The Digital Library of India initiative has scanned and placed online, over 5,30, books on various subjects. Digital Library of India has recently launched a new site where books can be directly downloaded in PDF format. More than 50, books touch upon Indology, Sanskrit literature and Hindu religious texts, including the Vedas and other scriptures. All books are now available as PDF files. This blog is a terrific resource for anyone who wants to learn or work with Sanskrit. Thank you for putting this up.
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A Hindu temple or mandir or Devasthana is a symbolic house, seat and body of divinity for Hindus. It is a structure designed to bring human beings and gods together, using symbolism to express the ideas and beliefs of Hinduism. The spiritual principles symbolically represented in Hindu temples are given in the ancient Sanskrit texts of India for example, Vedas and Upanishads , while their structural rules are described in various ancient Sanskrit treatises on architecture Brhat Samhita, Vastu Sastras. Hindu temples come in many styles, are situated in diverse locations, deploy different construction methods and are adapted to different deities and regional beliefs,  yet almost all of them share certain core ideas, symbolism and themes. A Hindu temple reflects a synthesis of arts, the ideals of dharma , beliefs, values, and the way of life cherished under Hinduism. It is a link between man, deities, and the Universal Purusa in a sacred space. In ancient Indian texts, a temple is a place for Tirtha — pilgrimage.
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Contemporary and Vernacular. While contemporary architecture is of the 21st century, using advanced materials and spread across a global scale, the vernacular is a style that has been existing since the beginning of time, makes use of local materials, and varies from region to region. Quite the contrast, am I right? But what if I tell you that a new style born from the coalescing of the two, is on the rise in India?
Although the bond between interior design and our emotions has gained much attention in the last decade, this form of environmental psychology exists for thousands of year now — the Indian Vastu Shastra, the Chinese Feng Shui, etc. Because of the rise of neuroscience, scientists are doing plenty of research on this topic and finding the most incredible results. They have shown the ability of interior design elements to evoke positive or negative emotional response in people. These findings open the door to design spaces that consciously manipulate decorative elements with the goal of encouraging creativity, peace and happiness. Take colors as an example.