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Showing posts from November 22, 2010

The Great Hindu Tradition – Book with Meanings of Hindu Rituals and Why We Perform Them

The Great Hindu Tradition by Sri Sarma Sastrigal attempts to clear the curiosity that arises in the mind of Hindus when they perform a particular ritual. The book gives insights into Vedic principles and Shastras and on why we perform certain rituals in our daily life.  Ancient customs and traditions are explained in simple English in the book. The Hindu reports about the book Swami Dayananda Saraswati described the book as different as it gives answers to common questions. “This is a handbook of Vedic dharma,” he said. Nirmala Lakshman, Joint Editor, The Hindu, said “the book, with smaller to larger examples, reminds us of our links to the community and the world at large.” She said a great deal of clarity about the traditions and cultures had been brought out in the book. Where to buy the book? I wanted to buy the book. So I searched for the publishers name in all the newspapers that published the news of the release of the book. There was no information on who the publisher was or from…

Dashaditya Vrat – Dasaditya Vrata

Dashaditya Vrat is observed in the Margashirsh month in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Dashaditiya Vrat 2018 date is December 18. It is observed on the 10th day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Margashirsh month.

Those undertaking the fast listen to the Dasaditya Vrat Katha.

The vrat is mainly observed in North India especially in Uttar Pradesh.