SEEING SPIRITUAL INDIA
Photographs of Temples and Culture of East India
by Stephen Knapp
This is one of the companion books that provides 586 color photos of the many places that are more fully described in my guidebook, “Seeing Spiritual India: A Guide to Temples, Holy Sights, Festivals and Traditions: 2020 Update.”
In this book we will see such locations as the holy land of Vrindavana, the spiritual land of Krishna. Then we go on to Prayagraj and partake in the sacred Kumbha Mela festival, the largest spiritual festival on the planet. Then to places like Ayodhya, the appearance place of Lord Rama, or to Varanasi, another of the holiest cities you can see. Then to Gaya and Bodhgaya where the Buddha became enlightened, and on to Mayapur, the sacred place where Sri Chaitanya appeared. From there we go farther south to Jagannatha Puri, a holy town with many things to see, but which is known for the huge Rathayatra cart festival wherein they take the large deities through the main street for hundreds of thousands of people to view and pull the ropes of the carts. Other sights include Ahovalam, the land where Lord Narasimha, the lion form of the Supreme, is said to have appeared to protect His devotee. These and other sights we show are all places that many people only dream of seeing, or events which many people only hope of attending at least once in their lives.
We will show Vedic temples, historical sights, unique and ancient architecture, detailed stone carvings, huge and exciting festivals, people, art, and so on. This will give you a chance to view many areas that you may never have a chance to see, or sights that you will want to plan to visit. But for now, take an adventure into time, tradition, and the spiritual dimension.
CONTENTS--ALL THE PLACES WE VISIT
Vrindavana, The Land of Krishna 3
Fatehpur Sikri 31
The Kumbha Mela Festival 71
Jagannatha Puri 212
Sri Sailam 246
About Stephen Knapp 253
This book is 260 pages, 586 color photographs, 8 1/2" x 11" trim size, ISBN: 9798862489323, $39.95.
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