Books On Hindu Festivals And Worship

Festival Books

Find here a list of selected books on the various aspects of Hindu religious celebration, popular festivals, sacrificial ceremonies, methods of worship, and religious traditions.

Books on Festival by Category

Diwali || Dussehra || Holi || Ganesh Chathurdhi || Navarathri || Kumbh Mela || Hindu Pilgrimages || Jagannath Puri || Festivals Of India || Hindu Temple Worship || Hindu Prayers || Hindu Worship || Hindu Ceremonies |

Recommended Books

Holi (Rookie Read-About Holidays) - Uma Krishnaswami

End Time City - Michael Ackerman

Hindu Fasts and Festivals - Swami Sivananda

Here Comes Holi: The Festival of Colors - Meenal Pandya

My Hindu Year (A Year of Religious Festivals) - Cath Senker

Diwali--Hindu Festival of Lights (Best Holiday Books) - Dianne M. MacMillan

Pilgrimage and Power: The Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, 1765-1954 - Kama Maclean

Diwali: Hindu Festival of Lights (First Facts) - Preszler

Book of Hindu Festivals and Ceremonies (2nd edition) - Om Lata Bahadur

Hindu Festivals Through the Year (Year of Festivals) - Anita Ganeri

Hindu Festivals Cookbook (Festivals Cookbooks) - Kerena Marchant

Hindu Festivals (Holidays and Festivals) - Swasti Mitter

Ritual Worship of the Great Goddess: The Liturgy of the Durga Puja With Interpretations (Mcgill Studies in the History of Religions, a Series Devoted to International Scholarship) - Hillary Rodrigues

Kama Kalpa or the Hindu Ritual of Love, a Survey of the Customs, Festivals, Rituals and Beliefs Concerning Marriage, Morals, Women, the Art and Science of Love and Sex Symbolism in Religion in India from Remote Antiquity to the Present Day - P. Thomas

Hindu Festivals and Sacraments - V.P. Kanitkar

Phenomenon calendar: Civil, astrological, astronomical, Hindu, Gregorian, Chinese, Hebrew, Islamic, Mayan and Aztec and all festival days of import

Folklore of Hindu Festival and Ceremonials - B.A. Gupte

A Muslim Pilgrimage and the Hindu Festival of Dival - M. Tulbagh

Hindu fasts and festivals and their philosophy - Sivananda

Hindu fasts and festivals - Sivananda

Hindu Festivals: Tchrs' (Living Festivals) - Jon Mayled

Churning the Milk Ocean - Guruseva Dasi

Kumbh Mela - Raghubir Singh

Ancient Indian fasts and feasts, - A. C Mukerji

Hindu Festivals, Fairs and Fasts - Chitralekha Singh

The Hindu Samskaras: Rites and Festivals - Dr. P. N. & Janardanan, A. Unni

Festival Tales Hindu Sv Co Edition

A tryst with the gods (Oriental series) - Miriam M Salanave

Major Hindu festivals: A Christian appreciation - Subhash Anand

Hindu Festivals (Celebrate!) - Dilip Kadodwala

South Indian festivities, - JagadiÌ

Hindu and Muhammadan festivals- John Murdoch

Diwali: The Hindu Festival of Lights, Feasts, and Family (Finding Out About Holidays) - Michelle Parker-Rock

Hindu Holy Days - Brian Knapp

Hinduism - Evolution and Current Practices - Pramesh Ratnakar

South Indian Hindu Festival and Traditions - Maithily Jagannathan

Divali (Why Is This Festival Special) - Jillian Powell

Hindu Festivals in a North Indian Village (Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History) - Stanley A. Freed

Diwali--Hindu Festival of Lights (Best Holiday Books) Grade 4-8. Two series entries with solid, clearly presented facts and dull, unappealing layouts. Diwali is an excellent resource for information about the festival and how it relates to the history, culture, and people of India. The beliefs, important stories, sacred books, common practices and influence on society of those who practice Hinduism are discussed. Foods, crafts, instruments, and costumes are described, giving readers a full picture of the meaning and value of this festival. The carefully researched and thorough text of Thanksgiving Day is excellent. An explanation of the universality of holiday feasts is a preface to a detailed description of the history and common traditions of our own celebration. Modern history is given equal weight, making this title stand out from others on the subject. Unfortunately, the black-and-white and color photographs and reproductions that appear throughout both books are boring and unattractive. With illustrations by Thomas Locker, Jean Craighead George's The First Thanksgiving (Putnam, 1993) is more visually interesting.?Sabrina L. Fraunfelter, Kings Glen Elementary School, Springfield,

Hindu Festivals Focusing on Hinduism, this is one of a series which provides an introduction to the main festivals of the world's major religions. Extracts from sacred texts and stories explain why the festivals are celebrated and how they began, and children are quoted on religious aspects of their lives.

South Indian Hindu Festival and Traditions Many color illus, background on major festivals, with calendar. traditional recipes, rituals and pujas

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