The Book of Hindu Festivals and Ceremonies
This title highlights how the main festivals of India are celebrated, providing adequate background information, wherever needed. The spontaneous gaiety and joy generated by these festivals, along with the solemnity of the accompanying bhajans, prayer ceremonies and rituals, are captured in graphic detail. Also, the special dishes associated with some of the festivals as well as their recipes add 'flavour' to the contents. Beginning with the bonfire festival of Loori, the festivals that follow such as Baisakhi, Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Basant Panchami, Mahashivratri and Ram Navami, along with details of the pujas performed.
Published: 2000 (Reprint)