Why Read Rig Veda?

Rs.50.00

Pages : vi + 90

Size : 1/8 Demy

Cover : Paper Back

ISBN : 81-900979-3-8

The book emphasis the universal values which are upheld in Rig Veda like liberty and equality for one and all in society.

The twenty five essays in this book give a broad overview of spiritual and psychological wisdom in the Rig Veda Samhita. The author has answered some of the questions raised often on this subject.


Table Of Contents

1. Summary / 1

2. The Essence of Rig Veda / 2

3. Critics of Rig Veda / 3

4. Women in the Vedic Age / 5

5. Concept of Freedom / 6

6. Perfection & Education / 9

7. Rig Veda Mantra / 11

8. Veda in Indian Tradition / 13

9. Why read Rig Veda? / 15

10. Symbolism in Rig Veda / 18

11. Deva / 23

12. Yajna / 25

13. Cosmology and Consciousness / 28

14. Human Psychology / 30

15. Agni / 34

16. The First Hymn of RV / 37

17. Soma / 39

18. Sarasvati / 43

19. Aditi / 46

20. Indra / 47

21. Sin, Evil, Hostile Forces and Purification / 52

22. Veda and the Upanishads / 57

23. Veda Way of Life / 60

24. Technology in the Veda / 62

25. Date of the Rig Veda / 65

26. References / 70

27. Text of quoted mantras / 73

a) Notes on pages 1 – 3 / 73

b) Mantra-s in other pages / 74

28. Further Reading / 80

29. Index for Quoted Verses / 81

30. Index / 84