Description : The book attempts for the first time in the world to give an insightful perspective of this festival of the Goddesses. Its Spiritual significance and various celebrations in India and Overseas. The book portrays the blissful joy of playing Raas and Garba and synchronizes it with the beautiful explanation of the eternal love between Radha and Krishna. Participating in the festivities of Navratri with loved ones brings positive health and happiness, which is vital for rejuvenation. It colourfully depicts the uniqueness of this dance form, which has no barriers. Whether a spectator, beginner or proficient dancer, everyone will find it interesting and illuminating. There are some unique fitness and dietary advices, energizing foods, natural make-up for everlasting beauty, along with exemplifying strategies to be a winner. The underlying essence of this book is also to bring forth the magnificence of the Goddesses and it's expression in the strength of a woman
Description : Navaratri is a Hindu festival dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga. Navratri means 'nine nights' in Sanskrit, where nava means nine and ratri means nights. During these nine nights and ten days, the nine forms of Devi are worshipped. The tenth day is commonly referred to as Dussehra or Vijayadashami.
Description : In his comparative study of four Tamil resettlements, Clothey examines the rituals that have traveled with these South Indian communities - Hindu, Muslim, and Christian - and how these practices perpetuate or modify the heritages these groups claim for themselves in their new environs. Clothey looks specifically at settlements in the cities of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore; Mumbai, India; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Describing such settlements as communities living on boundaries, Clothey explores how their existence illustrates divisions between ethnic, local, and global identities; between generations; and between imagined pasts and uncertain futures. He contends that one of the most visible ways expatriated communities negotiate these boundaries is through the use of ritual - the building of shrines and temples, the use of festivals and performances, and the enactment of ancient ceremonies.
Description : "Amazzone's voice is strong and clear. Goddess Durga promises the transformation, empowerment, and dignity that is our birthright."-Marisa Tomei, Academy Award-winning actor.
Description : Following the lead of a "hermeneutics of surprise" the book identifies, indeed, surprising new material, and offers unexpected new insights essential to the debate on the position of goddesses and women in ancient India.
Description : Exploring mysteries of gender and biology and shedding light on the roots of taboos and traditions still practiced in India today, Pattanaik shows how mortal woman can be both worshipped and feared as she embodies the image of the Mother Goddess.
Description : The Power of the Dharma: An Introduction to Hinduism and Vedic Culture offers a concise and easy-to-understand overview of the essential principles and customs of the Hindu tradition. It also provides many insights into the depth and value of the timeless wisdom of Vedic spirituality and reveals why the Dharmic path has survived for thousands of years. Author Stephen Knapp reveals why the Dharma is presently enjoying a renaissance among an increasing number of people who want to explore its teachings and see what its many techniques of self-discovery have to offer. In The Power of the Dharma, you will find: quotes by noteworthy people on the unique qualities of Hinduism; essential principles of the Vedic spiritual path; particular traits, customs, and explanations of Hindu worship; descriptions of the main yoga systems; significance and legends of the colorful Hindu festivals; benefits of Ayurveda, Vastu, Vedic astrology, and gemology; important insights of Dharmic life and how to begin. The Dharmic path can provide you the means for attaining your own spiritual realizations and experiences. This is the power of Dharma's universal teachings which have something to offer everyone!
Description : This innovative introductory textbook explores the centralpractices and beliefs of Hinduism through contemporary, everydaypractice. Introduces and contextualizes the rituals, festivals andeveryday lived experiences of Hinduism in text and images Includes data from the author’s own extensiveethnographic fieldwork in central India (Chhattisgarh), the DeccanPlateau (Hyderabad), and South India (Tirupati) Features coverage of Hindu diasporas, including a study of theHindu community in Atlanta, Georgia Each chapter includes case study examples of specific topicsrelated to the practice of Hinduism framed by introductory andcontextual material