In Indian Culture... Why Do We? is an insight to the culture and traditions that Indians have been following for ages. Though, today, the reason behind such rituals are not known but blindly followed and have been termed superstition, these traditional exercises do have stories behind it. Why do people touch elder's feet? Why do people ring bells in a temple? Why is it avoided to touch any educational object with the feet? What is the significance of folding hands and saying 'namaste'? We might not have ever thought of answers to all these questions. Some might have ignored it calling it superstition and some might have followed the tradition as it is. Written by Swamini Vimalananda and Radhika Krishnakumar, the book answers to all these question giving an insight to the history of our age-old tradition.
In this book, the authors, after a thorough research, have given an insightful reasoning behind all these cultural activities. After reading this book, you will realise that every activity that you do as part of the tradition has a logical, scientific and logical reasoning. It not only states the facts but also discusses the reasons and the connections. The guide book is an enriching and informative study on even the simplest of the exercise that one does even in a temple, whether it is folding hands, offering to the God or even ringing bells.
Swamini Vimalananda is a famous speaker about dharma, vedantic literature, mastering the mind and understanding emotions. She has been involved with the Chinmaya Mission and many other camps helping people of all ages. Some of her famous works include Not Too Loose, Not Too Tight, Just Right. Radhika Krishnakumari is the author of books, such as Himalayan Hermit: The Lofty Life of Sri Swami Tapovanam, and Ageless Guru: The Inspirational Life of Swami Chinmayananda. You can order online the paperback edition published by Central Chinmaya Mission Trust with the ISBN-10: 8175974443 and ISBN-13: 978-8175974449.