to temples and enjoy the holy and serene atmosphere there for
a while, but very few really know the significance of going to
temples, the meaning of worshipping a particular Deity, the meaning
of different Mudras and postures of Deities...Srikant has done
great service by bringing out this book making the information
easily available....There is no wonder that such books are becoming
popular. They should reach the hands of everyone so that he or
she may possess the right knowledge.
is an impassioned but vigorous plea for re-evaluating the meaning
and importance of the Hindu heritage. Such plea is vitally necessary
today. The author, Srikant, deserves special compliments for making
available these refreshing waters to soothe the souls of those
sweating in the heat of materialistic views.
Former President, Vedanta Centre,
this book would have been scoffed at some thirty years ago,
but not today when the scientific temper of the times has changed
dramatically. Some of the modern leaders of science speak boldly
of the existence of a subtle energy which is supraphysical and
beyond the limits of space and time.... The author of this remarkable
book examines some of these perceptions and shows how most of
them have been glimpsed, experienced and systematized in the
occult sciences of the ancients.
-Shri M.P. Pandit
Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondichery,
(from review in 'The Advent')
book has given me many insights into Indian culture and the
relationship between science and religion.
-Mr. Thomas R. Pickering
former U.S. Ambassador to India
books are for open-minded people with a western (read, scientific)
bent for whom the myriad complexities of Hindu ritual and Indian
cultural anomalies are deterrents to further inquiry. I have
had at least one such person read your books with the predictable
result that they piqued his curiosity for more and gave him
a frame of reference from which he could view Hindu Dharma.
Your series can be a bridge over a yawning gap in people's perceptions
-Ms. Kathleen M. Daniel
feel that it is important work that you are doing by seeking
the truth and sifting out the superstition and misunderstanding
that have developed through the ages.
-Ms. Patricia Pompa
Blue Island, U.S.A.
I was in Bangalore last December, I bought an excellent book
entitled 'Power in Temples' by Srikant... I would like to have
details of other books published by 'Integral Books'.
by an author whose erudition is quite obvious and matched only
by his abundant passion for Hindu thought, encompasses a much
wider canvas than the title would suggest...The author provides
scintillating fare on the subtle nexus that exists between the
Creator, Cosmos and Man...The explanation of the interlocking
symbolism is indeed very beautiful.... Temple worship could not
have been better defended.... A book written lucidly and rich
in contents...A valuable addition to iconographic information
and temple-craft literature.
-Mr. Robert. J. Goodman
-'The Hindu' (From review)
is a logical analysis of the deeper significance of Hindu temples
and how they assist in the evolution of human beings towards the
higher stages of existence and ultimately to spiritual liberation....
The significance of temples is so well presented that anyone who
visits a temple after reading this book will have new perceptions...The
printing and get-up are excellent and the reader will benefit
considerably in knowledge and faith by reading it.
-'Indian Express' (from review)
book proves in a satisfying manner, in the idiom of the modern
man, that the power potential of God is present in a drawable
state in temples..... The reader will immensely benefit through
a perusal of this immaculately produced work, fragrantly illustrated
with a burst of sacred illustrations in colour and sketch.
-'Astrological Magazine' (from review)
reinforces the faith of the devout in temples and dispels the
doubts of the skeptics.... A refreshing feature of Srikant's approach
is that he bases his thesis on the views of eminent scientists
regarding human consciousness and energy.
-'Bhavan's Journal' (from review)
blending science with religion, the book 'Power in Temples' dispels
the doubts of the skeptics and reinforces the faith of the devout.
-'East and West Series'
a seminar on the book 'Power in Temples'. My students appreciated
your scientific approach. It is one of the best books on temples
that I have read - convincing, scientific and beautifully produced.