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Immortal Hindu Shrines: Jyotirlingas, Sapt-Puris, Chardham

Shanti Lal Nagar (Author)

India is the holy land of several gods and goddesses, who had been dominating the Indian religious scene, ever since the dawn of the civilization on earth. Some of them disappeared from the Indian religious horizon as rapidly as they had mushroomed, while others faded out of human memory in due course of time. But still there had been certain deities, who remained relevant from the earliest times to the present day facing all the natural, climatic, religious, economic and other natural adversiter boldly. These deities had special attraction for certain places, and because of their personal association with these sites, they were treated as sacred. The sites of twelve Jyotirlingas, seven sacred cities and the four Dhamas come under this category. An attempt has been made to bring out the salient features and the importance of these place from different angles, based on literary, historical and other traditional sources and I am confident, the work shall interest the readers.

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About the author

Shanti Lal Nagar

Shantilal Nagar, a graduate of the Punjab University, served in the curatorial capacity in the Central Asian Antiquities Museum, New Delhi, the Archaeological Museum Nalanda, and Archaeological Section of the Indian Museum, Calcutta for a number of years. He has to his credit the scientific documentation of over fifty thousand antiquities, in these museums, representing the rich cultural heritage of the country and comprising of sculptures, bronzes, terracottas, beads, seals and sealing, ancient Indian numismatics, wood work, miniatures and paintings, textiles and Pearce collection of gems, ranging from the earliest times to the late medieval period. He was awarded, in 1987, a fellowship, for his monograph on the Temples of Himachal Pradesh, by the Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi. He has authored more than 38 books.

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Title Immortal Hindu Shrines: Jyotirlingas, Sapt-Puris, Chardham
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2010
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788176466714
length 233p., Colour Illustrations; 11.5 inch X 8.5 inch