Essentials of Rig Veda (Sanskrit Text with Transliteration and English Translation)

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About The Author

Dr. R.L. Kashyap is Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, Lafayette, Indian in USA. He had his Master’s degree from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and obtained Ph. D from Harvard University. He is the recipient of many International awards. Recently he has received ‘Vedanga Vidvan’ award instituted by Maharshi Sandipani Vedavidya Pratishthan (Ujjain), and autonomous body of HRD, Govt. of India and ‘Jnana Keerti’ award instituted by Harsha Kriya Foundations, Bangalore.

He has authored more than 350 research articles of which 220 are published in scholarly journals and the rest were presented at conferences. He has guided above 50 doctoral students.

He has written extensively on Veda. Some of his widely read books on Veda are : ‘Why Read Rig Veda’. ‘Secrets of Atharva Veda’, ‘Essentials of Yajur Veda’, ‘Work, Enjoyment & Progress’ Divinizing Life’ etc.

He is the Honorary Director & Trustee of Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic Culture, Bangalore.

 

Contents

 

     
(i) Note to the Readers vi
(ii) Abbreviations vii
(iii) Transliteration Scheme viii
I Overviews  
1 Vedic Wisdom 1
2 Overviews of Mantra 1
3 Overviews of Rig Veda 5
4 Rishi 8
5 Chhandas & Accent Marks 10
6 Vedic Gods 12
7 Message of the Rig Veda 18
8 Separate Overviews of the Ten Mandalas 19
II Cosmic Powers and Their Mantras  
9 Agni & the Guidance in Work 29
10 Indra, the Lord of Divine Mind and Vayu 30
11 Vayu 32
12 Divine Sun 34
13 Savitr and the Gayatri of Rishi Vishvamitra 35
14 Bhaga: The Distributor of Delight 37
15 Mitra Varuna 38
16 Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra-Shiva 39
17 Ganapati, Brahmanaspati and Brhaspati 43
18 Ashvins, the Lords of Bliss 44
19 Soma, the Delight of Work 46
20 Aditi, the Goddess of Infinity 47
21 Waters and Inner Energies 48
22 Rubhus, the Divine Artisans 49
23 Sarasvati and Durga 50
24 Pushan 51
25 Usha 52
26 Maruts 53
27 Seven Worlds, Lights and Panchajana 57
III Topics and the Associated Mantras  
28 Life as an Ascent and the Journey 61
29 Mantras for Peace and Felicities 62
30 Heart's Work 63
31 Divine Doors in the Subtle Body 64
32 Experence of the Supreme Being by Identity 65
33 Transcendent Reality 66
34 Unity and Universal 67
35 Philosophical Insights 68
36 One and Many: Do all paths lead to the same goal? 70
37 Earth 72
38 Intuition 72
39 Lotus in the Head 73
40 Bhakti Yoga 74
41 Purusha Sukta 75
42 Creatioon Hymns 76
43 Symbolism of Horse and the Horse-Sacrifice 77
44 Secret Words and the Deity 78
45 Marriage of Soma with Surya 80
46 Urvashi and the Suktas with Dialogues 81
47 Healing Plant and Thoughts 83
48 Miscellaneous Topics covered Elsewhere 84
49 Conclusions 85
  Appendix: Women Rishis in the Rig Veda Samhita 85
     

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Item Code: NAE890
Cover: Paperback
Edition: 2009
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic Culture
ISBN: 8179940438
Language: Sanskrit Text with Transliteration and English Translation
Size: 8.5 Inch X 5.5 Inch
Pages: 100
Other Details: Weight of the Book: 100 gms