If you want to know why we do certain rituals, rites then you should read this book. There are six sections in the book.
1.Gods, Goddess and Nature
In this section, the author tells about certain rituals we do while puja like what is the significance of offering different flowers to our deities etc.
2.Important Hindu Dates
In this section, the author tells about significance of different dates which Hindu people observe during a whole year like significance of makar sankranti, significance of akshay tritiya etc.
3.Rituals:Pujas and Yagnas
In this section, the author tells about importance of pujas and yagnas like what is the significance of paan and supari during pujas? , why are Yagnas performed?, why do Hindus perform Arati? etc.
This section tells the importance of temple rituals like why is a Coconut offered in the temple? ,Why are temple door closed during an Eclipse? etc.
This section tells about tradition Hindu people have like Why do Hindu put a tilak on their forehead?,Why is the Shankha sacred in Hinduism? etc.
In this section author tells about significance of Honey, Why is the Cow revered? etc.
Author: Born in 1938, Lt Cdr K.V. Singh served in the armed forces for thirty years. He is widely traveled within the country and abroad and has authored a number of books in English and Hindi, in addition to being an anchor and participant in numerous television programmes. He is currently CEO of the Flag Foundation of India.