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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. 

    $38
    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.



    $30
    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.

    $29
    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.


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

       

      Description:

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


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        Prior to ConsciousnessPrior to Consciousness
        Prior to Consciousness
        SPECIFICATION:
        • Publisher : Chetana Book
        • By : Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj 
        • Cover : Paperback
        • Language : English
        • Edition : September 1, 1999
        • Pages : 157
        • Weight : 550 gm.
        • ISBN-10: 8185300356
        • ISBN-13 : 978-8185300351
        DESCRIPTION:

        The wisdom contained in Seeds of consciousness and Prior to Consciousness emerged from dialogues with devotees, who came from all over the world to learn the mysteries of life at the feet of the Maharaj, until a few days before his death in 1981 at the age of 84. Jean Dunn, a close follower of Maharaj, was with him towards his last days. She observes that,”During the last two years of his life Maharaj did not entertain any questions pertaining to this worldly life and its improvement. He taught only the highest truth. Even one sentenceof his was like an Upanishad. He was very blunt and sharp in his answers and did not cater for anyone’s ego.

        In fact, his stated purpose was to destroy this ‘Pseudo-entity’. To be in his presence was to feel the vibrant truth, Impossible to describe. He was amazing to watch …….One could only gaze at him in total love and awe”, says Jean.

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        Pointers from Nisargadatta Maharaj: Maharaj Points to the Eternal Truth is Before Time Ever WasPointers from Nisargadatta Maharaj: Maharaj Points to the Eternal Truth is Before Time Ever Was
        Pointers from Nisargadatta Maharaj: Maharaj Points to the Eternal Truth is Before Time Ever Was
        SPECIFICATION:
        • Publisher : Chetana Book
        • By : R.S. Balsekar (Author), J. Arya (Illustrator)
        • Cover : Paperback
        • Language : English
        • Edition : February 5, 1996
        • Pages : 239
        • Weight : 420 gm.
        • ISBN-10: 8185300194
        • ISBN-13 : 978-8185300191
        DESCRIPTION:

        This publication is alive with the intensity and force of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj’s spiritual realization, and the fierceness and dedication with which he relentlessly strove to accelerate other’s liberation.

        Nisargadatta Maharaj,the author’s spiritual guru, encouraged enquiry into the origin of consciousness and  the illusory nature of arising phenomena.

        “The primary reason for the book’s effectiveness is that the author enjoys a profound intuition of his teacher’s realization”. – David Diaman

        $30
        Outlines of Hinduism
        Outlines of Hinduism
        SPECIFICATION:
        • Publisher : Chetana Book
        • By : T M P Mahadevan
        • Cover : Paperback
        • Language : English
        • Edition : 1999
        • Pages : 251
        • Weight : 480 gm.
        • ISBN-10: 1853000493
        • ISBN-13 : 978-1853000492
        DESCRIPTION:

        Outlines of Hinduism is a complete survey of Hinduism in all its aspects. In the
        first chapter the author introduces us to the essentials of religion in general. Thereafter he sets forth the essence of Hinduism, explains the doctrines of the Hindu philosophies ,and gives an account of the beliefs and practices of the Tantrik cults.The concluding chapter, entitled ‘Living Hinduism’, is devoted to the teachings of four great sages of modern India : Sri Ramakrishna , Sri Aurobindo,Sri Ramana Maharshi and Mahatma Gandhi.

        Dr.S.Radhakrishnan in his Foreword says: “Prof. T.M.P.Mahadevan has written a very valuable introduction to
        the study of Hinduism in its religious, philosophical and ethical aspects…….I hope that the book will have large number of readers both in India and Abroad’’.

        “Outlines of Hinduism is one of the best introduction to the study of Hinduism in its philosophical , religious, moral and political aspects’’. – The Hibbert journal, London

        $25
        I Am All: Cosmic Vision of Man
        I Am All: Cosmic Vision of Man
        SPECIFICATION:
        • Publisher : Chetana Book
        • By : Sudhakar S. Dikshit
        • Cover : Hardcover
        • Language : English
        • Edition : 1989
        • Pages : 172
        • Weight : 450 gm.
        • ISBN-10: 8185300305
        • ISBN-13 : 978-8185300306
        DESCRIPTION:

        A prolific writer in his own right, Sudhkar Dikshit (1909-1995) was an internationally respected editor and publisher of numerous works on the Eastern philosophy including
        ‘I Am That’, a celebrated spiritual classic.

        I Am All explores the human being as a microcosm of the cosmos whose true enlightenment comes only by transcending the notion of separateness from things and events in the world.

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        Explorations into the Eternal: Forays from the Teaching of Nisargadatta Maharaj
        Explorations into the Eternal: Forays from the Teaching of Nisargadatta Maharaj
        SPECIFICATION:
        • Publisher : Chetana Book
        • By : Ramesh S. Balsekar (Author), Sudhakar S. Dikshit (Editor)
        • Cover : Paperback
        • Language : English
        • Edition : 1997
        • Pages : 262
        • Weight : 340 gm.
        • Size : 6.25 x 0.75 x 9.25 inches
        • ISBN-10: 8185300275
        • ISBN-13 : 978-8185300276
        DESCRIPTION:

        In this volume, Ramesh Balsekar reaches beyond the communication of the past knowledge to a creative exploration of the teaching of his guru, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, inspired by the thirst of other seekers for enlightenment. In his contemplations upon the sentience of the human spirit, Balsekar has used Maharaj’s wisdom as the touchstone for his own ventures into the realm of conscious and unconscious

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        Experience of Immortality
        Experience of Immortality
        SPECIFICATION:
        • Publisher : Chetana Book
        • By : Ramesh S Baleskar
        • Cover : Paperback
        • Language : English
        • Edition : 1997
        • Pages : 287
        • Weight : 500 gm.
        • ISBN-10: 8185300569
        • ISBN-13 : 978-8185300566
        DESCRIPTION:

        This is an English translation of a Marathi classic Amritanubhava by Jnaneshwar, a thirteenth century
        saint – poet of Maharastra,India .This is one of the earliest texts of Advaita Vedanta.

        “Amritanubhava is perhaps the brightest gem among the Advaita classics, brilliantly expounded here
        by Balsekar in his illuminating commentary in the light of his master ,Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj”.– Editor

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        Aham Brahmasmi [Paperback]
        Aham Brahmasmi [Paperback]
        SPECIFICATION:
        • Publisher : Chetana Book
        • By : Sudhakar Dikshit
        • Cover : Paperback
        • Language : English
        • Edition : 2001
        • Pages : 720
        • Weight : 1.600 kg.
        • ISBN-10: 8185300550
        • ISBN-13: 978-8185300559
        $35
        Vedanta For All [Paperback]
        Vedanta For All [Paperback]
        SPECIFICATION:
        • Publisher : Ramakrishna Math
        • By : Swami Satprakashananda (Author), Ray Ellis (Editor)
        • Cover : Paperback
        • Language : English
        • Edition : 2001
        • Pages : 277
        • Weight : 200 gm
        • Size : 4.7 x 0.5 x 7 inches
        • ISBN-10 : 8171209343
        • ISBN-13 : 978-8171209347
        DESCRIPTION:
        Swami Satprakashananda was a lecturer and author for almost four decades in America. The present volume is a collection of his class talks on different aspects of Vedanta.
        In an almost conversational tone he discusses such topics as:
        The role of the spiritual teacher,
        The aura of meditation,
        The dichotomy of good and evil,
        The reconciliation between Divine Grace and the Law of Karma,
        The significance of spiritual visions,
        The power of mantras, and
        What happens after death.
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        Meditation by Monks of the Ramakrishna Order
        Meditation by Monks of the Ramakrishna Order
        SPECIFICATION:
        • Publisher : Advaita Ashrama
        • By : Monks of the Ramakrishna Order
        • Cover : Paperback
        • Language : English
        • Edition : 2009
        • Pages : 214
        • Weight : 210 gm
        • Size : 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
        • ISBN-10 : 817120046X
        • ISBN-13 : 978-8171200467
        DESCRIPTION:
        A fine introductory book on the practice of meditation. Collected from the works of senior swamis with many years of experience in the West. --- From the Table of Contents:Living the Mature Way ...Before You Sit In Meditation ...The Yoga of Consciousness ...Lessons in Meditation ...The Science of Mantra ...The Repetition of the Name of God ...The Trained Mind ... The Way of Meditation
        $19
        Songs of Bhaktivinoda Thakura Saranagati Surrender [Hardcover]
        Songs of Bhaktivinoda Thakura Saranagati Surrender [Hardcover]
        SPECIFICATION:
        • Publisher : RASBIHARI LAL & SONS
        • By : SRILA BHAKTIVINODA THAKURA
        • Cover : Hardcover
        • Language : English
        • Edition : 2004
        • Pages : 181
        • Weight : 500 gm
        • Size : 7.9 x 5.5 x 1.6 inches
        • ISBN-10 : 8187812664
        • ISBN-13 : 978-8187812661
        DESCRIPTION:
        Introduction : As Prarthana and Prema Bhakti Candrika of Sri Narottama dasa Thakura are widely known, resepected, and relished by the Caudiya Vaisnavas, so are the songs of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura. These songs are not only beneficial for the gross materalists and practitioners of devotional service. They are also relished by the exalted souls who have attained perfection. The songs composed by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura are very instructive and practical for people of all ages, of all castes, and of all religions. The songs of Sri Narottamadasa Thakura are especially meant for devotees who are cultivating devotional service, but Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura has songs are intended for all classes of people. By means of these songs, he hopes to attract everyone to the path of devotional service. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura has written countless songs. These songs are divided into four books called Kalyana Kalpataru, Saranagati, Gitavali and Gitamala.
        Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura's songs are proof of his cause-less mercy upon the fallen souls of the entire world. We pray that the faithful readers will relish these songs, attain spiritual realization, and ultimately go back to Godhead.
        $28
        Vishnu Ke Saat RahasyaVishnu Ke Saat Rahasya
        Vishnu Ke Saat Rahasya
        SPECIFICATION:
        • Publisher : Rajpal and Sons 
        • By: Devdutt Pattanaik (Author)
        • Binding :Paperback
        • Language : Hindi
        • Edition :2015
        • Pages: 224 pages
        • Size : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
        • ISBN-10: 9350642409
        • ISBN-13: 9789350642405

        DESCRIPTION: 

        हिन्दू धर्म में त्रिमूर्ति के तीन देवताओं में से एक विष्णु हैं जिन्हें जग का पालनकर्ता भी कहा जाता है। पौराणिक ग्रंथों में विष्णु को दस अवतारों वाला दशावतार माना गया है और श्रीराम और श्रीकृष्ण उनके सबसे प्रमुख अवतार हैं। विष्णु का निवास दो अलग-अलग जगहों पर है: दुनिया से दूर बैकुंठ में, और दूसरा क्षीर-सागर में जहाँ पर वह अनन्त शेष पर विराजमान हैं। भगवद्गीता में विष्णु को विश्वरूप या विराटपुरुष भी माना गया है; इस जग पर अपना पूरा ध्यान केन्द्रित किए सदा प्रसन्न दिखने वाले विष्णु की चार बाँहें हैं जिनमें उन्होंने कमल का फूल, गदा, शंख और सुदर्शन-चक्र पकड़ रखा है। चार हाथों में पकड़ी अलग-अलग वस्तुओं का क्या रहस्य है? उनके पाँच अस्त्र भी हैं, उनका क्या महत्त्व है? विष्णु को मोक्ष या मुक्ति दिलाने वाला मुकुन्द क्यों कहा जाता है? जानिए इन सब रहस्यों को-इस रोचक पुस्तक में। देवदत्त पटनायक पौराणिक विषयों के जाने-माने विशेषज्ञ हैं। पौराणिक कहानियों, संस्कारों और रीति-रिवाज़ों का हमारी आधुनिक ज़िन्दगी में क्या महत्त्व है, इस विषय पर वह लिखते भी हैं और जगह-जगह व्याख्यान भी देते हैं। इनकी तीस से अधिक पुस्तकें प्रकाशित हो चुकी हैं और टीवी पर इनका कार्यक्रम भी दिखाया जाता है। शिव के सात रहस्य, शिखण्डी और कुछ अनसुनी कहानियाँ, देवी के सात रहस्य, पशु, भारतीय पौराणिक कथाएँ, भारत में देवी, शिव से शंकर तक और सीता के पाँच निर्णय उनकी अन्य बहुचर्चित पुस्तकें हैं।

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                                Sita Ke Paanch NirnaySita Ke Paanch Nirnay
                                Sita Ke Paanch Nirnay
                                SPECIFICATION:
                                • Publisher : Rajpal and Sons 
                                • By: Devdutt Pattanaik (Author)
                                • Binding :Paperback
                                • Language : Hindi
                                • Edition :2017
                                • Pages: 128 pages
                                • Size : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
                                • ISBN-10: 93506438810
                                • ISBN-13: 9789350643884

                                DESCRIPTION: 

                                रामायण मर्यादा पुरुषोत्तम श्रीराम की गाथा मानी जाती है और उन्हीं को महिमामंडित करती है। भारत से लेकर दक्षिण-पूर्व के दूर-दराज के देशों में रामायण अनेक भाषाओं में उपलब्ध है और हरेक में कुछ अन्तर है, लेकिन सभी मुख्यता श्रीराम को केन्द्र में रखकर लिखी गई हैं। शायद यह पहली बार है कि रामायण की कथा सीता के दृष्टिकोण से बतायी गयी है। देवदत्त पट्टनायक की यह पुस्तक रामायण पर आधारित अनूठी कृति है जिसे पढ़कर अहसास होता है कि रामायण में सबसे महत्त्वपूर्ण भूमिका शायद सीता की थी और पाठक के मन में सीता की एक नयी छवि उजागर होती है - अपनी स्वतन्त्र सोच और स्वयं निर्णय करने की हिम्मत रखने वाली सीता की, जबकि जनसाधारण में यह विश्वास है कि सीता वही करती थीं जो श्रीराम कहते थे।

                                                        $15
                                                        Shiv Se Shankar TakShiv Se Shankar Tak
                                                        Shiv Se Shankar Tak
                                                        SPECIFICATION:
                                                        • Publisher : Rajpal and Sons 
                                                        • By: Devdutt Pattanaik (Author)
                                                        • Binding :Paperback
                                                        • Language : Hindi
                                                        • Edition :2016
                                                        • Pages: 160 pages
                                                        • Size : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
                                                        • ISBN-10: 9350642638
                                                        • ISBN-13: 9789350642634

                                                        DESCRIPTION: 

                                                        प्रखर तपस्वी शिव, हिन्दू धर्म के सर्वाधिक पूजे जाने वाले देवता हैं। शरीर पर शेर की खाल ओढ़े, सिर पर जटाएँ बाँधे, गर्दन में एक साँप लपेटे दूर-दराज़ के ठंडे और वीरान कैलाश पर्वत पर रहने वाले शिव के कई रूप हैं। कहीं तो वह कैलाश पर्वत पर धूनी रमाये योगी का रूप लेते हैं और कहीं अपनी पत्नी पार्वती के साथ गृहस्थ का रूप धारण करते हैं। हिन्दुओं के लिए शिव अति पूजनीय हैं और उनकी आराधना का सबसे लोकप्रिय प्रतीक रूप है शिवलिंग। क्या यह शिवलिंग मात्र एक यौन का प्रतीक है - कई विद्वानों का तो ऐसा ही मानना है, किन्तु कई इससे सहमत नहीं हैं। शिव के लिंग रूप के यथार्थ का केन्द्र है यह पुस्तक। इस लिंग रूप प्रतीक के आध्यात्मिक संकेतों और अर्थों को समझने के लिए शिव-भक्ति के साथ जुड़े सभी कर्मकांड, प्रतीक और कथाओं के गहन शोध के बाद आम पाठक के लिए प्रस्तुत है यह अति रोचक और ज्ञानवर्धक पुस्तक

                                                                                $19
                                                                                Shiv Ke Saat RahasyaShiv Ke Saat Rahasya
                                                                                Shiv Ke Saat Rahasya
                                                                                SPECIFICATION:
                                                                                • Publisher : Rajpal and Sons 
                                                                                • By: Devdutt Pattanaik (Author)
                                                                                • Binding :Paperback
                                                                                • Language : Hindi
                                                                                • Edition :2015
                                                                                • Pages: 232 pages
                                                                                • Size : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
                                                                                • ISBN-10: 9350642395
                                                                                • ISBN-13: 9789350642399

                                                                                DESCRIPTION: 

                                                                                हिन्दुओं के अनगिनत देवी-देवताओं में से शिव सबसे अधिक लोकप्रिय हैं। महादेव के नाम से भी जाने जानेवाले शिव, विष्णु और ब्रह्मा के साथ हिन्दू देवताओं के त्रिमूर्ति माने जाते हैं। शिव के अनेक रूप हैं: कहीं तो वह कैलाश पर्वत की बर्फ़ीली चोटी पर बैठे अपने पर नियंत्रण रखनेवाले एक ब्रह्मचारी योगी हैं जो दुनिया का विनाश करने की क्षमता रखते हैं तो दूसरी ओर अपनी पत्नी और पुत्रों के साथ गृहस्थ आश्रम का आनन्द भोगते हुए गृहस्थ हैं। इनमें से कौन-सा है शिव का वास्तविक रूप? माथे पर तीसरी आँख, गर्दन में सर्प, शीश पर अर्द्धचन्द्र, केशों से बहती गंगा और हाथों में त्रिशूल और डमरू-इन सब प्रतीकों का क्या अर्थ है? शिव के अनेक रूप और प्रतीकों के पीछे छिपे हैं हमारे पौराणिक अतीत के अनेक रहस्य जिनमें से सात को समझने का प्रयास इस पुस्तक में किया गया है। देवदत्त पट्टनायक पौराणिक विषयों के जाने माने विशेषज्ञ हैं। पौराणिक कहानियों, संस्कारों और रीति-रिवाजों का हमारी आधुनिक ज़िन्दगी में क्या महत्त्व है इस विषय पर वह लिखते भी हैं और जगह-जगह व्याख्यान भी देते हैं। इनकी पन्द्रह से अधिक पुस्तकें प्रकाशित हो चुकी हैं और टीवी पर इनका कार्यक्रम भी दिखाया जाता है।

                                                                                                        $19
                                                                                                        ShikhandiShikhandi
                                                                                                        Shikhandi
                                                                                                        SPECIFICATION:
                                                                                                        • Publisher : Rajpal and Sons 
                                                                                                        • By: Devdutt Pattanaik (Author)
                                                                                                        • Binding :Paperback
                                                                                                        • Language : Hindi
                                                                                                        • Edition :2015
                                                                                                        • Pages: 190 pages
                                                                                                        • Size : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
                                                                                                        • ISBN-10: 9350642891
                                                                                                        • ISBN-13: 9789350642894

                                                                                                        DESCRIPTION: 

                                                                                                        असामान्य यौनप्रवृत्ति कोई आधुनिक या पश्चिमी बात नहीं है। दो हज़ार वर्षों से भी पुरानी हिन्दुत्व की विशाल मौखिक और लिखित परम्पराओं में असामान्य यौनप्रवृत्ति की कई कथाएँ और उदाहरण पाए जाते हैं, जैसे महाभारत में शिखण्डी जो अपनी पत्नी को सन्तुष्ट करने के लिए पुरुष बना; या फिर महादेव जो इसलिए स्त्री बने ताकि अपने भक्त के बच्चे को जन्म दे सकें; या चूडाला जो अपने पति को ज्ञान देने के लिए पुरुष बनी-ये और ऐसी अनेक कथाएँ इस पुस्तक में प्रस्तुत हैं। दिलचस्प और हृदयस्पर्शी, यहाँ तक कि उद्विग्नता पैदा करने वाली, ये कथाएँ इस बात की साक्षी हैं कि हमारे देश में असामान्य यौनप्रवृत्ति की कितनी पुरानी परम्परा है। देवदत्त पट्टनायक पौराणिक विषयों के जाने माने विशेषज्ञ हैं। पौराणिक कहानियों, संस्कारों और रीति-रिवाज़ों का हमारी आधुनिक जि़न्दगी में क्या महत्त्व है, इस विषय पर वह लिखते हैं और जगह-जगह व्याख्यान भी देते हैं। इनकी पन्द्रह से अधिक पुस्तकें प्रकाशित हो चुकी हैं और टीवी पर इनका कार्यक्रम भी दिखाया जाता है। विष्णु के सात रहस्य, शिव के सात रहस्य और देवी के सात रहस्य उनकी बहुचर्चित पुस्तकें हैं।

                                                                                                                                $19
                                                                                                                                PashuPashu
                                                                                                                                Pashu
                                                                                                                                SPECIFICATION:
                                                                                                                                • Publisher : Rajpal and Sons 
                                                                                                                                • By: Devdutt Pattanaik (Author)
                                                                                                                                • Binding :Paperback
                                                                                                                                • Language : Hindi
                                                                                                                                • Edition :2017
                                                                                                                                • Pages: 198 pages
                                                                                                                                • Size : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
                                                                                                                                • ISBN-10: 9350643685
                                                                                                                                • ISBN-13: 9789350643686

                                                                                                                                DESCRIPTION: 

                                                                                                                                कैसे एक मछली दुनिया को बचा लेती है एक घोड़ा कैसे आसमान में उड़ता है राजा को कैसे पता चलता है कि उसकी प्रिय पत्नी वास्तव में मेढक है। हिन्दू पुराकथा शास्त्रों में ऐसे अनेक किस्से-कहानियाँ है जिसमें पशु-पक्षियों की महत्त्वपूर्ण भूमिका है। क्या कारण है कि कुछ को तो देवी-देवताओं के समान पूजा जाता है और कुछ से दूरी ही रखी जाती है? कुछ पशुओं की तो मनुष्यों से शत्रुता है और कुछ उनके साथ जीवन भर निभाने वाला नाता जोड़ते हैं। ऐसा कैसे हुआ कि एक हिरण ने रामायण में इतनी महत्त्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाई ? क्यों और कैसे गरुड़ नागों का जानी दुश्मन बना ? और कैसे एक नेवले ने युधिष्ठिर को त्याग का पाठ पढ़ाया? ऐसे ही अनेक रोचक प्रश्नों के उत्तर देवदत्त पट्टनायक की इस पुस्तक में मिलेंगे।

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                                                                                                                                                        OlympusOlympus
                                                                                                                                                        Olympus
                                                                                                                                                        SPECIFICATION:
                                                                                                                                                        • Publisher : Rajpal and Sons 
                                                                                                                                                        • By: Devdutt Pattanaik (Author)
                                                                                                                                                        • Binding :Paperback
                                                                                                                                                        • Language : Hindi
                                                                                                                                                        • Edition :2018
                                                                                                                                                        • Pages: 304 pages
                                                                                                                                                        • Size : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
                                                                                                                                                        • ISBN-10: 9386534347
                                                                                                                                                        • ISBN-13: 9789386534347

                                                                                                                                                        DESCRIPTION: 

                                                                                                                                                        भारत में प्रचलित पौराणिक कथाओं के समान यूनान भी अनगिनत मिथकों से समृद्ध है जिनकी गाथा लेखक ने अपने अनूठे और बेहद रोचक ढंग से प्रस्तुत की है। इन कथाओं को पढ़ते हुए आश्चर्य होता है कि यूनानी और भारतीय पारम्परिक कथाओं में कितनी समानता है। क्या प्राचीन यूनानी और हिन्दू कथाओं में कोई गहरा तारतम्य था? क्या इसका कारण यह है कि दोनों सभ्यताओं का स्रोत इंडो-यूरोपियन है? इस पुस्तक में देवदत्त पट्टनायक अपनी भारतीय दृष्टि से यूनानी पारम्परिक कथाओं को देखते हैं और पाठकों के सम्मुख दोनों सभ्यताओं और मिथकों की समानताओं को उद्घाटित करते हैं। देवदत्त पट्टनायक पौराणिक विषयों के जाने-माने विशेषज्ञ हैं। पौराणिक कहानियों, संस्कारों और रीति-रिवाज़ों का हमारी आधुनिक ज़िन्दगी में क्या महत्त्व है, इस विषय पर वह लिखते हैं, व्याख्यान देते हैं और साथ ही चित्र भी बनाते हैं। 1996 से अब तक उनकी 30 से अधिक पुस्तकें और 700 से अधिक स्तम्भ प्रकाशित हो चुके हैं, जिसमें इस बात पर प्रकाश डाला है कि किस प्रकार कहानियों, प्रतीकों और कर्मकांडों से प्राचीन और आधुनिक संस्कृतियों में कल्पित कथा और आत्मगत यथार्थ को देखा और समझा जा सकता है। शिव के सात रहस्य, विष्णु के सात रहस्य, देवी के सात रहस्य, भारतीय पौराणिक कथाएँ, भारत में देवी, पशु, शिखण्डी, सीता के पाँच निर्णय और शिव से शंकर तक उनकी अन्य बहुचर्चित पुस्तकें हैं। लेखक के बारे में www.devdutt.com पर आप और अधिक जानकारी प्राप्त कर सकते हैं।

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                                                                                                                                                                                Devi Ke Saat RahasyaDevi Ke Saat Rahasya
                                                                                                                                                                                Devi Ke Saat Rahasya
                                                                                                                                                                                SPECIFICATION:
                                                                                                                                                                                • Publisher : Rajpal and Sons 
                                                                                                                                                                                • By: Devdutt Pattanaik (Author)
                                                                                                                                                                                • Binding :Paperback
                                                                                                                                                                                • Language : Hindi
                                                                                                                                                                                • Edition :2015
                                                                                                                                                                                • Pages: 264 pages
                                                                                                                                                                                • Size : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                • ISBN-10: 9350643014
                                                                                                                                                                                • ISBN-13: 9789350643013

                                                                                                                                                                                DESCRIPTION: 

                                                                                                                                                                                हिंदुतत्व में स्त्री को देवी के समान माना गया है | देश के विभिन्न हिस्सों में देवी के अलग-अलग रूप पूजे जाते हैं| कहीं वह प्रकृति के रूप में माता हैं, कहीं पर मानवता की स्रष्टा है, कही पर ज्ञान कि देवी सरस्वती है तो कहीं पर सम्पदा कि देवी लक्ष्मी है | इन अलग अलग रूप के क्या महत्व हैं और इस देवी से जुड़े प्रतिक और कर्मकाण्डो का क्या मतलब है, इन्ही सब बातों को समझने का प्रयास इस पुस्तक में किया गया हैं | देवदत्त पट्टनायक पौराणिक विषयों के जाने-माने विशेषज्ञ हैं। पौराणिक कहानियों, संस्कारों और रीति-रिवाज़ों का हमारी आधुनिक जि़न्दगी में क्या महत्त्व है, इस विषय पर वह लिखते हैं और जगह-जगह व्याख्यान भी देते हैं। इनकी पन्द्रह से अधिक पुस्तकें प्रकाशित हो चुकी हैं और टीवी पर इनका कार्यक्रम भी दिखाया जाता है। विष्णु के सात रहस्य, शिव के सात रहस्य और शिखण्डी और कुछ अनसुनी कहानियाँ उनकी बहुचर्चित पुस्तकें हैं।

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