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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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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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    The Ramayana of Valmiki: translated into English
    The Ramayana of Valmiki: translated into English
    Specification
    • Publisher : Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
    • By : Makhan Lal Sen
    • Cover : Hardcover
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 2008
    • Pages : 621
    • Weight : 
    • Size : 9" x 6"
    • ISBN- 10 : 8121500931
    • ISBN-13 :
    • Product Code: B7189

    Description

    From the Jacket

    Makhan Lal Sen's The Ramayana of Valmiki is a modernized version in English prose of the great Sanskrit epic Ramayana. The appeal and freshness of epic poems transcend all limitations imposed by time, space, age, caste, creed, society, and language. All, irrespective of their age, succumb to the charms and fascinating personalities of its heroes, who have inspired countless men of different generations and spurred them on to perform almost superhuman task. Modern civilization owes most of its dazzling achievements to such inspiration.


    Valmiki's Ramayana is something more than an epic. No one has built shrines in honour of Homer's heroes, to worship them as God. In contrast, from the time of its composition to this day, Valmiki's hero never lacked devotees. The reason for this strange phenomenon lies in this: in the Greek epics the cause is ambition, and the effect is the valour of its heroes; in Ramayana the cause is the moral welfare of society and the effect is the ideal conduct of its heroes under the most trying circumstances that destiny can weave. Rama is a personification of all that is expected of an ideal son, ideal brother, ideal husband, ideal prince, ideal ally, ideal commander, and an ideal king.


    Translation of epics and rendering them in prose, is, at the best of times, an hazardous and arduous job. Here, the translator has done his best to capture to a remarkable degree the grandeur of the epic, the loftiness of its thought, the simplicity and elegance of its diction, and the freshness of its enduring beauty. This book, being one of those rare ones which elevates one's soul, should find a place under every roof.


    About the Book


    Makhan Lal Sen's The Ramayana of Valmiki is a modernized version in English prose of the great Sanskrit epic Ramayana. The appeal and freshness of epic poems transcend all limitations imposed by time, space, age, caste, creed, society, and language. All, irrespective of their age, succumb to the charms and fascinating personalities of its heroes, who have inspired countless men of different generations and spurred them on to perform almost superhuman task. Modern civilization owes most of its dazzling achievements to such inspiration.


    Valmiki's Ramayana is something more than an epic. No one has built shrines in honour of Homer's heroes, to worship them as God. In contrast, from the time of its composition to this day, Valmiki's hero never lacked devotees. The reason for this strange phenomenon lies in this: in the Greek epics the cause is ambition, and the effect is the valour of its heroes; in Ramayana the cause is the moral welfare of society and the effect is the ideal conduct of its heroes under the most trying circumstances that destiny can weave. Rama is a personification of all that is expected of an ideal son, ideal brother, ideal husband, ideal prince, ideal ally, ideal commander, and an ideal king.


    Translation of epics and rendering them in prose, is, at the best of time, an hazardous and arduous job. Here, the translator has done his best to capture to remarkable degree the grandeur of the epic, the loftiness of its thought, the simplicity and elegance of its diction, and the freshness of its enduring beauty. This book, being one of those rare ones which elevates one's soul, should find a place under every roof.

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    Schopenahuer's Encounter with Indian Thought
    Schopenahuer's Encounter with Indian Thought

    Specification:

    • Publisher : Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers
    • By :  Stephen Cross 
    • Cover : Hardcover
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 2014
    • Pages :
    • Weight : 750 gm.
    • Size :
    • ISBN-10 : 8121512794
    • ISBN-13 : 978-8121512794

    Description:

    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.

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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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      Jaiminiya Mahabharata "Asvamedhika Parva" - Part I
      Jaiminiya Mahabharata "Asvamedhika Parva" - Part I
      Specification
      • Publisher : Gita Press Gorakhpur
      • By :  Keshoram Aggarwal
      • Cover : Paperback
      • Language : Sanskrit Text and English Translation
      • Edition : 2007
      • Pages : 364
      • Weight : 315 gm.
      • Size : 8.1" X 5.3"
      • ISBN-10 : 
      • Product Code : BK7082
      Description

      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

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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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        Shri Durga Saptashati (Sanskrit Text with Hindi Translation)Shri Durga Saptashati (Sanskrit Text with Hindi Translation)
        Shri Durga Saptashati (Sanskrit Text with Hindi Translation)

        Specification:

        • Publisher : Gita Press Gorakhpur
        • By : Gita Press
        • Cover : Paperback
        • Language : Hindi
        • Edition : 2013
        • Pages : 240
        • Weight : 180 gm.
        • Size : 16 x 13 x 3 cm.
        • ISBN-10 :
        • ISBN-13 :

        Description:

        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.




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        Nachiketa and Other Stories
        Nachiketa and Other Stories

        Specification:

        • Publisher : Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd.
        • By : Subba Rao 
        • Cover : Paperback
        • Language : English
        • Edition : 2007
        • Pages : 32 pages
        • Weight : 90 gm.
        • Size : 24.1 x 17.7 x 0.6 cm
        • ISBN-10 : 8175082771
        • ISBN-13 : 8175082771
        Description:

        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.

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        Chandragupta Maurya - Amar Chitra Katha
        Chandragupta Maurya - Amar Chitra Katha

        Specification:

        • Publisher : Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd.
        • By : Shail Tiwari
        • Cover : Paperback
        • Language : English
        • Edition : 2011
        • Pages :  32 pages
        • Weight : 90 gm.
        • Size : 20.3 x 25.4 x 4.7 cm
        • ISBN-10 :  818999915X
        • ISBN-13 : 978-8189999155

        Description:

        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

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        Chandra Shekhar Azad - Amar Chitra Katha
        Chandra Shekhar Azad - Amar Chitra Katha

        Specification:

        • Publisher : Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd.
        • By : Shail Tiwari
        • Cover : Paperback
        • Language : English
        • Edition : 2011
        • Pages :  32 pages
        • Weight : 90 gm.
        • Size : 24.2 x 17.6 x 0.4 cm
        • ISBN-10 :  8189999168
        • ISBN-13 : 978-8189999162

        Description:

        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.

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        Amar Singh Rathor - Amar Chitra Katha
        Amar Singh Rathor - Amar Chitra Katha

        Specification:

        • Publisher : Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd.
        • By : Kamlesh Pandey
        • Cover : Paperback
        • Language : English
        • Edition : 2000
        • Pages :  32 pages
        • Weight : 90 gm.
        • Size : 24.2 x 17.6 x 0.4 cm
        • ISBN-10 :  8184821859
        • ISBN-13 : 978-8184821857

        Description:

        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.

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        Adventures of Krishna - Paperback Comic Book
        Adventures of Krishna - Paperback Comic Book

        Specification:

        • Publisher : Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd.
        • By : Anant Pai
        • Cover : Paperback
        • Language : English
        • Edition : 2000
        • Pages :  96 pages
        • Weight : 230 gm.
        • Size : 20.3 x 25.4 x 4.7 cm
        • ISBN-10 :  8184820658
        • ISBN-13 : 978-8184820652

        Description:

        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.

        $15
        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.

        $23
        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.


          $20
          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

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