Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Hindu > Durga Puja
Displaying 5663 of 7298         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Durga Puja
Durga Puja
Description

Preface:

About a week before the Durga Puja holidays ensued I requested the author to write a paper on this chief national festival of the Hindus of Bengal, giving an account of the rites and ceremonies connected with it. He readily complied with my request, and although written at the spur of the moment and necessarily in great hurry, the paper has proved so interesting and has been so favorably received by the public that I have thought it proper to reprint it in the present form, chiefly with a view to circulate it among oriental scholars and others, who take interest in the religious institutions of the Hindus. The difficulties, which the author has met with in rendering into English the peculiar forms and expressions of Sanskrit Mantras and Slokas, may be easily imagined by those who have an experience of such work, and it is I think sufficient to mention that he has paid more attention to matter than to manner.

The Introduction and the Notes have been added by the author and the illustrations executed by Babu Tulsidas Pal, a student of the Government Arts School of Calcutta.

From the Introduction:

Modern scholars have elevated comparative religion or mythology like comparative philology to a science, and in investigating the origin of the religious festivals and ceremonies of the ancients nothing perhaps strikes the student more forcibly that the reproduction of the same principles, the same thoughts, the same sentiments, and even the same forms in different climes and among different families of man. Thus Durgotsava, the chief religious festival of the Hindus, has its parallel among the Egyptians, the Chaldaeans, the Assyrians, the Phoenicians, the Greeks, and the ancient Arabs.

In Lower Egypt and Phoenicia the ceremony or festival to Osiris or Isis (Adonis and Astarte) used to be observed for eight days at the commencement of Autumn when the sun entered the sign of Cancer. Theocritus describes the ladies of Syracuse embarking for Alexandria to celebrate the festival in honour of Adonis. Arisuoe the sister and wife of Ptolemy Philadelphus bore the statue of Adonis herself. She was accompanied with women of the highest station in the city holding in their hands basketsful of cakes, boxes of perfumes, flowers, branches of trees and all sorts of fruits. The solemuity was closed by other ladies bearing carpets. &c. The procession marched in this manner along the sea-coasts to the sound of trumpets and other instruments accompanying the voices of musicians. They carried corn in earthen vessels which they sowed there together with flowers, springing grass, fruits, and young trees and Lettices, Suidas Hesychins &cc.

 

CONTENTS

 

PREFACE (i)
INTRODUCTION 1
DURGA PUJA  
  THE PRATIMA OR THE GROUP OF
FIGURES(i)-CONSTRUCTION.
1
PAINTING THE IDOLS 13
THE KALPARAMBHA 19
THE PRELIMINARY PUJAS 25
SAPTIMI 42
PUJA 55
THE SACRIFICE 60
THE WORSHIP OF THE NAVAPATRICA 66
THE PRAYER 69
THE HOMA 72
THE ASHTAMI PUJA 74
THE NAVAMI PUJA 78
THE DASAMI PUJA 79
APPENDIX  
  NOTES  

 

Durga Puja

Item Code:
IDC946
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
1997
Publisher:
ISBN:
81-7386-206-0
Language:
English
Size:
7" x 4.9"
Pages:
175
Other Details:
(B&W.illus.:9)
Price:
$9.00
Discounted:
$6.75   Shipping Free
You Save:
$2.25 (25%)
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Durga Puja

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 13371 times since 3rd Jan, 2014

Preface:

About a week before the Durga Puja holidays ensued I requested the author to write a paper on this chief national festival of the Hindus of Bengal, giving an account of the rites and ceremonies connected with it. He readily complied with my request, and although written at the spur of the moment and necessarily in great hurry, the paper has proved so interesting and has been so favorably received by the public that I have thought it proper to reprint it in the present form, chiefly with a view to circulate it among oriental scholars and others, who take interest in the religious institutions of the Hindus. The difficulties, which the author has met with in rendering into English the peculiar forms and expressions of Sanskrit Mantras and Slokas, may be easily imagined by those who have an experience of such work, and it is I think sufficient to mention that he has paid more attention to matter than to manner.

The Introduction and the Notes have been added by the author and the illustrations executed by Babu Tulsidas Pal, a student of the Government Arts School of Calcutta.

From the Introduction:

Modern scholars have elevated comparative religion or mythology like comparative philology to a science, and in investigating the origin of the religious festivals and ceremonies of the ancients nothing perhaps strikes the student more forcibly that the reproduction of the same principles, the same thoughts, the same sentiments, and even the same forms in different climes and among different families of man. Thus Durgotsava, the chief religious festival of the Hindus, has its parallel among the Egyptians, the Chaldaeans, the Assyrians, the Phoenicians, the Greeks, and the ancient Arabs.

In Lower Egypt and Phoenicia the ceremony or festival to Osiris or Isis (Adonis and Astarte) used to be observed for eight days at the commencement of Autumn when the sun entered the sign of Cancer. Theocritus describes the ladies of Syracuse embarking for Alexandria to celebrate the festival in honour of Adonis. Arisuoe the sister and wife of Ptolemy Philadelphus bore the statue of Adonis herself. She was accompanied with women of the highest station in the city holding in their hands basketsful of cakes, boxes of perfumes, flowers, branches of trees and all sorts of fruits. The solemuity was closed by other ladies bearing carpets. &c. The procession marched in this manner along the sea-coasts to the sound of trumpets and other instruments accompanying the voices of musicians. They carried corn in earthen vessels which they sowed there together with flowers, springing grass, fruits, and young trees and Lettices, Suidas Hesychins &cc.

 

CONTENTS

 

PREFACE (i)
INTRODUCTION 1
DURGA PUJA  
  THE PRATIMA OR THE GROUP OF
FIGURES(i)-CONSTRUCTION.
1
PAINTING THE IDOLS 13
THE KALPARAMBHA 19
THE PRELIMINARY PUJAS 25
SAPTIMI 42
PUJA 55
THE SACRIFICE 60
THE WORSHIP OF THE NAVAPATRICA 66
THE PRAYER 69
THE HOMA 72
THE ASHTAMI PUJA 74
THE NAVAMI PUJA 78
THE DASAMI PUJA 79
APPENDIX  
  NOTES  

 

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Based on your browsing history

Loading... Please wait

Related Items

Mahishasura-Mardini Durga (A Dynamic Image of Goddess Durga)
Brass Statue
7.5 inch x 4.5 inch x 2.0 inch
0.9 kg
Item Code: ZAX20
$125.00$93.75
You save: $31.25 (25%)
Backorder
Backorder
Prayers To Durga: Durga Prarthana (Audio CD)
Various Artists
Giri Trading (2010)
Item Code: ICQ056
$22.00$16.50
You save: $5.50 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Goddess Durga Slaying the Demon
Water Color Painting On Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
10 inch X 8 inch
Item Code: HN41
$275.00$206.25
You save: $68.75 (25%)
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Durgati Nashini Durga: Sacred Morning Mantras (Audio CD)
Various Artistes
Music Today (2005)
51:53 Minutes
Item Code: ICV035
$28.00$21.00
You save: $7.00 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sri Durga Prarthana: The Complete Prayer (Set of 2 Audio CDs)
Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia
Music Today (2006)
109 Minutes 41 Seconds
Item Code: IDC029
$35.00$26.25
You save: $8.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Durga (Audio CD)
Sanjeev Abhayankar
Times Music (2003)
Item Code: ICA092
$30.00$22.50
You save: $7.50 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Devi: Durga, Kaali, Saraswati and Mahalaxmi (Special Gift Pack Limited Edition Potent Devi Hymns for Power, Wisdom & Protection) 

(Set of Four Audio CDs)
Deal 20% Off
Various Artists
Times Music Spiritual (2008)
Item Code: ICR083
$75.00$45.00
You save: $30.00 (20 + 25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
શ્રીદુર્ગાસપ્તશતી સચિત્ર: Shri Durga Saptashati Sachitra (Gujarati)
Hardcover (Edition: 2014)
Gita Press, Gorakhpur
Item Code: GPA566
$25.00$18.75
You save: $6.25 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Devi Mahatmyam (Glory of the Divine Mother) : 700 Mantras on Sri Durga
by Swami Jagadiswarananda
Paperback (Edition: 2008)
Sri Ramakrishna Math
Item Code: IDJ880
$11.50$8.62
You save: $2.88 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

Very easy to buy, great site! Thanks
Ilda, Brazil
Our Nandi sculpture arrived today and it surpasses all expectations - it is wonderful. We are not only pleasantly surprised by the speed of international delivery but also are extremely grateful for the care of your packaging. Our sculpture needed to travel to an off-lying island of New Zealand but it arrived safely because of how well it had been packaged. Based upon my experience of all aspects of your service, I have no hesitation in recommending Exotic India.
BWM, NZ
Best web site to shop on line.
Suman, USA
Thank you for having such a great website. I have given your site to all the people I get compliments on your merchandise.
Pat, Canada.
Love the website and the breadth of selection. Thanks for assembling such a great collection of art and sculpture.
Richard, USA
Another three books arrived during the last weeks, all of them diligently packed. Excellent reading for the the quieter days at the end of the year. Greetings to Vipin K. and his team.
Walter
Your products are uncommon yet have advanced my knowledge and devotion to Sanatana Dharma. Also, they are reasonably priced and ship quickly. Thank you for all you do.
Gregory, USA
Thank you kindly for the Cobra Ganesha from Mahabalipuram. The sculpture is exquisite quality and the service is excellent. I would not hesitate to order again or refer people to your business. Thanks again.
Shankar, UK
The variety, the quality and the very helpful price range of your huge stock means that every year I find a few new statues to add to our meditation room--and I always pick up a few new books and cds whenever I visit! keep up the good work!
Tim Smith, USA
Love this site. I have many rings from here and enjoy all of them
Angela, USA
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India