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The Rationale Behind Indian Rituals and beliefs

B.K. Chaturvedi (Author) Pt. Gopal Sharma (Author)
Synopsis What is the significance of the cast-mark called Tilak, marked with a typical red-coloured powder with bits of rice sprinkled on it? Why the monosyllable sound 'OM' or 'AUM' is accorded so much importance? Why the figures 11, 21, 51, 101 etc. are chosen while giving some monetary gift to anyone in India? What is the reason behind adding one to the round figure while making a donation or gifting some rupees as a gift to someone, particularly on auspicious occasion? Do we celebrate Divali to commemorate Lord Rama’s return to Ayodhya or it has a more fundamental reason concerning human nature behind it? Why do we celebrate Dussera and Why it is also called Vijayadashmi? What is a difference between a Vrata or Upavaas? Why the Sleeping posture having the feet pointing due south is prohibited? Why is so much importance laid on tallying the horoscope of the boy and girl before their marriage in the traditional India families? What is the real meaning of performing Pooja? Does Pooja mean only saying your prayers? What is the origin of the commonly used honorific suffix ‘Ji’? Why India was known as “Bharat Varsha”? there are many such questions which must have been troubling an awakened Indian’s mind. It is for the first time that they have been answered logically and scientifically in this unique book of its kind!
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About the author

Pt. Gopal Sharma

Born in a renowned family of vedic scholars & spiritual healers, Vaastu Engineer Pt. Gopal Sharma is aluminary in many fields. Pt. Sharma was initiated into spiritualism by late Niranjan-Phithatheshwar Acharya Mahamandleshwar Yatinder Swami Krishnanand Giriji Maharaj in 1968. During next five years of study in Delhi College of Engineering, the author developed keen interest in various facets of Vedanta, Graphology, Palmistry and Astrology also. It was sharpened by deep study, research work & through the blessings of great sages & saints during his extensive touring in various parts of the world. His unique and imaginative contribution as a Development Engineer with Eicher group of companies from 1973-1978 is still appreciated by the top brass of the group. During his association for 12 years as a technical / expansion and revivial of numerous industrial enterprises. Vaastu-Engineer Pandit Gopal Sharma has been learning and experimenting with the basic principles of Vastu for the use of common men and is propagating this exhaustive art and science of buildings exhibited in original ancient texts by: Organising / contributing to various seminars and symposiums in various parts of the world. Publishing useful information about this wonderful subject in various newspapers and magazines. Delivering lectures and distributing write-ups in various get-together of architects, builders/ developers, industrialists and also in the conferences organised by different organisations. Giving spiritual counselling, Astro, Vaastu, Pyramidology and Feng-Shui consultancy to the various segements of society. In addition to being on the boards of several large companies, the author is an eminent technical/management and financial consultant for industrial/business houses. He is currently specialising in advanced research on various aspects of Energy-Flow; being an effective combination of Bio-electro-magnetism, Indian-Geomancy, Chinese-Vaastu, and Pyramidology. The detailed findings will form the subject matter of subsequent books for the benefit of mankind. Besides Governor of All India Federation of Astrologer's Societies (Regd.), Delhi Pt. Gopal Sharma, B.E. is the founder President of Institute of Vaastu and Joyful Living. For yars he continues to serve humanity; being the Chief Patron of Indian Astrologer Human Welfare Association and General Secretary of PARAMPARA, premier NGO's of the country. He has also been felicitated with several medals and awards for painfully and selfessly promoting this edifice science to the masses.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Rationale Behind Indian Rituals and beliefs
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Indica Publishers
Language: English
isbn 8177272160
length 188p., Plates; 25cm.