TEMPLE TALES: SECRETS AND STORIES FROM INDIA’S SACRED PLACES

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Which holy place in India has the mysteries of the universe locked away in an icy cave?

Where would you find a shrine for a goddess of veggies?

At which deity’s temple is the daily offering a tonic, of all things?

This delightful and enchanting book opens the doors to the secrets and surprises hidden in temples across te country.  These uique temples are not just places of worship, but living museums of architectural wonders, mind boggling sculptures, graceful dances, colourful crafts and many other cultural activities. More than anything, they are treasure troves of lore and legend, teeming with tales of gods and goddesses, demons and devotees, plants and beasts, the magical and the mysterious – all just waiting to be discovered by you.

Join Sudha G. Tilak as she takes you on an unusual journey to the country’s most sacred places, where the lines between fact and faith are blurred and stories come alive.

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A timely reminder of our vibrant cultural heritage
Shashi Tharoor

The most charming introduction to the world of the Hindu temple: brilliant in its simplicity and clarity,  full of  curious facts, thrilling legends and the occasional erudite snippet of art and architectural history.
– William Dalrymple

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Weight 175 g
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9789388322461

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Recommended Age

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