This is an interesting book of introduction of Hindu Rituals. The essence of rituals, their primary significance, the practical aspects and the required attitude of the performer have all been very nicely brought out in modern idiom by the learned author.
The book has an insight into Vedic Principles, Sastras and Heritage.Commencing with a brief sketch of Vedas and Upanishads and proceeding on to Maharishis, Mahabharata and some of the Samskaras, the book takes up hundreds of FAQs for answer. The FAQs cover a wide range of subjects in the Hindu customs.A very impressive aspect of the book is that provisions of Sastras have been clearly and forcefully presented in some cases supported by good arguments.
The book also has a chapter on the Arya-Dravida Race theory which is very interesting and also informative.The book covers a vast ground and serves as a good source of basic information to modern English knowing youth, who are completely ignorant of our glorious tradition. In a nutshell it can be called as a hand-book of Vedic Dharma, and very relevant in today’s context.
About the Author:
Sri Sarma Sastrigal, 61 years of age, hails from Kumbakonam and now resides in Chennai, India. He is a performing Sastrigal / Vadhyar / Priest and conducts all types of Vaideeka Karyams.
He can speak English, Telugu and Hindi besides Tamil. He travels outside also if required for performing all Hindu Rituals
The present book The Great Hindu Tradition is based on his several writing earlier in Tamil which were very well received both by the learned and the ignorant.