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 Significance of Vimanam & Gopuram  Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati Significance of Vimanam & Gopuram   $6.95  $5.21   
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Significance Of Vimanam and Gopuram explains temple culture and the subtleties of Temple architecture with special reference to the importance of Vimanam (roof member of inner sanctum) and Gopuram (the entrance gateway to a temple complex) is discussed in this book. This is a book that should necessarily be read by one and all who visit the Temple of India.  About the Author:Born in the year 1927, at Pillayarpatti, a village near Karaikudi, Tamilnadu, Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati comes... 
 Kailash-Mansarovar: Diary of a Pilgrim  Nilesh D Nathwani Kailash-Mansarovar: Diary of a Pilgrim   $14.49  $10.87  Buy Now 
This is a story of an unforgettable odyssey to the holy Mount Kailash and the sacred Lake Mansarovar describing mysteries connected with the land capturing the intangible air of faith and pilgrimage. For four major religions of the world, i.e. for Tibetan Buddhism, Jainism, Bompo (a religion prior to Buddhism in Tibet) and Hinduism, Mount Kailash is the spot of utmost reverence and importance. For the Buddhists, Kailash is the centre point of the universe. For the Jains, Kailash is the Mount... 
 Voice of the Himalayas  Swami Sivananda Voice of the Himalayas   $5.99  $4.49  Buy Now 
The Voice of the Himalayas gives utterance to the life-giving Wisdom of the ancient Upanishad sages and seers. It is one of the greatest contributions to world-welfare and the uplift of all Humanity. Covering all aspects of spiritual life, Sadhana and Divine Living, the living words of Saint Sivananda effectively guide, inspire, enlighten and confer true happiness to the faithful seeker and believer. A perusal of these aphoristic instructions will unfailingly bring about a definite moral and... 
 Towards the Silver Crests of the Himalayas  G.K. Pradhan Towards the Silver Crests of the Himalayas   $9.49  $7.12  Buy Now 
The book begins with the author climbing the Himalayas which are the abode of saints and sages who are seekers of truth. He meets a sanyasi in saffron coloured robes who becomes his guide and leads him to several solutions to his problems. He falls with a thud and realises that this is a dream but which makes him aware that there is a Guide and a Guru waiting to help him. The book is narrative and contains explanations of various problems by the Gurudeo. About The Author: Born in the... 
 The Holy Himalayas: An Abode of Hindu Gods  Dr. Shantha N. Nair The Holy Himalayas: An Abode of Hindu Gods   $25.99  $19.49  Buy Now 
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,... 
 Movements with the Cosmic Dancer  Lakshmi Bandlamudi Movements with the Cosmic Dancer   $16.39  $12.29  Buy Now 
Lakshmi Bandlamudi’s description of her journey to Kailash and Manasarover, representing as they do Purusha and Prakriti, the masculine and the feminine nature of existence, is deeply moving because she connects it to her own inner spiritual quest. Replete with mythical stories regarding Shiva and Parvati, and written with a special emphasis on the feminine, this book is a moving testament of a living faith which has persisted for thousands of years. Lakshmi Bandlamudi’s script is a sublimely... 
 Sacred Waters  Stephen Alter Sacred Waters   $28.99  $21.74  Buy Now 
Garhwal, boasting the four sources of the Ganges River in northern India, must qualify as one of the most sacred stretches of land in the world, and novelist Stephen Alter transports us there in his travelogue Sacred Waters. Countless pilgrims make the same trip every year, but whereas they now travel by bus, Alter does it the old-fashioned way, trekking to each of the headwaters on foot. Since this is also Alter's birthplace and childhood stomping grounds, we couldn't ask for a better guide.... 
 The Sacred Mountain  John Snelling The Sacred Mountain   $55.49  $41.62  Buy Now 
Mount Kailas - the most sacred mountain in the world.  Uncannily symmetrical, this remote and remarkable peak located in the forbidden land of Tibet might have been built by superhuman hands.  It stands out of a primordial landscape: a horizontally stratified plinth thousands of feet high, crowned with a perfect cone of pure snow.  The new edition of this acclaimed travel book is particularly indispensible for all those wishing to visit Mount Kailas, for it contains a... 
 Driving holidays in the Himalayas Himachal  Koko Singh Driving holidays in the Himalayas Himachal   $30.99  $23.24  Buy Now 
The breezy style of Driving Holidays in the Himalayas, encompassing potted histories, insights into culture and customs, not to mention suggestions of where to take picnic breaks en route, makes for an enjoyable read. This book includes: • Detailed itineraries with costs • Driving maps for all sectors and a large state foldout map • Recommendations for accommodation and food • An expert’s guide to trekking  • Discount coupons for meals at leading hotels and restaurants... 
 A New Light on Hampi  John M. Fritz A New Light on Hampi   $125.49  $94.12  Buy Now 
Within the past two decades, a considerable amount of research has been done on the layout, architecture, and art of Hampi, indentified with the 14th- to 16th-century imperial city of Vijayanagara. Taking into account the most recent discoveries and interpretations at this largest and grandest of all South Indian urban sites, John M. Fritz and George Michell, who are co-directors of the Vijayanagara Research Project, have assembled here a group of scholars and the wide range of topics covered... 
 Shiva-Shakti in Indian Mythology  Mandira Ghosh Shiva-Shakti in Indian Mythology   $95.99  $71.99   
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From times immemorial Shiva and Shakti demand reverence of Indians.  The author has widely covered all temples of Shiva and Shakti traveling from the Himalayas, the abode of Shiva, in the north, to Kanyakumari in the South.  Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh constitute the great triad of Hindu pantheon.  Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the preserver and Shiva (Mahesh) the destroyer of the Universe.  Shiva holds the trident, the emblem of his supreme power, representing the three... 
 Mahabodhi  Alexander Cunningham Mahabodhi   $41.67  $31.25  Buy Now 
Marking the spot of Buddha's enlightenment, Bodhgaya is greatly revered by Buddhists, especially for the bodhi tree beneath which the Master sat in meditation. After the death of Buddha, Bodhgaya flourished as an important religious centre and numerous shrines, stupas and monasteries were erected. The site continued to attract pilgrims and was only abandoned in the 15th century. The revival of interest in Bodhgaya began in 1802, when the Burmese sent a mission there. It soon attracted the... 
 Indian Sculpture: Towards the Rebirth of Aesthetics  Carmel Berkson Indian Sculpture: Towards the Rebirth of Aesthetics   $48.49  $36.37  Buy Now 
The author wonders why so many Indian studio sculptors today choose to follow their contemporaries in the west, since the vision of these peers is the exclusive product of the western historical past which bears little relevance to the complex world that is India. She expresses the hope that dormant cultural dynamics can be reawakened after depth encounters with the great sculpture of India. Hopefully this will result in revitalized native art forms. Diagrams, photographs and texts clarify... 
 Mother Ganga  Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj Mother Ganga   $4.95  $3.71  Buy Now 
Table of Contents: Publisher's Note Sivanandashram Prayer Prayer to the Seven Sacred Rivers Ganga Mahatmya Book one Mother Ganga Chapter 1: The Glory of Ganga The Ganga Bath Ganga - The Form of Vishnu  Mysterious Spiritual Vibrations The Equal Vision of Mother Ganga Chapter 2: Mysterious Powers of the Ganga Water Chapter 3: Kirtan on the Ganga Chapter 4: Ganga Dussera The Curse of Kapila The Bhagiratha's Penance Lord Siva Receives the... 
 Waves of Ganga  Swami Sivananda Waves of Ganga   $4.95  $3.71  Buy Now 
The Waves of Ganga rise in the ocean of Bhagavan Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj’s Infinite heart. Look at them with faith; they invite you to share the Bliss that dwells there. Respond to the Call; you will become one with the Ocean of Bliss. You will become Immortal and enjoy perennial peace and supreme bliss. Swami Sivanandaji religion of the Heart, which he has significantly termed ‘Divine Life’, is not the cave-dwellers concern, for the monopoly of the monks. It is for all. In the plainest... 
 Jainism - A Pictorial Guide to the Religion of Non-Violence  Kurt Titze Jainism - A Pictorial Guide to the Religion of Non-Violence   $160.49  $120.37  Buy Now 
Jainism is a religion which appeals to the eye at first sight. Visitors to places like Ranakpur or Shravanabelagola will verify this observation. Paradoxically, Jainism is at the same time one of the least known religions of the world. With this opening sentence on page one, Kurt Titze invites the reader, after acquainting him or her with the main tenets of the world's classical religion of non-violence to join him on a fascinating pilgrimage. The past glories of India have been... 
 The Descent of the Ganges  Christine Devin The Descent of the Ganges   $9.99  $7.49  Buy Now 
Recounted by Valmiki, this is the wonderful story of how Ganga, Daughter of the Snows, descended on earth to purify mankind. The symbolism of the ancient myth is as powerful today as ever. The book is illustrated with photos of famous rock carvings of Mahabalipuram. Notes on Valmiki are provided. 
 Mahabharata Book 9, Shalya Vol. 1  Justin Meiland Mahabharata Book 9, Shalya Vol. 1     
The Book of Shalya recounts in gory detail the final destruction of the Kurava army and the defeat of its leader, Durydhana. The texts reflect the vibrant literary culture of the classical Sanskrit period, taking readers on an adventurous journey through the palaces and gardens of ancient India. 
 History of Pilgrimage in Ancient India  Samarendra narayan Arya History of Pilgrimage in Ancient India   $30.99  $23.24  Buy Now 
The book outlines the origin and development of the practice of pilgrimage in India between AD 300 and 1200 and draws extensively on epigraphic and literary data particularly the Puranic corpus to delineate the growing popularity of the ritual, spatially and chronologically. Viewing religion as part of the social process, it seeks to explore linkages between new religious trends and changes taking place in the material conditions of life. Although there are a few references to pilgrimage... 
 Yatra 2 Yatra  Sanjay Singh Yatra 2 Yatra   $141.49  $106.12  Buy Now 
With these points in mind, this collection of pilgrimages, Yatra2Yatra has been compiled. It includes the chronological history of the pilgrimage site, the various mythological beliefs involved, important tourist spot, major festivals and all other vital information like, location, weather, suggested time of travel, travel guide etc. 
 Buddhist Bronzes from Sirpur  A.K. Sharma Buddhist Bronzes from Sirpur   $125.49  $94.12  Buy Now 
The book, Buddhist Bronzes from Sirpur is a detailed, well researched account of a hoard of bronze sculptures recovered during Sirpur excavation in 2005-2008. The recovery of this hoard along with raw material, crucibles and crucible stands from of Buddha Vihar located in Industrial area in the Capital of Dakshin-Kosala at Sirpur, on the bank of Mahanadi dispels the earlier held view that bronze were imported from Gujarat and Bihar. It is now established that in 7th-8th cent. A.D., during the... 
 The Revival of Buddhist Pilgrimage at Bodh Gaya (1811-1949)  Alan Trevithick The Revival of Buddhist Pilgrimage at Bodh Gaya (1811-1949)   $21.99  $16.49  Buy Now 
Alan Trevithick spent three years researching primary documents in New Delhi, Sarnath, Colombo, and London, in order to present this history (1874-1949) of the Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya.  This is the first such account, and it details for the first time the administrative, legal and legislative activities which shaped the temple's current status as one of the world's most popular pilgrimage sites. Also included is an innovative biographical essay on Anagarika Dharmapala, the... 
 Chasing the Monk's Shadow  Mishi Saran Chasing the Monk's Shadow   $27.95  $20.96  Buy Now 
In the seventh century AD, the Chinese monk Xuanzang set off on an epic journey to India to study Buddhist philosophy from the Indian masters. Traveling along the Silk Road, braving brigands and blizzards, Xuanzang finally reached India, where his spiritual quest took him to Buddhist holy places and monasteries throughout the subcontinent. Fourteen hundred years later, Mishi Saran follows in Xuanzang's footsteps to the fabled oasis cities of China and Central Asia, and the Buddhist... 
 Archaeology of Lower Ganga-Yamuna Doab (2 Vols.)  Deo Prakash Sharma Archaeology of Lower Ganga-Yamuna Doab (2 Vols.)   $245.00  $183.75  Buy Now 
The book "Archaeology of Lower Ganga-Yamuna Doab" includes field research work. Various controversies of Kausambi excavations done by G.R. Sharma have been discussed in this work. B.B. Lal had raised few points after a gap of 30 years of these excavations. This region consisting of Fatehppur, Kausambi and Allahabad district and has many significant discoveries like Reh inscription of Menander (Posthumous) and inscribed 3rd century A.D. Siva Linga from Mazilgao, Neolithic tools from Khaga... 
 Banaras, The Heritage City of India Geography, History, and Bibliography  Rana P.B. Singh Banaras, The Heritage City of India Geography, History, and Bibliography   $50.99  $38.24  Buy Now 
"This book describes various facets of geography, history and heritage of Varanasi, the heritage city of India, on/about which a vast historical literature is available. The section on Geography covers the general background of the topography, climate, soils, vegetation, and human landscape. The history section gives a general brief outline of history, from the ancient to the modern, including a chronological chart. The issue of inscribing the heritage scopes, especially of the riverfront... 
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