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Hindu Festivals, Fairs and Fasts

Chitralekha Singh (Author) Prem Nath (Author)
Synopsis This book describes traditional sacraments, fasts, festivals and fairs to enable readers to aim at utilizing the rare opportunity to rise to the level of the divine.  The scriptures throw light on the philosophical texts and the performance of Samskaras. The scriptures contain the details of man's religious duties, the rites and rituals he should perform, customs, traditions and all other details help him to keep his mind pure and enable him to do good only and eschew evil. The description of customs and ceremonies, given in this book, howsoever brief, will be found useful by the reader to enlighten his mind.
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About the authors

Chitralekha Singh

Dr. (Mrs.) Chitralekha Singh (born 1945) is an artist, art-educationist and has the rare distinction of being the first India lady to be awarded D. Litt in drawing and painting. She has a brilliant academic career, M.A. in drawing and painting, specialization in advanced composition, Ph.D (1974) and D. Litt (1984). An active participant in National exhibitions, art workshops, seminars and faculty activities, she is a prolific writer, contributed 20 research papers and published two books: ‘Chini Chitrakala’ and a classic two volume set ‘Paintings of Siva in Indian Art’. She is the sub-editor of Art Journal ‘TRIA’. She was selected as a research associate by University Grants Commission and represented India under Indo-Italian Cultural Programme (1988). She undertakes research work continuously and is a research guide in many universities. Twelve scholars have been awarded Ph.D under her guidance.

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Prem Nath

Dr. Prem Nath obtained his Ph.D. degree in Horticulture from the Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA during 1962. Since them, Dr. Nath has been serving in different national and international instiutions, in different capacities and in different countries in food and agriculture sectro for 50 yrars.

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Bibliographic information

Title Hindu Festivals, Fairs and Fasts
Format Softcover
Date published: 13.06.1999
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8124201641
length 220p.