisher :  Penguin
                  • By : H. S. Shiva Prakash
                  • Cover : Paperback
                  • Language : English
                  • Edition : 2010
                  • Pages : 252 pages
                  • Weight : 190 gm.
                  • Size : 5.1 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches
                  • ISBN-10 : 9780143063575
                  • ISBN-13 : 978-0143063575

                  Description:

                  One of the only collections of Vachana poetry in translation—a must read for all poetry lovers. Here I come, a ferryman without a body To the great flowing river. If you pay the price– Your mind That grasps and lets go, I shall take you across” Vachana poetry in Kannada literature attained its zenith in the twelfth century. Passionate, intensely personal, and ahead of their times, these free-verse poems speak eloquently of the futility of formal learning, the vanity of wealth and the evils of social divisions. The vachanas stress on the worship of Shiva, through love, labour and devotion, as the only worthwhile life-goal for the vachanakara—the vachana poet. This collection offers a selection of vachanas composed by a wide range of vachanakaras from different walks of life writing during that period. While some of these poets are well known even today, most have been forgotten. Translated fluidly and with great skill by H.S. Shivaprakash, I Keep Vigil of Rudra is not only an important addition to Vachana literature, but also a must read for lovers of poetry everywhere.

                  $19
                  Subhashitavali
                  Subhashitavali

                  Specification:

                  • Publisher : Penguin Global
                  • By : A.N.D. Haksar
                  • Cover : Paperback
                  • Language : English
                  • Edition : 2007
                  • Pages : 208 pages
                  • Weight : 210 gm.
                  • Size :   0.4 x 5.1 x 7.8 inches
                  • ISBN-10 : 9780143101369
                  • ISBN-13 : 978-0143101369

                  Description:

                  The subhashita verse is a popular feature of Sanskrit literature. Composed in isolation or as part of a larger work, it is essentially a miniature poem which encapsulates a complete thought, mood or image in a single stanza. These verse epigrams have a wide range of themes. This selection from the Subhashitavali, a celebrated verse anthology compiled by Vallabhadeva in c. fifteenth-century Kashmir, offers a rich variety of erotic poetry and a wealth of lyrical and gnomic verse. One section is given to earthy humour and cynical satire seldom available in English renditions. Also included are invocations and allegories, panegyrics and pen-pictures, sage observations and stark musings. The sweep of these verses is matched by the eclectic array of contributors from illustrious poets like Vyasa and Valmiki, Kalidasa and Bana to others now mostly forgotten. These verses of jollity and wit, ribaldry and bawdiness, snide sarcasm and wry comment showcase the fact that Sanskrit literature, generally perceived as staid and serious, can also be flippant and fun.

                  $14.49
                  Beyond Shirdi - Stories of the Living Presence of Sai Baba
                  Beyond Shirdi - Stories of the Living Presence of Sai Baba
                  Specification
                  • Publisher : Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
                  • By : K. Venkataraman
                  • Cover : Paperback
                  • Language : English   
                  • Edition : 1 January 2010
                  • Pages : 146
                  • Weight : 170 gm.
                  • Size : 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
                  • ISBN-10 : 8172763557
                  • ISBN-13 : 978-8172763558
                  Description

                  In this set of Shirdi stories the author presents the incidents in which the devotees had experienced the grace of Baba under trying situations, testifying to them Baba's living presence.
                  The stories here, each self-contained, are spread over the eight decades that have elapsed since Sai Baba's passing away. They are based on the actual experiences of Baba's non-corporeal grace regardless of the religion or region of the recipient. The reader will find the volume absorbing both as a collection of short stories and as a portrayal of experiences relating to Baba from the point of view of one person or another.

                  About The Author : K Venkatraman
                  He is the author of books on public finance, technology, and development issues. This is his first novel.


                     

                    $12
                    Our Duty by Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati SwaminahOur Duty by Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati Swaminah
                    Our Duty by Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati Swaminah

                    Specification:

                    • Publisher : Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
                    • By : Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati Swaminah
                    • Cover : Paperback
                    • Language : English
                    • Edition : 1998
                    • Pages : 54 
                    • Weight : 
                    • Size : 7.2 x 4.8 Inch
                    • ISBN-10 : 8172764936
                    • ISBN-13 : 978-8172764937

                     

                    Description:

                    The book is a collection of His Holiness's teachings, gathered by one of his disciples.
                    His Holiness's discourses on Hindu Religion and Dharma, which were simple in language and lucid in exposition, were punctuated with homely illustrations, and had the power to convince the doubting and convert the sceptic, coming as he did, in the succession of authentic tradition, his is the classical view of Hindu Dharma in its pristine purity. Some of his Holiness's teachings, faithfully gathered in this book by one of his devoted disciples, have a special value in the context of ignorance, misunderstanding and bewilderment that assail us at the present time, both as individuals and as a society.

                    About The Author : H.H. Jagadguru Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati Swaminah :

                    His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati was the Sankaracharya who adorned the Sri Sarada Pitha of Sringeri in the Mysore State. It was the first seat of Advaita Philosophy established by Sri Sankara. His Holiness was a saintly personality of great spiritual eminence and profound scholarship in the Sastras. A Brahmajnani of rare experience in periods of Samadhi when the luminous glow in his countenance proclaimed his Brahmanubhava.

                    $12
                    The Immortal Kural
                    The Immortal Kural
                    SPECIFICATION:

                    • Publisher : Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
                    • By : V.C. Kulandai Swamy
                    • Cover : Paperback
                    • Language : English
                    • Edition : 2002
                    • Pages : 114
                    • Weight : 150 gm.
                    • Size : 14.6 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
                    • ISBN-10: 8172015895
                    • ISBN-13: 978-8172015893
                    DESCRIPTION:

                    The Kural by Thiruvalluvar is an ancient work of the Sangam Age. The author raises the query: 'What is it that makes the Kural immortal?', and tries to seek an answer.
                    The author highlights Valluvar's penetrating insight into the unshifting foundations of life and his extraordinary genius for abstraction and generalization. It is strikingly different from any book or commentary so far written on the Kural.

                    About The Author : V.C. Kulandai Swamy :

                    Prof. Kulandai Swamy, a well known writer in Tamil, his literary contributions comprise mainly poems; he has also written articles and books on varied topics ranging from literary criticism to modernization of Tamil language. Prof. Swamy was given Sahitya Akademi Award in 1988 and was conferred the national honour of Padma Shri in 1922 and Padma Bhushan in 2002 by the President of India.

                    $12
                    Krishnavatara (Set of 7 Volumes) - Krishna Avatara
                    Krishnavatara (Set of 7 Volumes) - Krishna Avatara
                    Specification
                    • Product Code :BK7716
                    • Size :7.0" X 4.5"
                    • Weight :2 kg.
                    • Author :K.M. Munshi
                    • ISBN :9788172764630, 9788172764753, 9788172764845, 9788172764722, 9788172764661, 9788172764739, 9788172764678
                    • Publisher :Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
                    • Edition :2014
                    • Cover :Paperback
                    • Language :English
                    • Pages :2055
                    Description

                    Who has not heard of Sri Krishna who delivered the message of the Bhagavad Gita and whom the Bhagavat calls 'God Himself?

                    From the earliest days that my memories can go back to, Sri Krishna has been, in a sense, dominating my imagination. In my childhood, I heard his adventures with breathless amazement. Since then I have read of him, sung of him, admired him, worshipped him in a hundred temples and every year on his birthday at home. And day after day, for years and years, his message has been the strength of my life.

                    Unfortunately, his fascinating personality, which could be glimpsed in what may be called the original Mahabharata, has been overlaid with legends, myths, miracles and adorations for about three thousand years.

                    Wise and valorous, he was, loving and loved, far- seeing and yet living for the moment. gifted with sage-like detachment and yet intensely human; the diplomat. the sage and the man of action with a personality as luminous as that of a divinity.

                    The urge, Therefore, came upon me. time and again, to embark upon a reconstruction of his life and adventures by weaving a romance around him.

                    It was an impossible venture. but like hundreds of authors in all parts of India for centuries. I could not help offering him whatever little of imagination and creative power I possessed. feeble though they were.

                    I have called the whole work Krishnavatara, The Descent of the Lord. This, the First Part. which ends with the death of Kamsa, has been named 'The Magic Flute". for it deals with his boyhood associated with the flute. which hypnotized men. animals and birds alike. sung with such loving tenderness by innumerable poets.

                    I have named the Second Part. which ends with Rukmini Haran. The Wrath of an Emperor, as the central theme is the successful defiance by Sri Krishna of Jarasandha, the Emperor of Magadha. The Third Part is entitled The Five Brothers and ends with Draupadi's Swayamvara. The Fourth Part is entitled The Book of Bhima and the Fifth Part is entiled The Book of Satyabhaama. The Sixth Part, which is now being serially published in the Bhavan's Journal; is entitled The Book of Vyaasa. the Master.

                    I hope to carry forward the series till the episode when, on the battle-field of Kurukshetra. Krishna reveals himself as the Eternal Guardian of the Cosmic Law-Saashvata Dharma Gopta-to Arjuna, if it is His will that I should do so.

                    I have followed the technique since 1922 to reconstruct the episodes connected with Chyavana and Sukanya in Purandara Parajaya (a play). Agastya and Lopamudra, Vasishta and Vishwamitra, Parashurama and Sahasrarjuna in Vishvaratha (a romance), Deva Didheli (a play), Vishwamitra Rishi (a play), Lomaharshini (a romance) and Bhagavan Parashurama (a romance), and now Sri Krishna and the heroes and heroines of Mahabharata in these volumes of Krishnavatara.

                    Time and again, I have made it clear that none of these works is an English rendering of any old Purana.

                    In reconstructing Sri Krishna's life and adventures. I had, like many of my predecessors, to reconstruct the episodes inherited from the past. so as to bring out his character, attitude and outlook with the personality-sustained technique of modern romance. I had also had to give flesh and blood to various obscure characters referred to in the Mahabharata.

                    In the course of this adventure. I had often to depart from the legend and myth. for such reconstruction by a modern author must necessarily involve the exercise of whatever little imagination he has. I trust He will forgive me for the liberty I am taking, but must write of Him as I see Him in my imagination.

                    $88
                    Srimad BhagavatamSrimad Bhagavatam
                    Srimad Bhagavatam
                    Specification
                    • Product Code :BK7715
                    • Size :6.9" x 9.9"
                    • Weight :1.300 kg.
                    • Author :Kamala Subramaniam
                    • ISBN :978-8172763763
                    • Publisher :Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
                    • Edition :2013
                    • Cover :Hard Cover
                    • Language :English
                    • Pages :790
                    Description

                    Once, when Markandeya was in his Ashrama on the banks of the river Pushpabhadra he saw that a strong gale was blowing and this was followed by a fierce storm Before many moments had passed he saw that the earth was covered with water He realized that The Great Deluge had come.

                    Markandeya was floating on the turbulent sea which carried him away from his Ashrama. He knew not that this was Vishnumaya which he had been wanting to see.

                    All on a Sudden he saw a Nyagrodha trees which was standing firm in the midst of the waves a branch of the tree could be seen pointing toward the direction Ishanya There on a leaf he saw a lovely child which was dispelling the darkness around with its glow. Green like a newly broken piece of an emerald mountain with the red flowers of the pomegranate adorning its ears the child had raised his foot to his lips. It was sucking its toe with a beatific smile on its face.

                    Markandeya was swept near and was and sucked into the body of the child along with its breath inside. When he opened his eyes. Markandeya saw the Universe The small child small enough to lie on an Ashwantha leaf held inside it the entire Universe Yashoda was also granted this vision when Krishna opened his month. This was the vision of Markandeya.

                    $54

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