The Vedic Wedding Book
'An excellent account of the Vedic wedding [...] Amrutur Srinivasan has written a fine book.' - Prof. Subhash Kak, Louisiana State University
An immensely accessible guide, The Vedic Wedding will take you to the roots of the Hindu wedding ceremony, on a journey of its evolution from the Rig Vedic times to the present day. A.V. Srinivasan brings the best of his experiential wisdom as a Hindu priest and scholar in the US in uniquely accessible explanations of each ritual of the traditional ceremony, along with a wealth of knowledge about their origin, variations and significance. One of its kind, this book will help you understand and appreciate, as well as execute, the traditional Vedic wedding ceremony and get a flavour of India's wedding culture, its true meaning and significance.
Dr. A.V. (Sheenu) Srinivasan has resided in the United States since 1961. In addition to a long career in engineering research and education, he has developed and taught courses on the ancient Indian epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata at the University of Connecticut and Wesleyan University. He is the primary founder of the Connecticut Valley Hindu Temple Society and the driving force in the establishment of the Satyanarayana Temple in Middletown, Connecticut.
His publications include A Hindu Primer: Yaksha Prashna (1984), the second edition released by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in 2002, and now in its third revised, enlarged edition, from Vision Books. His 2011 J Wiley publication, Hinduism for Dummies, is also available in India. Aside from books and articles in professional engineering journals, he has also published a number of articles on Hinduism and related topics in Indian-American newspapers and journals, and a series of guidebooks on Hindu religious ceremonies.