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The Essentials of Hinduism

The Essentials of Hinduism Book
Author : Bhaskarananda
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book has been chosen by a great number of Hindus and Western students of Hinduism themselves, as the book that best explains the profound ideas of Hinduism in a clear, precise and easily understandable way, with many excellent analogies. The book covers the basis and goal of Hinduism, concepts of God; worship of God; guru and disciple relationship; mantras; the four yogas; creation and the three Gunas; different spiritual paths; moksha (liberation), the holy books, the doctrines of karma, predestination, and reincarnation; Hindu ethics; Indo-Aryans and their society; Hinduism as a way of life; role of food; and more. There are many illustrations.

Essentials Of Hinduism

Essentials Of Hinduism Book
Author : Swami Bhaskarananda
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9788171208180
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Essentials Of Hinduism book written by Swami Bhaskarananda, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Essentials of Hinduism

The Essentials of Hinduism Book
Author : Swami Bhaskarananda
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2005-10-01
ISBN : 9781884852084
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book gives clearly written explanations of the basic ideas and practices of Hinduism and its culture. It answers so many questionsDo the Hindus worship many gods? Are the Hindus idol worshippers? What is the purpose of life? What are Hinduism's spiritual practices?and so on, covering the most mundane to the most profound ideas and questions of Hinduism. A comprehensive, clearly written book on Hinduism that removes most of the misconceptions about Hinduism. It explains Hinduism starting with its history, then covers the following topics: God-RealizationGoal of HinduismHoly Books, Indo-Aryans, HinduismA Way of Life, Hindu Society Today, Role of FoodGodDoctrine of Karma, Doctrine of Predestination, Doctrine of Reincarnation, Hindu Ethics, Guru and Disciple Relationship, Different Spiritual Paths, Four Yogas, Worship of God, Mantras and Sacred Symbols, Temples, Three Gunas, Creation, Moksha or Liberation

Many Many Many Gods of Hinduism

Many Many Many Gods of Hinduism Book
Author : Swami Achuthananda
Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2013-07-02
ISBN : 1481825526
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Religion is the opium of the people, said Karl Marx many centuries ago. For more than a billion people living in India and abroad, Hinduism is the religion and a way of life. In this multi-award winning book, Swami Achuthananda cracks open the opium poppy pods, analyzes the causes for euphoria, and comes away with a deeper understanding of the people and their religion. *** Winner 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (Religious Non-fiction) *** This is a comprehensive book on Hinduism. It tells you why Hindus do the things they do - and don't. Written in a casual style, the book guides you through the fundamentals of the religion. It then goes further and debunks a number of long-standing myths, some of them coming from the academia (of all places). While most books shy away from contentious issues, this book plunges headlong by taking on controversies, like the Aryan Invasion Theory, idol worship, RISA scholarship and many more. In fact one-third of the book is just on controversies that you rarely find in any other literature. Other Awards: *** Finalist - 2014 Pacific Book Awards (Religion) *** *** Bronze - 2014 IPPY Award - (Religion) ***

What Is Hinduism

What Is Hinduism  Book
Author : Himalayan Academy Publications
Publisher : Himalayan Academy Publications
Release : 2007
ISBN : 1934145009
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Since 1979 the international magazine Hinduism Today has been producing a treasury of educational features on all aspects of Sanatana Dharma. Guided by the founder, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, the magazine's editors, who are initiated monks of Kauai's Hindu Monastery, collaborated with holy men and women and experts around the world in creating graphically rich guides to virtually every important aspect of Hinduism. The best of those works are assembled in "What Is Hinduism?" for Hindus and non-Hindus alike to discover the culture, beliefs, worship and mysticism that is India's greatest gift to humanity." --Back cover.

Essentials of Hinduism

Essentials of Hinduism Book
Author : Swami Vivekananda
Publisher : Advaita Ashrama (A publication branch of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math)
Release : 1937
ISBN : 8175058390
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Many want to know what Hinduism is. Many are astonished to hear that Hinduism has no particular creed. Indeed, Hinduism is hard to define. Hinduism is a system which comprises within its fold an infinite variety of thoughts. In this book published by Advaita Ashrama, a Publication centre of Ramakrishna Math, an attempt has been made to give a bird's-eye view of Hinduism with extracts from the speeches and writings of Swami Vivekananda who may be said to be the best exponent of Hinduism in modern India. The excerpts have been culled from the author's Complete Works.

Am I A Hindu

Am I A Hindu Book
Author : Ed Viswanathan
Publisher : books catalog
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9780010004656
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Source Book Modern Hinduism

Source Book Modern Hinduism Book
Author : Glyn Richards
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-02-01
ISBN : 113609914X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Published in the year 2004, Source Book Modern Hinduism is a valuable contribution to the field of Asian Studies.

Hinduism For Dummies

Hinduism For Dummies Book
Author : Amrutur V. Srinivasan
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-06-15
ISBN : 1118110773
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Your hands-on guide to one of the world's major religions The dominant religion of India, "Hinduism" refers to a widevariety of religious traditions and philosophies that havedeveloped over thousands of years. Today, the United States is hometo approximately one million Hindus. If you've heard of this ancient religion and are looking for areference that explains the intricacies of the customs, practices,and teachings of this ancient spiritual system, Hinduism ForDummies is for you! Provides a thorough introduction to this earliest and popularworld belief system Information on the rites, rituals, deities, and teachingsassociated with the practice of Hinduism Explores the history and teachings of the Vedas, Brahmans, andUpanishads Offers insight into the modern daily practice of Hinduismaround the world Continuing the Dummies tradition of making the world's religionsengaging and accessible to everyone, Hinduism For Dummies isyour hands-on, friendly guide to this fascinating religion.

Hinduism Ritual Reason and Beyond

Hinduism   Ritual  Reason and Beyond Book
Author : Ashok Mishra
Publisher : StoryMirror Infotech Pvt Ltd
Release : 2019-08-03
ISBN : 9388698134
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book is journey through 5000 years of evolution of Hinduism, and is outcome of seven years of study to understand the roots of Hinduism. Tracing the genesis of Hinduism to pre-Indus Valley period, the book explains Hindu, Hinduism and Sanatana Dharma, before it takes one through Hinduism’s oldest scriptures - the four Vedas, the four components of each Veda, and what they contain. How all original translations of Vedic texts were done by Western Sanskrit scholars, and why their works have left scope for doubt about the fidelity of translations. The yajnas (yagya) like Ashvamedha, Rajsooya, Vajpeya, etc., about which we only hear on TV serials and talk shows, have been demystified. The reader will be taken aback reading the sheer size and scale of Soma yajna, described step by step, in great detail. Hinduism’s journey to the Age of Reason, the Upanishads, its encounter with Buddhism, and its transformation into idol worshipping society with many gods and a multitude of stories about its millions of gods is lucidly explained. Puranas, what they contain and what was the reason they were created, has been described and explained next. Hinduism's journey to its modern form - idol worship, the modern puja, detailed description of puja and Sanskaras like Vivaha, their detailed description, the meaning of each action and how they are conducted, the gift to the priest, types of idols, their consecration, all are explained to help a reader understand the why and the how of what we do as a Hindu. The book concludes with a discussion of - Do mantras have power? & Do rituals have meaning?

Hinduism

Hinduism Book
Author : Jeaneane D. Fowler
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book sets out major beliefs and practices which form Hinduism today. It is about living religion - what it is to be Hindu in today's world. It depicts the rich colour and diversity of the many dimensions of Hinduism and deals with the fundamental beliefs which underpin the religion. Contents include the Hindu concept of God; samsara, the cycle of reincarnation; karma, the law of course and effect; dharma, what is right; moksa, the final goal of enlightenment. Hindu scriptures include sruti and smrti literature, the Mahabharat, The Bhagavad Gita and the Ramayana. There is a chapter on Gods and Goddesses: Vishnu the Preserver, Krishna, Siva, the auspicious Ganesh, and the Mother Goddess. Other chapters explain worship in the home and temple, Hindu sysbols, food and caste, festivals and pilgrimages, and life cycles in the Hindu family - particularly, birth, marriages and death. The history and tradition of Hinduism is dealt with in relation to the Indus valley civilization, the Vedic period, the Vedanta, and devotional Hinduism. The book contains a glossary of Hindu terms.

Outline of Hinduism

Outline of Hinduism Book
Author : William Stoddart
Publisher : Foundation for Traditional
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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William Stoddart surveys the vast and complex field of Hindu mythology, metaphysics and spirituality, and presents with clarity and concision the essential features of the Hindu religion. Outline of Hinduism, in its brief format, is remarkably comprehensive. It is an attractive introduction for the general reader and an accurate aide-memoire for the student.

World Religions

World Religions Book
Author : Thomas A. Robinson,Hillary P. Rodrigues
Publisher : Baker Academic
Release : 2014-11-11
ISBN : 1441219722
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This masterful survey of world religions presents a clear and concise portrait of the history, beliefs, and practices of Eastern and Western religions. The new edition contains added material and has been revised throughout. The authors, both respected scholars of world religions, have over fifty years of combined teaching experience. Their book is accessibly written for introductory classes, can be easily adapted for one- or two-semester courses, and presents a neutral approach for broad classroom use. Pedagogical aids include further reading suggestions, photographs, sidebars, and pronunciation guides. An 800-question bank of multiple-choice test questions is available to professors through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.

A Primer of Hinduism

A Primer of Hinduism Book
Author : D.S.Sarma
Publisher : Sri Ramakrishna Math
Release : 2020-03-07
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book by D. S. Sarma, a well-known educationist and a learned exponent of Hinduism, briefly deals with all the fundamental doctrines of the Hindu religion and philosophy stitched in the form of questions and answers between a daughter and a father. The book is enriched with an article on Hinduism and an appendix consisting of selections from the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita. This primer will provide a good introduction on Hinduism to the school and college students.

A Primer of Hinduism Sri Ramakrishna Math

A Primer of Hinduism  Sri Ramakrishna Math Book
Author : D.S Sarma
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release : 2013-12-16
ISBN : 1304719243
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There are very few brief and comprehensive expositions of the universal tenets of Hinduism available today, this book “The Primer of Hinduism” is to be welcomed as ably fulfilling the need in this respect. Both the modern Hindu who is brought up in an un-Hindu environment, and the followers of other faiths who want an authentic exposition of Hinduism is a short compass, would find this to be the book most helpful to satisfy their need. While the author calls the book a Primer, it is much more than that. It touches briefly on all the fundamental doctrines of Hindu religion and philosophy, and can very well form the basis of a detailed exposition of it suited to the needs of students at different levels of understanding.

The Roots of Hinduism

The Roots of Hinduism Book
Author : Asko Parpola
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2015-07-15
ISBN : 0190226935
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hinduism has two major roots. The more familiar is the religion brought to South Asia in the second millennium BCE by speakers of Aryan or Indo-Iranian languages, a branch of the Indo-European language family. Another, more enigmatic, root is the Indus civilization of the third millennium BCE, which left behind exquisitely carved seals and thousands of short inscriptions in a long-forgotten pictographic script. Discovered in the valley of the Indus River in the early 1920s, the Indus civilization had a population estimated at one million people, in more than 1000 settlements, several of which were cities of some 50,000 inhabitants. With an area of nearly a million square kilometers, the Indus civilization was more extensive than the contemporaneous urban cultures of Mesopotamia and Egypt. Yet, after almost a century of excavation and research the Indus civilization remains little understood. How might we decipher the Indus inscriptions? What language did the Indus people speak? What deities did they worship? Asko Parpola has spent fifty years researching the roots of Hinduism to answer these fundamental questions, which have been debated with increasing animosity since the rise of Hindu nationalist politics in the 1980s. In this pioneering book, he traces the archaeological route of the Indo-Iranian languages from the Aryan homeland north of the Black Sea to Central, West, and South Asia. His new ideas on the formation of the Vedic literature and rites and the great Hindu epics hinge on the profound impact that the invention of the horse-drawn chariot had on Indo-Aryan religion. Parpola's comprehensive assessment of the Indus language and religion is based on all available textual, linguistic and archaeological evidence, including West Asian sources and the Indus script. The results affirm cultural and religious continuity to the present day and, among many other things, shed new light on the prehistory of the key Hindu goddess Durga and her Tantric cult.

A Survey of Hinduism

A Survey of Hinduism Book
Author : Klaus K. Klostermaier
Publisher : State University of New York Press
Release : 1994-08-30
ISBN : 1438409338
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This revision reflects recent developments and events in India. In particular, a new Part has been added entitled “The Meeting of East and West in India” which contains a new chapter on Mahatma Gandhi. There is also a new chapter on the position of women in Hinduism. In addition to the added chapters, the entire book has been rewritten with many new illustrations and maps. This book provides a comprehensive survey of the Hindu tradition, dealing with the history of Hinduism, the sacred writings of the Hindus, the Hindu worldview, and the specifics of the major branches of Hinduism—Vaisnavism, S aivism, and S aktism. It also focuses on the geographical ties of Hinduism with the land of India, the social order created by Hinduism, and the various systems of Hindu thought. Klostermaier describes the new development of Hinduism in the 19th and 20th centuries, including present-day political Hinduism and the efforts to turn Hinduism into a modern-world religion. A unique feature of this book is its treatment of Hinduism in a topical fashion, rather than by chronological description of the development of Hinduism or by summary of the literature. The complexities of Hindu life and thought are thus made real to the reader. Hindus will recognize it as their own tradition.

All about Hinduism

All about Hinduism Book
Author : Swami Sivananda
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1977
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hinduism Basics

Hinduism Basics Book
Author : K. Natarajan
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-09
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Today, several Hindu youngsters do not have much knowledge on Hinduism. In particular, the Indian diaspora are ignorant about their own religion. It is a small wonder that many youngsters in India and abroad have urged me to write a simple book on Hinduism. They want to have better understanding of the religion they love and follow. I am aware that there are any number of books available on Hinduism. But, several of them are written in a style that is extremely difficult to comprehend. The youngsters and students require a book written in simple language to understand the basic concepts of Hinduism, which is vast and highly involved. That is why I have to spend several years to get a grasp of the subject myself. I have served as a Space Scientist and researcher for 25 years and thereafter, as a Professor and educational administrator and researcher for 20 more years. Naturally, I have gone through hundreds of books, reports, blogs and URLs over a period of 15 years before publishing the book. However, study on Hinduism has given me more emotional satisfaction than any investigation of science and technology. Even though, I am a scientist, I believe that religion and science should be kept apart. Because, religion is based on belief. I have tried to present varied aspects of Hinduism as accurately as possible. I have tried to give answers to the various questions raised by the youngsters through Question-Answer format, based on extensive study of the available data. My own personal opinions are kept to the minimum. I have done the Cover Design, Book Design and formatting myself without any external assistance, even at my age of 74 to conserve resources. There are a billion Hindus living not only India, but also in countries such as USA, Canada, UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Burma, Middle East, Guyana, Suriname, etc., for whom, this book will be extremely useful. The Indian diaspora requires a better understanding of Hinduism, because, they have been living away from India for a long time. This book will help the diaspora and NRI children to get a clear picture about Hinduism, Indian culture and traditions. Further, this book will be useful to the school and college students who want to have a good knowledge of Hinduism in simple terms. This book will also be useful to the Hindu scholars, experts and saints who won't mind yet another interpretation of Hinduism: this time from a Scientist. I hope the youngsters in India and abroad will benefi from this work.

Hinduism

Hinduism Book
Author : K M Sen
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780141018249
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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K. M. Sen discusses the evolution of Hinduism's central systems of belief and codes of conduct, as well as popular cults and sects such as Bhakti, Tantrika and the mystics of North India, and describes the varying incarnations of its supreme deity, Krishna and Rama among them. He recounts its history from the Indus Valley civilization c.2500 BC and the Vedic age nature gods to its relationship with Buddhism and Jainism and the impact of western culture. And he describes the day-to-day practice of Hinduism - customs, festivals and rituals; the caste system; and its philosophies and exponents. In a new foreword, the author's grandson Amartya Sen brings his work right up to date, examining the role of Hinduism in the world today.