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Candipathah (Sanskrit Text with English translation)
Candipathah (Sanskrit Text with English translation)
  • 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


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. 

The Sanskrit Language: An Overview - History and Structure, Linguistic and Philosophical Representations, Uses and Users by Pierre-Sylvain Filliozat (2000)
The Sanskrit Language: An Overview - History and Structure, Linguistic and Philosophical Representations, Uses and Users by Pierre-Sylvain Filliozat (2000)
  • Publisher : Indica Books
  • By : Pierre-Sylvain Filliozat
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Edition : November 1, 2000
  • Language : English
  • Pages : 136
  • Weight : 300 g.
  • Size : 5.6 x 0.3 x 8.6 inches
  • ISBN-10: 8186569170
  • ISBN-13: 978-8186569177
  • Product Code: BK14265

The Sanskrit Language by P.S. Filliozat has the rare distinction of being both an introductory book and a new ground-breaking study. It is an introductory book because the reader gets an accurate overview of the language, and it is also a new ground-breaking study because Filliozat’s approach harmonizes two different and complementary stands that often have been at war: the Western historical and comparative approach and the indigenous pandit tradition. Sanskrit is described here from these two points of view: what the native speakers knew and felt about their language, and what the foreign scholars did discover in their historical and comparative quest.
In the Indian branch of the Indo-European family of languages, Sanskrit is unique by its antiquity and stability. It has remained a living language over four milleniums. It owes its quality to the efforts of linguistic awareness of the first poets and the learned who used it in the practice of the Vedic religion. Right from the ancient times the grammarian Panini codified the procedures of formation of Sanskrit words. Some centuries later, his commentator Patanjali codified the procedures of interpretation of text. Sanskrit is properly the language generated and interpreted with such codes. The cultured Sanskrit user or pandit is one who has not only learnt the language, but also knows to use it and to analyse it with the same tools. Thus Sanskrit has always been a powerful instrument of culture and intellectual creation. It has been the learned language of pandits, a link language between the diverse regions of the entire Indian subcontinent, the medium of all scientific and technical knowledge, a language of religious teaching and practice. It has spread over the whole of Asia to the East of Iran.

About Author:

Prof. Pierre-Sylvain Filliozat teaches Sanskrit in Paris and conducts researches in several fields of Indology, Sanskrit grammar, poetry and poetics, history of Indian mathematics, Tantra, especially the Sanskrit Shaivagama literature, history of Indian architecture, etc. He has published books and articles in French, English and Sanskrit, on the Grammar of  Panini, the Mahabhashya of Patanjali, Alamkarashastra, Sanskrit poetry, Shaivagama, temple architecture in Karnataka, etc.

Vaiyakaran Siddhant Kaumudi (Set of 2 Volumes) [Paperback] Shri Gopal Dutt Pandey
Vaiyakaran Siddhant Kaumudi (Set of 2 Volumes) [Paperback] Shri Gopal Dutt Pandey
  • Product Code : BK12382
  • Size :
  • Weight : .
  • Author : Shri Gopal Dutt Pandey
  • ISBN-10: 938148418X
  • ISBN-13: 978-9381484180
  • Publisher : Chaukhamba Surbharati Prakashan
  • Edition :2015
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : Sanskrit, Hindi
  • Pages : 2110
Kiratarjuniyam of Bharavi [Hardcover] (Shri Badrinarayan Mishra)
Kiratarjuniyam of Bharavi [Hardcover] (Shri Badrinarayan Mishra)
  • Product Code : BK9036
  • Size : 7.5" x 5.5" inches
  • Weight : 630g.
  • Author : Shri Badrinarayan Mishra
  • ISBN-10: 9381484260
  • ISBN-13: 978-9381484265
  • Publisher : Chaukhamba Surbharati Prakashan
  • Edition : April 1, 2012
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Language : Sanskrit Text with Hindi Translation
  • Pages : 558

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