Jagran launches coffee table book on Jharkhand temples

01 Apr,2013

By A Correspondent


Jagran Prakashan Limited has come up with another new coffee table book on the temples of Jharkhand. Titled Devalaya Jharkhand, the book showcases some of the prominent devalayas (temples) of the state which are held in high religious esteem by local and trans-state devotees.


It explores the glorious history and contemporary significance of 67 such temples through exclusive pictures and narratives. The book is the second in the ‘Devalaya’ series by the Jagran Coffee Table Book (JCTB) vertical. JPL had come out with Devalaya Bihar in November.


Conceptualized by Anand Madhab and authored by Sharmishtha Sharma, Associate Editor, i next, the book is believed to serve as a ready reference material for the people who are inclined to know about the religious/spiritual past of Jharkhand. Inputs from renowned experts on temples have given this book extra shades of authenticity. Given the glorious religious history of Jharkhand, the book is a tribute to the spiritual sentiments of the region.


Devalaya Jharkhand was released by Swami Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati, heir of Shankaracharya, Jyotish Peeth, at a function.


Speaking on the occasion, Mr Madhab said, “Devalaya Jharkhand is not only a tribute to the religious ethos of Jharkhand but it also introduces the devotional facet of the state to a larger number of people in and outside the country.”


He applauded the team effort that went into the book. “With the continuing support from the JCTB team, we shall keep coming up with more and more such books which influence and benefit a whole spectrum of people and fraternities, specially religious folk.”


The book, which includes a specially compiled bhajan collection CD, is being sold pan-India through a wide network of over 400 retail book stores, as well as online on Flipkart and Infibeam. More details are available at www.jagrangems.com.

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