Encyclopedia of Hinduism Presented to Hindu Community of Kentucky by Pujya Swamiji
Pujya Swamiji presented priests and leaders of the Hindu Community in Kentucky with a set of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism for their temple and community centre.
Plans are being made to make the Encyclopedia of Hinduism available across America to universities, schools and libraries all across the nation. The digital version of the Encyclopedia is also underway.
Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji explained: “The wisdom, truths, teachings and insights of Indian and Hindu culture are not limited to or applicable to only Hindus or Indians. Rather they belong to the world and can deeply benefit the world. It is, therefore, our aim that the richness of this ancient yet timeless culture and heritage should be made available to the entire world, in a way that is authentic, academic, comprehensive and illuminating.”
The Encyclopedia of Hinduism* was created from more than 1000 esteemed scholars from around the world, totaling 11-volumes and approximately 7000 entries. It is a compendium of thousands of years of history, science, art, architecture, polity, religion, philosophy and culture. The Encyclopedia is not limited to Hinduism as a religion, but rather provides thorough treatment of all of India’s indigenous faiths, including Sikhism, Jainism and Buddhism, as well as coverage of the role of the Abrahamic faiths (Islam, Christianity and Judaism) in the culture, civilization, and history of India.
*A nearly twenty five year project of India Heritage Research Foundation, founded, guided and led by Pujya Swamiji, the Encyclopedia and it is the first time in history that the depth and breadth of India’s great spiritual culture has been made available in academic and scholastic form.