ISBN 9788183282987,Kurukshetra: Timeless Sanctity

Kurukshetra: Timeless Sanctity


Vijai Vardhan


Wisdom Tree



Wisdom Tree

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9788183282987

ISBN-10 8183282989


Number of Pages 130 Pages
Language (English)

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Kurukshetra a city where history blends the legenda city of myths, great battles, and even greater empiresa city that lent canvas to the epic Mahabharata and bore the song celestial, the Bhagavad Gitaa city that eulogises the glory of the primordial river, Saraswati ...a city no spiritual seeker would pass up on. Tracing the inviolable sanctity of this timeless city, Kurukshetra: Timeless Sanctity explores Kurukshetra as a metaphor, a leitmotif of Indian spirituality and mysticism, and as a confluence of profound streams of faiths as divergent yet concurrent as Buddhism, Sufism and Hinduism, while recounting its story through the lives of warriors and kings, prophets and poets, saints, savants and freedom fighters who have shaped its history. About the Author After graduating in History from St Stephens College, Delhi, Vijai Vardhan joined the Haryana cadre of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1985. He is drawn to the mystic and has a deep and abiding interest in Sufism, Confucianism and Taoism. As a voice-over artiste, he lends his voice to theatre, documentary films and poetry festivals. He has authored two books of Sufi Haiku titled, Beyond the Great Beyond and Ibadat : The Breath of My Soul. He lives in Chandigarh and you can email him at From being a practising lawyer to operating adventure travel and photo tours, Atul Sharma finally chose photography as his medium of expression and took to it full time. In search of new paths, new subjects and new expressions, he has travelled far and nearhis journey taking him to Europe, the Middle East, Mauritius, South East Asia and across the Indian subcontinent. He has exhibited in France in 2002 at the Biarritz Terre DImage festival. A part of several private collections in France, USA and India, his work has also been published in magazines in India and abroad.