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Hindu Ethos In Capsules Volume-I
Index Author
Dedication Foreword
Opinions Prologue
Episodes Versified Concepts Versified
Tales Versified Bonus Pieces
Epilogue Adjustment-A Panacea
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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Lok Ayukta, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad

I have gone through the drafts of your books 'Hindu Ethos' and also `Mighty Atoms for Tiny Tots'. As you said, edification is the principal aim of this collection of poems. You have covered quite a large area of Hindu and Buddhist way of life. As we all know, Hindu Ethos took shape in the wake of Vedas and Upanishads and has been growing ever since in depth and width. Though it did not take kindly to Lokayata and Chavaka, it is amazing to find that it has accepted Buddha even as an Avatar. Paradoxically after the Advaita movement gained force, Buddhism has been largely forsaken and forgotten.

It is interesting to note that the Puranas or epics are as powerful and influential even to-day as Vedas and Upanishads and the Bhagavadgita. In no other country, mythology and Puranas still continue to have such tremendous influence as in India. Learned scholars like you, as you analyze Hindu Ethos, are requested to find the reasons for this continuing tremendous influence of the Puranas on the Hindu mind, including a highly intellectual one. I wish scholars like you should go into comparative study.

Your zeal in teaching the Hindu attitude towards religion and Dharma is very impressive, I suggest to you that you should go deeper to the roots and give to the public your views on the relevance of the Hindu faiths, traditions and aspects of Dharma in the modern context .......

(sd.) A. Sambasiva Rao


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