Dharma: Hindu Approach to a Purposeful Life

Dharma: The Very Foundation of Hindu Philosophy

Dharma: The Very Foundation of Hindu Philosophy

Dharma: Hindu Approach to a Purposeful Life by AV Srinivasan

Dharma is an ancient Hindu concept which serves as a foundation from which the Hindu Value System has evolved. The book provides a perspective for both Hindus and others to develop a feel for this most subtle, yet a totally ingrained feature that define Hindu life on a daily basis.

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Hindu Last Rites: ANTYESHTI

Hindu Last Rites: Antyeshti

Practical suggestions for performing Hindu Last Rites

Dr. A.V. Srinivasan
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Pre-Publication Reviews

By Professor Subhash Kak
Regents Professor
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Dr A.V. Srinivasan is America’s foremost interpreter of Vedic ritual for our generation and author of many books. In Antyeshti he takes up the ritual associated with death. Hinduism celebrates life but it also recognizes that death is inevitable. As Krishna taught in the Bhagavad Gita, we must not grieve for within each one of us resides the immortal atman or self. Antyeshti provides much inspirational material for comfort and understanding.
Antyeshti is also a manual on the ceremonies to be performed after death and we are informed that there is variation in tradition based on family and community. The book includes specific readings and chants and the details of the concluding puja, traditionally performed on the thirteenth day or sooner, to celebrate the departed person’s life. Antyeshti is thoughtfully conceived and it will come in handy to Hindus in America when they confront the passing of loved ones.

By Professor Jeff Long
Professor of Religion and Asian Studies
Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA

With this volume, Dr. A.V. Srinivasan has magnificently replicated his previous accomplishments in making the Vedic wedding ceremony accessible and comprehensible to a wide audience, this time with the Vedic funeral ceremony. This book will not only be useful to Hindu priests, but to grieving families as well. It is not only a ‘how-to’ guide to the Hindu funerary rites–though it is certainly that, complete with mantras–but also a helpful and comforting guide for any person who is mourning a loved one. The list of suggested readings from Hindu scriptures for those who have recently suffered the loss of a loved one is a great resource. This book, finally, is also an excellent primary source for scholars who want to understand Hindu funerary rituals, both in term of their practice and the rationale behind them. Another real treasure from Dr. A.V. Srinivasan!

Managing Your Hindu Wedding: The day before and THE day

Managing Your Hindu Wedding in North America:
The Day Before and THE Day!
A Guide to Couples, their Families and Priest


Managing Your Hindu Wedding: the Day Before and The DAY is a must-read for
couples and families planning a Hindu wedding. It lays out all the basic steps and preparations needed for a smooth authentic one-hour ceremony. The rehearsal plan includes practice steps recommended and specific assignments for friends and relatives who can help the ceremony proceed in a pleasant, memorable and timely manner. This ebook accompanies a print version and an audiobook.
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The Puranas: A Magnifying Glass for Vedic Wisdom


Read Vishnu Purana to understand its relevance in this Kali Yuga !

In this excellent work on the Pūrāṇas, Dr. Srinivasan has again made the highly complex and sophisticated literature of an equally complex and sophisticated culture accessible to the contemporary reader. He has a gift for communicating complex ideas in a way that makes them clear and easy to grasp, but does so without losing sight of their inherent complexity.” Professor Jeff Long, Elizabeth College, PA


The Bhagavad Gita

It is the thread through those Eighteen Gems that makes the difference

Professor Long said this about the book: “Srinivasan’s commentary itself is a gem”
Swami Tyagananda said: “This modest volume succeeds in raising the right questions and pointing to insightful answers”

A Thread Through the Eighteen Gems

The Bhagavad Gita