|Series||Dharma-Vijaya booklet series -- no.2|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||26|
A few years ago I went to my favorite metaphysical bookstore in Cambridge, MA, and asked them to recommend a good book for learning about Hinduism. They pointed me to The Hindu Mind. I've read many books on spiritual philosophy from different traditions and I can say this ranks right up there as one of my favorites. by: 5. "This book is a critical study of six selected Hindu nationalists of modern India - Swami Dayananda Saraswati (), Swami Vivekananda (), Bal Gangadhar Tilak (), Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (), Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar () and Sita Ram Goel () - in order to trace the intellectual genealogy of Hindu cultural nationalism and fundamentalism. While Hinduism is known for its diversity and its synthesis therefrom, the Bhagavad Gita has a unique pan-Hindu influence.   Gerald James Larson – an Indologist and classical Hindu Philosophies scholar, states "if there is any one text that comes near to embodying the totality of what it is to be a Hindu, it would be the Bhagavad Gita.". Books on Hindu Holidays and Festivals. Linda Johnsen, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hinduism. Om Lata Bahadur, Book of Hindu Festivals and Ceremonies (2nd edition). Paul Younger, Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition. Dilip Kadodwala, Hindu Festivals. Swasti Mitter, Hindu Festivals.
Many Hindus fast on particular days of the week in order to show the devotion to the particular gods. Hindus perform idol worship because they believe that a part of the god resides in it. On auspicious days, Hindu women draw beautiful designs in front of their houses known as Rangoli. Hinduism Holy Books. Hindus value many sacred writings as opposed to one holy book. The primary sacred texts, known as the Vedas, were composed around B.C. This collection of verses and hymns. Explore the Hindu Religion with its fascinating Rituals and History This book has eye-opening information about Hinduism that will help you to understand the religion, the Gods, beliefs, rituals and how it has evolved over time/5(54). (Sacred Books of the East, Vol. 14) Hindu law books written by the sages Vasishtha and Baudhâyana, in the first millenium B.C. The Institutes of Vishnu (SBE 7) Julius Jolly, translator  (Sacred Books of the East, Vol. 7) This Hindu law book contains descriptions of yogic practises, and a moving hymn to the Goddess Prajapati.
Savarkar’s book Hindutva—Who is a Hindu? declared that those who did not consider India as both fatherland and holy land were not true Indians—and that the love of Indian Christians and Muslims for India was “divided” because each group had its own holy land in the Middle East. The Vedas are the foundation of Hinduism. They are four in number: Rig Veda Sama Veda Yajur Veda Atharva Veda. Each Veda is divided into four parts: Samhita, Brahmana, Aranyaka and Upanishads. Following the Vedas come the collection of Hindu Books called the Srauta Sutras. These describe how the mantras of the Vedas have to be used in the various sacrifices or Yajnas. The essays in this book, based on the popular White Hindu blog, explore a variety of the issues that non-Indian Hindus struggle with Is it possible to convert to Hinduism? Why is Ambaa so. Contemporary Hindu temples raise aesthetic, economic, political and philosophical questions about the role of architecture in making a place for the sacred in society. This book presents the Hindu temple .