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Varanasi (A Pilgrimage to Light)
Varanasi (A Pilgrimage to Light)
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KASHI, Benaras, Varanasi…for centuries it has been the most sacred of Hindu places pilgrimage, the supreme tirthasthana the holy city that every Hindu wishes to visit at least once in their lifetime This oldest living city in the world is the place that Shiva and Parvati chose as their home on earth. The god permeates every corner of this prismatic and venerable city. For a pilgrim Varanasi offers the triple blessing of the sacred waters of the Ganga river, the presence of Lord Shiva and his holiest shrine, Kashi Vishwanath Temp.

In this book wander along its ghats, watch the aarti at its temples1 read about its complex myths and legends and discover one of the most fascinating cities in the world.

About the Author

Subhadra Sen Gupta is a well- known writer on Indian history and culture. Her books aim to capture the fascinating, vibrant and many hued aspects of the people, places and history of India.

Her books include the popular Devalaya: Great Temples of India, Devi-Devata: Gods & Goddesses of India, Tirtha: Holy Pilgrim Centers of the Hindus and Chaar Dbaam: A Guide to the Hindu Pilgrimages.

Contents

Varanasi is a State of Mind 1
Om Namajh Shivaya! 10
Unforgettable Ganga River of Life and Liberation 32
The Ghats By The Ganga Stairways to Heaven 43
Temples Of Varanasi A City of Shrines 70
History Of Varanasi Ancient and Still Eternal 102
Varanasi Today Mauj and Masti Among the Cows 119
Sarnath Buddham Sharanam Gatchami 132
Glossary 141
Bibliography 145
Index 147

Varanasi (A Pilgrimage to Light)

Item Code:
NAD603
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2004
Publisher:
Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN:
9788129101655
Size:
7.5 inch X 5.0 inch
Pages:
159 (20 color Illustrations)
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Weight of the Book: 224 gms
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About the Book

KASHI, Benaras, Varanasi…for centuries it has been the most sacred of Hindu places pilgrimage, the supreme tirthasthana the holy city that every Hindu wishes to visit at least once in their lifetime This oldest living city in the world is the place that Shiva and Parvati chose as their home on earth. The god permeates every corner of this prismatic and venerable city. For a pilgrim Varanasi offers the triple blessing of the sacred waters of the Ganga river, the presence of Lord Shiva and his holiest shrine, Kashi Vishwanath Temp.

In this book wander along its ghats, watch the aarti at its temples1 read about its complex myths and legends and discover one of the most fascinating cities in the world.

About the Author

Subhadra Sen Gupta is a well- known writer on Indian history and culture. Her books aim to capture the fascinating, vibrant and many hued aspects of the people, places and history of India.

Her books include the popular Devalaya: Great Temples of India, Devi-Devata: Gods & Goddesses of India, Tirtha: Holy Pilgrim Centers of the Hindus and Chaar Dbaam: A Guide to the Hindu Pilgrimages.

Contents

Varanasi is a State of Mind 1
Om Namajh Shivaya! 10
Unforgettable Ganga River of Life and Liberation 32
The Ghats By The Ganga Stairways to Heaven 43
Temples Of Varanasi A City of Shrines 70
History Of Varanasi Ancient and Still Eternal 102
Varanasi Today Mauj and Masti Among the Cows 119
Sarnath Buddham Sharanam Gatchami 132
Glossary 141
Bibliography 145
Index 147
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