Item Code: IDL201
by Prof. Shrikant PrasoonPaperback (Edition: 2009)
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It is a great service to human being, specially the modern Indians, and a laudable effort to bring forth the most essential things in life in order to create a cultured and refined society he is doing with is Hindoology Books.
If man becomes sensitive enough to realize the value of being cultured as human being by not simply changing dress, language, formal behaviour and amenities but by becoming religious, spiritual and diligent and by leading a life free from fears and inhibitions then all the honest and sincere efforts of the Chairman and the author will be amply rewarded.
In this book, you will find all the Samskars as I have left nothing out. In other words, I have incorporated everything related to Samskars that I have ever heard of or read about. I have incorporated the ways and means of performing all such Samskars and of worshipping various gods and goddesses in a separate section. It is the most essential part of the Samskars. Without the Poojan Vidhi the book would have been incomplete.
Nowadays, people are not aware of the Samskars. They are only living Artha (wealth) and Kama (desire). So, they are unhappy, depressed and live under fear. Only the Samskars will make them live a complete and blissful life by including Dharma (righteousness) and Moksha (liberation) in their life. The Samskars can chart the path and give them inner strength to follow the path of righteousness that will eventually lead a man to bliss and beatitude.
Only a has been taken from scriptural transliteration for long ‘a’ sound which is otherwise impossible to write in the Roman script. Everything else is written in the same ways as given in government papers, magazines, newspapers and general books. Most of the longer compound words have been separated in shorter simple words. It will help the readers to read the Mantras and Shlokas quoted in the book.
The book ‘16 Hindu Samskars’ incorporates all the Samskars that make a person refined and cultured, to grow from inside and to enable one to lead a pious, complete, healthy, happy, pleasant and prosperous life. If all the Samskars are performed and the patterns and rules obeyed than life of a person would be worth citizen able to make the earth a better place for all living beings and to ensure continuity of life.
Read ’16 Hindu Samskars’, learn about them and be ‘Samskari’.
Prof. Shrikant Prasoon is a reader, teacher, thinker, poet and above all, a humanist. The more he reads and thinks, the more he writes on varied topics, but with one aim ‘to show man the need of Nature and natural life’. He believes that all religions parts of one basic religion called Humanism; and all the systems are an outcome of the greatest celestial system, which is devised and regulated by the Unseen and Unknown Creator.
A retired Professor of English, Prof. Prasoon writes in Hindi with equal ease and also in Samskrit. His recent books are Knowing Buddha; KnowingGuru Nanak; Indian Scriptures; Panch Mahabhuta Tatwa and Sharira; Chanakya; Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose; Absorbing Buddha; Knowing Kabir and Hinduism Clarified and Simplified.
|Samskars in Spiritual Quadruplets||16|
|Section I – The Samskars||19|
|Samskars: Meaning and Philosophy||21|
|Rishis on Samskars||24|
|Samskars as Culture||28|
|Importance of Samskars||32|
|List of Samskars||36|
|Governing Factors in Samskars||40|
|Need of Samskars||52|
|Lack of Samskars||57|
|The Scriptures on Samskars||59|
|Samskars and the Problem of the World||62|
|Samskars and Supernatural Power||72|
|Benefits from Samskars||75|
|Essentials and Forbidden in Samskars||77|
|The Samskars of the Previous Life||80|
|The Samskars of Grihastha Dharma||82|
|Samskars Given during Childhood||82|
|Samskars for Inner Growth||89|
|Role of Women in Samskars||94|
|Samskars in Ayurveda||98|
|Samskars in a Nutshell||100|
|Progress, Peace, Prosperity and Perfection through Samskars||106|
|Section II – Poojan Vidhi||109|
|Shatkarma (The Six Rituals)||111|
|Shodashopachara (The Sixteen Steps)||115|
|Swasti Vachan (End of Worship)||118|
|Ashirvada Mantra (Blessings)||121|
|Shodasha Matrika Poojan (Worshipping Mothers)||122|
|Section III – Sixteen Samskars||125|
|1.||Garbhadhan Samskar (Conception)||127|
|2.||Punswan Samskar (Fertilisation)||136|
|3.||Seemantonnayan Samskar (Prosperity)||144|
|4.||Jatkaarma Samskar (Birth ceremony)||148|
|5.||Namkaran Samskar (Naming)||155|
|6.||Niskraman Samskar (First ceremonious outing)||163|
|7.||Annaprashana Samskar (Giving first cereal food)||166|
|8.||Chudakarma Samskar (Cutting hair)||174|
|9.||Karnabedha Samskar (Piercing of ear)||180|
|10.||Upanayan Samskar (Investiture with the sacred thread)||183|
|11.||Vedarambha Samskar (Initiation into study)||207|
|12.||Samavartan Samskar (Convocation)||215|
|13.||Vivah Samskar (Marriage)||224|
|14.||Awasthyadhana Samskar (Sacred fire)||271|
|15.||Tretagnisangrah Samskar (Conservation of fire)||276|
|16.||Antyesthi Samskar (The Funeral)||282|
|Prosper with Samskars||296|