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India is filled with sacred places that pilgrims flock to. These places are infused with the energy great masters, nature or some special place which reaches back into the depths of mythology. Discover them all here at Vedic Books without even leaving home.
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 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.... 
 Sakta Monument of Orissa: A Study on Art, Architecture and Iconography  Jayanti Dora Sakta Monument of Orissa: A Study on Art, Architecture and Iconography   $256.49  $192.37  Buy Now 
This book is during attempt to present a consolidated record of Sakta Monuments of Orissa which are so widely distributed throughout the length and breadth of the state. Sakti, the eternal source of energy is an indigenous conception of the universal mother goddess. The impact of Saktism shapes the religious and socio-cultural fabric of the mass. The author deals with the organization and evolution of Saktism in India as well as in Orissa. It reveals the scheme of art and architectural... 
 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... 
 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... 
 Tara In Hinduism: Study With Textual And Iconographical Documentation  Bikas Kumar Bhattacharya Tara In Hinduism: Study With Textual And Iconographical Documentation   $92.99  $69.74  Buy Now 
This documentation will help researches to make a through investigation into the Brahmanical cult of Tara, especially, in the background of cultural and ideological developments of India. The Ist Chapter presents a survey of the development of the concepts of the Mother Goddess in ancient India as gleaned from textual and archaeological sources, vis-à-vis the seedling of the godhead of Tara in her pleasant and terrible forms. The II chapter comprises a catalogue of 265 antique images of Tara.... 
 Temples of South India  Salim Pushpanath Temples of South India   $93.99  $70.49  Buy Now 
This book "Temples of South India" presents a fascinating insight into the major temples of the three southern states of India – Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The architectural grandeur of the temples; colourful history of the dynasties of that period and the beauty of the powerful deities worshipped are vividly described. These centuries old historical monuments are great tourist attractions. Despite rapid condensation and a shift in socio-cultural values these temples have maintained... 
 Terrific Manifestations of Siva: Virabhadra  Jeyapriya Rajarajan Terrific Manifestations of Siva: Virabhadra   $125.49  $94.12  Buy Now 
There are several books on such individual manifestations of Siva such as Nataraja, Ardhanarisvara, Sadasiva and so on. There is no exhaustive study of a fierce form of the Lord Virabhadra. This work fulfils the need. In seven chapters and three appendices the mythology, art and cult of Virabhadra is systematically sketched. The first chapter deals Prolegomena, second chapter deals exhaustively with most of the Sanskrit Puranas and other liturgical works. The specialty is the summary of Tamil... 
 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. 
 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,... 
 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... 
 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... 
 Towards the Silver Crests of the Himalayas  G.K. Pradhan Towards the Silver Crests of the Himalayas   $21.99  $16.49  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... 
 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... 
 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... 
 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. 
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