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Sarnath, Varanasi and Kausambi : A Pilgrim

Sarnath, Varanasi and Kausambi : A Pilgrim's Guide Book

₹ 125.00

Author: Suresh Bhatia This comprehensive and illustrated Guide Book deals withthree Buddhist places: Sarnath, Varanasi and Kausambi. Its main focus, however, is Sarnath, the place where the Buddha turned the wheel of dharma:.The author explains in simple language the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism expounded in Sarnath for the first time,the significance of sacred sites , the history of the Buddhist kings and the records of the Chinese pilgrims, all of which conform the history of Sarnath. He describes the main archaeological sites, monuments and temples of Sarnath.He then presents a picture of Varanasi and its ancient Buddhist heritage, and lastly makes a case for the rediscovery of Kausambi with its practically forgotten Buddhist heritage.Other information of interest is also included.

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Seeing God Everywhere: Essays on Nature and the Sacred

Seeing God Everywhere: Essays on Nature and the Sacred

₹ 375.00

Edited by: Barry McDonald "How do people sense God's presence in created things? Seeing God Everywhere is an anthology of essays on nature and the sacred which address that question. Written by an impressive list of spiritual leaders and thinkers, these essays explore the questions from many different perspectives. As a special bonus, at the end of each essay is a short poem on nature and the sacred, taken from various traditions."

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Shaivism in the Light of Epics, Puranas and Agamas

Shaivism in the Light of Epics, Puranas and Agamas

₹ 975.00

Author: N.R. Bhatt Summary: This very readable and reliable work contains an amazing quantity of information, carefully referenced at every step, and is likely to be of the greatest utility to researchers in history of religion, medieval to modern, as well as to the general reader interested in Saivism. Description: Saivism encompasses all aspects of religion: a philosophy, a theology, a conception of the universe, a current of devotion, a world of myths, elaborate rituals in temples, expressions in plastic arts, in poetry, music, dance. The sources to understand this subject are the Sanskrit texts of Epics, Puranas and Agamas. The present book gives a clear presentation of Saivism through a survey and an erudite reading of this vast literature. The Agamas are the key to the knowledge of temple organization and rituals, the description of which is a unique and original contribution of this work.

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Spiritual Education

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₹ 350.00
Spiritual Education

Spiritual Education

₹ 350.00

Author: Purnima Zweers Summary: This book is meant for parents, teachers, and all who are interested in education based on spiritual values. Description: Included in the books are views of Swami Sivananda, Mata Amritanandamayi, Krishnamurti, Aurobindo and other great spiritual masters on education. Also included are many practical examples using mandalas, meditation, different yogas and story-telling as aids to spiritually value-based education. The author gives a detailed description of schools based on spiritual ideals in the West as well as in the East.

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Textiles of Banaras: Yesterday and Today

Textiles of Banaras: Yesterday and Today

₹ 1,850.00

Author: Tarannum Fatma Lari Banaras, usually known as a religious and cultural cente, is also famous since antiquity for its textile industry. Banaras textiles and the designs produced there were sold throughout India and exported to many foreign countries. The Buddha was shrouded in a fine Banaras cloth, and kings and queens all over India used to dress with its more exquisite brocades. All foreign visitors to the city commented on this textile art, in which Banaras traditionally excelled. Description: Textiles of Banaras: Yesterday and Today is the product of a deep research on this textile industry since the distant past up to our times. The book explains in detail the different designs used and their conception, the various types of cloth weaving and the techniques employed (making of the threads, dyeing, stretching the warp, polishing, tools used, etc.), and handicrafts such as embroideries (karchobi, zardozi, etc.). It also studies the socio-economic condition of the artisans.

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Banaras, The Heritage City of India: Geography, History, and Bibliography

Banaras, The Heritage City of India: Geography, History, and Bibliography

₹ 795.00

Author: Rana P.B. Singh Summary: This book will serve as a major resource for Banaras studies, urban history, cultural geography, and heritage studies, and can also be used as model frame for similar heritage cities in other parts of the world. Description: This book describes various facets of geography, history and heritage of Varanasi, the heritage city of India, on/about which a vast historical literature is available. The section on Geography covers the general background of the topography, climate, soils, vegetation, and human landscape. The History sction gives a general brief outline of history, from the ancient to the modern, including a chronological chart. The Bibliography section contains 1276 entries classified into 16 groups: Books, most in English; Research papers & essays etc.

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The Aphorisms of Siva: The Siva-Sutra with Bhaskara

The Aphorisms of Siva: The Siva-Sutra with Bhaskara's Commentary, the Varttika

₹ 395.00

Vasugupta, Mark S. G. Dyczkowski The Shiva Sutra was revealed to Vasugupta by Shiva in order to counter the effects of dualism. This revelation initiated the hermeneutics of syntheses and exegesis climaxed by the great Abhinavagupta. The Shiva Sutra is the most important scripture in the Trika system of Kashmir Shaivism. As a book on yoga, it explains the nature and cause of bondage and the means to liberation from bondage. Bhaskara is in the direct lineage of Vasugupta. To Bhaskara's commentary, Mark Dyczkowski has added his translation of an anonymous commentary as an aid to understanding Bhaskara's interpretation. This anonymous writer also serves as a bridge between Ksemaraja's and Bhaskara's commentaries, drawing from both. The commentary on each sutra is thus in three layers. Bhaskara's commentary is first, followed by the anonymous commentary, after which Dyczkowski adds his own exposition and compares Bhaskara and Ksemaraja. Ksemaraja's commentary, the Vimarsini, has been translated by Jaideva Singh and published by SUNY Press under the title Siva Sutra.

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The Book of Aghor Wisdom

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₹ 495.00
The Book of Aghor Wisdom

The Book of Aghor Wisdom

₹ 495.00

Author: Baba Bhagwan Ram Baba Bhagwan Ram's teachings were imparted more through everyday conversations rather than through sermons. On his advice, his words were compiled into a book that will have the essence of all his messages. Thus was written Aghor Vachan Shastra in Hindi and present book, its English translation. This book is a translation of the words of Aghoreshwar Mahaprabhu Baba Bhagwan Ram, as presented in the book Aghor Vachan Shastra.

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The Crisis of the Modern World

The Crisis of the Modern World

₹ 285.00

Author: Renè Guènon In the first half of the 20th century, a French man, Renè Guènon (1886-1951), struck the conscience of the Western world by reminding it about the spiritual knowledge that wasat the heart of all traditional civilizations but that the modern West had completely lost sight of. A profound knower of Hindu, Islamic, Taoist and other traditions, Guènon expounded,in a similar way as Coomaraswamy with whom he regularly corresponded, the traditional metaphysics which give aunity beyond the forms to the apparently different traditionsof mankind. In The Crisis of the Modern World, published forthe first time in 1927, he writes a relentless and radical criticismof the modern world, revealing its shallowness when confronted with the traditional civilizations. Almost eighty years later, his words are still fully valid, and applicable to a large extent to the India of today, which is in danger of being submerged by a strong flow of modern ways and conceptions.

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The Ganga Trail: Foreign Accounts and Sketches of the River Scene

The Ganga Trail: Foreign Accounts and Sketches of the River Scene

₹ 750.00

Author: Jagmohan Mahajan Starting with the Greek Megasthenes who noticed the Indians worshiping the Ganga in 302 B.C. and ending with the New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary who led a jet boat expedition up theriver in 1977, travellers of different nationalities and religions have left absorbing accounts of life along the Ganga through the ages.By the end of the 18th century, a number of accomplished British landscape artists also appeared on the scene and made charming sketches while sailing up and down the Ganga. Many of these drawings were subsequently worked up either into beautiful oilpaintings and water colours or into coloured aquatints, lithographs and engravings to illustrate their engrossing descriptions of the river scene.Most of this material is being published here for the first time,encompassing the essence of the enchantment and excitement of thetravellers of their passage along the Ganga through the centuries.

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The Kumbh Mela

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₹ 95.00
The Kumbh Mela

The Kumbh Mela

₹ 95.00

Author: Deepak Kumar Singh Summary: India is a land of mythologies, customs, rituals and metaphysics. It houses almost all varieties of religious practices and cult rites known to the world. Description: The Kumbh Mela is one of the prominent religious practices of Hindu religion in India. It is the legacy of the orthodox Vedic culture enshrined in the Vedas and Puranas.

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The Sanskrit Language: An Overview History and Structure, Linguistic and Philosophical Representations, Uses and Users

The Sanskrit Language: An Overview History and Structure, Linguistic and Philosophical Representations, Uses and Users

₹ 295.00

Summary: An introduction to the Sanskrit languages from many different view-points. Description: In this book, Sanskrit is described into two points of view: what the native speakers knew and felt about their language, and what the foreign scholars discovered in their historical and comparative quest.

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Where The Buddha Walked: A Companion to the Buddhist Places of India

Where The Buddha Walked: A Companion to the Buddhist Places of India

₹ 450.00

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Varanasi Vista: Early Views of the Holy City

Varanasi Vista: Early Views of the Holy City

₹ 1,750.00

Summary: Assembled from public and private art collections in India and abroad, these views are now being published together, along with a short survey of travellers' accounts of their visits to Varanasi, for the first time. Description: Varanasi has attracted pilgrims from all over India for 2500 years. A number of landscape artists, almost entirely from Britain, began coming to India towards the end of the 18th century, and made superb sketches of Varanasi when they visited the city. The views of Varanasi by the visiting landscape artists gave not only the noutside world but also the Indians themselves the first ever visual impressions of the scenic splendours of the holy city. Until then no such visual record existed because of the lack of the genre of landscape painting in an otherwise rich Indian art.

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Towards the Pilgrimage Archetype : The Pancakrosi Yatra of Banaras

Towards the Pilgrimage Archetype : The Pancakrosi Yatra of Banaras

₹ 395.00

Author: Rana PB Singh This book is the first detailed study on Panchkroshi and its associated inner sanctum, the Antargriha Yatra. At least since the 15th century, devotees continuously perform pilgrimage on these two circuits. The 108 shrines on the route are described with the help of many maps and illustrations. The topics covered include among others, the background of the archetypical nature of pilgrimage, the cosmic mandlas and the circulatory paths, the historical background of the Panchakroshi Yatra and its contextual growth, the context of cardinality, the impact of change, the pilgrimage- cognitive maps, sacred territory and sacred time, religious experiences, the panchakroshi Temple, the dhramashalas, the characteristics of pilgrims, the circuit of the inner sanctum, the ecology of place and the Improvement Plant. Finally the book includes and exhaustive bibliography, followed by appendices giving information on shrines, temples, yatras, etc

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