South Indian Hindu Festivals and Traditions

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Abhinav Publications, 2005 - Art - 183 pages
The Book On Hindu Customs And Traditions Puts Together Everyday Beliefs, Practices, Observances, And Etiquette Of Living A Life Enriched By Thousands Of Years Of Spiritual Consciousness. Legend, History, Philosophy, And Folk-Lore Are Intricately Linked With Customs And Traditions. A Large Number Of The Festivals And Fasts Relate To The South Of India, Hence Many Common Practices Have Been Given, With Additional Information On Local Practices And Customs.The Book Will Serve Its Purpose If Younger Generations, Living At Home Or Abroad, Are Able To Nourish Mental And Psychological Roots, And Gain Stature As Individuals By Living An Enriched Life. It Is Hoped That The Book Will Help To Arrange Important Family Functions, And Thus Preserve Social Bonds.
 

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Contents

Foreword
9
RITUALS DIRECTING THE JOURNEY
13
Stages in the Spiritual Journey
31
Celebrations and Observances
41
Fasts Vratas and Beliefs
51
Daily Puja in the Home
65
Tamil New Year
75
Ramanavami
81
Tala Kaveri Festival
117
Deepawali
119
Kartik Purnima
131
Vaikuntha Ekadashi
137
Sivaratri
143
Tamil New Years Day Menu
149
Other New Year Recipes
157
Recipes for Vishu Kerala
160

Varalakshmi Puja
87
Sravan Purnima Avani Avittam
93
Sri Krishna Jayanti
101
Ganesh Chaturthi
107
Recipes for Varalakshmi Puja Ganesh Chaturthi
171
Traditional Recipes for Special Pujas
178
Ardra Darshan Prasadam
181
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