Overview for Ramayana Temples
The myriad charm of the epic Ramayana to millions of people all over the world is something inexplicable. Temples in honour of Rama, Sita and Hanuman are found in India, and other countries like Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. The existence of several temples along the route of Rama from Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh to Sri Lanka gives us some glimpses into the historical basis for the story. This book presents details and photographs of temples and places associated with Ramayana all over the continent. It is intended to help the reader appreciate the historical basis for the story notwithstanding the mythological and theological associations with the epic. Necessary geographical details have also been given to enable those interested to visit these places.
Sitharam Gurumurthi (Author)
Dr. Sitharam Gurumurthi, a senior member of the Indian Administrative Service, has wide experience in economic administration in the central and state governments in India. Positions held by him include Collector of the erstwhile composite Ramanathapuram District, Deputy Secretary to Government of India, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance; Special Secretary and Finance Secretary, Government of Tamil Nadu; and Staff Member of the international Monetary Fund, Washington D.C. Gurumurthi was closely associated with the formulation of Indiaâ€™s programme with the Fund during 1991-92. Gurumurthi was one among the pilot group of Hubert H. Humphrey Fulbright Fellows selected by the Carter Administration to study in the U.S. during 1979-80. Gurumurthi has authored several books including Technical Assistance and Economic Development: The Indian Experience; Fiscal Federalism in India; Some Issues; IMF and Developing Countries: An Agenda for Reform; Development Through Aid: Role of Japan; Sales Taxation in Tamil Nadu; Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations; International Experience; and Value Added Tax Across the World: A Cross country comparison. He has published several research articles in the Economic and Political Weekly. He is a regular writer on economic issues in The Hindu-Business line, Financial Express, The Hindustan Times and Outlook India.