Author: Mahesh SharmaP Bhalla/Suraj Prasad VermaPublisher: DiamondYear: 2005Language: EnglishPages: 200ISBN/UPC (if available): 8128809903
Upanishads are called Adhyatma Vidya (spiritual knowledge) or Brahma Vidya as they convey the essence of the Veda teachings. They constitute that eternal beacon which has been illuminating the creation right since its inception by its undecayable, eternal and ever-relevant light. Its light contains that element of immortality which has nurtured and nourished the very root of the Sanatana dharma. It is a unique gift from India to the world for its eternal welfare.There are believed to be ten Upanishads: Isha, Kena, Katha, Pashana, Mundaka, Mandookya, Taittareya, Eitareiya, Chandogya and Brihadaaranyaka.
PREFACERaji Becomes Indra KaartaveeryaGoddess ParvatiMaya-DarshanRaja ShvetaTale of River Godavari’s OriginDemon SindhusenHospitality to the GuestThe Great Sage KanvaTheft of Gem SyamantakaBirth of ShukadevaRelease from BondageGirl with the Smell of FishRuruNara-NarayanaBenediction Saving Sage Bhrigu’s LineageGoddess Lakshmi Becomes a MareCurse on Sage NaradaMaharshi ChyavanKing MandhataMiracle of the Super-PowerTarakasura (Demon Taraka)The Great Sage YagyavalkyaThe Origin of EarthLakshi DispleasedCurse on Vapu (Apsara)No Sunrise!Madhu-KaitabhaBoon for a Long AgeNaabhaagaKhanitraVedavyasa-Krishna DwaipayanaBheeshma, the Son of GangaThe Trinity in the Form of WomanA Camouflaging MoveBoon to Shree KrishnaThe Son of Vishnu: EkaveeraKaal-KetuNarada Becomes a WomanRavana Held as CaptiveNo Vice Like AvariceThe Merit of Penance (Tapa)Glory of Purushottam TeerthaAhalya’s MarriageCurse on IndraTeertha Janasthan’s GloryA Deadly CurseMarriage of ShivWeight of the Small FingerDeath of YamarajaShukra TeerthaBoon to KuberaThe First OfferingA LessonGlory of Rudraksha (Bead)Goddess BhramariSurabhi (The Cow)Yagya, Dakshina and PhalaSwaahaaTulsi and ShankhachoodaGangaMarriage of Ganga and VishnuVedavatiSwadhaChaakshashu ManuKama-Deva IncineratedWrath of Lord ShivA Man Becomes a WomanA Great DonationThe Serpent-SonMaatrikaas (The Divine Mothers)DhanavantariGovinda TeerthaFight Between a Pigeon and an OwlDrops of NectarLakshmi-Alakshmi