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Mantra Ramayanam

 
Shantilal Nagar (Author)
Synopsis Mantra Ramayanam was composed by Nilakantha, a great Sanskrit Scholar of the seventeenth century, who hailed from Karpuragrama of the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. In this connection, it may also be kept in view that Nilakantha tried to trace the origin of most of the characters and events of the Ramayana in the Rgveda. In the Mantra Ramayanam, a collection of Vedic hymns have been projected by Nilakantha which are indirectly connected with the story of Rama. Thus from the Balakanda to Uttarakanda, he has visualised the entire story of Rama in Vedic texts. The Mantra Ramayanam is believed to be the commentary on the Vedic origin of the Ramayana theme, duly supported by the Valmiki Ramayana and the Puranas in the background of the ancient Indian traditions. The author, Shantilal Nagar has rendered the transliteration, Hindi and English translations of the book. It also contains Nilakantha’s own commentary.
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About the author

Shantilal Nagar

Shantilal Nagar, a graduate of the Punjab University, served in the curatorial capacity in the Central Asian Antiquities Museum, New Delhi, the Archaeological Museum, Nalanda, and Archaeological Section of the Indian Museum, Calcutta for a number of years. He has to his credit the scientific documentation of over fifty thousand antiquities, in these museums, representing the rich cultural heritage of the country and comprising of sculptures, bronzes, terracottas, beads, seals and sealing, ancient Indian numismatics, wood work, miniatures and paintings, textiles and Pearce collection of gems, ranging from the earliest times to the late medieval period. He was awarded, in 1987, a fellowship, for his monograph on the Temples of Himachal Pradesh, by the Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi. He has authored more than fifty books.

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Bibliographic information

Title Mantra Ramayanam
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176462217
length xvi+119p., 26cm.