A very worthwhile book to read for all bhakthas of Balaji-Venkatesa. It is quite detailed, but provides a wide range of facts about the Srivari Temple, the Icons and Tirumala itself. Definitely worth the read! Ref: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/sri-venkateswara-lord-of-seven-hills-tirupati-IDE336/

A very worthwhile book to read for all bhakthas of Balaji-Venkatesa. It is quite detailed, but provides a wide range of facts about the Srivari Temple, the Icons and Tirumala itself. Definitely worth the read! Ref: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/sri-venkateswara-lord-of-seven-hills-tirupati-IDE336/

This work discusses the source, meaning, number, Purpose and the constituents of Samskaras grouped under five heads: prenatal, natal, educational, nuptial and funeral. Besides being a landmark in Hindu culture, it presents patterns of life based on high ethical, spiritual and humanistic values. Ref: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/hindu-samskaras-socio-religious-study-of-hindu-sacraments-NAB336/

Hindu Samskaras: Socio-Religious Study of the Hindu Sacraments

This work discusses the source, meaning, number, Purpose and the constituents of Samskaras grouped under five heads: prenatal, natal, educational, nuptial and funeral. Besides being a landmark in Hindu culture, it presents patterns of life based on high ethical, spiritual and humanistic values. Ref: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/hindu-samskaras-socio-religious-study-of-hindu-sacraments-NAB336/

Hindu Samskaras: Socio-Religious Study of the Hindu Sacraments

Ramanuja after succeeding to his ponitifical seat in Srirangam, laid down monumental reforms in temple administration. After his return from Mysore, he set out to propagate Srivaisnavism. His magnum opus, the Sribhasya gave birth to many commentaries and glosses, which comprise almost half the entire body of work pertaining to the system. Read more: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/impact-of-sri-ramanujacarya-on-temple-worship-IDG823/

Ramanuja after succeeding to his ponitifical seat in Srirangam, laid down monumental reforms in temple administration. After his return from Mysore, he set out to propagate Srivaisnavism. His magnum opus, the Sribhasya gave birth to many commentaries and glosses, which comprise almost half the entire body of work pertaining to the system. Read more: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/impact-of-sri-ramanujacarya-on-temple-worship-IDG823/

In this unprecedented guide to the Vedas. Frits Staal, the celebrated author of Agni: The Vedic Ritual of the Fire Altar and Universals: Studies in Indian Logic and Linguistis, examines almost e very aspect of these ancient sources of Indic civilization. Read more: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/discovering-vedas-origins-mantras-rituals-insights-NAC747/

Discovering the Vedas: Origins, Mantras, Rituals, Insights

Complied by Sri Rama Ramanuja Acharya (www.srimatham.com) and namavalli (garland of names) based on the translation by Sri Parashara Bhattar - has over 60 pages with English translation. Available for a donation to www.srimatham.com  Once the donation has been made, please send the automatically generated Paypal receipt to yajur_veda_australasia@yahoo.com.au and the password to download this e-book shall be sent asap.

Complied by Sri Rama Ramanuja Acharya (www.srimatham.com) and namavalli (garland of names) based on the translation by Sri Parashara Bhattar - has over 60 pages with English translation. Available for a donation to www.srimatham.com Once the donation has been made, please send the automatically generated Paypal receipt to yajur_veda_australasia@yahoo.com.au and the password to download this e-book shall be sent asap.

The school of Vedanta designated as Visistadvaita was expounded by Sri Ramanuja in the classic Sri-Bhasya, which were developed by Sri Vedanta Desika in his two philosophical treatises titled Tattva-mukta-kalapa and Adhikrana-saravali. Ref: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/philosophy-of-visistadvaita-vedanta-study-based-on-vedanta-desika-s-adhikarana-saravali-NAB751/

The Philosphy of Visistadvaita Vedanta: A Study Based on Vedanta Desika’s Adhikarana-Saravali

The Vedic Ritual of the Fire Altar contains a discussion of the place of the Agnicayana in the Vedic srauta tradition, its textual loci, traditional and modern interpretations of its origins and significance and an overview of the Nambudiri Vedic tradition. It is devoted to a detailed description of the 1975 twelve-day performance. Ref: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/agni-vedic-ritual-of-fire-altar-set-of-2-big-volumes-with-two-cds-NAB997/

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The book abounds in Sanskrit quotations, all of which are found in the Bengali original. In the translation, we have put all the Sanskrit quotations as foot-notes, giving their renderings in the body of the book. Only in one chapter where the entire Stotraratna of Sri Yamuna-charya is rendered, we have for the sake of convenience put the Sanskrit slokas in the Appendix. Ref: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/life-of-sri-ramanuja-IDG644/

The book abounds in Sanskrit quotations, all of which are found in the Bengali original. In the translation, we have put all the Sanskrit quotations as foot-notes, giving their renderings in the body of the book. Only in one chapter where the entire Stotraratna of Sri Yamuna-charya is rendered, we have for the sake of convenience put the Sanskrit slokas in the Appendix. Ref: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/life-of-sri-ramanuja-IDG644/

Visnu holds a divinity of highest rank among the Hindus. In the present work, the author has made an attempt to sketch the main features in the character of Visnu as they appeared in different ages. The book is divided into three chapters, each running into several sections. Read more here: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/aspects-of-early-visnuism-NAB293/

Visnu holds a divinity of highest rank among the Hindus. In the present work, the author has made an attempt to sketch the main features in the character of Visnu as they appeared in different ages. The book is divided into three chapters, each running into several sections. Read more here: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/aspects-of-early-visnuism-NAB293/

The Sangam classics provide the background for the rise of Krishnaism in the Tamil country. The period between the sixth and ninth century A. D. produced devotional Tamil literature of the Alvar saints centring round Visnu and His various forms, especially Krishna. Read more here: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/temples-of-krsna-krishna-in-south-india-history-art-and-traditions-in-tamilnadu-IDE410/

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This book is a treasure! It has information about Indian religious/spiritual sculpture from both the philosophical and technical angles. It is a feast for the mind and for the eyes.

It has information about Indian religious/spiritual sculpture from both the philosophical and technical angles. It is a feast for the mind and for the eyes.

"The brahmanas should always observe Ekadasi to please Lord Visnu for this fulfills all one's desires. Therefore everyone should observe the vow of Ekadasi for the sake of satisfying the Lord. Then happiness and prosperity will automatically follow." Read more here: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/ekadasi-mahatmya-glories-of-ekadasi-IDG279/

"The brahmanas should always observe Ekadasi to please Lord Visnu for this fulfills all one's desires. Therefore everyone should observe the vow of Ekadasi for the sake of satisfying the Lord. Then happiness and prosperity will automatically follow." Read more here: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/ekadasi-mahatmya-glories-of-ekadasi-IDG279/

The first of three Classical scriptures of Pancaratra Agama made by Dr. Prabhakar Apte. Dr. Apte was working in the Agama Kosa Project of Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha Tirupati from 1968 to 1970 and his critical edition of the second classical scripture of Pancarata Samhita has been published by Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, in two parts. Ref: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/satvata-samhita-sanskrit-text-with-english-translation-NAB771/

The first of three Classical scriptures of Pancaratra Agama made by Dr. Prabhakar Apte. Dr. Apte was working in the Agama Kosa Project of Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha Tirupati from 1968 to 1970 and his critical edition of the second classical scripture of Pancarata Samhita has been published by Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, in two parts. Ref: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/satvata-samhita-sanskrit-text-with-english-translation-NAB771/

Hymns for the Drowning Poems for Visnu (Vishnu) by Nammalvar: http://www.exoticindia.com/book/details/hymns-for-drowning-poems-for-visnu-vishnu-by-nammalvar-IDJ401/

Hymns for the Drowning Poems for Visnu (Vishnu) by Nammalvar

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