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Yatra: Pilgrimages in the Himalayas

Man Mohan Sharma (Author)
Synopsis Here is a book of delight for all the Yatries to the holy shrines of the Himalayas. Some go for the Yatras alone, others prefer pilgrimages with the families and friends. Where to go, when to go and how to proceed, are some of the questions that every Yarti need answered. The book is a practical guide, and tells you how to plan the Yatra, what to carry, and what to see. Above all, the book relates the fascinating myths and legends of the Himalayan Shrines. May your Yatra be successful and rewarding.
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About the author

Man Mohan Sharma

Born of a highly educated family of Sialkot (Pakistan) Man Mohan Sharma had a distinguished academic career. He is a graduate with honours in English as well as Urdu literatures. he is also an interpreter in Nepali. He served as a Commissioned Officer with the 5/8 Gorkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles). He commanded the Garhawal and Kumaon Scouts in Uttaranchal. During his army service spanning 30 years, he spent more then two decades in the Himalayan heights and valleys from subzero temperatures of Ladakh to the beautiful valleys of the Eastern Himalayas. He has carried out an in-depth study of the Himalayas; the land and the people-and their extra ordinary gods and goddesses that dwell there. His first book Through The Valley of Gods (1976), attracted attention around the Globe and earned him the Fellowship of the Royal Geographical Society London. He has also been conferred with the membership of the National Geographical Society, Washington. He is thus, an acknowledged authority on the Himalayan Uttrakhand culture. Seen in the photograph above at Charma, a beatiful village enroute to Kailas Manasarover.

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Bibliographic information

Title Yatra: Pilgrimages in the Himalayas
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 4th ed.
Language: English
isbn 8185384924
length xxv+259p., Figures; Plates; Maps; Appendix; Index; 23cm.
Subjects Travel & Tourism