Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
Share
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Books > Hindu > Unto Mother Ganga
Displaying 5631 of 7019         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Unto Mother Ganga
Unto Mother Ganga
Description
About the Book

The save Ganga movement seeks to put an end to the senseless over-exploitation and pollution of the River Ganga. It also aims at protecting Indian ethos for the Ganga represents the flow of Indian wisdom down the centuries through the unbroken tradition of the guru-shishya parampara. This traditional wisdom emphasizes that all life is sacred and interconnected and that whatever human beings do to nature, they, in fact, do unto themselves.

The role of Chinmaya Mission and other spiritual organizations in creating awareness about environmental conservation can hardly be over-emphasized today. Ancient wisdom, enshrined in the scriptures, guides us to live a life of inward and outward balance. When spiritual values partner with the efforts of environmental activists, the movement grows in depth and momentum.

Foreword

Ganga means, “She who leads Her devotee (literally, one who sings Her glories) to the supreme state of Realization or Liberation.”

For a devotee to sing the glories of his chosen ideal does not require musical accompaniment — only Love. To truly extol the glory of any person, place, thing, or principle, one must first love, respect, and adore that ideal in the altar of his heart. The expression of this love is seen in one’s caring for, and spreading the glory of, the ideal to all people. Therefore, to love Mother Ganga is to care for Her. Without this caring, our love for Her has no meaning.

The Vedic scriptures say that the mere sight, remembrance) or drop partaken of Mother Ganga purifies the devotee. Even from a pragmatic standpoint, our Mother has been serving us selflessly, in countless ways, ever compassionately nourishing and nurturing. It is indeed an indignity that Her own children have polluted and obstructed Her flow and purity.

I congratulate all those movements, especially the Save Ganga Movement, that have taken the initiative to bring Her plight to the recognition of all, and to cleanse Her of the pollutants that man has filled Her with because of his greed and selfish actions.

It is heartening to know that the Government of India has declared Mother Ganga as India’s National River and is attempting to do what is good for Her. Chinmaya Mission extends its support to such a noble cause.

I congratulate Chinmaya Mission Delhi, which is organizing a jnana yajna dedicated to Mother Ganga. May the Lord’s grace and Pujya Gurudev’s blessings invigorate one and all to help heal and care for our beloved Mother Ganga.

Introduction

Mother Ganga is intrinsically associated with the Chinmaya Mission. In fact, the inspiration for the great work that the Mission is engaged in was a gift from Mother Ganga to Swami Chinmayananda (1916-1993). This happened in 1951 when once, Gurudev (as we at the mission refer to Swami Chinmayananda), sat contemplating on her waters at Gangotri.

Resting on a boulder watching the Ganga in her infant state, Gurudev marveled at how the little stream forced her way through difficult mountain terrain cutting through gorges, circumventing boulders and other obstacles to become a strong and swift current that finally reached the vast plains of northern India. (see photo 1) Joined by an increasing number of tributaries along the way, she steadily grew in strength and size, bringing life sustaining nourishment to plant, animal and man along the way. Thus, giving of herself tirelessly, ceaselessly and unconditionally to one and all, Mother Ganga has nurtured Indian civilization through the ages.

Reflecting on this, it dawned on Gurudev, that, in the same way, he would take the knowledge of the Upanishads to the parched minds of his fellow countrymen. Just as the Ganga purified and nourished all life, so also would he revitalize and nurture a new generation of Indians newly awakened to freedom.

They would then become, he visualized, the harbingers of a revived Hindu culture — where reverence for all life, selfless service and spiritual knowledge would constitute the foundation of national resurgence.

With this inspiration Swami Chinmayananda came down to Pune to begin his divine work. Today, the Mission is a global organization engaged in a range of activities that cover rural development, public health, education, music and culture. Now, with this new initiative, the Mission has also ventured into the domain of environmental conservation. Through a variety of programs it will seek to spread awareness of this pressing issue, particularly among the youth. Thus, under the guidance of the present head of the Mission, Swami Tejomayananda (referred to as Guruji), the Ganga of spiritual knowledge has become a powerful river. It has given children growing up abroad, an understanding and admiration for their ancient spiritual roots. It has given a sense of purpose to countless youth and inspired enthusiasm and direction to the elderly. Above all, it has brought to the modern Indian a clear and convincing understanding of what Hinduism represents at the highest level. Such an understanding is the key to peace, co-operative endeavour in all fields as well as sustained well-being and all-round development.

The core activity of the mission, however, remains the dissemination of spiritual knowledge. That alone can inspire each individual to realize his or her own divinity. The different projects are but platforms to serve society and, thereby, discover one’s purpose in life.

The heart of the Mission is the modern Gurukul, the many Sandeepany Sadhanalayas where in-depth knowledge of Vedanra imparted to young men and women with a background in secular education, to become future leaders of transformation. At the first and largest Sandeepany, in Mumbai, the image of Mother Ganga occupies an important place in the Jagadeeshwara temple. The daily evening arti to the Ganga is accompanied by the chanting of Adi Shankara’s Ganga Stotram. Thus, homage and gratitude are regularly offered to Mother Ganga. Fervent and many are the prayers that we, too, may receive divine inspiration, which is only given to those who have tuned in completely to the heartbeat of nature.

Mother Ganga represents all nature and we are but one small aspect of it. The Upanishads and the Rhagavad Gita emphasize the unity of life. Nature and man are not separate. they are both enlivened by that same spark of divine consciousness char expresses through every aspect of creation. That is why, since time immemorial, men have worshipped rivers, mountains, trees, stones, animals, birds as well as evolved men and women. Each is hut a reflection of the Supreme Being. Nature can thrive without man but the latter needs nature. Reverence for nature is, thus, reverence for all life.

Chinmaya Mission, Delhi, joins hands with the SAVE GANGA MOVEMENT and all those who are striving, in one way or another, to safeguard the well being of Mother Ganga. As more and more people recognize the fact that our own prosperity depends on that of nature, the Ganga of our aspiration will gather force and grow into a mighty initiative. Thus is there hope that we, the people of India, will overcome our mental negativities and let the blessed river heal herself. For, as Swami Chinmayananda has emphasized time and again, instead of focusing on cleaning the river, we need to focus on our minds that are polluted. For then the question of river pollution and over-exploitation will not arise in the first place. Hence, what is required is a new understanding leading to a change of attitude. That alone will enable the river to revive on her own, in a lasting manner.

I invoke God’s grace and the blessings of Pujya Gurudev on all of you who have lent effort, voice and other forms of support to this initiative. May your devotion and dedication lead us to touch more and more hearts so that they open in love and gratitude to Mother Ganga.

Contents

Note from The Editor11
Introduction
Swami Nikhilananda Saraswati14
The Ganga: Culture And Tradition18
1Hymns to the Ganga: Adi Shankara19
2Musings on the Ganga
3The Holy Ganga
4The Story of The Eternal Ganga
5The River of India
6Poetical Offerings to the Ganga
7Ganga & Me
The Ganga: Environmental Degradation and Conservation61
8CiviliZation: A Threat to the Sanctity of Mother Ganga
9Divine Himalayas: Getting Dammed
10The Ganges River Dolphin: Under Threat of Extinction
11Ganga Held Captive
12Hemant Dhyani88
13The East Kolkata Wetlands
14Preserving River Ganga
15Ganga Pollution: Strategy to Check It
16Rajendra Singh109
17The Partnership of Modern Science and Technology with Traditional Wisdom
18Save Ganga Moverment: Our Ten Demands to Save the Ganga and the Himalayas
The Ganga: Attiude and Responsibility
19Environmental Ethics and the Modernity Complex: Lesson From the Loharinag Pala Controvery
20Operation Bhagirath
21Make the Silent Majority Vocal: An Appeal
22Ganga: A Political Odyssey
23Mind Pollutions
24What We Must Do To Save the Ganga: Some Reflections
The Ganga: Facts At A Glance154
Photos And Illustrations169

Unto Mother Ganga

Item Code:
NAE027
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2010
Publisher:
Central Chinmaya Mission Trust
ISBN:
9788121615662
Size:
8.0 inch x 5.5 inch
Pages:
176 (27 Color Illustrations)
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 214 gms
Price:
$15.00   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Unto Mother Ganga

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 2158 times since 25th Feb, 2013
About the Book

The save Ganga movement seeks to put an end to the senseless over-exploitation and pollution of the River Ganga. It also aims at protecting Indian ethos for the Ganga represents the flow of Indian wisdom down the centuries through the unbroken tradition of the guru-shishya parampara. This traditional wisdom emphasizes that all life is sacred and interconnected and that whatever human beings do to nature, they, in fact, do unto themselves.

The role of Chinmaya Mission and other spiritual organizations in creating awareness about environmental conservation can hardly be over-emphasized today. Ancient wisdom, enshrined in the scriptures, guides us to live a life of inward and outward balance. When spiritual values partner with the efforts of environmental activists, the movement grows in depth and momentum.

Foreword

Ganga means, “She who leads Her devotee (literally, one who sings Her glories) to the supreme state of Realization or Liberation.”

For a devotee to sing the glories of his chosen ideal does not require musical accompaniment — only Love. To truly extol the glory of any person, place, thing, or principle, one must first love, respect, and adore that ideal in the altar of his heart. The expression of this love is seen in one’s caring for, and spreading the glory of, the ideal to all people. Therefore, to love Mother Ganga is to care for Her. Without this caring, our love for Her has no meaning.

The Vedic scriptures say that the mere sight, remembrance) or drop partaken of Mother Ganga purifies the devotee. Even from a pragmatic standpoint, our Mother has been serving us selflessly, in countless ways, ever compassionately nourishing and nurturing. It is indeed an indignity that Her own children have polluted and obstructed Her flow and purity.

I congratulate all those movements, especially the Save Ganga Movement, that have taken the initiative to bring Her plight to the recognition of all, and to cleanse Her of the pollutants that man has filled Her with because of his greed and selfish actions.

It is heartening to know that the Government of India has declared Mother Ganga as India’s National River and is attempting to do what is good for Her. Chinmaya Mission extends its support to such a noble cause.

I congratulate Chinmaya Mission Delhi, which is organizing a jnana yajna dedicated to Mother Ganga. May the Lord’s grace and Pujya Gurudev’s blessings invigorate one and all to help heal and care for our beloved Mother Ganga.

Introduction

Mother Ganga is intrinsically associated with the Chinmaya Mission. In fact, the inspiration for the great work that the Mission is engaged in was a gift from Mother Ganga to Swami Chinmayananda (1916-1993). This happened in 1951 when once, Gurudev (as we at the mission refer to Swami Chinmayananda), sat contemplating on her waters at Gangotri.

Resting on a boulder watching the Ganga in her infant state, Gurudev marveled at how the little stream forced her way through difficult mountain terrain cutting through gorges, circumventing boulders and other obstacles to become a strong and swift current that finally reached the vast plains of northern India. (see photo 1) Joined by an increasing number of tributaries along the way, she steadily grew in strength and size, bringing life sustaining nourishment to plant, animal and man along the way. Thus, giving of herself tirelessly, ceaselessly and unconditionally to one and all, Mother Ganga has nurtured Indian civilization through the ages.

Reflecting on this, it dawned on Gurudev, that, in the same way, he would take the knowledge of the Upanishads to the parched minds of his fellow countrymen. Just as the Ganga purified and nourished all life, so also would he revitalize and nurture a new generation of Indians newly awakened to freedom.

They would then become, he visualized, the harbingers of a revived Hindu culture — where reverence for all life, selfless service and spiritual knowledge would constitute the foundation of national resurgence.

With this inspiration Swami Chinmayananda came down to Pune to begin his divine work. Today, the Mission is a global organization engaged in a range of activities that cover rural development, public health, education, music and culture. Now, with this new initiative, the Mission has also ventured into the domain of environmental conservation. Through a variety of programs it will seek to spread awareness of this pressing issue, particularly among the youth. Thus, under the guidance of the present head of the Mission, Swami Tejomayananda (referred to as Guruji), the Ganga of spiritual knowledge has become a powerful river. It has given children growing up abroad, an understanding and admiration for their ancient spiritual roots. It has given a sense of purpose to countless youth and inspired enthusiasm and direction to the elderly. Above all, it has brought to the modern Indian a clear and convincing understanding of what Hinduism represents at the highest level. Such an understanding is the key to peace, co-operative endeavour in all fields as well as sustained well-being and all-round development.

The core activity of the mission, however, remains the dissemination of spiritual knowledge. That alone can inspire each individual to realize his or her own divinity. The different projects are but platforms to serve society and, thereby, discover one’s purpose in life.

The heart of the Mission is the modern Gurukul, the many Sandeepany Sadhanalayas where in-depth knowledge of Vedanra imparted to young men and women with a background in secular education, to become future leaders of transformation. At the first and largest Sandeepany, in Mumbai, the image of Mother Ganga occupies an important place in the Jagadeeshwara temple. The daily evening arti to the Ganga is accompanied by the chanting of Adi Shankara’s Ganga Stotram. Thus, homage and gratitude are regularly offered to Mother Ganga. Fervent and many are the prayers that we, too, may receive divine inspiration, which is only given to those who have tuned in completely to the heartbeat of nature.

Mother Ganga represents all nature and we are but one small aspect of it. The Upanishads and the Rhagavad Gita emphasize the unity of life. Nature and man are not separate. they are both enlivened by that same spark of divine consciousness char expresses through every aspect of creation. That is why, since time immemorial, men have worshipped rivers, mountains, trees, stones, animals, birds as well as evolved men and women. Each is hut a reflection of the Supreme Being. Nature can thrive without man but the latter needs nature. Reverence for nature is, thus, reverence for all life.

Chinmaya Mission, Delhi, joins hands with the SAVE GANGA MOVEMENT and all those who are striving, in one way or another, to safeguard the well being of Mother Ganga. As more and more people recognize the fact that our own prosperity depends on that of nature, the Ganga of our aspiration will gather force and grow into a mighty initiative. Thus is there hope that we, the people of India, will overcome our mental negativities and let the blessed river heal herself. For, as Swami Chinmayananda has emphasized time and again, instead of focusing on cleaning the river, we need to focus on our minds that are polluted. For then the question of river pollution and over-exploitation will not arise in the first place. Hence, what is required is a new understanding leading to a change of attitude. That alone will enable the river to revive on her own, in a lasting manner.

I invoke God’s grace and the blessings of Pujya Gurudev on all of you who have lent effort, voice and other forms of support to this initiative. May your devotion and dedication lead us to touch more and more hearts so that they open in love and gratitude to Mother Ganga.

Contents

Note from The Editor11
Introduction
Swami Nikhilananda Saraswati14
The Ganga: Culture And Tradition18
1Hymns to the Ganga: Adi Shankara19
2Musings on the Ganga
3The Holy Ganga
4The Story of The Eternal Ganga
5The River of India
6Poetical Offerings to the Ganga
7Ganga & Me
The Ganga: Environmental Degradation and Conservation61
8CiviliZation: A Threat to the Sanctity of Mother Ganga
9Divine Himalayas: Getting Dammed
10The Ganges River Dolphin: Under Threat of Extinction
11Ganga Held Captive
12Hemant Dhyani88
13The East Kolkata Wetlands
14Preserving River Ganga
15Ganga Pollution: Strategy to Check It
16Rajendra Singh109
17The Partnership of Modern Science and Technology with Traditional Wisdom
18Save Ganga Moverment: Our Ten Demands to Save the Ganga and the Himalayas
The Ganga: Attiude and Responsibility
19Environmental Ethics and the Modernity Complex: Lesson From the Loharinag Pala Controvery
20Operation Bhagirath
21Make the Silent Majority Vocal: An Appeal
22Ganga: A Political Odyssey
23Mind Pollutions
24What We Must Do To Save the Ganga: Some Reflections
The Ganga: Facts At A Glance154
Photos And Illustrations169
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

The Flow of the Ganges Ganga Lahari
by Panditaraja Jaganatha and Boris Marjanovic
Paperback (Edition: 2007)
Indica Books, Varanasi
Item Code: IDI836
$14.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tales of Banaras The Flowing Ganges (The life and lore of India's Sacred City on the Ganges)
by Paul R. Golding with Virendra Singh
Paperback (Edition: 1997)
Book Faith India, Delhi
Item Code: IDI138
$19.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
A Picturesque Tour Along The Rivers Ganges and Jumna in India
by Prof. Lokesh Chandra
Hardcover (Edition: 2015)
Niyogi Books
Item Code: NAK660
$75.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Holy Ganga
by Jaikishandas Sadani
Hardcover (Edition: 2007)
Bharatiya Vidya Mandir
Item Code: NAF848
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Holy Ganga
by Kaushal Kishore
Paperback (Edition: 2008)
Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDL129
$17.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ganga The Holy River
by Shantilal Nagar
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
B.R. Publishing Corporation
Item Code: IDK516
$14.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
All About Ganga
by Swami Harshananda
Paperback (Edition: 1999)
Ramakrishna Math, Bangalore
Item Code: IDH299
$2.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ramayana from Ganga to Brahmaputra
by Indira Goswami
Hardcover (Edition: 1996)
B.R. Publishing Corporation
Item Code: NAL313
$95.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
An Anthology of Writings on the Ganga (Goddess and River in History, Culture, and Society)
by Assa Doron
Hardcover (Edition: 2015)
Oxford University Press
Item Code: NAK648
$40.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mother Ganga
by Sri Swami Sivananda
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
The Divine Life Society
Item Code: IDF817
$7.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ganga and Yamuna (River Goddesses and Their Symbolism in Indian Temples)
by Heinrich Von Stietencron
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
Permanent Black
Item Code: NAG054
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mekong-Ganga Axis
by Pankaj Mittal, Ravi Bhushan and Daisy
Hardcover (Edition: 2015)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAK738
$65.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Ganga Trail (Foreign Accounts and Sketches of the River Scene)
by JAGMOHAN MAHAJAN
Hardcover (Edition: 2004)
Indica Books, Varanasi
Item Code: IDD696
$40.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Ganges in Myth and History
by Steven G. Darian
Paperback (Edition: 2010)
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Limited
Item Code: IDC935
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ganga Observed (Foreign Accounts of the River)
by Ed. By. Jagmohan Mahajan
Paperback (Edition: 2003)
Indica Books, Varanasi
Item Code: IDD697
$19.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

I have been ordering from your site for several years and am always pleased with my orders and the time frame is lovely also. Thanks for being such a wonderful company.
Delia, USA
I recviced Book Air Parcel(Nadi-Astrology). I am glad to see this book. Thankx. Muhammad Arshad Nadeem Pakistan.
Muhammad Arshad Nadeem
It is always a great pleasure to return to Exotic India with its exquisit artwork, books and other items. As I said several times before, Exotic India is far more than a highly professional Indian online shop; it is in fact an excellent ambassador to the world for the splendour of Indian wisdom and spirituality. I wish a happy and successful New Year 2017 to Exotic India and its employees! You can be very proud of yourself!
Dr Michael Seeber (psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Essen/Germany)
My last order arrived in a reasonable amount of time, regarding the long way it had to take! I am glad to find this and some other ayurvedic remedy, as well as books and much other things at your online-store and I am looking forward to be your customer again, some time.
Andreas, Germany.
Намаскар! Честно говоря, сомневался. Но сегодня получил свой заказ. Порадовала упаковка, упаковано всё очень тщательно и аккуратно. Большое спасибо, как раз подарок к Новому Году! Namaskar! Frankly, I doubted. But today received my order. We were pleased with the packaging. Everything is packed carefully and accurately. Thank you very much, just a gift for the New Year!
Ruslan, Russia.
Thanks for the great sale!! It really helped me out. I love Exotic India.
Shannon, USA
I have got the 3 parcels with my order today and everything is perfect. Thank you very much for such a good packaging to protect the items and for your service.
Guadalupe, Spain
Great books! I am so glad you make them available to order, thank you!
Yevgen, USA
I have received this week the ASI book on Kanaganahalli that you notified me you had obtained at my request for availability. Thank you! I really appreciate the personal service available at exoticindia, and recommend your site to my friends. Have a happy new year.
Richard Smith, Los Angeles
My order has just been received at 1600 hrs GMT. Heartiest congratulations to all concerned for this positively meteoric delivery! Compliments of the Season.
Mike, UK
TRUSTe online privacy certification
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India