Author: William Henry Robinson
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129101165
This work is entirely based upon an ancient narrative of human life, contained in the very oldest - and therefore purest - sacred writings of Indian Antiquity. It is called The Story of Sunahsepha, a Sanskrit name corresponding exactly to the Greek word "Cynosure".
This is the story of India's God-Given Cynosure. A Vedic theme of human life and divine wisdom, ordained to be rehearsed at coronations of Indian kings. A faithful paraphrase in English verse side by side with a literal translation. Illustrated with copious notes.
King Harischandra’s Rajasuya celebrations, including the hundred verses from the Rig-veda are treated herein as a whole. Harischandra is still commemorated as an ancestor in the gatherings of Brahmins.
Recital of these verses used to be deemed important and necessary during the coronation of kings of various dynasties in ancient India. Robinson’s unique mastery of the subject and language ensures faithful reproduction of the remarkable literary skill and vein of true poetry of ancient India.
General Description of the Legend
Its Recital at Kings’ Coronations
THE LEGEND, STORY OF SUNAHSEPHA
Canto I: Sonship
Canto II: Righteousness
Canto III: Guidance
Canto IV: Sacrifice
Canto V: Liberation
Canto VI: Crowning
The Morning’s Religious Rites
The Final State Ceremonies
Canto VII: Exaltation
The Coronation Banquet
Adoption of Sunahsepha
After The Recital