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Published: Fri, Feb-22-2008

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What Is Hinduism?

From the Editors of Hinduism Today Magazine

This is the book your family has been waiting for. It is recommended for every Hindu home.

A rare inside look at the world's most venerable and vibrant religion, revealed in forty-six illustrated journeys into an intriguing realm of temples, Deities, yoga, philosophy, gurus, tolerance and family life.

You can:

  • Buy the stunning 416-page, full-color book online (US$39.95), or
  • Download the book in PDF (Free)

Sections in the book:

  1. The Nature of Hinduism
  2. Hindu Metaphysics
  3. How Hindus Worship
  4. Spiritual Practices
  5. Family Life and Culture
  6. Hindu Ethics

Since 1979 the international magazine Hinduism Today has been producing a treasury of educational features on all aspects of Sanatana Dharma. Guided by the founder, Satguru Sivayta Subramuniyaswami, the magazine’s editors, who are initiated monks of Kauai’s Hindu Monastery, collaborated with holy men and women and experts around the world in creating graphically rich guides to virtually every important aspect of Hinduism. The best of those works are assembled in What Is Hinduism? for Hindus and non-Hindus alike to discover the culture, beliefs, worship and mysticism that is India’s greatest gift to humanity.

Sample pages and reviews of What Is Hinduism?


Vivek Iyer, Minnesota "I don't think any words can do justice to your most noble cause and values. I have never seen such a transparent and spiritual site as yours. I was brought up thinking of Hinduism as a series of rituals. On reading your book What is Hinduism? I was introduced to this wonderfully and beautifully written text about Hinduism. We have regular temple sessions called Hindu Chintan Kendra and are using your book to promote understanding of our faith. Each week one member of the group reads a chapter (in sequence) and explains the chapter to the rest of the group. We then have a free flowing conversation about different spiritual and practical questions as they come up. I feel truely enlightened at the end of each discussion. We are now up to chapter 22."

Rakesh Bhandari, an anesthesiologist in London, Canada, who teaches medical students and is very passionate about proper pain control in medicine, said many doctors don't provide proper pain control. He loved the medical ethics section, especially on pain management. He said excitedly, "I now have support from my roots for what I do every day. I ordered six books and I would like to order 100 more. Fantastic Book. It's helped me explain my roots to myself and to people who are interested in the mother of all civilizations--Hinduism. It's the best book I have seen in last 30 years on this topic. And it is contemporary and people can relate to all that is in the book. I have given it to my kids, I have given it to some of my friends and to everyone I meet I like to give this book. The book is so wonderful you can just pick anywhere and read."

Prakash Krishna "I have been regular subscriber to HT and even visited the holy temple in Kauai last December. I plan to give copies of this book to all friends as a gift. The idea is that I want them to use this as an educational tool for their young children, and make those kids proud of their rich and living heritage. Such an identity will help them clearly navigate, and perhaps clear the misconceptions in the American school system and society at large."