Essence of the Fifth Veda

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 but lesser-known Puranic stories to the basic narration of Ramayana and Mahabharata.

This book traces over 265 epic-related geographical locations that are identifiable even today. God Krishna’s miracles from Bhagavata Purana (book 10) are recounted. Mahabharata as a World War is vividly described with tribes like the Turkic-Greeks and Chinese siding with the Kaurava-s.

The book also explains in simple language, the way to blissful living as beautifully recited in Bhagavad Geeta.

'Essence of the Fifth Veda' launch

PP Govind Dev Giri ji Maharaja (trustee of Shree Rama Janmabhoomi Temple of Ayodhya), Shree Bimal Kedia ji (of Keshav Srushti), and Shree Ashok Goel ji (of Sewa International) inaugurated the book ‘Essence of the Fifth Veda’.

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:



Here are some reviews of my first book ‘Essence of the Fifth Veda‘: