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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Specification Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Ptv. Ltd. Author : A. P. N. Pankaj &...
$38.00
Erase The Ego (Paperback) by Sri Ramana Maharshi
  • Publisher : Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
  • Author : Jaideva Singh
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2018
  • Pages : 56
  • Weight : 65 gm.
  • Size : 7.1 x 4.7 x 0.2 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • ISBN-10 : 8172765142
  • ISBN-13 : 978-8172765149

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

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

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

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

Specification: Publisher : Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Author : Jaideva Singh Language : English Edition :...
$12.00
The Science of Yoga: The Yoga-Sutras of Patanjali in Sanskrit by I. .K. Taimni (Paperback)
  • Product Code: Book657-P
  • Edition : January 1, 2007
  • Pages : 448
  • Weight : 820
  • Size : 8.3 x 5.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : I. .K. Taimni (Author)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 8170592127, 978-8170592129
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

Book Summary of The Science Of Yoga: The Yoga-sutra-s Of Patanjali In Sanskrit With Transliteration In Roman, Translation And Commentary In English Patanjali\'s Yoga-sutra is considered to be the most authoritative treatise on Yoga. Condensed in one hundred and ninety-six aphorisms, or sutra-s, are the essential philosophy and technique of Yoga. Over the centuries, scholars and teachers of Yoga have attempted to expand these sutra-s with commentaries and explanations. This Dr. Taimni is a comprehensive work giving the text of the Yoga-sutra in Sanskrit, transliteration in Roman, followed by a translation and commentary. It covers the field of evolution, the unfoldment of consciousness, the practical approach to a spiritual way of life, the unravelling of the great mystery of existence, and the culminating experience of samadhi, the goal of the kingly science of Yoga. It presents to the serious student the fundamental teachings of Yoga, its science, philosophy and technique,

Specification: Product Code: Book657-P Edition : January 1, 2007 Pages : 448 Weight : 820 Size : 8.3...
$44.00
A Yoga of Light (Paperback) by Geoffrey Hodson
  • Product Code: Book653
  • Edition : October 1, 1991
  • Pages : 
  • Weight : 200gm
  • Size : 
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : Geoffrey Hodson (Author)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 8170590140, 978-8170590149
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

 

Specification: Product Code: Book653 Edition : October 1, 1991 Pages :  Weight : 200gm Size...
$27.00
Bhagavad Gita - Text and Translation: The Lord's Song (Hardcover) By Annie Besant
  • Product Code: Book652
  • Edition : January 25, 1847
  • Pages : 260
  • Weight : 150 gm
  • Size : 3.6 x 0.9 x 4.9 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Author : Annie Besant (Author)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 8170591740, 978-8170591740
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

Among the priceless teachings that may be found in the great Hindu poem of the Mahabharata, there is none so rare and precious as this, 'The Lord's Song'. Since it fell from the divine lips of Shri Krishna on the field of battle and stilled the surging emotions of his disciple and friend, how many troubled hearts has it quieted and strengthened, how many weary souls has it led to Him! It is meant to lift the aspirant from the lower levels of renunciation, where objects are renounced, to the loftier heights where desires are dead and where the Yogi dwells in calm and ceaseless contemplation, while his body and mind are actively employed in discharging the duties that fall to his lot in life. That the spiritual man need not be a recluse, that union with the divine Life may be achieved and maintained in the midst of worldly affairs, that the obstacles to that union lie not outside us but within us - such is the central lesson of the Bhagavad-Gita.

But, as all the acts of an Avatara are symbolical, we may pass from the outer to the inner planes and see in the fight of Kurukshetra the battlefield of the soul, and, in the sons of Dhritarashtra, enemies it meets in its progress Arjuna becomes the type of the struggling soul of the disciple and Shri Krishna is the Logos of the soul. Thus the teaching of the ancient battlefield gives guidance in all later days and trains the aspiring soul in treading the steep and thorny path that leads to peace. To all such souls in East and West come these divine lessons, for the path is one, though it has many names and all souls seek the same goal, though they many not realize their unity.

Specification: Product Code: Book652 Edition : January 25, 1847 Pages : 260 Weight : 150 gm...
$24.00
The Hathayogapradipika of Svatmarama Text, Commentary, and Translation (With Commentary Jyotsna of Brahmananda and English Translation)
  • Product Code: Book651
  • Edition : December 31, 2000
  • Pages : 215
  • Weight : 550 gm
  • Size : 8.7 x 1 x 5.7 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Author : K. Kunjunni Raja (Author)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 8185141371, 978-8185141374
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

About the Book:

This attempts to reconcile the Raja-Yoga of Patanjali with Hatha-yoga. Hatha is considered to be made up of two syllables ha meaning the moon and tha meaning the sun. They correspond to the breath which flows through the left and the right nostrils. Hatha-yoga is the preliminary step and ends in Raja-yoga Consciously or unconsciously. The Saivagama urges students not to give up the practice of asana and pranayama for keeping the body in perfect health.

From the Back of the Book

The Adyar Library and Research Centre was founded in 1886 by Henry Steel, first President of the Theosophical Society for research in Eastern Civilization, Philosophy and Religion. Its aim is to promote understanding among the peoples of the world through knowledge of the higher aspects of their respective cultures.The collections of the Library consist of about 18,000 manuscripts, containing about 45,000 works, both palm-leaf and paper, and more than 2,00,000 printed volumes. The manuscripts are mostly from India and in Sanskrit. The printed books include old and rare Indological works and also a fine collection of books on the different religions and languages, eastern and western; and volumes of important Indological journals.Brahmavidya the Adyar Library Bulletin is being published since 1937, presenting studies on religion, philosophy and various aspects of Sanskrit and other oriental literature as well as editions of ancient texts and translations.

Specification: Product Code: Book651 Edition : December 31, 2000 Pages : 215 Weight : 550 gm...
$38.00
Gayatri The Daily Religious Practice of the Hindus (Paperback) by I.K. Taimni
  • Product Code: Book650
  • Edition : December 31, 2009
  • Pages : 225
  • Weight : 300gm
  • Size : 7 x 4.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Author : I.K. Taimni  (Author)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 817059079, 978-8170590798
  • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House

Gayatri is the most renowned of the Vedic mantras. Addressed to Savitr, symbolizing the Supreme light of all Lights, it forms part of a traditional Hindu sacrament. But in reality, there is nothing Hindu about it. A lofty prayer unmatched in its sublimity, it is as well a prayer for the whole of humanity. A japa or meditative utterance of it needs no accompanying rite and anyone can reverentially participate in it. Prof. Taimni succinctly treats all aspects of the sacred mantra.

About the Author:

He was Professor of Chemistry at he University of Allahbad in India and was a distinguished member of The Theosophical Society. His deep interest in the yogic path resulted in the publication of The Science of Yoga a study of the well known Sutras of Patanjali which elicited worldwide appreciation. He also provided expositions of the Kashmir Saiva philosophy.

Specification: Product Code: Book650 Edition : December 31, 2009 Pages : 225 Weight : 300gm Size...
$25.00
Putreshthi Anushthan

Language: Sanskrit Text To Hindi Translation
Pages: 583

  • Product Code: BK11577
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition : 2011
  • Pages : 583
  • Weight : 640 gm.
  • Size : 8.4 x 5.4 x 1 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover 
  • Auther : Mridula Trivedi / T.P. Trivedi 
  • Language : Hindi
  • ISBN: 8120834933, 978-8120834934
Description: Language: Sanskrit Text To Hindi TranslationPages: 583 Specification: Product Code: BK11577 Publisher : Motilal...
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Pratikatamak Tarkashastra Praveshika (Vol. 1)

Pratikatamak Tarkashastra Praveshika (Vol. 1): An Introduction to Symbolic Logic


  • Product Code: BK11570
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition : January 1, 2016
  • Pages : 118
  • Weight : 780 gm.
  • Size : 
  • Cover : Hardcover 
  • Auther : Ashok Kumar Verma 
  • Language : Hindi
  • ISBN: 8120841107, 978-8120841109
Description: Pratikatamak Tarkashastra Praveshika (Vol. 1): An Introduction to Symbolic Logic Specification: Product Code: BK11570...
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Perceiving in Advaita Vedanta

Advaita Vedanta is the non dualistic school of vedanta primarily explicated by Samkara. The purpose of this study is to undertake an analysis of the epistemological issues inherent in the Advaita Vedanta theory of the Knowing and the known to explicate their two tiered theory of knowledge from a phenomenalistic perspective and at the same time to make sense of the overarching unity that prevails over the duality and division. The interpretation and analysis is based on Dharmaraja's Vedanta Paribhasa and its commentary Paribhasa Prakasika. The theory of perception of the text of VP is Gupta's primary focus. The present work also includes a translation of the perception chapter of the text of VP and a free reconstruction of the gloss provided on it by PP. Additionally the book contains extensive critical notes clarifying some of the complex ideas contained in VP and PP.

  • Product Code: BK11569
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition : January 1, 1995
  • Pages : 314
  • Weight : 500 gm.
  • Size : 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover 
  • Auther : Bina Gupta
  • Language : English
  • ISBN: 8120812964, 978-8120812963
Description: Advaita Vedanta is the non dualistic school of vedanta primarily explicated by Samkara. The...
$32.00 $28.80
Sri Maa the Guru and the Goddess

The Guru and the Goddess includes three works for study and sadhana. The first is a translation and commentary of the Kasyapa Sutras. The second section is a Sanskrit text and translation of the Guru Gita. The third section is a Sanskrit text and translation of the Lalita Trisati Stotram.

  • Product Code: BK11568
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition : July 1, 1995
  • Pages : 274
  • Weight : 430 gm.
  • Size : 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Auther : Satyananda Saraswati 
  • Language : English
  • ISBN: 8120813987, 978-8120813984
Description: The Guru and the Goddess includes three works for study and sadhana. The first...
$25.00 $22.50
Stress and It's Management by Yoga

This monograph mainly covers our studies on the causes and management of the most common and disabling disorders of stress and strain of life. It is now well established that the brain with its known centres for sensory, intellectual and emotional functions plays the main role in maintaining a balanced condition of our body and mind by liberating required amount of neurohumors and hormones. Any disturbances of this homeostasis by genetic or environmental factors would ultimately lead to the development of the Stress Disorders. At first the changes are functional and later on bodily changes of Stress Disorders appear. In the treatment, during the acute stage, the use of tranquillizers and other drugs may help. However, if the disturbance persists, the practice of Yoga would help greatly to get over the neurohumoral changes occurring in the brain. Hence the integrated practice of Yoga has an important role to play in the prevention and treatment of Stress Diseases. All these aspects have been dealt with in the book in sufficient detail.

Review
''With the increasing recognition all over the world of the importance of Yoga in maintenance of health and well being, this book will be worth reading by all medical practitioners.'' --D.D. Banker

''This is an excellent book and is an important contribution to Yoga Therapy.'' --The Theosophical Journal

About the Author
Prof. K.N. Udupa has been working in the Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University for more than 24 years. Presently, he is an Emeritus Medical Scientist of the Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi.

  • Product Code: BK11565
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition : January 1, 2007
  • Pages : 395 
  • Weight : 500 gm.
  • Size : 8.4 x 5.5 x 1.3 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Auther : K.N. Udupa (Author), R.C. Prasad (Author) 
  • Language : English
  • ISBN: (Paperback) 8120800524, 978-8120800526 (Hardcover)  8120800001, 978-8120800007
Description: This monograph mainly covers our studies on the causes and management of the most...
$30.00 $27.00
Couplets from Kabir (Kabir Dohe)

The book contains Kabir's couplets. Under each verse has been given a few lines in prose to help the reader grasp the underlying importance of the message of the saint-poet.
(reprint)The fifteenth century saint-poet Kabir's extempore outpourings of songs and couplets numbering thousands have been hailed widely for their deep spiritual fervour and poetic quality. They are widely read with rapture and regard by old and young alike in India. Some of his poems were translated into English by Tagore in 1915 and later by a couple of others. These have been popular among the English-speaking people at home and abroad. Kabir's couplets which are considered as rich gems for their spiritual message and worldly wisdom have not been rendered into English so far. Here is rhymed English verse translation of three hundred of them from a wide cross-section of the multifaced genius' utterances. Under each verse have been given a few lines in prose to help the reader grasp the underlying import of the message of the saint-poet.

Review
''Kabir is both a mystic and a great poet. Many in Hindi and elsewhere look up to him as a courageous social activist and the great saint of the Nirguna stream. The Dohas have been well known for their message and insight, their directness and telling effect.'' - --Focus Malayalam Writing Today

''I am happy to record my appreciation to the translation of Sant Kabir's dohas made by Sh. Gananath Das in the simple and expressive way in which Kabir himself wrote his dohas.'' - --Dr. Ram Kumar Verma

About the Author
G.N. Das retired from the Indian Administrative Service in the year 1972. After retirement he produced a book entitled Kabir on philosophy of the saint poet. He has also produced a verse translation in Oriya of one hundred selected poems of the saint-poet and one hundred of his couples entitled Kabir Satak.


  • Product Code: BK11564
  • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition  :   January 13, 2011
  • Pages  :   133
  • Weight   :   250 gm.
  • Size   :   8.4 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Cover   :   Paperback
  • Auther :   G.N. Das (Author), G. N. Das (Editor)
  • Language   :    English
  • ISBN: 8120815254, 978-8120815254
Description: The book contains Kabir's couplets. Under each verse has been given a few lines...
$22.00 $17.80
Sanskrit is Fun: A Sanskrit Coursebook for Beginners (Set of 3 Books)

The first group of books entitled Sanskrit is Fun (Parts I-III) introduce the learners to the Devanagari alphabets, grouping the letters according to their place of articulation, called 'Family', which comprises both the vowels and consonants. Learners are first taught how to draw the letters. Learning and teaching is also helped by the humorous presentation of the letters in the form of animals figures. The next step is to add vowel to the consonants, and then to teach joint (compound) consonants. Finally words and sentences are formed.


  • Product Code: BK11563
  • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition  :   January 1, 2015
  • Pages  :   209
  • Weight   :   640 gm.
  • Size   :   13.9 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Cover   :   Paperback
  • Auther :   Warwick Jessup  (Author), Elena Jessup (Author)
  • Language   :    English
  • ISBN: (Paperback: 8120840844, 978-8120840843)

                    (Paperback: 8120835972, 978-8120835979)

Description: The first group of books entitled Sanskrit is Fun (Parts I-III) introduce the learners...
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Sanskrit-Hindi Kosh

The present work consists of seven chapters that deal with the Bodhisattva doctrine as expounded in the principal Buddhist Sanskrit Literature. Chapter 1 describes the nature of the Bodhisattva doctrine with particular stress on the distinct chatacteristics of arhat, Bodhisattva and sravaka. Chapter II recounts the different factors including the influence Persian religio-cult, Greek art and Christian ethics that contributed to the rise and growth of the Boddhisattva doctrine. Chapter III expounds the production of the thought of Enlightenment for the welfare and liberation of all creatures. Chapters IV describes thirty-seven practices and principles conducive to the attainment of Enlightenment. Chapter V expalins the ten perfections that lead to welfare, rebirth, serenity, spiritual cultivation, and supreme knowledge. Chapter VI states different stages of spiritual progress in the aspirant`s long journey to the goal of final emancipation and Chapter VII relates the events of the Gautama Buddha`s past lives as Bodhisattva. The book contains comprehensive notes and references besides a general index appended at the end. It is written in a very lucid style that speaks of the writer`s scholarly acumen and mastry of literary art.

  • Product Code: BK8338
  • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition  :   January 1, 2015
  • Pages  :   1376
  • Weight   :   1 kg.
  • Size   :   7.6 x 5.9 x 2 inches
  • Cover   :   Hardcover
  • Auther :   Vaman Shivram Apte
  • Language   :    English
  • ISBN: 8120820983, 978-8120820982
Description: The present work consists of seven chapters that deal with the Bodhisattva doctrine as...
$32.00
Vedic Cosmography and Astronomy

The mysteries of the the 5th canto of the Srimad Bhagavatam have puzzled students of Vedic and astronomy. Confronted with a descritpion of the universe that seems at variance with the information provided by the speculation that the scientist based their knowledge from the very limited perception of their resources at hand, and such as astronomical calculations based on knowledge that constantly varies due to renewed and improved instruments at different stage makes it an unsatisfactory, and unpermanent knowledge. This is why the author here shows that the 5th canto's cosmography and the accounts of the solar system found in the Jyostisa-sastras are not contradictory, but represent distinct yet mutually consistent in comprehending the universe with important features beyond the range of ordinary sense perception.

Editorial Reviews
The mysteries of the the 5th canto of the Srimad Bhagavatam have puzzled students of Vedic and astronomy. Confronted with a descritpion of the universe that seems at variance with the information provided by the speculation that the scientist based their knowledge from the very limited perception of their resources at hand, and such as astronomical calculations based on knowledge that constantly varies due to renewed and improved instruments at different stage makes it an unsatisfactory, and unpermanent knowledge. This is why the author here shows that the 5th canto's cosmography and the accounts of the solar system found in the Jyostisa-sastras are not contradictory, but represent distinct yet mutually consistent in comprehending the universe with important features beyond the range of ordinary sense perception.

  • Product Code: BK11554
  • Publisher     :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition  :   January 1, 2000
  • Pages  :   251
  • Weight   :   290g.
  • Size   :   8.4 x 5.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Cover   :   Paperback
  • Auther :   Richard L. Thompson
  • Language   :    English
  • ISBN: 8120819543, 978-8120819542
Description: The mysteries of the the 5th canto of the Srimad Bhagavatam have puzzled students...
$30.00
The Ritual of Battle: Krsna in the Mahabharata

This book is a study of India s great epic, the Mahabharrata, against the background of Indo-European myth, epic, and ritual. It builds upon the pioneering studies in these areas by Georges Dumezil and Stig Wikander to work toward the goal of understanding how this epic s Indo-European heritage is interpreted and reshaped within the setting of bhakti or devotion-al Hinduism. The book begins with a comparative typology of traditional classical ep-ics, arguing that epic is a distinctive mythical genre, and that the Maha-bharrata in particular should be studied as part of an Indo-European epic (and not just mythical) continuum. The reshaping of Indo-European theme is then examined in relation to the Mahabharrata s central mystery : the figure of Krsna, hero and ally of the Pandava brothers in their struggles against their cousins, the Kauravas, and incarnation of Visnu. The study argues that Krsna figures in the epic at the center of a coher-ent theological ensemble that builds upon continuities in Indo-European, Vedic, and particularly Brahmanic sacrificial idioms. Ultimately, Krsna guides the forces of dharma or righteousness through a great sacrifice of battle whose eschatological background recalls Indo-European and Vedic themes, while projecting them into the Hindu bhakti cosmology of universal dissolutions, recreations, and divine grace. The study vigorously opposes attempts to explain Krsna by arbitrary theories of the Mahabharrata s growth through interpolations.

About the Author
Alf Hiltebeitel is Professor in the Department of Religion at George Washington University. Dr. Hiltebeitel is the editor of Criminal Gods and Demon Devotees: Essays on the Guardians of Popular Hinduism, also published by SUNY Press, and he is the author of The Cult of Draupadi, Vol. 1, Mythologies: From Gingee to Kuruks.

  • Product Code: BK9902
  • Publisher  :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition  :   January 1, 2017
  • Pages  :   368
  • Weight   :   410g.
  • Size   :   8.3 x 5.4 x 1 inchesCover   :   Hardcover
  • Auther :   Alf Hiltebeitel
  • Language   :    English
  • ISBN : 8120840348, 978-8120840348
Description: This book is a study of India s great epic, the Mahabharrata, against the...
$34.00
The Cult of Draupadi (Vol. 1) by Alf Hiltebeitel

This is the first volume of a projected three-volume work on the little known South Indian folk cult of the goddess Draupadi and on the classical epic, the Mahabharata, that the cult brings to life in mythic, ritual and dramatic forms. It focuses on the Draupadi cult's own double mythology, moving from its storieis about Draupadi's 'primal temple' near the capital of the medieval South Indian Kingdom of Gingee to its version of the Mahabharata war on the North Indian plain of Kuruksetra. Throughout, Hiltebeitel intertwines 'regional' data, gathered from both oral and written sources, with the 'epic', drawn from the cult's own performative traditions as well as from classical versions of the Mahabharata in both Tamil and Sanskrit. He re-examines many issues critical to Indological studies and takes up them while breaking new ground in investigating the further rapport between the Hindu goddess and the Indian epic. Future volumes will treat the rituals of the Draupadi cult and the Mahabharata as seen through a Draupadi cult retrospective.

About the Author

Alf Hiltebeitel is Professor in the Department of Religion at George Washington University. Dr. Hiltebeitel is the editor of Criminal Gods and Demon Devotees: Essays on the Guardians of Popular Hinduism, also published by SUNY Press, and he is the author of The Cult of Draupadi, Vol. 1, Mythologies: From Gingee to Kuruks.

  • Product Code: BK9901
  • Publisher  :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition  :   January 1, 2017
  • Pages  :   368
  • Weight   :   410g.
  • Size   :   8.3 x 5.4 x 1 inches
  • Cover   :   Hardcover
  • Auther :   Alf Hiltebeitel
  • Language   :    English
  • ISBN : 8120810007, 978-8120810006
Description: This is the first volume of a projected three-volume work on the little known...
$34.00
Sufis,Mystics and Yogis Of India

About the Author

Hailing from Allahabad. Sri Bankey Behari started life as a lawyer as a junior of Dr. K. N. Katju and later practised law independently. He was engaged in the famous Meerut Conspiracy and other Raja Cases. He compiled many law books. Gradually drawn to mysticism. he came into close contact with Mahatma Gandhi, Sri Ramana Maharshi and later Sri J. Krishnamurti and Sri Aurobindo. Finally he gave up every material belonging and became a sannyasin.

For eight years he went into isolation. observed vow of silence. studied, wrote and contemplated on all that is best in all religions including Christianity and Sufism. But the Gita and the Bhagavata attracted him most. As a result of sixteen years' work on the Gita, he wrote a commentary on it which won him a Doctorate in Theology.

From 1940, he was an inmate of Brindaban practising intense sadhana at the feet of a realised soul. Sankirtan and the Gita were his guide-posts and his goal in life was to see Lord Radha-Krishna face to face. "Where then is the place for my photograph in my life?" he asked.

Sri Bankey Behari passed away in 1975.

Preface

The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan-that Institute of Indian Culture in Bombay-needed a Book University, a series of books which, if read, would serve the purpose of providing higher education. Particular emphasis, however, was to be put on such literature as revealed the deeper impulsions of India. As a first step, it was decided to bring out in English 100 Books, 50 of which were to be taken in hand, almost at once.

It is our intention to publish the books we select, not only in English but also in the following Indian languages: Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tami

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  • Edition  :   August 19, 2017
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How God Came Into My Life

About the Book
Through the ages, great souls have appeared who have seen God face and have walked with Him during their lives. The may belong to different times and they may have been born in different land. But they are, all of them, Pilgrims to the Eternal who lived, moved and had their entire being in God Some of them had this The souls of some others, which they had ignorantly mortgaged to the enticements of the world, were miraculously redeemed by God and they turned a new leaf  in their lives. A few others had to struggle the hard way against obstacles to their devotion and had to face privation, poverty and even persecution. But like true devotees, they transformed these hindrances into opportunities to strengthen them in their resolve not to be deflected form their quest for God. Some of these God-intoxicated Saints often broke forth in strains of devotional poetry in which everything has sprung.

This book attempts to give glimpses of the way that God confronted these saintly personages and annexed them to himself. They are published in the hope that they will invite the reader to greater intimacy with these devotees of lthe one universal God

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A Sanskrit English Dictionary

Sir M.Monier-Williams embarked upon Sanskrit-English Dictionary, with the primary object of exhibiting, by a lucid etymological arrangement, the structure of the Sanskrit language, the very key-stone of the science of Comparative Philology. Though all lexicographers have to rely on the work of their earlier compeers, Sir Williams` work is unique and original in its plan and execution, the utility of which is seen in its repeated reprints. This is not a mere aggregation of words and meanings but the fruit of a colossal industry and experience with the actual treatises in the original language on a number of subjects. All the words are arranged etymologically and philologically with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages. The author refers to several authors and extant works. the work includes well over 1,80,000 words. This invaluable thesaurus serves far too well the needs of researchers and lovers of Sanskrit. There is an elaborate and informative Introduction detailing the inception and progress of this huge task, successfully completed with the collaboration of devoted scholars like Prof. E. Leumann, Prof. C. Cappeller and others.

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The Student's Sanskrit-English Dictionary

The present Dictionary is designed to meet the long-felt need of the English knowing reader, who is interested in the study of classical as well as modern Sanskrit.

It covers a very large field-Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata, Puranas and Upapuranas, Smrti and Niti literature, Darsanas or Systems of Philosophy, such as Nyaya, Vedanta, Mimamsa, Sankhya and Yoga, Grammar,Rhetoric, Poetry in all its branches, Dramatic and Narrative literature, Mathematics, Medicine, Botany, AstronomyMusic and other technical or scientific branches of learning. Thus it embraces all words occurring in the general post-Vedic literature. It includes most of the important terms in Grammar. It gives quotations and references to the peculiar and remarkable meaning of words, especially such as occur in books prescribed for study in the Indian and foreign universities. It also renders explanation of important technical terms occurring in different branches of sanskrit learning. To add to its usefulness, the work includes three appendices.

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 From my experience in teaching over a half century, I can attest to the popularity of Apte's dictionaries and their usefulness to students whose main interests lie in literary works and sastras such as treatises on vyakarana, nyaya, mimamsa, and alankara. I am happy, therefore, to see and welcome this new edition of The Student's Sanskrit-English Dictionary. - George Cardona in his Foreword

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The Concise Sanskrit-English Dictionary

The present Dictionary is designed to meet the long-felt need of the English-knowing reader who is interested in the study of classical as well as modern Sanskrit.

It covers a very large field-Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata, Puranas and Upapuranas, Smrti and Niti literature, Darsanas or Systems of Philolsophy, such as Nyaya, Vedanta, Mimamsa, Sankhya and Yoga, Grammar, Rhetoric, Poetry in all its branches, Dramatic and Narrative literature, Mathematics, Medicine, Botany, Astronomy, Music and other technical or scientific branches of learning. Thus, it embraces all words occuring in the general post -Vedic literature. It includes most of the important terms in Grammar. It gives quotations and references to the peculiar and remarkable meanings of words, especially such as occur in books prescribed for study in the Indian and foreign universities. It also renders explanation of important technical terms occurring in different branches of Sanskrit learning. To add to its usefulness the work includes three appendices.

There are in existence no doubt excellent Sanskrit-English dictionaries compiled by eminent scholars like Monier Williams, H.H. Wilson, V. S. Apte and L. R. Vaidya, but their bulkiness and cost prohibit a large number of users from enjoying an advantage so necessary in their study of Sanskrit. There is, therefore, a crying need for one which supplies everything required by an average reader and which is at the same time characterized by brevity and cheapness. The present compilation is intended to serve this purpose. The author in this handy work has kept out Sanskrit words which are less commonly used and has tried to avoid all technicalities as well as words which can easily be seen as simple derivatives of some given words. Thus he has been able to reduce the bulk of the dictionary without compromising its usefulness.

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Siksa Samuccaya - A Compendium of Buddhist Doctrine

The book is a compendium of Buddhist Doctrine preserved in the schools of the Great Vehicle - Mahayana. It presents the code of righteous conduct for the enlightenment of the aspirant. It embodies instructions for the accumulation of six perfections , viz. Liberality, Morality, Patience, Manliness, Meditation and Widsom. The translation is authentic and authoritative. The book is interesting and instructive. There is also an alphabetical index of quoted works and a general index.

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Vedic Mathematics Teacher's Manual (Vol. 3)

Vedic Mathematics was reconstructed from ancient Vedic texts early last century by Sri Bharati Krsna Tirthaji (1884-1960). It is a complete system of mathematics which has many surprising properties and applies at all levels and areas of mathematics, pure and applied. It has remarkable coherence and simplicity that make it easy to do and easy to understand. Through its amazingly easy methods complex problems can often be solved in one line. The system is based on sixteen world-formulae (sutras) that relate to tha way in which we use our mind. The benefits of using Vedic Mathematics include more enjoyment of maths, increased flexibility, creativity and confidence, improved memory, greater mental agility and so on. This Elementary Manual is the second of three self-contained Manuals designed for teachers who with to teach the Vedic system, either to class or to other adults/teachers. It is also suitable for anyone who would like to teach themselves the Vedic methods.

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  • Auther    :   Kenneth R. Williams
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Vedic Mathematics Teacher's Manual (Vol. 2)

Vedic Mathematics was reconstructed from ancient Vedic texts early last century by Sri Bharati Krsna Tirthaji (1884-1960). It is a complete system of mathematics which has many surprising properties and applies at all levels and areas of mathematics, pure and applied. It has remarkable coherence and simplicity that make it easy to do and easy to understand. Through its amazingly easy methods complex problems can often be solved in one line. The system is based on sixteen world-formulae (sutras) that relate to tha way in which we use our mind. The benefits of using Vedic Mathematics include more enjoyment of maths, increased flexibility, creativity and confidence, improved memory, greater mental agility and so on. This Elementary Manual is the second of three self-contained Manuals designed for teachers who with to teach the Vedic system, either to class or to other adults/teachers. It is also suitable for anyone who would like to teach themselves the Vedic methods.

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  • Edition     :   May 30, 2005
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  • Auther    :   Kenneth R. Williams
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