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Spiritual India Handbook - Spiritual India Handbook

Spiritual India Handbook - Spiritual India Handbook

by Stephen Knapp

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Jaico

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9788184950243 - Year: 2009 - Pages: 592

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Author: Stephen Knapp
Publisher: Jaico
Year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 592
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788184950243

Description

This book is for anyone who wants to know of the many holy sites that you can visit while traveling within India, how to reach them, and what is the history and significance of these most spiritual of sacred sites, temples, and festivals. It also provides a deeper understanding of the mysteries and spiritual traditions of India.

This book includes:

—Descriptions of the temples and their architecture, and what you will see at each place.
— Explanations of holy places of Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jams, Parsis, and Muslims.
— The spiritual benefits a person acquires by visiting them.
—Convenient itineraries to take to see the most of each area of India, which is divided into East, Central, South, North, West, the Far Northeast, and Nepal.
— How the spiritual side of India can positively change you forever.

This book goes beyond the usual descriptions of the typical tourist attractions and opens up the spiritual venue waiting to be revealed for a far deeper experience on every level.

Contents

Introduction

1. Purpose and Benefits of Pilgrimage
2. Taking the Trains
3. Be Cautious
4. Avoiding Scams
5. Being Prepared
6. Dealing with Ricksha or Taxi Drivers
7. Currency Exchange
8. Food Precautions
9. Heat Stroke or Heat Exhaustion
10. Expect Personal Changes in Yourself
11. What if Temples Do Not Let Us In?

Chapter I – The Major Holy Places in East and Central India and Nepal

12. New Delhi
13. Mathura
14. Gokula
15. Vrindavana
16. Greater Vrajamandala
17. Agra
18. Fatehpur Sikri
19. Gwalior
20. Jhansi to Orchha
21. Khajuraho (or Khajurao)
22. Chitrakut
23. Allahabad (Prayaga)
24. The Tradition of the Kumbha Mela
25. Varanasi
26. Sarnath
27. Ayodhya
28. Naimisaranya (Tirunaimisaranyam)
29. Gorakhpur/Kushinagar
30. Going to Nepal at Saunali for Lumbini
31. Going to Nepal Through Raxaul to Birganj
32. Lumbini
33. Pokhara
34. Muktinatha
35. Going to Kathmandu
36. Kathmandu
37. Janakpur
38. Where to go Next?
39. Patna
40. Vaishali
41. Nalanda
42. Rajgir
43. Pawapuri
44. Gaya
45. Bodhgaya
46. Barabar Hill
47. Deoghar
48. Vishnupur
49. Kolkata
50. Mayapur
51. Ekachakra
52. Ramakeli
53. Ganga Sagar
54. Remuna
55. Jagannatha Puri
56. Bhubaneswar
57. Sri Kakulam to Kurmaksetra
58. Visakhapatnam
59. Nagpur & Rama Giri
60. Vijayawada
61. Mangalagiri
62. Agiripalli
63. Hyderabad & Yadagirigutta
64. Basara
65. Warnagal
66. Palampet
67. Vemulwada
68. Srisailam
69. Alamkpur
70. Nandyal
71. Ahovalam
72. Nellore
73. Going to Tirupati

Chapter 2 – The Historical Holy Sites and Temples of South India

74. Tirupati
75. Tirumalla
76. Other Temples Around Tirupati
77. Kalahasthi
78. Chennai
79. Temples in the Chennai Area
80. Tiruneermalai
81. Mangadu
82. Tiruninravar
83. Tiruvallur
84. Tiruthani
85. Sholingar
86. Thiruvidaventhal
87. Mamallapuram
88. Tirukkalikundram
89. Kanchipuram
90. Tiruvannamalai
91. The Story of the Shiva Lingam
92. Thirukkovilur (or Tirukoilur)
93. Auroville
94. Tiruvandhipuram
95. Chidambaram
96. Sirkazhi
97. Vaidesvarankoil (or Vaithisvarankoil)
98. Mayuram
99. Kumbakonam
100. Gangakondacholapuram
101. Dharasuram
102. Swamimilai
103. Tiruvalamjuli
104. Tribhuvanam (Thirubhuvanam or Tirubhuvanam)
105. Other Temples in the area of Kumbhakonam
106. Nachiyarcoil
107. Tirucherai
108. Thiruvarur
109. Nagappattinam
110. Thirukannapuram
111. Mannargudi
112. Vedaranyam (Dakshina Kailasam)
113. Tanjore (or Thanjavur)
114. Tiruchirappali (Trichy)
115. Thadicombu
116. Palni (Palani)
117. Madurai
118. Alagarcoil
119. Thirupparankundram
120. Tirumohur
121. Srivilliputtur
122. Tiruthangal (Tiruttangal)
123. Ramesvaram
124. Tiruchendur
125. The Pilgrimage to six Murugan Temples
126. Sri Vaikuntham
127. Tirunelveli
128. Krishnapuram
129. Kanyakumari
130. Suchindram
131. Thiruattur (or Thiruvattur or Thiruvattar)
132. Trivandrum (Tiruvanandapuram)
133. Varkala
134. Kollam to Amritapuri
135. Haripad
136. Changannur
137. Aranmula
138. Sabarimala
139. Ettumanoor
140. Vaikom
141. Kaladi
142. Cranganore
143. Guruvayoor
144. Trichur (or Thrissur)
145. Karamadai
146. Udupi
147. Sringeri
148. Kollur
149. Gokarna
150. Mysore
151. Srirangapatnam
152. Sravanabelagola
153. Belur, Halebid, and Somnathpur
154. Melkote (or Malakote or Mailkote)
155. Subramanya
156. Brindaban Gardens
157. Bangalore (Bengaluru)
158. Denkanikota
159. Ending Our Tour Back at Bangalore
160. Starting in New Delhi
161. Karauli
162. Jaipur
163. Ajmer & Pushkar
164. Osian
165. Chittorgarh
166. Udaipur
167. Nathdwara
168. Kankroli
169. Charbujaji
170. Nagda
171. Ranakpur
172. Rikhabdeo
173. Mount Abu
174. Ahmedabad
175. Akshardam
176. Modhera
177. Patan
178. Dakor
179. Dwaraka
180. Beyt Dwaraka
181. Porbander
182. Veraval & Somnath
183. Junagadh & Girnar Hill
184. Bhavnagar & Palitana
185. Lothal
186. Baroda & More
187. Ujjain
188. From Bhopal to Sanchi and Vidisha
189. Sanchi
190. Vidisha
191. Bhimbekta
192. Indore & Mandu
193. Mandu Fort
194. Omkeshvara
195. Aurangabad to Ajanta & Ellora Caves
196. Ajanta
197. Allora
198. Verul
199. Nasik
200. Pandu Lena
201. Tryambakesgvara
202. Parali
203. Mumbai
204. Karla & Bhaja Caves
205. Pune
206. The Ashtavinayaka Yatra
207. Bhimashankar
208. Shivpur
209. Mahabaleshwar
210. Pandharpur
211. Kolhapur
212. Bijapur
213. Badami
214. Pattadakal
215. Aihole
216. Lakkandi
217. Dambal
218. Hospet & Hampi
219. Anegundi
220. Harihara
221. Tadpatri
222. Puttaparthi
223. Lepakshi
224. Tumkur, Shivaganga
225. Bangalore

Chapter 4 – The Major Historical and Holy Places of Northern India

226. Shukratal (Sukara-Tala & Shukteerth)
227. Haridwar
228. Rishikesh
229. Dehra Dun
230. Mussoorie
231. Going to See the Char Dham Temples
232. Yamunotri
233. Going to Gangotri
234. Gangotri
235. On the Way to Kedarnath
236. Kedarnath
237. Visiting the Panch (Five) Kedar Temples
238. Important Towns on the Way to Badrinath
239. Joshimath
240. Badrinath (Tiruvadariashrama)
241. Mana
242. The Five Badri Temples
243. Deva Prayad (or Deoprayag)
244. Nahan
245. Chandigarh and Going North
246. Shimla
247. Mandi
248. Kullu
249. Places Along the Way North to Manali
250. Manali
251. Places Around Manali
252. From Manali to Leh
253. Back From Manali to Mandi or Chandigarh
254. Amritsar
255. Going to Dharmasala
256. Dharamsala & Mcleod Ganj
257. Chamba
258. Jammu
259. Vaishno Devi
260. Going to Kashmir
261. Towns Along the way to Srinagar
262. The Grave of Jesus
263. Moses in Kashmir
264. Going into Ladakh From Srinigar
265. Important Point
266. Zanskar
267. Ladakh and the Gompas West of Leh
268. Leh
269. Towns and Monasteries South of Leh
270. Leaving Leh For Manali
271. Kuruksetra
272. Back to Delhi

Chapter 5 – The Major Holy Sites and Temples of Far Northeast India

273. Entering the Northeast Region
274. Darjeeling
275. Kalimpong
276. Permits for Sikhim
277. Gangtok
278. Rumtek
279. Pemayangtse
280. Phodang & Labrang Monasteries
281. Tashiding Monastery
282. Assam
283. Guahati
284. Arunchal Pradesh
285. Meghalaya
286. Tripura
287. Nagaland
288. Manipur
Conclusion
Appendix A – Preparing for Your Trip to India: A short Guide
Get a Passport and a Visa
Immunizations
Packing List
Appendix B – Suggested Routes for Short Pilgrimages
Appendix C – About the Photographs
Travel Books That Were Helpful
Glossary
Index
About Stephen Knapp

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