The Vedic Wedding Book
'The ancient ritual becomes alive and more meaningful for the young people of today, for whom this book is meant' - Michael Witzel, Harvard University
'This beautiful book is sure to become the standard guide for understanding and organizing Vedic weddings' - 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.
A.V. (Sheenu) Srinivasan has resided in the US 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.
Aside from books and articles in engineering journals, he has also published a number of articles on Hinduism and related topics in Indian-American newspapers and journals. His publications include A Hindu Primer: Yakshaprashna (1984), released by Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan in 2002, and a series of booklets on Hindu religious ceremonies.