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Indian Alchemy: Soma in the Veda

By: S. Kalyanaraman

Price: $15.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011771

ISBN: 8121508800

Condition: New


The book is an epoch-making work-a paradigm-shift in Vedic studies-which identifies soma as electrum (gold-silver metallic compound). Soma is referred to in the Rgveda as the soul of the yajna (atmayajnasya). The path-breaking identification is based on textual evidence and a penetrating analysis of the Indian alchemical tradition, spanning nearly five millennia. The author is also the discoverer of the integrating role played by the mighty Sarasvati river adored in the Rgveda as the best of mothers, best of rivers and best of goddesses. Sarasvati and soma are no longer mythology but relevant ... View more info

Indus Script Cipher (Hieroglyphs of Indian Linguistic Area)

By: S. Kalyanaraman

Price: $58.00

Publisher: Delhi, India, Pratibha Prakashan: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 101306

Condition: New


For nearly130 years, the Indus script has remained a chalenging enigma to scholars of languages, writing systems and civilization studies. The script was invented and used over an extensive area of what is called the Indus or Sindhu-Sarasvati civilization. Over 2000 or 80% of archaeological sites are found on the Sarasvati River basin, a river adored in a very old human document called the Rigveda and which dried up due to tectonic and resulting river migration causes. In 1822, history was made when Egyptian hieroglyphs were deciphered by Jean-Francois Champollion from parts of the Rosetta Sto... View more info

Vedic River Sarasvati and Hindu Civilization

By: S. Kalyanaraman (ed.)

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Aryan Books International in Association with Sarasvati Research and Education Trust, Chennai: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031811

ISBN: 8173053650

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 416 with 120 halftone illustrations. View more info