CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. The Hindu deities. 3. Philosophy, mythology and ritual. 4. Religion and the epics. 5. Classical forms of devotional mysticism. 6. Hindu Dharma. 7. Hindu religious thought: principles and practices. 8. Rigveda. 9. The golden thread of Vedanta. 10. Upanishads associated with Esoteric knowledge. 11. The puranas. 12. Lord Shiva. 13. Vishnu: God of preservation.
The mythology of India claims unique interest by virtue of its unparalleled length of life. Aryan mythology is comparatively recent. In mass of content and in value for mythology, however, these cannot compare with the Rigveda. Of still more importance is the fact that from the period of the Rigveda to the present day, a space of some thirty five hundred years. We have a mythology, which is in constant but organic development. Hindu mythology is a term used by modern scholarship for a large body of Indian literature that details the lives and times of legendary personalities, deities and divine incarnations on earth interspersed with often-large sections of philosophical and ethical discourse. The book is a comprehensive treatment of Hindu Religion and culture. It precisely and systematically delves upon Hindu religion, which is Sanatan. According is Hinduism the whole creation is Maya. Starting from preindus Valley civilization, book beautifully discusses in various phases of development and growth of Hindu religion. The students, teachers, research scholars will find the book very useful and most informative.