Hindu Samskaras: Socio-Religious Study of the Hindu Sacraments (Paperback)

Hindu Samskaras: Socio-Religious Study of the Hindu Sacraments By Rajbali Pandey Cover Image
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The present work is a systematic study of all the Samskaras enjoined to be performed at the various epochs in the life of an individual from conception to crematorium. The author has cited parallels in other religions to show that they are universal and have a recognised place in ancient cultures and are still represented within the limits of modern religion. He has also shown that the sacramental beliefs and practices, far from being an irrational priestcraft, are consistent and logical and have practical utility and intention. This work discusses the source, meaning, number, purpose and the constituents of Samskaras grouped under five heads: prenatal, natal, educational, nuptial and funeral. Besides being a landmark in Hindu culture, it presents patterns of life based on high ethical, spiritual and humanistic values.
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ISBN: 9788120804340
ISBN-10: 8120804341
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
Publication Date: December 1st, 1987
Pages: 354
Language: English