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    The foundations of Hinduism are the eternal and supersensuous truths discovered by ancient Indian sages. These revealed Divine Truths are called the Vedas. According to the teachings of the Vedas, God is the One without a second — the absolute, formless, and only Reality. God is referred to as Brahman, the Supreme Universal Soul. It is said in the Vedas that by His mere will, Brahman manifests Himself as this universe. Hence, creation, preservation and destruction of this world are the three aspects of God. These three basic aspects of God are represented by the Trinity called as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. There are also other deities in Hinduism to personify the various other endless...read more

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    Ganesha, the elephant faced God, is a much loved character in Hindu mythology. He is revered as a giver of good fortune and auspiciousness. The very form of this God evokes a feeling of friendship and good cheer. This book introduces this lovable God to young children narrating small and interesting anecdotes. However, age is is really no bar to enjoy his stories! Come, discover the aura of...read more

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    Hanuman is a well-known god in Hinduism. He is known as a monkey-god, and can be seen in temples throughout India. He is depicted in various forms. In some temples his image is set up alone standing with a mace in his hand. In some other places, he is seen with folded hands. In some other temples he is depicted sitting in a devotional posture before the images of Rama and Sita. He is the greatest devotee of Rama. Rama loves him the most. He is the god of power and strength. He remained a celibate and is stated to be an immortal. It is believed that he is present wherever the story of Rama is recited or spoken. This book contains some of the stories connected to him. Hear and...read more

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    Lord Shiva is one of the important deities of Hinduism. He is generally represented in the form of a small pillar reverentially called as the ‘Lingam’, symbolizing all universe. For a sincere devotee, the Lingam is the radiant light or consciousness. Stotras are a type of popular devotional literature. A stotra is a hymn of the outpourings of the heart of a devotee of God. This is generally in the form of a poem. The subject matter of these stotras may be for petitioning to the deity for small comforts of life here and now. Like for example: request for pardon of sins committed knowingly or unknowingly, prayer for the removal of problems and difficulties in life, request for the...read more

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    The Alwars are a group of twelve ancient Vaishnava saints who lived in Tamil Nadu in the eighth and ninth centuries. They are famous for their poetry in praise of Lord Vishnu. The collection of their 4000 poems is known as the ‘Naalaayira Divya Prabhandam’. Among the Alwars, the first in the line up is Poigai Alwar, Bhudat Alwar and Pei Alwar. They are collectively called as 'Mudhal Alwars' (the first Alwars) and belong to the same period of time. The other Alwars are Perialwar, Andal, Nammalwar, Madhura kavi Alwar, Tirumazhisai Alwar, Thondaridipodi Alwar, Tirumangai Alwar, Tiruppan Alwar and Kulasekara Alwar. The Nalayira Divya Prabandham is the collective corpus of the...read more

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    Sandhya Vandanam is one of the efficient spiritual rituals of the Hindus. It helps in the realisation of the Divinity of the Self called as Atman in Hindu philosophy. It is an obligatory daily ritual called as Nithya Karma. It is an all-round complete ritual which incorporates the principles of the Supreme Divinity referred to as Brahman. Each part of the ritual gives an external expression for the development of an internal mental attitude and spiritual feeling. In this process, there is an effort to bring about self-purification and attunement to the Cosmic Reality. The rituals are to be done thrice daily-early morning, at noon and at sunset. In the Hindu way of life, each person is...read more

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    The foundations of Hinduism are the eternal and super sensuous truths discovered by ancient Indian sages. Most of them are unknown. The truths discovered by them are known as the Vedas. Sages are the great souls who have found out the truth and devoted their life, energy and experience for the welfare of the people. They are extraordinary human beings having great wisdom, vast experience and character worthy of imitation. They gifted everything to the world without seeking fame or any kind of gain. Welfare of the world was their sole objective. According to Hindu chronology, the period of the ancient sages is till the end of Dwapara Yuga, which is about 5000 years back. The...read more

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    According to the Vedas, the sacred texts of Hinduism, God is only one though in the Hindu way of life, he is worshipped in different forms. It is said that God manifests himself as this universe. Hence, creation, preservation and dissolution of this universe are considered as the three aspects of God which is represented respectively as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. According to mythology, Parvathy is the spouse of Shiva. They have two children, Ganesha and Karthikeya- Ganesha being elder and Karthikeya the younger. Karthikeya is also called as Skanda among many other names. In Tamil, he is popularly known as Murugan and Kandan. The Kanda Sashti Kavacham is one of the most powerful Tamil...read more

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    Viswam is a resident of Mylapore which is a place in the city of Chennai in India. Mylapore is an area famous for temples, churches and other religious and cultural places and is also historically, culturally and traditionally a very ancient one. It was a time of Dasara, one of the important festival of the Hindus. Immediately prior to the beginning of Dasara, there is a period of fifteen days known as Mahalayam also called as Pitrupaksha. It is a fortnight of ancestors and people having faith in the Vedic religion used to perform certain religious austerities. Viswam is making arrangements for performance of these austerities. Vishnu Sarma is the father of Viswam who passed away two...read more

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    AN INTRODUCTION TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS Intellectual Property is a subject of recent origin. We own houses, jewels, shares, money in the form of cash etc. These are the things we know as 'Properties'. These are tangible assets. We enjoy them as we own them. Unless and until we offer them to somebody else, these things which we own cannot be taken away and enjoyed by others.  'Intellectual Property', on the other hand, refers to the ownership of intangible and non-physical goods. It results from the expression of an idea. It is the property of your mind or a proprietary knowledge. Since it is the property of your mind, the moment it is divulged, the benefits arising from...read more

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    William Wordsworth is one of the greatest poets of English literature. He is remembered as a poet who was concerned with the relationship of human beings to nature. He strongly believed in using the vocabulary and speech patterns of common people in his poems. According to him, human beings who grow up in the lap of Nature are perfect in every respect. Love for nature and sympathy for the common man are the major themes in his poetry. Wordsworth’s poetry is synonymous with the unique landscape of the English Lake District.  In this audio book, the author has presented eight short poems of William...read more

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    The Utopian Cricket Team This book is a fiction based on cricket. As indicated in the title of this book, it is a utopian thought of looking at the game of cricket. The idea is to have a humorous way of looking at the sport from the point of view of other professional fields. The term ‘Utopia’ comes from the work of Thomas More, where it is used to mean both an ideal society and also one that doesn't exist anywhere. The Author has earlier written and published the following books most of which are also available with leading booksellers and online stores and Marketplaces like Draft2 Digital and Amazon. Some of them are available as Audio books also on Findaway Voices. 1....read more

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    The Lalitha Sahasranamam is one of the important and famous hymn in the Hindu way of life. It is a hymn in praise of Lalitha Tripurasundari also called as Lalithambika. According to the Vedas, God is one without a second. Everything in this Universe is nothing but this divinity. Ordinarily, this abstract doctrine cannot easily be comprehensible to all. Most of the Hindu Puranas therefore present God in various forms including that of a human being so that this idea can be easily assimilated and adored. Lalitha Tripurasundari is one of the finest product of this line of thinking. The Lalitha Sahasranamam occurs in the Brahmanda Purana. It is a hymn that describes the 1000 various...read more

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    The Lalitha Sahasranamam is one of the important and famous hymn in the Hindu way of life. It is a hymn in praise of Lalitha Tripurasundari also called as Lalithambika. According to the Vedas, God is one without a second. Everything in this Universe is nothing but this divinity. Ordinarily, this abstract doctrine cannot easily be comprehensible to all. Most of the Hindu Puranas therefore present God in various forms including that of a human being so that this idea can be easily assimilated and adored. Lalitha Tripurasundari is one of the finest product of this line of thinking. The Lalitha Sahasranamam occurs in the Brahmanda Purana. It is a hymn that describes the 1000 various...read more

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    Devi is the Great Goddess of Hinduism. Devī is the Sanskrit word for ‘goddess’. She is revered in a variety of forms. She is the Divine Female, revered by all as a mother. Hence she is known as the Mother Goddess. The Mother Goddess is India's supreme Divinity. She assumes cosmic proportions, destroying evil. In some forms she is benign and gentle and in other forms she is ferocious and dynamic. As a cosmic force of Durga or Kali she destroys the demonical forces that threaten world equilibrium. In her gentle form she bestows wealth, fortune, and success. The Puranas and other poetic verses composed by sages and saints praise the Mother-goddess in various forms of hymns and give a...read more

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    This book is an abridged edition of the main book titled ‘Yathni’s Travel to Kailash’, a story based on Hindu mythology published in 2012. It is a mixture of facts and fiction. In the main book, quotations are given from the religious texts and other literature from various languages- English, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarathi and Hindi. Containing anecdotes from Hindu mythology, the story takes one to the North Pole, the Moon, the outer space and beyond. In this process matters of educational interest like climate change, space science etc are given with colourful illustrations. Yathni is a little girl studying in Fifth Grade. She is a devotee of Lord...read more

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    Saints are the great souls who have devoted their life, energy and experience for the welfare of the people. They are extraordinary human beings having great wisdom, vast experience and character worthy of imitation. They gifted everything to the world without seeking fame or any kind of gain. Welfare of the world was their sole objective. India has been blessed from time immemorial by the advent of innumerable saints. This book contains stories of some of these known...read more

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    The Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram is one of the very popular and important hymns in the Hindu way of life. It is a hymn in praise of the Almighty God represented as Vishnu and is recited in almost every household, particularly in the southern part of India. This hymn occurs in the Mahabharata. It was the end of the Kurukshetra war. The patriarch of the family, Bhishma Pitamaha was injured and was lying on a bed of arrows waiting for the arrival of the auspicious time of Uttarayana to leave his body and to reach the lotus feet of the Lord. Yudhishtira, the eldest of the Pandavas, meets him and there was a conversation that ensued between them on matters relating to action and...read more