Our Merciful Mother Ganga is a compilation of the pastimes of Sri Ganga-devi taken from Vedic literature with emphasis on her significance to Gaudiya Vaisnavism. Starting from her identity as a maidservant in Goloka Vrndavana, we then learn of her origins as a sacred river and follow her lengthy course throughout the three planetary systems. It is presented in two sections. The first contains narrations about Sri Ganga-devi from the Puranas and about her exalted nature and glories. The second lists her transcendental pastimes from Gomukha, high in the Himalayas, to Ganga-sagara, where she meets the Bay of Bengal.This book also includes a full-color map of Ganga's journey and pastimes through the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal.
About the Author:
JAYA VIJAYA DASA is best known to devotees of the ISKCON as the leader of Padayatra (walking pilgrimage) which has circled the entire sub-continent of India four times. His living, traveling, and and research on mother Ganga has given him an indepth perspective on the origins, pastimes, and glories of this most sacred river. Presently he lives in Vrndavana, India, where he continues to research and write about the holy places.