Basic Religious Books of the Hindus
Manju Sehgal
  • ISBN 13 : 9789353224387
  • year : 2019
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
Hinduism has an extraordi1 Inary wealth of scriptures but people have no time to read the religious books like Vedas, Puranas, Upanishads etc. Therefore, an attempt has been made to have a single volume that forms the foundation of our civilisation's heritage to seek inspiration and a sense of direction in our lives. The Vedas prescribe some regulations and if someone follows them, one will be free from material entanglement. The Puranas, each named after a deity Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, are the post vedic texts which contain a complete narrative of the history on the Universe from creation to destruction. The Upanishads represent the essence of the Vedas. The Smritis explain and elaborate the Vedas, making them understandable and more meaningful to the general population. The Bhagwad Gita is in the form of a dialogue between Arjuna and Lord Krishna who teaches him to do his duty. The Mahabharata is not only an epic but tells the tale of heroic people, containing a code of life, a philosophy of social and ethical relations. The Ramcharitamanas provides the guidelines for an ideal family, an ideal king and an ideal mother. This book gives a brief about holy books of Hinduisma must read for every Hindu and Bharatiya.