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Candipathah (Sanskrit Text with English translation)
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Ptv. Ltd.
  • Author : A. P. N. Pankaj & Bhavana Pankaj
  • Language : English
  • Edition : January 3, 2013
  • Pages : 461
  • Weight : 740g.
  • Size : 8.8 x 6.1 x 1.4 inches
  • Cover : Hard Cover

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. 

Specification Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Ptv. Ltd. Author : A. P. N. Pankaj &...
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Erase The Ego (Paperback) by Sri Ramana Maharshi
  • Publisher : Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
  • Author : Jaideva Singh
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2018
  • Pages : 56
  • Weight : 65 gm.
  • Size : 7.1 x 4.7 x 0.2 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • ISBN-10 : 8172765142
  • ISBN-13 : 978-8172765149

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.

Specification: Publisher : Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Author : Jaideva Singh Language : English Edition :...
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Schopenahuer's Encounter with Indian Thought

Schopenhauer is widely recognized as the Western philosopher who has shown the greatest openness to Indian thought and whose own ideas approach most closely to it. This book examines his encounter with important schools of Hindu and Buddhist philosophy and subjects the principal apparent affinities to a careful analysis. Initial chapters describe Schopenhauer's encounter with Indian thought in the context of intellectual climate of early nineteenth-century Europe. For the first time, Indian texts and ideas were becoming available and the belief that they could bring about a second Renaissance-an "Oriental Renaissance"-was widespread. Schopenhauer shared in this enthusiasm and for the rest of his life assiduously kept abreast of the new knowledge of India. Principal sections of the book consider the two main pillars of Schopenhauer's system in relation to broadly comparable ideas found, in the case of Hindu thought, in Advaita Vedanta, and within Buddhism in the Madhyamika and Yogacara schools. Schopenhauer's doctrine of the world as representation, or a flow of impressions appearing in the consciousness of living beings, is first considered. The convergence between this teaching and India idealism, especially the doctrine of illusory appearance (maya), has long been recognized. Schopenhauer himself was aware of it, emphasizing that it was the result not of influence but of a remarkable convergence between Eastern and Western thought. This convergence is subjected to a much more detailed examination than has previously been carried out, undertaken in the light of twentieth-century Indology and recent studies of Schopenhauer. The second main pillar of Schopenhauer's system, the doctrine of the world as will, is then examined and its relationship to Indian thought explored.

Schopenhauer is widely recognized as the Western philosopher who has shown the greatest openness to...
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Chinnamasta

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.



About the AuthorElisabeth Benard became interested in India at the age of twelve years when...
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Jaiminiya Mahabharata "Asvamedhika Parva" - Part I
  • Product Code :BK7082 Size :8.1" X 5.3" Weight :315 gm Publisher :Gita Press Gorakhpur Edition :2007 Cover :Paperback Language :Sanskrit Text and English Translation Pages :364

Foreword

As we know, Gita Press is committed to publish literature that is helpful in exhilarating morality, building national character and inculcating fervour for developing devotion to the universe. For this purpose, Gita press has in its agenda, the publication of puranic literature, rare books on religious subjects, Upanisads, Gita, Ramayana and Mahabharata etc. Under this process Gita Press published the Asvamedhika Parva of Mahabharata composed by Maharsi Jaimini, a great scholar, poet, philosopher and also astrologer. His book on astrology is regarded as a mature composition on the subject.


It is said that Maharsi Jaimini composed also Mahabharata- much bigger in comparison to Mahabharata composed by Krsnadvaipayana vyasa. But the current of time swallowed most of it and now remains only Asvamedhika parva which gives a vivid description of Asvamedha Yajna performed by Yudhisthira. There are three thousand Slokas in the Asvamedha parva of Mahabharata composed by Vyasadeva and four thousand Slokas are there in the Asvamedhika Parva of Jaiminiya Mahabharata. It may give an idea how voluminous the complete Jaiminiya Mahabharata must have been.



A few years before it was a rare book. For the first time Gita Press published it in monthly 'Kalyan' in a serial form and afterwards in a book form with original Sanskrit text and Hindi translation. Now it has been decided to present an English translation with original Sanskrit text for the benefit of non-Hindi readers of the country and also abroad.
From the point of story telling it starts with presenting Yudhisthira quite aggrieved on account of the sin he committed in the form of mass massacre in the war. He seriously thinks to abandon the kingship and go to the forest for practicing penance. Vyasa ap

Specification Product Code :BK7082 Size :8.1" X 5.3" Weight :315 gm Publisher :Gita Press Gorakhpur...
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Shri Durga Saptashati (Sanskrit Text with Hindi Translation)

The Durga Saptashati is well accepted religious text of Hindu religion. Durga Saptashati is full of religious mystery with blessed story of goddess Bhagavati. The devotees motivated by desire and desireless both recite this book with great reverence and attain their desired goal. The book contains is it the procedure of reciting it along with Kavacha, Argal, Kilaka, Vaidika and Tantrika Ratrisukta, Devyatharvashirsha, Navarna Vidhi, original text, Durgashtottaranamastotra, Sri Durgamanasa worship, all the three Rahasyas (secrets), prayer of pardon (Kshama Prarthna), Siddhikunzikastotra and waving light before the idol.



  • Author : Gita Press, Gorakhpur

  • Language : Hindi

  • Cover: Paperback

  • Publisher: Gita Press, Gorakhpur

  • Size : 13.3 cm x 20.3 cm

  • Pages : 240

  • Weight of the Book: 180 gms

The Durga Saptashati is well accepted religious text of Hindu religion. Durga Saptashati is full...
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Nachiketa and Other Stories

The three stories depicted here are from the Upanishads, which are also called Vedanta or "the end of the Veda". This is because they from the last branch of Vedic literature where one finds in them the final aim of the Vedas- that of self-realisation.


The first story is that of young Nachiketa, who struggles to comprehend the truth of life and death. He approaches Yama, the God of Death, and is tested by the Lord before found worthy of divine instruction. The second story is about Satyakama's search for the ultimate reality or "Brahman". Here, nature is the best teacher as Satyakama experiences Brahman directly rather than through verbal instruction by his guru, Gautama. In the third story, Prajapati - the father, the guru and the guide - utters a single syllable "DA" as instruction to the dissatisfied gods, humans and demons who are seeking contentment and peace. "DA" was understood and interpreted differently by the pupils in light of their own experiences.


These three stories are, in essence, about the guru and the pupil, where one who embarks on the path of true knowledge surely achieves it.

The three stories depicted here are from the Upanishads, which are also called Vedanta or...
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Chandragupta Maurya - Amar Chitra Katha
Nearly 2300 years ago, Chandragupta Maurya brought about the political unification of north India and established an empire that successfully resisted the Macedonian invasion. His empire extended form Mysore (present-day Karnataka) in the south to the dorders of Persia (present-day Iran) in the northwest.

Many Legends describe the early career of Chandragupta, making it difficult to distinguish fact form fantasy in the stories about his later years. But what remains true is that he was the first true emperor of India, as no king before him had ever built such a vast kingdom.

Vishakhadatta’s famous play on Chandragupta, Mudra Rakshasa, was written in the 9th century AD. Two Sanskrit works followed this, nearly 700 years later – Mudra Rakshasa Katha by Mahadeva Tirtha of Tanjore and Mudra Rakshasa Katha Sara by Ravikartana of Kerala, both of which serve as introductions to earlier play.
Kempu Narayana, a scholar at the court of Krishnaraja Wedeyar III of Mysore, made a study of these works on chandragupta, and 1823, wrote mudra Manjusha in Kannada. This Amar Chitra Katha is based on Kempu Narayana’s pioneering work. Though Chandragupta was born in the north, he spent his last days at Shravanabelagola in
Nearly 2300 years ago, Chandragupta Maurya brought about the political unification of north India and...
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Chandra Shekhar Azad - Amar Chitra Katha
Chandra Shekhar Azad was a great revolutionary who lived and died for the Motherland. When Ramprasad Bismil, the leader of the Uttar Pradesh Revolutionaries, was caught and hanged by the British for his role in the Kakori conspiracy, Azad assumed the leadership.

Azad eluded the British for ten years. Together with his band of dedicated young men he fought to liberate India form the foreign rules. The activities of Azad and his associates contributed in no small measure to the awakening of the Indian masses – a task which the national leaders of the day were trying to achieve through peaceful means.

Azad had a strong physique, plenty of common sense and patriotic zeal. The British described him as a terrorist. But he considered himself a freedom fighter. Though the national leaders of the time did not approve of his cult of violence, they had great affection and regard for Azad.
Chandra Shekhar Azad was a great revolutionary who lived and died for the Motherland. When...
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Amar Singh Rathor - Amar Chitra Katha
Rajasthan and Bundelkhan abound in stories of valour and sacrifice. Names like Rana Pratap and Chhatrasal are the bright lights that dazzle like the sun. but there are smaller stars as well, like Alha-Udal and Bappa Rawal, to whom history accords a brief tribute. Amar Singh Rathor belongs to this galaxy of stars.

Amar Singh Rathor, a brave Rajput warrior, was the Commander of Shah Jahan’s army, and was held in great esteem by the Mughal Emperor himself. He was brave with a great sense of self-worth. As long as Shah Jahan honoured him, he fulfilled his duties zealously. But when the king. Tricked by his jealous and scheming courtiers, hurt Amar Singh Rathor’s pride and self-respect, he fought the emperor with his small but courageous army and died a martyr’s death.

The story in this Amar Chitra Katha is about Amar Singh Rathor’s brave death, and the ensuing battle by two valiant young lads to bring back his body form Shah Jahan. It is based on the bood Amar Singh Rathor by the late Shri Gheesaram.
Rajasthan and Bundelkhan abound in stories of valour and sacrifice. Names like Rana Pratap and...
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Adventures of Krishna - Paperback Comic Book
Lord Krishna is one of the most endearing deities of Indian mythology and considered to be one of the avatars of Lord Vishnu. Goddess Lakshmi, the divine consort of Lord Vishnu, was born upon earth as his companion during his many incarnations.

Krishna is, at times, the simple cowherd indulging the milkmaids in playful lbanter. At other times, he is the supreme intellectual – engaged in the exposition of the Gita philosophy. Krishna’s beguiling childish pranks and his dignified wisdom have, in turn, infjuenced the Hindu consciousness for centuries.

This Amar Chitra Katha valume brings to you three adventures of invincible Lord Krishna. The first title in this volume narrates the story of Narakasura whose deeds were so dark that his name has always been identified as a symbol of darkness. Many who celebrate the festival of lights, deepavali, believe they are actually rejoicing the death of Naraka and the consequent emancipation of all good spirits.

The second story deals with Jarasndha, who was the emperor of northern India at a time when the Pandavas ruled Indraprastha. Most of the kings of North India had acknowledged Jarasandha’s suzerainty out of fear. To establish the supremacy of the Pandavas, it was necessary to subdue him. Although Jarasandha was considered unconquerable, he had a vital flaw only known to Krishna. How the lord brought about the fall of the mighty and evil emperor is narrated in this tale. The third tale is about Paundraka Vaasudeva, who shared his name with Krishna Vaasudeva. His sycophants made him believe that he was as strong and powerful as Krishna and, in fact, that he was perhaps the real Vishnu incarnate. How he fell into disgrace and met with disaster is fold in this story. All the three stories in this volume are based on the Bhagawat Purana.
Lord Krishna is one of the most endearing deities of Indian mythology and considered to...
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Ayurveda Virilization
  • Product Code :BK10555
  • Author :P.H. Kulkarni
  • ISBN :8170307465,978-8170307464
  • Publisher :Sri Satguru Publication
  • Edition :2002
  • Cover :Paperback
  • Language :English
  • Pages :189

"Prof. Dr. Kulkarni is well known Ayurvedic Physician. Research Guide in Ayurveda, University of Pune. Founder Director, Institute of Indian medicine/Ayurveda Academy. Editor of seven Medical Journals including ' Deerghayu International'. Author of Twelve books related to Ayurveda. Worked as Patron, President, Secretary, Treasurer of many Ayurvedic, Medical and Social Organisations at national and international level. Dr. Kulkarni has established Ayurvedic Centers in many countries of the world and traveled extensively for propogation, education and research in Ayurveda. Prof. Kulkarni is receipient of many national and international awards including Pax Mundi Fellowship (Dag Hammarkjold Awards Committee) for Professional Excellence."

Specification Product Code :BK10555 Author :P.H. Kulkarni ISBN :8170307465,978-8170307464 Publisher :Sri Satguru Publication Edition :2002...
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One Hundred Eight Vedic Upanishads (4 Vol. in 6 Parts)
  • Product Code :BK9023
  • Author :Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia
  • ISBN :9385005391, 978-9385005398
  • Publisher :Chaukhamba Sanskrit Prakashan
  • Edition :2016
  • Cover :Hardcover
  • Language :English
  • Pages :2910
Specification Product Code :BK9023 Author :Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia ISBN :9385005391, 978-9385005398 Publisher :Chaukhamba Sanskrit Prakashan...
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One Hundred Eight Vedic Upanishads (3 Vol. in 3 Parts)
  • Product Code :BK9022
  • Size :10 x 7.2 x 5.2 inches
  • Weight :3.530kg.
  • Author :Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia
  • ISBN :9380326009, 978-9380326016
  • Publisher :Chaukhamba Sanskrit Prakashan
  • Edition :October 10, 2010
  • Cover :Hardcover
  • Language :English
  • Pages :1596

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

Specification Product Code :BK9022 Size :10 x 7.2 x 5.2 inches Weight :3.530kg. Author :Ajai...
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One Hundred Eight Vedic Upanisads (Vol. 1)
  • Product Code :BK9021
  • Author :Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia
  • ISBN :9380326017, 978-9380326016
  • Publisher :Chaukhamba Sanskrit Prakashan
  • Edition :2010
  • Cover :Hardcover
  • Language :English
  • Pages :412

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.

pecification Product Code :BK9021 Author :Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia ISBN :9380326017, 978-9380326016 Publisher :Chaukhamba Sanskrit Prakashan...
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Appeasement of Radhika
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.
An erotic classic and the most recognized work of an celebrated nineteenth-century poet and courtesan...
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Subhashitavali
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.
The subhashita verse is a popular feature of Sanskrit literature. Composed in isolation or as...
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Beyond Shirdi - Stories of the Living Presence of Sai Baba

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.

  • Publisher : Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
  • Edition : 1 January 2010
  • Pages : 146
  • Weight : 170 gm.
  • Size : 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Auther : K. Venkataraman
  • Language : English   
  • ISBN-10 : 8172763557
  • ISBN-13 : 978-8172763558

 

Description In this set of Shirdi stories the author presents the incidents in which the...
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Para-trisika-Vivarana by Abhinavagupta: The Secret of Tantric Mysticism

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.

  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition : 2017
  • Pages : 404
  • Weight : 520 gm.
  • Size : 8.4 x 5.6 x 1.2 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Auther : Jaideva Singh
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10 : 8120804724
  • ISBN-13 : 978-8189915544
Description: From the Book The Paratrisika (or Paratrimsika) is a short Tantra which has been...
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Siva Sutras: The Yoga of Supreme Identity

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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  • Edition : 2017
  • Pages : 278
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  • Auther : Jaideva Singh
  • Language : English
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Spanda-Karikas The Divine Creative Pulsation
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  • Edition : 2014
  • Pages : 209
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  • Auther : Jaideva Singh
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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 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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  • Edition : 2019
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  • Auther : Jaideva Singh
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10 : 8120808207
  • ISBN-13 : 978-8120808201
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Devavanipravesika
The purpose, in writing this book, is to provide a self-contained primer, workbook and reader for teaching first year Sanskrit students with no previous linguistic training. The author has tried throughout the work to introduce, explain and illustrate the most significant features of the language and through verses, quotations, and readings.

To these ends the grammar has been, in several areas, simplified to prevent the beginner from being more hampered than is absolutely necessary by relatively insignificant paradigms, rules and exceptions.

Upon completion of this course, students should have a real working knowledge of the major outlines of Sanskrit sentences with some facility and read, with the help of dictionary, approximately five to ten verses of the Valmiki Ramayana or a similar text in an hour.
The purpose, in writing this book, is to provide a self-contained primer, workbook and reader...
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Twilight Of The Sultanate: A Political, Social And Cultural History Of The Sultanate Of Delhi From The Invasion Of Timur To The Conquest Of Babur 1398-1526
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  • Author :Kishori Saran Lal 
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  • Publisher :Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd
  • Edition :1980
  • Cover :Hard Cover
  • Language :English
  • Pages :372

 

Twilight of the sultanate is a political, social and cultural history of the Sultanate of the Delhi from the invasion of Timur to the conquest of Babar (1398-1526). This period of a century and a quarter presents the spectacle of a curious contradiction of unceasing political upheavals and great cultural achievements. It is not only a coherent sequence of history and continuity that the author portrays in this volume, but the very atmosphere of those turbulent and disorderly days. Timur’s capture of Delhi vivifies the terror of the times, amidst which Timur, who was sixty-three, ‘immersed himheslf in pleasure and enjoyment.’ ‘No one ever achieved a victory over Bahlul Lodi,’ and yet he could calmly tell his restive Afghan nobles: ‘If you do not think me worthy of the Station (of Monarch), you may choose loved to have the learned Ulema about him, but drank wine in secret ‘to keep himself in health.’ And Babur’s keen intellect rightly noted that India ‘has masses of gold and silver,’ a fact in many ways responsible for her chequered history.

“In the political field the first half of the 15th century was a period of decay; the second half of upheavals, but in the cultural field it was an age of sustained progress,” says the author. This period witnessed great development in architecture, music, education and social reform. “there was continuous progress of synthesis in spite of all conflicts, political, social, intellectual.” Muriel edition of the Twilight of the sultanate rightly observes: ‘Even more interesting are the final observations of the author on the emergence of the integrated Indian culture.’ As Professor Lal say: “Babur appreciated it and Akbar worked upon it.”

In brief, Twilight of the Sultanate “ is a painstaking and scholarly book, which Indian medievalists will find Indispensable.” 

                                                                 the Time Literary Supplement, London

professor K. S. Lal (born 26 February 1920) graduated in 1939, obtaining the Dr. Tara Chand Gold Medal in History. He took his M.A. in 1941 and D. Phil. in 1945, all from the University of Allahabad.

Starting his career as part-time Lecturer in the same university (1944-45), he joined the Central Provineces (now Madhya Pradesh) Educational Serviece in 1945 and taught at Morris College Nagpur; Robertson College, Jabalpur; And Hamidia College, Bhopal he was Sevretary, Madhya Pradesh Itihasa Parishad and Convener, Regional Records Survey Committee, Madhya Pradesh. In 1958 he presided over the Medieval History Section of the Indian History Congress and in 1975 of the Punjab History Congress. In 1978 he Was President of the Rajasthan History Congress.

Dr. Lal was Reader in History at the University of Delhi from 1963 to 1972. He was professor and Head of the Department of History, University of Jodhpur from 1973 to 1979. At present He is Professor and Head of the Department of History at University of Hyderabad. He has participated in many Seminars and Conference in India and abroad and has published a number of historical monographs. 

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A History of Sufism in India

by

Dr. S.A.A.Rizvi

IN TWO VOLUMES

     The present work seeks to study sufism as a psycho-historical

phenomenon, the author seeing it as a potential force to meet

social and political challenges produced by protracted political upheaval, associated with autocratic oppression and economic deprivation. It is divided into two volumes.

     The first volume outlines the history of Sufism before it was firmly established in India and then goes on to discuss the principal trends in sufi developments there from the thirteenth to the beginning of the sixteenth century. Chronologically it is concerned with sufi history from the establishment of the       Delhi Sultanate to the beginning of the Mughal empire. Naturally it lays great emphasis on the Chishtiyya, Suhrawadiyya, Firdaosiyya and Kubrawiyya orders, but the contribution made by qalandars and legendary and semi-legendary saints have also not been neglected. A detailed discussion of the interaction of medieval Hindu mystic  traditions and Sufism shows a unique polarity between the intolerant rigidity of the orthodox and the flexibility of the sufis in India.

      The fifteenth century also saw the introduction to India of the Shattari and the Qadiri orders  these orders, along with the Naqshbandis and Chishtis, will be discussed in the second volume.  This will also outline the impact of Indian sufis on the contemporary Islamic world, concluding with the influence of modernism on Sufism in India.

     Mainly concentrating on the development of Indian sufi orders and their internal conflicts and internal threats, the two volumes deal with only the most important personalities of each order, their basic teachings and their contributions to religious, mystical, social, economic and political thoughts.  They are not intended to be a directory of Indian sufis. 

Vol. 1, Early Sufism and its History in India 1600 A.D.        Rs. 150 

Vol. 2, From Sixteen Century to Modern Times.                     In press

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Vedic Astrology Demystified [Paperback] by Chandrashekar Sharma
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  • Author : Chandrashekar Sharma
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  • Publisher : Parimal Publication
  • Edition :2014
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : Hindi
  • Pages : 398

Vedic Astrology Demystified” is written for Jyotish students. The purpose of the book is to introduce the reader to the basics of Jyotish, starting with its origin. All essential information required for interpreting a chart is detailed, with a comprehensive look at each of the rasis, grahas and the 12 different bhavas. An overview is provided of many of the important yogas to look for in a chart and also emphasizes why a particular yoga gives its results in order to teach students how to interpret combinations themselves. After setting out the basics of a chart interpretation, “Vedic Astrology Demystified” details how to predict using Vimshottari Dasha system and how to incorporate transits into a prediction. The book finishes with a practical review of various charts and the timing of events using the knowledge learnt.“Vedic Astrology Demystified” is written in a friendly style, so that the reader feels he is having a personal lesson from the author. As there is much conjecture on various topics within Jyotish, the author has incorporated into the book his own practices when interpreting and predicting from a chart.

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Concept of Death in Indian Tradition (Transformation of the Body and Funeral Rites) (Hindi)
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  • Author : Jyan Jiyuseppe Philippi
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  • Pages : 186
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Putreshti Anushthan (Hindi) [Paperback]
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  • Language : Hindi
  • Pages : 583
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Vaiyakaran Siddhant Kaumudi (Set of 2 Volumes) [Paperback] Shri Gopal Dutt Pandey
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  • Edition :2015
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  • Language : Sanskrit, Hindi
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Original Bhagavad Gita — The Ultimate Millennial Edition — With Clear and Concise Commentary
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  • Author : Swami B.G. Narasingha
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  • Publisher : Gosai Publishers
  • Edition :2011
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Language : Hindi
  • Pages : 568

Presenting Srimad Bhagavad Gita - Sri Krishna's illuminations on the perfection of Yoga, with an english commentary by Swami B. G. Narasingha for the 21st Century.

Rich in elegance and style, this publication of the timeless Srimad Bhagavad Gita features:
✅ Sanskrit text, transliteration, and translation of each verse
✅ Extended general index
✅ Pronunciation guide, glossary, & verse index
✅ Fabric cover with inlaid title and design
✅ Brass corner covers
✅ High quality, gilt edged pages with gold leafing

Why Read The Bhagavad Gita?
If one is seeking answers to the age-old questions of ‘Who am I?’ ‘Why do we suffer?’ ‘Where do we come from?’ ‘What is the purpose of life?’ ‘What happens after death?’ – then one will find great satisfaction in Srimad Bhagavad Gita because the Gita answers these questions and more with utmost clarity.

Why Another Commentary?
We have now completed the first decade of the 21st century and a host of such erudite commentaries on the Gita sit upon our bookshelves and in our libraries – surely there is no call for yet another! However, though the message of Srimad Bhagavad Gita is eternal and unchanging, the time that surrounds us is always changing, thus our perception of life, our current situation and our necessity is constantly adapting. This clear and concise commentary is being presented – a brief commentary called the Anuvritti, to meet the necessities of our constantly evolving times.

About the Author?
Swami B. G. Narasingha is an illustrious Sannyasi disciple of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. This commentary is the simplified essence of his deep understanding of the subject gained over a period of 40+ years as a sannyasi.

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Garga Samhita [Hardcover] (Maharishi Garga)
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  • Publisher : Chaukhamba Surbharati Prakashan
  • Edition :2016
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  • Language : Hindi
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Kiratarjuniyam of Bharavi [Hardcover] (Shri Badrinarayan Mishra)
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Mayamatam: Set of Two Volumes [Hardcover] . (Dr. Shailja Pandey)
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A Journey in the World of the Tantras by Mark S.G. Dyczkowki
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  • Edition : June 15, 2004
  • Pages : 315
  • Weight : 550.
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  • Auther : Mark S.G. Dyczkowski
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10: 8186569421
    ISBN-13: 978-8186569429
  • SKU: BK14176

"The past thirty years have witnessed dramatic developments in the study of Agamic Shaivism in general. Progress has been made on several fronts. On the one hand there has been a substantial increase in the historical and anthropological data. On the other, access has been cleared to vast reserves of unedited and unpublished sources. This book is a collection of essays which document in their own way the author’s personal journey in these years through parts of the Shaiva and, to some extent, the Vaishnava Tantras. Anyone who has travelled on similar paths knows how vast and marvellous the lands of this extraordinary world are.
“Self-awareness, Own Being and Egoity” studies the history of the notion that the one, unique reality which is equally Shiva, the Self and all that appears and exists in any form, is pure, universal “I” consciousness aham-bhava.
Abhavavada, the “Doctrine of Non-being” focuses on a little known doctrine taught in the Bhairava and Kaula Tantras that Shiva, who is inherently beyond characterization, is Non-being.
“The Samvitprakasha” is an important text for monistic Kashmiri Vaishnavism. Its author, date and teachings are the subject of chapter three.
“The Inner Pilgrimage of the Tantras” deals with sacred geography. Sacred geography is not only divine. It is also human. It is more than physical, social or cultural geography. It is the geography of the land in which we live. It is not just about space or places, it is about our home. The more esoteric early Tantric cults were concerned with the roaming ascetic. But now the places he has to travel to are much increased in number. Moreover, they are no longer just simply called “sacred lands/kshetra” they are specific seats (pithas) of deities and meeting grounds for male initiates and Yoginis, their female counterparts. The development of the sacred geography of India we witness in these sources is paralleled by that of their public, exoteric counterparts — the Puranas.
“Kubjika, the Androgynous Goddess” and “The Cult of the Goddess Kubjika” deal with the secret goddess of the Malla kings, who ruled the inhabitants of the Kathmandu Valley up to about the middle of the seventeenth century. The king’s deity is that of his country and people. With two faces, the inner secret goddess and the outer public god, the king’s deity transmits its energy and grace both in the outer domain and through the network of esoteric familial goddesses who, energies in their own right, are thereby inwardly charged. Thus the king, his goddess and his priest together are the axis of this inner secret society which, although close to its end, still survives today."

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