In this book the author has sincerely endeavored to give an introduction to the study of the
Hindu religion both in its theoretical as well as practical aspects. Beginning from an introduction
to the Holy Vedas, Upanishads, and Manusmriti,through the great epics - the Ramayana and
Geeta - the Hindu gods and goddesses, festivals and the customs of our rich cultural heritage, she
has tried to cover a wide spectrum of subjects to the interest of the younger generation, from a new and contemporary way of life. The short and succinct summary of the Vedic rites and rituals,
Patanjali Ashtanga Yoga and meditation makes the
book more faithful to its subject.
The Vedic religious practices have been created and supported by some spiritual concepts and loyalty to the perseverance of these traditions has been emphasized over centuries. The entire
social structure in Hindu society is centered in religious beliefs, followed by Hindu families through the ages. The contents of all the essays are intended to add depth to the clear understanding of time-honored spiritual traditions that form the significant features of Hindu culture. Each topic offers valuable insights into the systematic exploration of the subject.
This encyclopedic work is a must read for anyone who wants a quick answer to the history, philosophy, rituals and cultural meanings of symbols that are necessary to understand Hinduism at a deeper level.- Prof. Deepak Shimkhada, Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University, CA, USA
Prabha Duneja has created a gracious, accessible and sublime journey into the breadth and depth of Hinduism...This is a book I will return to many times. - The Rev. Canon Charles P. Gibbs, United Religions Initiative, CA, USA
Hinduism-Scriptures and practices beautifully bridges the gap between the East and West, and the ancient and contemporary. - Rev. Michael Moran, Spiritual Life Center, CA, USA
Prabha Duneja is to be commended for her tireless efforts to shine the glorious light of Vedic teachings into today's world - Rev. Ellen Grace O' Brian Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, CA, USA
About the Author(s)
Founder and president of the Geeta Society, is also an active member of the Women's Federation for world peace and the United Nations Association, USA. She is also the chairwoman of the Women's Interfaith Circle of Service/CC-URI and a recipient of the Global Citizen award, given by UNA-the Commonwealth Club San Francisco, the Parliament of World's Religions, schools, universities, churches, mosques, and interfaith conferences.
Mrs. Duneja, a graduate from the Sanskrit University of Kurukshetra, is a well-known Vedic scholar and a devotee of Lord Krishna. She is the author of the Legacy of Yoga in Bhagawad Geeta, Mantra and the Modern Man, Bhagawad Geeta: The Gospel of Timeless Wisdom, and has also recorded several series of lectures on the science of yoga and meditation, the secret powers of mantra, and the Bhagawad Geeta. For more information visit her website: holygeeta.org and contact her at email@example.com