A Concise Encyclopaedia of Hinduism, Volume 4

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The book, A Concise Encyclopaedia of Hinduism in three volumes, was brought out during May 2008.It was released on the 30th May 2008 by Bharat Ratna Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at an impressive function in the presence of very large gathering of scholars, devotees and distinguished persons.

During this release function,Dr. Kalam had suggested that supplements can be brought out as and when new material is discovered or gathered.

This supplement is a sequel to it.

It contains some of the earlier volumes as also plenty of new material, especially related to the tantra-literature

A stupendous work and a veritable mine of information on all aspects of Hinduism! Arranged in alphabeticalorder. The topics dealt in greater detail are: religion philosophy mythology rituals scriptural works festivalsand pilgrim centres. Other topics include astrology biographies of religious personalities iconography Sanskritlanguage of literature temples and religious institutions. A must for all students of Hinduism.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Swami Harshananda

Swami Harshananda is a senior monk of the Ramakrishna Order.  Initiated into spiritual life by Swami Virajananda, the sixth president of the Ramakrishna Order, he joined the Bangalore branch of the Ramakrishna Math in early 1954.  He was administered the monastic vows by Swami Vishuddhananda, the eighth president, in 1962.  The Swami has worked in the various centers of the Order such as Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Belur Math (the Headquarters of the Order) and Allahabad.  He has been the president of the Ramakrishna Math of Bangalore since 1989.  He has several books to his credit in English, Kannada and Sanskrit.  Some of his books have been translated into foreign languages like French, Korean and Indonesian.  He is a good speaker in English and Kannada (his mother-tongue).  The Swami can also sing devotional songs well.  His cassette tapes and CD's of discourses and Bhajans are quite popular.


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A Concise Encyclopaedia of Hinduism, Volume 4
1st. ed.