Author: Swami Tejomayananda
Publisher: Chinmaya Mission Trust
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175971657
The Hindu culture is founded upon the sacred scriptures of the Vedas, which provided the enduring foundations upon which this most ancient of civilizations was built. These sacred scriptures are revered even today, for they contain revelations of eternal Truth and embody the spiritual and cultural heritage of the Hindu people.
Swami Tejomayananda, disciple of renowned Vedanta master Swami Chinmayananda, demystifies many aspects of Hindu culture by unlocking the secrets of its symbology. Introducing the deeper meaning of Hinduism’s many gods, he says, All the different forms of Hindu gods and goddesses are but one God expressing in different ways.
Defining the Vedas as the source of Hindu culture, Swami Tejomayananda explains their relevance to today’s social and individual problems, using simple analogies that speak to the heart and mind of the modern reader. With deep insight and sensitivity, he analyzes topics such as:
The symbology of idols
The cultural role of the temple
The symbolic meaning of Hindu deities
The four castes
Introduction to the Vedas
The Language of Symbolism
The Essence of Dharma