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INDIAN FIRE RITUAL by Musashi Tachikawa, Shrikant Bahulkar and Madhavi Kolhatkar

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INDIAN FIRE RITUAL by Musashi Tachikawa, Shrikant Bahulkar and Madhavi Kolhatkar

30.00

Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. Foreword by C. G. Kashikar.. 212 pp. 140 b/w photos. Portion of front cloth shows original stamping from fabric factory (pictured). A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket. 

This book is an attempt to explain the Vedic fire ceremony (called Isti) with the help of the original texts and photographs of the actual performance of that sacrifice that was documented in Pune, India, in July 1979. The book contains in all 140 photographs showing various stages of the sacrifice with explanation of the rites. It also provides a Roman transcript of the Sanskrit text of the Pavitrestiprayoga along with its English translation.

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