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Seven sacred rivers by Bill Aitken

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Published by Penguin Books in New Delhi, New York, N.Y., USA .
Written in English


  • Aitken, Bill -- Journeys -- India.,
  • Hindu shrines -- India.,
  • India -- Description and travel.

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About sacred rivers of India.

StatementBill Aitken.
LC ClassificationsDS414.2 .A47 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination196 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages196
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16677167M

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Seven Sacred Rivers. ISBN ISBN Softcover. New. Quantity Available: 7. From: Bookstore99 (Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.) Seller Rating: Add to Basket.   The book draws extensively on Hindu sacred texts to present the mythological stories relating to the seven sacred rivers, namely, Ganga, Yamuna, Sarasvati, Sindhu, Narmada, Godavari and Kaveri, and the practices connected with river goddess worship. The shared concerns of sacred and secular ecology in modern India are also s: 1. The Narmada has been named the most beautiful river of India by Western travellers like Bill Aitken in his book ‘The Seven Sacred Rivers’. Deep, dark and mysterious, the Narmada flows from Amarkantak in the central mountain ranges of India to the Arabian Sea.   ‘Kamandalu: The Seven Sacred Rivers of Hinduism' by Warrier draws extensively on the Vedas, Puranas and Hindu epics to present mythological .