Himalayas - the abode of snow, Giri Raj - the monarch of all mountains, is the mightiest, youngest, highest, most inspiring, amazing, and incredible fold mountain chain in the world.
This book deals with the location, description, and significance of the places of religious and spiritual importance, like Rishikesh, Haridwar, Panch Prayag, the Char Dhams namely, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri, the Hemkund Saheb, the Valley of Flowers, Mata Vaishno Devi Temple, Amarnath, Kailash and Mansarovar.
The Himalayas have lured people to this region since ancient times. References about the Himalayas are found even in the Rig Veda, the oldest scripture in the world. The Himalayas mean different things to different people. For sages, saints and seekers, it is a spiritual centre beyond comparison. Since time immemorial, ascetics have climbed the great heights in search of peace and wisdom.
About the Author:
Dr. (Mrs) Shantha N. Nair, M.A. Ph.D, is a retired Reader and Head of the Department of Economics, S.P.W. College, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh.
She has written several articles in subject journals, published Learners’ Dictionary of Economics, translated a few religious books from Tamil to English for the Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams (TTD), co-authored a book entitled a Garland of Gems of Wisdom for a Happy and Successful Life and authored books entitled Stories from Srimad Bhagavatham, Sri Rama – The Lord Incarnate and Sri Krishna – The Poornavatar.