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Hindu Holidays and Ceremonials

 
Rai Bahadur B A Gupta (Author)
Synopsis

This book not only deals with the popular festivals but with the more obscure and least known as well. It provides those interested in Hindu festivals with a more complete insight into the intricacies of the Hindu mind and their close relationship with nature, something now very much forgotten and a thing of the past in the so-called more advanced societies of the West. To read this book is an education within itself.

The custom of marrying the Tulsi plant to the Shaligram is peculiar. In Sanskrit drama, of course, we often meet with the custom of marrying two shrubs to each other; e.g. Madhavilata to Asoka etc. The expression Patta-Rani, for Rukmini, the chief queen of Krishna, reminds one of the similar expression (Patta-Mahadevi), which is found in a copper plate inscription of the Bengal king Madana-pala-deva, who reigned about 1150 A.D.

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Bibliographic information

Title Hindu Holidays and Ceremonials
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2006
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8177691430
length 21p., 8.3" X 5.4"