Posts in category: Hinduism

Download E-books The Siddhāntasundara of Jñānarāja: An English Translation with Commentary PDF

February 20, 2017 | Hinduism | By admin | 0 Comments

By Toke Lindegaard Knudsen

A treasure for somebody attracted to early smooth India and the heritage of arithmetic, this primary English translation of the Siddhāntasundara finds the attention-grabbing paintings of the scholar-astronomer Jñānarāja (circa 1500 C.E.). Toke Lindegaard Knudsen starts off with an advent to the traditions of historical Hindu astronomy and describes what's recognized of Jñānarāja’s lifestyles and kin. He interprets the Sanskrit verses into English and gives specialist observation at the type and substance of Jñānarāja's treatise.

The Siddhāntasundara features a finished exposition of the procedure of Indian astronomy, together with the best way to compute planetary positions and eclipses. It additionally explores deep, probing questions about the workings of the universe and sacred Hindu traditions. In a philosophical dialogue, the treatise seeks a synthesis among the cosmological version utilized by the Indian astronomical culture and the cosmology of a category of texts sacred in Hinduism. In his discourse, which incorporates a dialogue of the course of down and adhesive antipodeans, Jñānarāja rejects yes rules from the astronomical culture and reinterprets rules from the sacred texts. He additionally constructs a posh poem at the seasons, many verses of that have layers of which means, one describing a season, the opposite a god's actions in that season.

The Siddhāntasundarais the final significant treatise of Indian astronomy and cosmology to obtain severe scholarly cognizance, Knudsen’s cautious attempt unveils the 500-year-old Sanskrit verses and exhibits the smart quirkiness of Jñānarāja's writing variety, his willing use of arithmetic, and his refined philosophical arguments.

Show description

READ MORE

Download E-books Astavakra Samhita PDF

February 20, 2017 | Hinduism | By admin | 0 Comments

By translated by Swami Nityaswarupananda

The Astavakra Samhita or The Astavakra Gita, because it is usually known as, is a treatise on Advaita Vedanta that's ascribed to the sage Astavakra. The publication involves a discussion among Astavakra and his disciple Janaka. The e-book is thought of as a vintage textual content on monistic Vedanta. comprises unique Sanskrit, textual content with word-for-word translation, English rendering, reviews, and index.

Show description

READ MORE

Download E-books The Archaeology of Hindu Ritual: Temples and the Establishment of the Gods PDF

February 20, 2017 | Hinduism | By admin | 0 Comments

During this groundbreaking examine, Michael Willis examines how the gods of early Hinduism got here to be validated in temples, how their cults have been equipped, and the way the ruling elite supported their worship. interpreting the emergence of those key old advancements within the fourth and 5th centuries, Willis combines Sanskrit textual facts with archaeological information from inscriptions, sculptures, temples, and sacred websites. The centre-piece of this learn is Udayagiri in primary India, the single surviving imperial website of the Gupta dynasty. via a really appropriate use of panorama archaeology and archaeo-astronomy, Willis reconstructs how Udayagiri was once attached to the pageant of the wet Season and the Royal Consecration. below Gupta patronage, those rituals have been built-in into the cult of Vishnu, a deity considered as the resource of production and of cosmic time. As detailed devotees of Vishnu, the Gupta kings used Udayagiri to promote their special devotional courting with him. via his meticulous learn of the location, its sculptures and its inscriptions, Willis exhibits how the Guptas provided themselves as common sovereigns and the way they complex new platforms of non secular patronage that formed the area of medieval India.

Show description

READ MORE

Download E-books Kundalini : The Energy of the Depths : A Comprehensive Study Based on the Scriptures of Nondualistic Kasmir Saivism (Suny Series in the Shaiva Traditions of Kashmir) PDF

February 20, 2017 | Hinduism | By admin | 0 Comments

By Lilian Silburn

Kundalini's energy lies dormant in people until eventually it truly is woke up. The woke up Kundalini expresses the primal divine impulse and finally joins the person with the divine. the improvement of the ebook parallels the improvement of the Kundalini inside of. half One exposes the awakening and unfolding of the Kundalini; half describes the piercing of the power facilities and the phases of ascent throughout the physique; and half 3 examines Kundalini's relation to sexual expression.

The booklet presents a deep realizing of Tantra and of the underlying goal of Tantracism. the writer conscientiously considers the Caryakrama practices of sexual expression as a way of awakening and controlling Kundalini.

Silburn attracts jointly passages from the Trika, Krama, and Kaula structures ranging via Abhinavagupta and Lalla and offers either translation and statement for them. Chapters at the Chakras, the Nadis, and on mantras extra elucidate the subject and bring about a forceful end: Kundalini is the resource of final human wisdom and tool.

Show description

READ MORE

Download E-books The Essentials of Hinduism: A Comprehensive Overview of the World's Oldest Religion PDF

February 19, 2017 | Hinduism | By admin | 0 Comments

By Swami Bhaskarananda

This ebook supplies essentially written reasons of the elemental rules and practices of Hinduism and its tradition. It solutions such a lot of questions—Do the Hindus worship many gods? Are the Hindus idol worshippers? what's the function of lifestyles? What are Hinduism's religious practices?—and so on, protecting the main mundane to the main profound rules and questions of Hinduism.

Show description

READ MORE

Download E-books Poetics of Conduct: Oral Narrative and Moral Being in a South Indian Town PDF

February 19, 2017 | Hinduism | By admin | 0 Comments

By Leela Prasad

Leela Prasad's riveting publication provides daily tales on matters corresponding to deities, ascetics, cats, and cooking in addition to stylized, publicly introduced moral discourse, and indicates that the learn of oral narrative and function is key to moral inquiry. Prasad builds on greater than a decade of her ethnographic study within the recognized Hindu pilgrimage city of Sringeri, Karnataka, in southwestern India, the place for hundreds of years a colourful neighborhood tradition has flourished along a practice of monastic authority. Oral narratives and the seeing-and-doing orientations which are a part of way of life compel the query: How do participants think the normative, and negotiate and show it, whilst normative resources are many and diverging? ethical persuasiveness, Prasad indicates, is in detail tied to the aesthetics of narration, and mind's eye performs a necessary position in shaping how humans create, refute, or relate to "text," "moral authority," and "community." Lived understandings of ethics hold notions of textual content and perform in flux and lift questions about the structure of "theory" itself. Prasad's leading edge use of ethnography, poetics, philosophy of language, and narrative and function reports demonstrates how the ethical self, with a skill for inventive expression, is dynamic and gendered, with a ancient presence and a political company.

Show description

READ MORE
1 2 3 4 7