`About the Book
Spiritual seeking is part of the Indian ethos. Peopleof all ages and stations journey in utter faith anddevotion to places of worship - all seeking theelusive grail of inner peace, support in their earthystruggles, and eventual release from this mortalexistence.*Temples direct believers along the path of salvation,while serving as places of refuge in times of conflictand distress. India is perhaps first and foremost aland of temples.*Kerala has more than 2000 temples - withfascinating legends attached to them. The ritualsand pujas differ from temple to temple but arein accordance with the norms laid down by wellknown saints-preceptors such as Adi Sankara andVilwamangala Swami.Although millions of devotees and tourists visitKerala's temples every year, little is available byway of essential information in order to facilitatethe pilgrim route. This book presents detailsregarding location, timings, pujas and festivals, aswell as the legends and significance of the variousofferings at the important temples in the State.*The temples have been grouped according tolocation, allowing for visits to as many temples aspossible within the shortest travel time.*Useful information regarding accommodation,places of tourist interest and shopping optionsclose to the temples, have also been provided.* These pages are dedicated to the pilgrim soul ineach of us...
About the Author
Lalitha Balasubramanian graduated from MumbaiUniversity and did a Post-Graduate Diploma inJournalism from Bhavan's College, Mumbai. Sheworked in the Editorial department of the Institutefor Research in Reproduction (ICMR), Mumbai,before switching to freelance writing. She has published over 200 articles as well as a children'snovel, The Twins at the Ancient Villa (2009). She isalso interested in the Fine Arts and classical music,and has been trained in Carnatic music. A voraciousreader, Lalitha is also a keen follower of sports.
|Title:||Kerala- The Divine Destination|