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Hinduism And Nature

Hinduism And Nature

Nanditha Krishna
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The basis of Hinduism is dharma or righteousness, incorporating duty, cosmic law and justice. Five thousand years ago, the Vedas showed a clear appreciation of the natural world and its ecology, the importance of the environment and the management of natural resources.

Hinduism and Nature delves into the religion’s deep respect for all life forms, the forests and trees, rivers and lakes, animals and mountains, which are all manifestations of divinity. Nature is venerated all over India: every village has a sacred grove, every temple a sacred garden and sacred tree. In this fascinating book, scholar and environmentalist Nanditha Krishna explores both the classical and the tribal traditions that venerated nature, and convincingly argues that we can save the environment only by seeking answers in ancient wisdom.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Dec/2017

ISBN: 9780143427834

Length : 264 Pages

MRP : ₹250.00

Hinduism And Nature

Nanditha Krishna

The basis of Hinduism is dharma or righteousness, incorporating duty, cosmic law and justice. Five thousand years ago, the Vedas showed a clear appreciation of the natural world and its ecology, the importance of the environment and the management of natural resources.

Hinduism and Nature delves into the religion’s deep respect for all life forms, the forests and trees, rivers and lakes, animals and mountains, which are all manifestations of divinity. Nature is venerated all over India: every village has a sacred grove, every temple a sacred garden and sacred tree. In this fascinating book, scholar and environmentalist Nanditha Krishna explores both the classical and the tribal traditions that venerated nature, and convincingly argues that we can save the environment only by seeking answers in ancient wisdom.

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Nanditha Krishna

A historian and environmentalist based in Chennai, Nanditha Krishna is the director of the C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation and founder-director of its constituents-C.P. Art Centre, C.P.R. Institute of Indological Research, Saraswathi Kendra Learning Centre for Children, C.P.R. Environmental Education Centre and the Kanchi Heritage House and Museum of Folk Art, besides three schools and a women's college. Her published works include The Art and Iconography of Vishnu-Narayana, The Arts and Crafts of Tamilnadu, Ganesha-The Auspicious . . . The Beginning, Balaji Venkateshwara-Lord of Tirumala-Tirupati, The Book of Vishnu, The Book of Demons, Madras-Chennai . . . Its History and Environment and Painted Manuscripts of the Saraswati Mahal Library, Tanjore, as well as numerous research papers and newspaper articles. She is a professor and a research guide for the PhD programme of the University of Madras and has received several prestigious national and international awards.

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There is a close symbiotic relationship between Hinduism and Nature.┬áThe basis of Hindu culture is dharma or righteousness, incorporating duty, cosmic law and justice. Every person must act for the general welfare of the earth, humanity, all creation and all aspects of life. Dharma is meant for the well-being of all living creatures. The verses […] Read More