Author: Chandrasekharendra Saraswati
Publisher: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
This book contains selected discourses of the Paramacharya rendered into English from Tamil.
The distinguishing feature of the book is that, of the 14 'Vidyas', the Paramcharya deals more elaborately with the six Vedangas and the four Upangas than the four Vedas themselves, There are few books which give succinctly and in such depth all about Vedangas - Siksha, Vyaakarana, Chhandas, Niruktam, Jyotisha, and Kalpa.
CONTENTS: Authoritative text on Vedic religion / Sound and creation / Research on Vedas / Error-free methods of chanting / Vedas are without end / Yajna / The four Vedas / Upanishads / Brahma Sutra / Do Veda and Vedanta clash? / The ten Upanishads / Purpose and purport of the Vedas/ The essence of the message of Upanishads / Veda Saakhas / The Vedangas: Siksha / The Vedangas: Vyaakarana / The Vedangas: Chandas / The Vedangas: Niruktam / The Vedangas: Jyotisha / The Vedangas: Kalpa / The Upaangas: Meemaamsa / Buddhism and other schools of thought / The Upaangas: Nyaaya / The upaangas: Puraanas / The Upaangas: Dharma Saastra.