Dharma and Governance

Essence of the Fifth VedaGood governance improves the material life of a citizen. To achieve cultural and spiritual progress, India should embrace Dharma (one’s duty) as beautifully described in our Vedic texts. Ramayana and Mahabharata, collectively with the Purana-s are called the fifth Veda as they extend the message of the 4 Veda-s.

The book ‘Essence of the Fifth Veda’ adds relevant Puranic stories to the basic narration of Ramayana and Mahabharata. The lesser-known facts given in this book will lead the reader to realize that our epics are actual HISTORY, and NOT mythology.

This delightful book traces over 265 epic-related geographical locations that are identifiable even today. Mahabharata as a World War is vividly described with tribes like the Turkic-Greeks and Chinese siding with the Kaurava. It also explains in simple language, the way to blissful living as beautifully recited in Yoga Vaasishtha and Bhagavad Geeta.

'Essence of the Fifth Veda' launchHH Govind Dev Giri ji Maharaja, trustee of Shree Rama Janmabhoomi Temple and Gita Parivar, Shree Bimal Kedia ji of Keshav Srushti, and Shree Ashok Goel ji of Sewa International inaugurated the book ‘Essence of the Fifth Veda’ by Gaurang Damani.

The book is published by Motilal Banarsidass Publishing House, one of the oldest publishers of Indology books. A few pages from the book can be viewed here. The book is now available on:

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Here are some of the book reviews:

‘Yeh dil maange more’ – Pragyata

Captures the essence of Ramayana and Mahabharata – Hindu Post

This delightful book serves as a primer to understand India’s scriptures – India Foundation

An inquisitive reader’s guide to Ramayana, Mahabharata and Purana – Governance Now

Deeply researched, simple yet engrossing book – Award-winning reviewer Nikita Kinny

Each chapter is full of insights and great knowledge – Blogger Isha Singh

Awe-inspiring experience – Saumya’s Bookstation