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Vedas and Management

Dr S. Kannan in his book titled, Vedic Management – The Holistic Approach to Managerial Excellence tries to find effective solutions to management problems with the help of the Vedas. He presents the subject on a four dimensional perspective incorporating self management, relationship management, cosmic management and spiritual management. Now he has put a slide show to explain some of the basic concepts dealt in the book: VEDIC MANAGEMENTMight not be visible in Internet Explorer 6

Book: Study on Nyayaparisuddhi of Vedanta Desika

The book titled ‘The Epistemology of Visistadvaita: A Study Based on the Nyayaparisuddhi of Vedanta Desika’ explores the philosophy presented in Visista Advaita and gives a detail account of the chief concepts of the tradition. It attempts at presenting the epistemology of the Visistadvaita Vedanta based on the thirteenth century classical text, Nyayaparisuddhi composed by the eminent poet-philosopher Vedanta Desika. The book is authored by Vedavalli Narayanan. Visistadvaita tradition, or Visita Advaita, loosely means 'non-duality of the qualified' and is one of the principal schools of Vedanta and is based on the worship of Vishnu. The soundness of any system of philosophy depends on the Pramanas – the means of knowledge. The book extensively deals with the logical foundations accepted by Visistadvaita.The book begins with a brief introduction of Visistadvaita and gives a summary of earlier works based on the tradition. The second chapter deals with the concept of knowledge i…

Gangasagar Mela – Importance of Ganga Sagar Mela

Ganga Sagar Mela, also known as Gangasagar Fair or Ganga Snan, is the annual gathering of Hindu pilgrims during Makar Sankranti at SagarIsland or Sagardwip in West Bengal, India. In 2018, the date of Ganga Snan is January 14. Hindu pilgrims from India and around the world arrive at SagarIsland to take a dip in sacred waters of GangaRiver before she merges in the Bay of Bengal. The Gangasagar Mela is usually a three day affair and starts a couple of days before the actual Ganga Snan date.

Hindu pilgrims in large numbers take holy dip at the auspicious time on Makar Sankranti day and offer prayers to Lord Surya (sun god). The holy dip is believed to wash the sins away and lead to the attainment of Moksha.

After Ganga Snan, pilgrims visit the KapilmuniTemple situated nearby. Pilgrims start to arrive in the first week of January and the venue attracts maximum pilgrims on the Makar Sankranti day.

Accommodation for pilgrims is provided on the transit camps set up on SagarIsland.

Bhagavad Gita Teachings

When a man thinks of objects, ‘attachment’ for them arises; from attachment ‘desire’ is born; from desire arises ‘anger’ (Chapter II, 62)
From anger comes delusion; from delusion ‘loss of memory’; from loss of memory the destruction of discrimination; from destruction of discrimination, he perishes. (Chapter II, 63)
Those who are free from pride and delusion.
Those who have conquered the evil attachments of this world.
Those whose desires and cravings have disappeared.
Those who are no longer bound by the pairs called pleasure and pain.
Those who abide perpetually in the Atman,
Reach that EternalState which is changeless. That state which the enlightened enter is My Supreme
Infinite Being, which is illuminated with Self-consciousness,
And not by the light of the sun, moon or fire.
Thus once he attains Me, there is no return. (Chapter XV, 5-6)
Sacrifice which involves knowledge of Brahman is superior to sacrifice which is ritualistic and only involves material offerings. In knowledge …