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South Indian Hindu Festivals and Traditions

Maithily Jagannathan

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ISBN 10: 8170174155 / ISBN 13: 9788170174158
Published by Abhinav, New Delhi, 2005
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Contents Foreword. Introduction. I. Rituals directing the journey of life 1. Zodiac signs ruling planets and rasis. 2. Stages in the spiritual journey. 3. Celebrations and observances. 4. Fasts vratas and beliefs. 5. Daily Puja in the home. II. Calendar of festivals 1. Tamil new year. 2. Chitra Purnima. 3. Ramanavami. 4. Hanumat Jayanti. 5. Varalakshmi Puja. 6. Mangala Gouri Vrata. 7. Nag Panchami. 8. Sravan Purnima (Avani Avittam). 9. Tru Onam. 10. Sri Krishna Jayanti. 11. Gouri Ganesh Puja. 12. Ganesh Chaturthi. 13. Navaratri. 14. Tala Kaveri Festival. 15. Deepawali. 16. Sabarimala Yatra. 17. Kartik Purnima. 18. Ardra Darshan. 19. Vaikuntha Ekadashi. 20. Makara Sankranti Pongal. 21. Sivaratri. 22. Karadiyar Nombu. III. Traditional recipes 1. Tamil new year's day menu. 2. Other new year recipes. 3. New year recipes Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. 4. Recipes for Vishu Kerala. 5. Rice dishes for Chitra Purnima. 6. Recipes for Avani Avittam. 7. Recipes for Varalakshmi Puja and Ganesh Chaturthi. 8. Sankranti Bogi recipes. 9. Traditional recipes for special pujas. 10. Ardra Darshan Prasadam. 11. Karadiyar Nombu Recipes. The book on Hindu customs and traditions puts together everyday beliefs practices observances and etiquette of living a life enriched by thousands of years of spiritual consciousness. Legend history philosophy and folk lore are intricately linked with customs and traditions. Hence the origin of festivals and fasts is given through illustrations from the epics Puranas traditional folk lore. These help to clarify prayers or fasts to deities karmas or rituals associated with different stages of life the physical an mental cleansing of a pilgrim after and arduous pilgrimage and the magnetic force extended by shrines and temples on millions of devotees throughout the world. A large number of the festivals and fasts relate to the South of India hence many common practices have been given with additional information on local practices and customs. Additional features are traditional festive recipes puja offerings of prasadam slokas for special occasions and rangoli designs. The book will serve its purpose if younger generations living at home or abroad are able to nourish mental and psychological roots and gain stature as individuals by living an enriched life. It is hoped that the book will help to arrange important family functions and thus preserve social bonds. 183 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 57170

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Title: South Indian Hindu Festivals and Traditions

Publisher: Abhinav, New Delhi

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:As New

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Many color illus, background on major festivals, with calendar. traditional recipes, rituals and pujas

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