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Vedic and Mesopotamian Interactions

90 p. | 2007 | Paperback | The Adyar Library Pamphlet Series No. 62 | The Adyar Library and Research Center

The Rgveda retains a large portion of common Indo-European mythological heritage. The worship of sun, moon, fire etc. are universal motifs. In his essay Prof. Nicholas Kazanas conducts very interesting and serious studies on some common elements found in the Vedic and Mesopotamian traditions and cultures and shows that they are originated in India. Some of the themes and legends described here are the horse-sacrifice, the seven seers, the flood, the cow of plenty, the tortoise, kingship, mathematics, astronomy etc.

Auteur: Kazanas, Nicholas
ISBN: 818514155X
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Vedic Vac & Greek Logos as Creative Power – A Critical Study

57 p. | 2009 | Paperback | The Adyar Library Pamphlet Series No. 65 | The Adyar Library and Research Center

The creation of this wonderful universe has always been problematic, and several theories are propounded in classical texts. Vedic Vac is a creative deity and the Vac-Brahman doctrine presents creation of the universe through speech. The Greek Logos doctrine also signifies creation through word and reason. In this book Prof. Nicholas Kazanas introduces an interesting discourse on Word’s cosmogenic power as found in the Vedic, Christian, Judaic, Greek and Egyptian traditions and cultures.

Auteur: Kazanas, Nicholas
ISBN : 8185141622
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The Dialogues of Plato and The Upanisad-s

35 p. | 2005 | Paperback | The Adyar Library Pamphlet Series No. 57 | The Adyar Library and Research Center

The quest for Self-knowledge, or love of wisdom is the central theme of Greek philosophy and Upanisadic tradition. Prof. Nicholas Kazanas discusses in this paper some apparent similarities, as well as fundamental differences between the Upanisadic teachings and the Platonic dialogues on Soul, body, desire, education, reincarnation, etc. His discussion is quite scholarly and readable.

Auteur: Kazanas, Nicholas
ISBN: 8185141495
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Lalitā Sahasranāma with Bhāskararāya’s Commentary

By Bhāskararāya (1690–1785), general editor K. Kunjunni Raya. hon. director. Translated into English by R. Ananthakrishna Sastry.

402 Pages | 6th Reprint 1988, 1st edition 1899 (T.P.H. ed.) | Hardcover | Adyar Library General Series, Volume 11 | The Adyar Library & Research Center | ISBN: 8185141037.

The Lalitā Sahasranāma is a sacred text to Hindu worshippers of the Goddess Lalitā Devi, also called Tripurāsundarī or the Divine Mother. It contains the 1000 names of Lalitā organized in hymns (stotras) and represents the only sahasranāma not repeating a single NameLalitā translates etymologically as She Who Plays. Sahasranāma is a Sanskrit term, which means A 1000 Names. Bhāskararāya extensively highlights Name 1 – 1000 in this magnificent work. At the end, a Sanskrit compendium of the Lalitā Sahasranāma is enclosed.

Bhāskararāya is widely considered an authority on all questions pertaining to the worship of the Mother Goddess in Hinduism. The worship of Shakti involves many hidden meanings of mantras and coded passages. It is said that these meanings were revealed to Bhāskararāya by the Goddess Herself.

Auteur: Bhāskararāya
ISBN: 8185141037
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