Coloring and Understanding Hindu Symbols by Raj Shah


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Written By :- Raj Shah
Illustrated by Kamlesh M. & Mayur S.

It has been said that the Hindu religion includes one of the most effective uses of symbolism among all other religions.

Some Hindu symbols represent Hindu teachings and values, while others represent Gods and Goddesses.

The Coloring and Understanding Hindu Symbols book brings you a collection of the most common Hindu symbols such as Gods and Goddesses, Yantra, Mandala, and other spiritual and religious symbols. Yantra are used for the worship in temples or at home as an aid in meditation. Mandalas are ancient forms of meditative art that relax your mind, body, and spirit by coloring them.

The book also includes easy to understand descriptions of each category of symbols. Also included are black and white templates to color as well as some examples in color at the end of book.

ISBN-13: 978-0-9642962-4-4

raj_shahAbout Raj Shah

A software engineer by profession, Indian culture enthusiast, ardent promoter of Hinduism, and a cancer survivor, Raj Shah is a very positive and forward thinking person. Living in the United States since 1969, he considers the US as his Karmabhoomi, but does not forget his Mathrubhumi India even for a minute.

Promoting the rich culture and heritage of India and Hinduism has been his motto ever since he arrived in the US. Keeping those principles in mind he co-founded an organization – the VIP (Volunteers of India’s Progress) Club in Clifton, New Jersey, in 1972. Since then, he has been instrumental in promoting several community organizations. He serves as a Chairman of Board of Directors, Hindu University of America, South Florida campus.

Raj has written several articles on wide variety of subjects like, Hinduism, Indian culture, Hindu wedding and Indian Festivals. He has also written two books titled, Chronology Of Hinduism – Documenting the History of the World’s Oldest Religion and Understanding HinduismThe Basic Facts about Hinduism and Frequently Asked Questions. He has also written a few Children’s books, Holi Hai, The Complete Ramayana in 100 Tweets and Welcome to my beautiful Mandir.

Grand dad of four lovely grand children, Raj is a family man and strongly believes in the old Hindu concept of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – The whole world is one family.”

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