Flipside of Hindu Symbolism: Sociological and Scientific Linkages in Hinduism

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Fultus Corporation, Apr 1, 2007 - Religion - 200 pages
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Hinduism is one of the major religions of the world with considerable antiquity and complexity. It is identified by its ancient scriptures called Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas and Epics, its iconography and temple culture visible in India and abroad. The popular epics Ramayana and Mahabharata attract interest all over the world for their thematic stories. Many books publicise the spiritual symbolism of these facets of Hinduism. Author of this book deviates from this general trend and analyses Hindu symbolism in the light of sociological perspectives and scientific parallels visible in the ever changing Indian society in the form of cultural expressions.
  

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this book elucidates some of the complex concepts of Hinduism very clearly.It is worth reading the book.

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Contents

Concept of God in India
25
Monotheism or Polytheism?
29
Symbolic Expressions
32
Warrior Gods
34
Celestial Gods
36
Stones and Ammonites
37
Monkey Godhead
38
Philosophical treatment
39
Shreem
102
Swastika Shatbuja symbols
103
Numerical symbolism
105
Hindu rituals and practices
107
Prenatal rituals
108
Postnatal rituals
109
Investiture into student life Samskara 10
110
Grace Saying at Meals
115

Symbolism of Hindu Gods
40
Symbolic ideas behind Hindu Mythology I
41
Sleeping Vishnu
45
Human Evolution Indicated
47
Mathsya Avathar
48
Kurma Avathar
49
Varaha Avathar
50
Narasinha Avathar
51
Vamana Avathar
53
Cultural evolution of man symbolised
54
Parasurama Avatar
55
Rama Avatar
56
Krishna Avatar
57
Buddha Avatar
60
Kalki Avatar
61
Sum up
62
Symbolic ideas behind Hindu Mythology II
63
Shiva stories
64
Poison from the ocean
67
The myth of castration
68
The Balancing Act
69
Three eyed family
70
Benevolent Shiva of South
71
Untouchability over ruled by Shiva
73
Shakti stories
74
Impersonating Paraya
76
Immaculate births
77
Wisdom test
78
Ganesha the scribe
79
A helpful brother
80
Fathers Guru
81
Ganesha and the Moon
82
Hindu Iconography
83
Idols
84
Symbolism
85
Shiva
86
Symbolism
87
Shakti
90
Ganesha
95
Karthigeya
97
Other popular godheads
98
Dattathreya
99
Tulasi Devi
100
Symbols as icons
101
Completion of studies Samavartana Samskara 11
118
Funeral rituals Antyeshti
122
Sum up
124
Hindu Poojas and Festivals
125
Indian Godheads
128
Shodasopachara Poojas
130
Sathyanarayana Pooja
132
Devi Poojas
133
Vara Lakshmi Pooja
135
Worship modes of Hindu majority
137
Conclusion
139
Marriage Customs of India
140
Prewedding rituals
142
Cleansing and purification
143
Ganesh pooja
144
Ancestor pooja
145
Kasi Yatra and Baraat
146
Wedding and after
147
South
148
Laja Homa
151
Vidhai and Grihapravesh
152
Temple Culture and symbolisms
154
Social back drop
157
Temple expressions
159
Structural expressions
162
Ritualistic expressions
163
Symbolic realignments
167
Warding of evil eyes
171
Music and Dances of India
172
Musical diversity
174
Aesthetic symbolisms
176
Classical music
177
Semi classicals
180
Village music dance and drama
181
Aesthetic Hinduism
182
Concluding Remarks
183
Learning from the past
185
Why India is poor?
186
Abstract thinkers
187
Embarrassments of the past
188
Relics of the past
190
Future Hinduism
191
References
193
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