is the author’s fourth full-colour
book in the cadre of “eventually growing category of a ‘Hindu
Dharma Encyclopaedia’” cited by Dr. Hasu Yajnik in
his Foreword to Hindu Festivals (origin, sentiments & rituals),
the author’s previous book (2005). The first was Vachanamrut
Handbook and the second, Rishis, Mystics & Heroes of India
(Vol. I). This book break’s the record with an astonishing
number of 781 superb colour photographs, 90 paintings and 27 maps.
These enable the reader to experience the depth and understanding
of how Hindus live and have adjusted to migration, changing cultural
trends and cope with daily stress by their rites, daily rituals
The effort and care to include the minutest details and references
from the ancient Sanskrit shãstras is commendable. There’s
something here for every reader; all young Hindus who have been
pestering parent’s about the ‘why’, their parents
who sorely wished they had the right answers, as well as for teachers,
admirers and academics.
A book worthy as a birthday gift and for young Hindus about to
get married. The brief explanation of the vivãh rites with
photographs will make the ceremony all the more meaningful and
increase its sanctity in the hearts of the Hindu couple. A must
read prior to marriage.
Dr. Rashmikant Mehta,
Sanskritist, Author and Director,
B.J. Institute of Learning & Research, Amdavad., India
Author: Sadhu Mukundcharandas
1st Edition: June 2007
by: Swaminarayan Aksharpith, Ahmedabad - 4, INDIA.
2007, Swaminarayan Aksharpith.
Available at all BAPS centers in India, UK,
USA, Australia & E. Africa.