Warning: include(domaintitles/domaintitle_wiki.exoticindiaart.php3): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 761

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'domaintitles/domaintitle_wiki.exoticindiaart.php3' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 761

Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Hindi > हिंदू धर्म > वेद > India’s Heritage: Vedas to Sri Ramakrishna
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
India’s Heritage: Vedas to Sri Ramakrishna
India’s Heritage: Vedas to Sri Ramakrishna
Description
Back of the Book

I look back upon the history of my country, I don’t find in the whole world another country which has done quite so much for the improvement of human mind. Out of the past is build the future. Look back therefore, as far as you can, drink deep of the eternal foundations that are behind, and after that, look forward, march forward and make India brighter, greater, much bigger than ever was. – Swami Vivekananda

Publisher’s Note

INDIA is a unique country. One of the most distinctive features of its history lies in its mind-boggling diversity—in food, language, custom, tradition, climate and religious faith. What charms and astonishes sincere and unbiased students of its history is that its culture and religious traditions have withstood the onslaught of many foreign invasions for centuries, without losing their original texture and colour. Undimmed and tranquil, the Flame of Indian Culture and Religion continues to glow, notwithstanding all its chequered history and trials!

What makes India so?
Its continued tradition. Having its beginnings in a dim past, where history has no peep, the Indian culture has had the fortune of being nurtured by numerous great sages, monks, kings, poets, and men of wisdom born on its soil—known and unknown. This splendid Indian heritage has been handed over, from generation to generation, by men and women who were deeply inspired by a higher vision of life and love for mankind.

This book is an attempt to give a glimpse into this rich heritage of India from Vedic times to the advent of Sri Ramakrishna. It contains pictures of exquisite paintings displayed in the exhibition on Swami Vivekananda and Indian Cultural Heritage at Vivekanandar Illam—the place where Swami Vivekananda stayed in February 1897, after his triumphal return from the West. Located on the scenic Marina beach in Chennai Vivekanandar 111am is now under the care of Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai. These pictures unfold, with the help of appropriate but short narrations, the fascinating story of India.

These paintings have been done by Sri Purushottam Karanth, a renowned artist from Mangalore, and a few are by the well-known artist from Chennai, Sri Maniam Selvan.

Sri 0. Venkatramana Reddy, the author, is a qualified architect and town planner and had served the Andhra Pradesh Government as the director of Town Planning and also as an advisor to the Chief Minister in Housing Development. He is a devotee of Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna. He had advised and guided the renovation work of the building and the formation of the exhibition at the Vivekanandar Illam. He was actively involved in designing and overseeing the construction of Ramakrishna Temples in many centres of the Ramakrishna order including the Universal Temple at our Math.

For long, there had been a repeated demand by the visitors to the Vivekanandar Illam to make the paintings displayed in the exhibition available in a book form we are happy to present the same and hope this book inspires all those who love India and its rich cultural and spiritual heritage.

Introduction

THE heritage of India, both spiritual and cultural, is one of the world’s standing miracles. The word culture has been misused too often and civilisation should not be confused to mean culture. Sri Rama and Sita crossed the rivers in a canoe and went about on foot wearing clothes made of barks. Now we move about in automobiles and even in giant aeroplanes wearing fine dresses made of nylons, terene and terrywool. Today the equipments we use for our needs are definitely better, more complex, and physically more comfortable. Does it mean that we are more cultured than Sri Rama and Sita? The dress we wear, the gigantic factories we set up, or dams we build, the space ships we handle are only par Is of civilisation which embrace the exterior of our life.

But, culture is the state of inner man with a characteristic way of life, inspired by the fundamental values according to which he lives. It is the sum total of the values expressed through art, literature, religion, social institutions and behaviour over acts of individuals, and mass action inspired by collective urges. However, a minimum attainment of civilisalion is essential for the attainment of culture.

Culture becomes a flowing stream only when there is continuity of collective life in people. Such continuity expresses itself in common traditions and norms of conduct, in common institutions, common aesthetic outlook, and common memory of triumphs achieved through collective action. Above all, when culture is firmly based on, and nurtured and developed as well by profound spirituality resulted from actual realisation of the Supreme Truth, then only the nation which owns it can claim to have a great heritage. And, It is India alone which can lay such a claim. It is for that reason Swami Vivekananda said:

‘The more. therefore, the Hindus study the past, the more glorious will be their future, and whoever tries to bring the past to the door of everyone, is a great benefactor to his nation.’

‘For a complete civilisation of the world is waiting, waiting for the treasures to come out of India, waiting for the marvellous spiritual inheritance of the race... Little do you know how much of hunger and of thirst there is outside of India for these wonderful treasures of our forefathers.’

At the dawn of civilization, when a major part of the world still lay enveloped in the darkness of ignorance, the soul of India awoke to the light of the spirit, and mystic consciousness bloomed in the hearts of hundreds of Truth-seekers in India.

Content

Publisher’s Note iii
Introduction 1
Emergence of Indian History 3
Origin of Vedas 5
Contents of Vedas 7
Devatas (Deities) in Vedas 9
Concept of Brahman in Vedas 11
Vedas about Atman (Soul of Self) 13
Vedic Sacrifices 15
Compilation and Division of Vedas 17
Upanishads 19
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 21
Chandogya Upanishad 23
Katha Upanishad 25
Age of Kalpa Sutras (800 B.C. to 300 A.D.) 27
Puranas 29
Itihasas – The Epics 31
Ramayana 33
Mahabharata 35
The Vital Characters of Mahabharata 37
Bhagavad Gita 39
Buddhism 41
Jainism 43
The Spread of Indian Culture Beyond It’s Western Borders 45
Asoka – The Great 47
Emperors of Gupta Dynasty 49
Ancient Sangam Age of Tamilnadu 51
Tamil Epic Silappadhikaram 53
The Epic Silappadhikaram 55
The Nayanmars (Saivite Saints of Tamilnadu) 57
The Alwars (Vaishnavite Saints of Tamilnadu) 59
The Temples of Pallavas 61
Ancient India’s Overseas Contacts 63
Sciences in Ancient India 65
Ancient Indian Architecture 67
Ancient Indian Universities 69
Emergence of Muslim Rule in India 71
Establishment of Muslim Rule in India 73
Fall of Muslim Rule and Rise of British Power 75
Heroes and Patriots of India 77
Exponents of Vedanta Systems of Philosophy 79
Saint-Poets of India 81
Philosophers and Religious Leaders of India 85
Minstrel Saints of India 89
The Religio-reformative Movements in India During the 19th Century A.D. 93

India’s Heritage: Vedas to Sri Ramakrishna

Item Code:
NAC229
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2010
ISBN:
9788178236018
Size:
11.2 Inch X 8.5 Inch
Pages:
96 (Illustrated Throughout In Color)
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 390 gms
Price:
$20.00
Discounted:
$15.00   Shipping Free
You Save:
$5.00 (25%)
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
India’s Heritage: Vedas to Sri Ramakrishna

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 6120 times since 1st Sep, 2015
Back of the Book

I look back upon the history of my country, I don’t find in the whole world another country which has done quite so much for the improvement of human mind. Out of the past is build the future. Look back therefore, as far as you can, drink deep of the eternal foundations that are behind, and after that, look forward, march forward and make India brighter, greater, much bigger than ever was. – Swami Vivekananda

Publisher’s Note

INDIA is a unique country. One of the most distinctive features of its history lies in its mind-boggling diversity—in food, language, custom, tradition, climate and religious faith. What charms and astonishes sincere and unbiased students of its history is that its culture and religious traditions have withstood the onslaught of many foreign invasions for centuries, without losing their original texture and colour. Undimmed and tranquil, the Flame of Indian Culture and Religion continues to glow, notwithstanding all its chequered history and trials!

What makes India so?
Its continued tradition. Having its beginnings in a dim past, where history has no peep, the Indian culture has had the fortune of being nurtured by numerous great sages, monks, kings, poets, and men of wisdom born on its soil—known and unknown. This splendid Indian heritage has been handed over, from generation to generation, by men and women who were deeply inspired by a higher vision of life and love for mankind.

This book is an attempt to give a glimpse into this rich heritage of India from Vedic times to the advent of Sri Ramakrishna. It contains pictures of exquisite paintings displayed in the exhibition on Swami Vivekananda and Indian Cultural Heritage at Vivekanandar Illam—the place where Swami Vivekananda stayed in February 1897, after his triumphal return from the West. Located on the scenic Marina beach in Chennai Vivekanandar 111am is now under the care of Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai. These pictures unfold, with the help of appropriate but short narrations, the fascinating story of India.

These paintings have been done by Sri Purushottam Karanth, a renowned artist from Mangalore, and a few are by the well-known artist from Chennai, Sri Maniam Selvan.

Sri 0. Venkatramana Reddy, the author, is a qualified architect and town planner and had served the Andhra Pradesh Government as the director of Town Planning and also as an advisor to the Chief Minister in Housing Development. He is a devotee of Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna. He had advised and guided the renovation work of the building and the formation of the exhibition at the Vivekanandar Illam. He was actively involved in designing and overseeing the construction of Ramakrishna Temples in many centres of the Ramakrishna order including the Universal Temple at our Math.

For long, there had been a repeated demand by the visitors to the Vivekanandar Illam to make the paintings displayed in the exhibition available in a book form we are happy to present the same and hope this book inspires all those who love India and its rich cultural and spiritual heritage.

Introduction

THE heritage of India, both spiritual and cultural, is one of the world’s standing miracles. The word culture has been misused too often and civilisation should not be confused to mean culture. Sri Rama and Sita crossed the rivers in a canoe and went about on foot wearing clothes made of barks. Now we move about in automobiles and even in giant aeroplanes wearing fine dresses made of nylons, terene and terrywool. Today the equipments we use for our needs are definitely better, more complex, and physically more comfortable. Does it mean that we are more cultured than Sri Rama and Sita? The dress we wear, the gigantic factories we set up, or dams we build, the space ships we handle are only par Is of civilisation which embrace the exterior of our life.

But, culture is the state of inner man with a characteristic way of life, inspired by the fundamental values according to which he lives. It is the sum total of the values expressed through art, literature, religion, social institutions and behaviour over acts of individuals, and mass action inspired by collective urges. However, a minimum attainment of civilisalion is essential for the attainment of culture.

Culture becomes a flowing stream only when there is continuity of collective life in people. Such continuity expresses itself in common traditions and norms of conduct, in common institutions, common aesthetic outlook, and common memory of triumphs achieved through collective action. Above all, when culture is firmly based on, and nurtured and developed as well by profound spirituality resulted from actual realisation of the Supreme Truth, then only the nation which owns it can claim to have a great heritage. And, It is India alone which can lay such a claim. It is for that reason Swami Vivekananda said:

‘The more. therefore, the Hindus study the past, the more glorious will be their future, and whoever tries to bring the past to the door of everyone, is a great benefactor to his nation.’

‘For a complete civilisation of the world is waiting, waiting for the treasures to come out of India, waiting for the marvellous spiritual inheritance of the race... Little do you know how much of hunger and of thirst there is outside of India for these wonderful treasures of our forefathers.’

At the dawn of civilization, when a major part of the world still lay enveloped in the darkness of ignorance, the soul of India awoke to the light of the spirit, and mystic consciousness bloomed in the hearts of hundreds of Truth-seekers in India.

Content

Publisher’s Note iii
Introduction 1
Emergence of Indian History 3
Origin of Vedas 5
Contents of Vedas 7
Devatas (Deities) in Vedas 9
Concept of Brahman in Vedas 11
Vedas about Atman (Soul of Self) 13
Vedic Sacrifices 15
Compilation and Division of Vedas 17
Upanishads 19
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 21
Chandogya Upanishad 23
Katha Upanishad 25
Age of Kalpa Sutras (800 B.C. to 300 A.D.) 27
Puranas 29
Itihasas – The Epics 31
Ramayana 33
Mahabharata 35
The Vital Characters of Mahabharata 37
Bhagavad Gita 39
Buddhism 41
Jainism 43
The Spread of Indian Culture Beyond It’s Western Borders 45
Asoka – The Great 47
Emperors of Gupta Dynasty 49
Ancient Sangam Age of Tamilnadu 51
Tamil Epic Silappadhikaram 53
The Epic Silappadhikaram 55
The Nayanmars (Saivite Saints of Tamilnadu) 57
The Alwars (Vaishnavite Saints of Tamilnadu) 59
The Temples of Pallavas 61
Ancient India’s Overseas Contacts 63
Sciences in Ancient India 65
Ancient Indian Architecture 67
Ancient Indian Universities 69
Emergence of Muslim Rule in India 71
Establishment of Muslim Rule in India 73
Fall of Muslim Rule and Rise of British Power 75
Heroes and Patriots of India 77
Exponents of Vedanta Systems of Philosophy 79
Saint-Poets of India 81
Philosophers and Religious Leaders of India 85
Minstrel Saints of India 89
The Religio-reformative Movements in India During the 19th Century A.D. 93
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to India’s Heritage: Vedas to Sri Ramakrishna (Hindi | Books)

The Religions of India (Cultural Heritage of India Volume IV)
Item Code: IDI677
$55.00$41.25
You save: $13.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Cultural Heritage of India (Set of 9 Volumes)
Item Code: NAF605
$450.00$337.50
You save: $112.50 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ma Anandamayee: Embodiment of India's Spiritual and Cultural Heritage
by Shri Sunil Guha

Paperback (Edition: 2005)
Shree Shree Anandamayee Sangha
Item Code: IDF336
$16.00$12.00
You save: $4.00 (25%)
SOLD
Great Immortals (Spiritual Heritage of India Through The Lives of Saints and Sages)
by T.R. Viswanathan
Paperback (Edition: 2014)
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Item Code: NAK032
$35.00$26.25
You save: $8.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Banaras, The Heritage City of India (Geography, History and Bibliography)
by Rana P.B. Singh
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Indica Books, Varanasi
Item Code: IDL095
$41.50$31.12
You save: $10.38 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Itihasas, Puranas, Dharma and Other Sastras (The Cultural Heritage of India Volume II)
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: IDI084
$55.00$33.00
You save: $22.00 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
SPIRITUAL HERITAGE and CULTURAL SYMBOLS OF INDIA: Arise Awake Attain
by Jhaver P. Shreenivas
Paperback (Edition: 2009)
Jaico Publishing House
Item Code: IDG508
$17.00$12.75
You save: $4.25 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
South India: Pinnacle of Cultural Heritage
Deal 25% Off
by Tarun Chopra
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Prakash Books
Item Code: IHL701
$125.00$70.31
You save: $54.69 (25 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Heritage of Indian Culture
by Swami Krishnananda
Paperback (Edition: 2012)
The Divine Life Society
Item Code: NAC994
$10.00$7.50
You save: $2.50 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
World Heritage Series Hampi
Item Code: IDJ183
$16.50$12.38
You save: $4.12 (25%)
SOLD
World Heritage Series- The Great Chola Temples
Item Code: IHG043
$16.50$12.38
You save: $4.12 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Rich Tradition Richer Heritage
Deal 20% Off
by Surendralal G. Mehta
Hardcover (Edition: 2016)
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Item Code: NAM231
$25.00$15.00
You save: $10.00 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Heritage of Kamakhya on The Nilachala Hill (Based on Field -Investigation): A Rare Book
Paperback (Edition: 2010)
Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture
Item Code: NAF224
$35.00$26.25
You save: $8.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
appreciate being able to get this hard to find book from this great company Exotic India.
Mohan, USA
Both Om bracelets are amazing. Thanks again !!!
Fotis, Greece
Thank you for your wonderful website.
Jan, USA
Awesome collection! Certainly will recommend this site to friends and relatives. Appreciate quick delivery.
Sunil, UAE
Thank you so much, I'm honoured and grateful to receive such a beautiful piece of art of Lakshmi. Please congratulate the artist for his incredible artwork. Looking forward to receiving her on Haida Gwaii, Canada. I live on an island, surrounded by water, and feel Lakshmi's present all around me.
Kiki, Canada
Nice package, same as in Picture very clean written and understandable, I just want to say Thank you Exotic India Jai Hind.
Jeewan, USA
I received my order today. When I opened the FedEx packet, I did not expect to find such a perfectly wrapped package. The book has arrived in pristine condition and I am very impressed by your excellent customer service. It was my pleasure doing business with you and I look forward to many more transactions with your company. Again, many thanks for your fantastic customer service! Keep up the good work.
Sherry, Canada
I received the package today... Wonderfully wrapped and packaged (beautiful statue)! Please thank all involved for everything they do! I deeply appreciate everyone's efforts!
Frances, USA
I have always been delighted with your excellent service and variety of items.
James, USA
I've been happy with prior purchases from this site!
Priya, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 © Exotic India