After the publication of book, Why Read Rig Veda, in 1998 there have been persistent requests for a book on Rig Veda summarizing the key ideas in its ten Mandalas. This book is response to such requests.
Summarizing the knowledge in 10,552 mantras in 80 pages is not possible. Simply giving the titles and their brief descriptions serves no one. The readers want to see the texts of mantras and their translations.
The translations of the mantras are given in bold and most of them have been adapted from the books, The Secret of the Veda and Hymns to the Mystic Fire, of Sri Aurobindo. The translation of a mantra is divided into several parts numbered (1), (2) etc., and related them to the corresponding parts of the text of the mantra.
Table of Contents:
- Cosmic Powers and Their Mantras
- Topics and the Associated Mantras
About the Author:
Dr. R.L. Kashyap is Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana in USA. He had his masters degree form Indian Institute of science, Bangalore and obtained Ph.D. form Harvard University. He is the recipient of many international awards. He has authored more than 350 research papers. He has guided more than 50 Ph.D. Scholars. He has written extensively on Veda. He has given the word-meaning of all the verses from the first 121 suktas of Rig Veda. He has to his credit six major books on the Veda. He is the Honorary Director of Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic culture, Bangalore.