Follow The Hindu Moon

                                                 A guide to the festivals of south India

Soumya Aravind Sitaraman

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Pooja Basics

Embracing the Almighty

Getting Organised

Celebrate! Festivals

Hindu Cosmology

Path to God

Festival Food



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Event Calendar


Feb, 07 2008: Author presents the book at the NCPA (National Center for the Performing Arts) little Theatre, Nariman Point Mumbai. This event is a coordinated effort between the Mohile Parikh Center for the Arts and the Xavier Institute of COmmunication.

Date TBA: Author presents book at the 10th anniversary celebrations of Pegasus, Bangalore 

January 14, 08: Author talk on "The significance of our Festivals" for the Overseas Women's Club, Windsor Sheraton, Bangalore, 11:00 a.m.

January 12, 08: Crossword Book Store, Chennai

January 10, 08: Crossword Book Store, Bangalore






Nov 15, 07: Author talk on "The art and etiquette of South India cuisine" for Anamika, Bangalore

Nov 3, 07: Book Launch in Chennai by invitation only.

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Oct 30, 2007. Raj Bhavan Bangalore

Soumya Sitaraman with the HonorableDr Abdul Kalam, former President of India, when he met with her this week and received his copy of Follow the Hindu Moon

The President, very appreciative of the contents of the book, enthusiastially perused it and spoke to the author in Tamizh, commenting on several familiar objects and content in the book. The book, inscribed for Dr. Kalam, was presented at the Raj Bhavan, Bangalore, India 

Book Launch

Follow the Hindu Moon was launched in Chennai, India, on November 3, 07

Watch the coverage by Chennai Online

Hosted by Leela Samson at Kalakshetra, the ambience of the traditional auditorium added to the elegant aesthetics of the launch.

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