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Contents

  • Five dots ................................................................... 392

Afterword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393

Appendices

1.

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399 Miscellaneous FAQs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400

  • What are the fundamental principles of Sanãtan Dharma? ................................................................. 400

  • How should one do darshan of deities in a mandir? ................................................................... 400 Ten practical tips for better darshan ....................... 400

  • Why is Ganesh offered pujan first in any Hindu ritual and venture? .................................................. 403

  • Why is durvã offered to Ganeshji? .......................... 403

  • Why are tulsi, bili (bael) and ãkado offered to Vishnu, Shivji and Hanumanji, respectively? ....... 403

  • Why is the tulsi sacred? ........................................... 404

  • Why is the peepal tree sacred? ................................ 405

  • Why is the shami tree sacred? ................................. 406

  • What is the importance of rudrãksh? ....................... 407

  • Why do Hindus offer coconuts in rituals? ............... 408

  • Why is the sopãri used in rituals? ............................ 409

  • Why is the cow offered pujan? ................................ 410

  • What is the significance of sadhus and samnyãsis begging alms for bhikshã? ..................................... 411

  • Why do sadhus wear saffron robes? ........................ 411

  • Why do we touch the feet of sadhus? ...................... 412

  • How should a student respect his teachers? ............ 412

  • What is the purpose of a shikhã (choti)? ................. 414

  • Why do we do namaskãr instead of shaking hands when we meet somebody? ..................................... 415

  • Why should we not let our feet touch books? ......... 416

  • Why don’t we blow out candles and cut cakes during birthdays? .................................................... 416

  • What is bhog / thãl? ................................................. 417

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