The Holy Vedas

The Holy Vedas
Author: Bibek Debroy,Dipavali Debroy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 445
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9788170188506
ISBN 13: 8170188504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Book of the Vedas

The Book of the Vedas
Author: Eric Chaline,Virender Kumar Arya
Publsiher: Fair Winds Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000049283853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of the Vedas Book Review:

A concise introduction to one of the world's great religions, this book explores the complexities of the Hindu pantheon and relates it to the classical schools of Hindu philosophy. Outlining the historical and geographical background to Hinduism, the book introduces the reader to the classic texts of Hinduism - the Vedas and the Upanishads - as well as its great epics, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. Concluding with a survey of Hindu culture, including marriage and burial customs, the caste system and festivals, the book aims to explain Hinduism's place in the modern world.

The Wisdom of the Vedas

The Wisdom of the Vedas
Author: Jagadish Chatterji
Publsiher: Quest Books
Total Pages: 167
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN 10: 0835630544
ISBN 13: 9780835630542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of the Vedas Book Review:

How did the universe come into being? What is the nature of God? Of the human spirit? All who seek understanding will find this book an illuminating presentation of India's oldest and most profound religious and philosophical tradition. The Wisdom of the Vedas was first published in 1931 by Kailas Press under the title India's Outlook on Life. The Theosophical Publishing House published a second edition in 1973, and again in 1980 under the Quest imprint. The present 1992 edition was edited to reflect the modern use of inclusive language, and includes an introduction by Vedic scholar David Frawley. Mr. Frawley explains to the Western reader, "The Vedas are the original scripture or source teaching of the Hindu tradition, from which its many branches of Vedanta, Yoga, and Tantra have emerged through time, and to which they all look back with reverence." The Vedas are also "..the background relative to which the Buddhist religion evolved, and Buddhism also preserves many Vedic terms and practices." The study then, of the Vedas is important to understanding many different Eastern teachings. The author is from India, and has an unusual ability to frame the subtleties of Eastern thought for the Western world.

Discovering the Vedas

Discovering the Vedas
Author: Frits Staal
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2008-05-14
ISBN 10: 8184758839
ISBN 13: 9788184758832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discovering the Vedas Book Review:

This Is A Remarkable Book. It Untangles The Many Complexities Of The Vedas And Combines Staal S Scholarly Respect For The Texts, With Explanations That Are Lucid And Occasionally Witty. His Insights Are Thoughtful And Perceptive. Romila Thapar In This Unprecedented Guide To The Vedas, Frits Staal, The Celebrated Author Of Agni: The Vedic Ritual Of The Fire Altar And Universals: Studies In Indian Logic And Linguistics Examines Almost Every Aspect Of These Ancient Sources Of Indic Civilisation. Staal Extracts Concrete Information From The Oral Tradition And Archaeology About Vedic People And Their Language, What They Thought And Did, And Where They Went And When. He Provides Essential Information About The Vedas And Includes Selections And Translations. Staal Sheds Light On Mantras And Rituals, That Contributed To What Came To Be Known As Hinduism. Significant Is A Modern Analysis Of What We Can Learn From The Vedas Today: The Original Forms Of The Vedic Sciences, As Well As The Perceptive Wisdom Of The Composers Of The Vedas. The Author Puts Vedic Civilisation In A Global Perspective Through A Wide-Ranging Comparison With Other Indic Philosophies And Religions, Primarily Buddhism For Staal, Originally A Logician, The Voyage Of Discovering The Vedas Is Like Unpeeling An Onion But Without The Certainty Of Reaching An End. Even So, His Book Shows That The Vedas Have A Logic All Their Own. Accessible, Finely-Argued, And With A Wealth Of Information And Insight, Discovering The Vedas Is For Both The Scholar And The Interested Lay Reader.

The Vedas and Upanishads for Children

The Vedas and Upanishads for Children
Author: Roopa Pai
Publsiher: Hachette India
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2019-01-10
ISBN 10: 9351952975
ISBN 13: 9789351952978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vedas and Upanishads for Children Book Review:

Three thousand years ago, deep inside the forests of India, a great ‘thought revolution’ was brewing. In those forest labs, the brightest thinker–philosophers contemplated the universe, reflected on ancient texts called the Vedas and came up with startling insights into questions we still don’t have final answers to, like: • What is the universe made of? • How do I know I’m looking at a tree when I see one? • Who am I? My body, my mind, my intelligence, my emotions, or none of the above? And where did they put those explosive findings? In a sprawling body of goosebumpy and fascinating oral literature called the Upanishads! Intimidated? Don’t be! For this joyful, fun guide to some of India’s longest-lasting secular wisdoms, reinterpreted for first-time explorers by Roopa Pai, is guaranteed to keep you turning the pages. Why haven’t you read it yet?

The Vedas

The Vedas
Author: Jon William Fergus
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2017-01-10
ISBN 10: 9781541294714
ISBN 13: 1541294718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vedas Book Review:

The present volume is an unabridged compilation of all four Vedas (Rig, White and Black Yajur, Sama and Atharva). Four of the translations are from Ralph Griffith, with the remaining (black yajur) from Arthur Keith. The texts have been proofed and all Sanskrit terms updated and synced between versions. An Index-Dictionary of Sanskrit terms has been published as a second volume: ISBN: 978-1541304079. From the foreword: The Vedas (from the root vid, "to know," or "divine knowledge") are the most ancient of all the Hindu scriptures. There were originally three Vedas-the Laws of Manu always speaks of the three, as do the oldest (Mukhya) Upanishads-but a later work called the Atharvaveda has been added to these, to now constitute the fourth. The name Rigveda signifies "Veda of verses," from rig, a spoken stanza; Samaveda, the "Veda of chants," from saman, a song or chant; Yajurveda, the "Veda of sacrificial formulas," from yajus, a sacrificial text. The Atharvaveda derives its name from the sage Atharvan, who is represented as a Prajapati, the edlest son of Brahma, and who is said to have been the first to institute the fire-sacrifices. The complex nature of the Vedas and the array of texts associated with them may be briefly outlined as follows: "The Rig-Veda is the original work, the Yajur-Veda and Sama-Veda in their mantric portions are different arrangements of its hymns for special purposes. The Vedas are divided into two parts, the Mantra and Brahmana. The Mantra part is composed of suktas (hymns in verse); the Brahmana part consists of liturgical, ritualistic, exegetical, and mystic treatises in prose. The Mantra or verse portion is considered more ancient than the prose works; and the books in which the hymns are collected are called samhitas (collections). More or less closely connected with the Brahmanans (and in a few exceptional cases with the Mantra part) are two classes of treatises in prose and verse called Aranyaka and Upanishad. The Vedic writings are again divided into two great divisions, exoteric and esoteric, the former called the karma-kanda (the section of works) and the latter the jnana-kanda (section of wisdom)." (Encyclopedic Theosophical Glossary) The great antiquity of the Vedas is sufficiently proven by the fact that they are written in such an ancient form of Sanskrit, so different from the Sanskrit now used, that there is no other work like them in the literature of this "eldest sister" of all the known languages, as Prof. Max Muller calls it. Only the most learned of the Brahman Pundits can read the Vedas in their original. Furthermore, the Vedas cannot be viewed as singular works by singular authors, but rather as compilations, assembled over a great and unknown period of time. "Almost every hymn or division of a Veda is ascribed to various authors. It is generally believed that these subdivisions were revealed orally to the rishis or sages whose respective names they bear; hence the body of the Veda is known as sruti (what was heard) or divine revelation. The very names of these Vedic sages, such as Vasishtha, Visvamitra, and Narada, all of which belong to men born in far distant ages, shows that millennia must have elapsed between the different dates of their composition." (Encyclopedic Theosophical Glossary) It is generally agreed that the Vedas were finally arranged and compiled around fourteen centuries before our era; but this interferes in no way with their great antiquity, as they are acknowledged to have been long taught and passed down orally, perhaps for thousands of years, perhaps for far longer, before being finally compiled and recorded (the latter is traditionally said to have occurred on the shores of Lake Manasarovara, beyond the Himalayas).

The Vedas

The Vedas
Author: Surendra Kumar Sharma
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2006*
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:B5063072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Vedas

The Vedas
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Book Tree
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781585092239
ISBN 13: 1585092231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"This book is an overview of The Vedas, the holy book of Hindus. The most important Hymns are quoted in full; extracts are also included from the Brahmanas, the part of The Rig Veda that guides the Brahmans, the highest class of priests, in Vedic ceremonies. Also included is a section on the Arya Samaj, a later westernized version that is shown to be inaccurate, covered in the Appendix."--from the foreward.

B haspati in the Vedas and the Pur as

B   haspati in the Vedas and the Pur     as
Author: Saraswati Bali
Publsiher: Delhi : Nag Publishers
Total Pages: 206
Release: 1978
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:B3177175
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

B haspati in the Vedas and the Pur as Book Review:

On the development of the conception of Br̥haspati, Hindu deity.

The Rig Veda

The Rig Veda
Author: Ralph T. H. Griffith, Translator
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1465579494
ISBN 13: 9781465579492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Key to the Vedas

Key to the Vedas
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Mikhail Mikhailov
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9856701872
ISBN 13: 9789856701873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Vedas

The Vedas
Author: Roshen Dalal
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2014-04-15
ISBN 10: 8184757638
ISBN 13: 9788184757637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Your essential guide to the Vedas When were the Vedas written, and why? Who were the people who composed them? Where did they come from, how did they live? Questions, conjectures and debates go hand in hand with the Vedas, the sacred keystone texts of Hinduism. Now, noted historian Roshen Dalal sifts through centuries of information and research to present, in a straightforward and succinct manner, an account of the Vedas that is authoritative yet accessible, thus appealing to both scholars and lay readers. In this book, key insights into the Vedas are complemented by a celebration of the poetry that lies within the texts. Using socio-economic data and archaeological and linguistic research, the author introduces us to the Vedic era, enabling us to understand the culture and philosophy that produced these ancient and sublime texts. • Based on original research and numerous authoritative sources, including auxiliary texts and early commentaries • Appendices featuring selected hymns from all four Vedas, and listing all the hymns that make up the Rig Veda • Conveniently cross-referenced with a wealth of information

The Quantum Book of Soma

The Quantum Book of Soma
Author: G. D. Bakshi
Publsiher: Garuda Prakashan
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-10-30
ISBN 10: 9781942426769
ISBN 13: 1942426763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quantum Book of Soma Book Review:

This book is about one of the last unresolved riddles of Indology. It is a search for the mythical Vedic Soma. What was this Soma? It was defined as a Deva-a god in the Vedic pantheon.The entire 9th Mandala of the Rig Veda is devoted to this magical Soma. Soma, however, is like the Beeja mantras (Aum, Hum, Sreem etc) of the Vedas. It was a meta-concept of extraordinary elegance and beauty. It encompassed a whole spectrum or range of meanings in that one word. In this book, the author examines in detail the Botanical aspect of Soma as a psychotropic plant; studies the biological aspect of Soma as an endogenous elixir-which he personally experienced in meditation; examines the Soma of Senses-of sight, sound, touch, taste and smell-and the Soma of Action as defined in the Geeta. The highlight of this book is the Quantum Mechanical approach to understanding the Atman and the act of seeing that generates this cosmos. This book analyses the Vedic Mahavakyas in the light of latest discoveries in Quantum Physics and neuro-biology; and the correspondences are simply amazing and revelatory. "General Bakshi explores Soma extensively in neurobiology and mind body medicine and depth psychology, and ultimately its connection to the subtle body and chakras & Agni/Kundalini, weaving modern science with yogic meditation. All these many types of Somas are part of a greater integral and universal view of the infinite and eternal reality, the Atman that is Brahman. His explanation of Soma in terms of Vedantic Mahavakyas like Tat Tvam Asi is most notable."Dr. David Frawley, Author, Vedic Acharya

The Essence of the Hindu Religion

The Essence of the Hindu Religion
Author: Sudhir Anand
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9788174764010
ISBN 13: 8174764011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essence of the Hindu Religion Book Review:

The Focus Of This Book Is On The Essential Beliefs Of The Hindu Religion; It Introduces The Reader To The Vedas Including Sanskrit To English Translation Of Mantras. The Book Also Focuses On Spiritual Aspects Of The Raj Yoga, Definitions Of Certain Words Like Mantra, Karma, Etc.

ISLAM And The VEDAS

ISLAM And The VEDAS
Author: Rasamandala Das
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-05-09
ISBN 10: 9781456797508
ISBN 13: 1456797506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ISLAM And The VEDAS Book Review:

A comparative study between Vedic tradition and the Koran is a helpful step towards cross-cultural appreciation. This study is not only meant to deepen one's own tradition but also hopes to promote harmony, unity and peace between individuals in the world. A basic knowledge of both traditions is awaiting the reader who will be surprised to discover that the Vedic tradition very much parallels the Islamic teachings. Within this book both scriptures are carefully examined with sobriety and scholarship. I truly hope that this study will help those sincere souls who are in search of the absolute truth. Lokanätha Swami Director Bhaktivedanta Academy for Spiritual Science, India

Origin of Vedas

Origin of Vedas
Author: K S Krishnan
Publsiher: Notion Press
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2019-08-12
ISBN 10: 164587981X
ISBN 13: 9781645879817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Origin of Vedas Book Review:

This book is primarily about the Rgveda, the avowed source text of all Hindu religious texts. It is a collection of 1028 mostly unrelated hymns. The language in which it is composed is known as ‘Vedic’, from which Sanskrit is believed to have evolved later. About a fifth of the poems are prayers addressed to what could be ‘Nature Gods’. Others cover a motley of subjects. About fifteen of these hymns relates to cosmogony, but differing in essentials. Vedic clearly belongs to the Indo-European language family. Apart from many cognate words that are common in all these languages, many of the stories mentioned in the Rgveda have a strong resemblance to mythologies in the other languages of the family; not just to the Zoroastrian ones, but also to those of Greek, Celtic, Nordic, Slavic, Hittite and others. Origin of Vedas also discusses a wide range of issues related to the origin and expansion of the Indo-European language family. The author has managed to collect together a lot of information about the Rgveda; some of which most would not have heard about earlier. Those interested in these may go through chapter 4 and 9.

The Vedas

The Vedas
Author: Jon Fergus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2017-01-20
ISBN 10: 9781541304079
ISBN 13: 1541304071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vedas Book Review:

The present Index of Sanskrit Terms applies to the single-volume unabridged edition (978-1541294714) of the Vedas (Rig, White and Black Yajur, Sama and Atharva). Dictionary definitions are drawn from "A Sanskrit-English Dictionary" by M. Monier-Williams (1899). Four of the translations in the main volume are from Ralph Griffith, with the remaining (black yajur) from Arthur Keith. The texts have been proofed and all Sanskrit terms updated and synced between versions.From the foreword to the main volume: The Vedas (from the root vid, "to know," or "divine knowledge") are the most ancient of all the Hindu scriptures. There were originally three Vedas-the Laws of Manu always speaks of the three, as do the oldest (Mukhya) Upanishads-but a later work called the Atharvaveda has been added to these, to now constitute the fourth. The name Rigveda signifies "Veda of verses," from rig, a spoken stanza; Samaveda, the "Veda of chants," from saman, a song or chant; Yajurveda, the "Veda of sacrificial formulas," from yajus, a sacrificial text. The Atharvaveda derives its name from the sage Atharvan, who is represented as a Prajapati, the edlest son of Brahma, and who is said to have been the first to institute the fire-sacrifices. The complex nature of the Vedas and the array of texts associated with them may be briefly outlined as follows: "The Rig-Veda is the original work, the Yajur-Veda and Sama-Veda in their mantric portions are different arrangements of its hymns for special purposes. The Vedas are divided into two parts, the Mantra and Brahmana. The Mantra part is composed of suktas (hymns in verse); the Brahmana part consists of liturgical, ritualistic, exegetical, and mystic treatises in prose. The Mantra or verse portion is considered more ancient than the prose works; and the books in which the hymns are collected are called samhitas (collections). More or less closely connected with the Brahmanans (and in a few exceptional cases with the Mantra part) are two classes of treatises in prose and verse called Aranyaka and Upanishad. The Vedic writings are again divided into two great divisions, exoteric and esoteric, the former called the karma-kanda (the section of works) and the latter the jnana-kanda (section of wisdom)." (Encyclopedic Theosophical Glossary) The great antiquity of the Vedas is sufficiently proven by the fact that they are written in such an ancient form of Sanskrit, so different from the Sanskrit now used, that there is no other work like them in the literature of this "eldest sister" of all the known languages, as Prof. Max Muller calls it. Only the most learned of the Brahman Pundits can read the Vedas in their original. Furthermore, the Vedas cannot be viewed as singular works by singular authors, but rather as compilations, assembled over a great and unknown period of time. "Almost every hymn or division of a Veda is ascribed to various authors. It is generally believed that these subdivisions were revealed orally to the rishis or sages whose respective names they bear; hence the body of the Veda is known as sruti (what was heard) or divine revelation. The very names of these Vedic sages, such as Vasishtha, Visvamitra, and Narada, all of which belong to men born in far distant ages, shows that millennia must have elapsed between the different dates of their composition." (Encyclopedic Theosophical Glossary) It is generally agreed that the Vedas were finally arranged and compiled around fourteen centuries before our era; but this interferes in no way with their great antiquity, as they are acknowledged to have been long taught and passed down orally, perhaps for thousands of years, perhaps for far longer, before being finally compiled and recorded (the latter is traditionally said to have occurred on the shores of Lake Manasarovara, beyond the Himalayas).

The Golden Book of the Holy Vedas

The Golden Book of the Holy Vedas
Author: Arthur Anthony Macdonell,Hermann Oldenberg,Friedrich Max Müller,J. Martin
Publsiher: Vijaya Publishing
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:X030086382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Golden Book of the Holy Vedas Book Review:

Select Hymns devoted to various deities, with descriptive notes, transliteration and translated into English by an authority on the subject. Perhaps the best book about the Vedas for the lay educated reader-Hymns of Agni, Indra, Varuna, Soma, Ashvins, Ushas, Yama, Mandukas, Pitaras, Purusha Sukta, Creation, Gambler etc.

The Arctic Home in the Vedas

The Arctic Home in the Vedas
Author: Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 500
Release: 1903
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PRNC:32101073331892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Discovering the Vedas

Discovering the Vedas
Author: Frits Staal
Publsiher: Penguin Books India
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780143099864
ISBN 13: 0143099868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discovering the Vedas Book Review:

In this unprecedented guide to the Vedas, Frits Staal, the celebrated author of Agni- The Vedic Ritual of the Fire Altarand Universals- Studies in Indian Logic and Linguisticsexamines almost every aspect of these ancient sources of Indic civilisation. Staal extracts concrete information from the Oral Tradition and Archaeology about Vedic people and their language, what they thought and did, and where they went and when. He provides essential information about the Vedas and includes selections and translations. Staal sheds light on mantras and rituals, that contributed to what came to be known as Hinduism. Significant is a modern analysis of what we can learn from the Vedas today- the original forms of the Vedic sciences, as well as the perceptive wisdom of the composers of the Vedas. The author puts Vedic civilisation in a global perspective through a wide-ranging comparison with other Indic philosophies and religions, primarily Buddhism. For Staal, originally a logician, the voyage of discovering the Vedas is like unpeeling an onion but without the certainty of reaching an end. Even so, his book shows that the Vedas have a logic all their own. Accessible, finely-argued, and with a wealth of information and insight, Discovering the Vedas is for both the scholar and the interested lay reader.