This is a well-prepared study on Vaisnavism, whose followers constitute seventy percent of the world’s 800 million Hindus, according to the 1996 Britannica Book of the Year. Topics include: Sacred Texts; Vaisnava Roots; Godhead; the Demigods; Time; the Hidden Incarnation; Sacred Places; the Arts; Practitioners; and Practices and Teachings. A perfect gift, this book contains far more pictures per page than you can imagine. This richly illustrated presentation features lots of coloured type and splashy graphics. Easy reading, because no article is longer than two pages.
After thirty years of research, Steven J. Rosen (Satyaraja Dasa) breaks open the vault of Gaudiya Vaishnavism, revealing everything from the basics of the spiritual path to advanced techniques for chanting the maha-mantra.
The Hidden Glory of India is the world’s first full-color overview of Krishna consciousness, with easy-to-read sections on such subjects as Krishna and His incarnations, Radha and the gopis, the significance of om, the meaning of mantras, the nature of the demigods, Krishna conscious perspectives on women, dance, music and art, and how all this relates to contemporary Hinduism. A perfect gift for family members and friends, The Hidden Glory of India is as beautiful to look at as it is rich in philosophy and wisdom.