The beautiful State of Maharashtra is blessed with thousands of temples which include those dedicated to Jyotir Lingams, Shakti Peetams and Ashta Vinayak. With Temples of Maharashtra – A Travel Guide, we embark on a spiritually fulfilling journey to some of the most sacred places of worship that dot the map of the State with tremendous diversity, traversing along rugged mountain ranges and banks of holy rivers to rural interiors and the urban expanse of metropolitan cities.
Pilgrimages are a way of life for the spiritually inclined Hindus, who believe that Bhakthi is the pathway that will lead them to Moksha or salvation With an aim to assist the religious tourist in planning and executing visits to these pilgrimage sites with comparative ease, the contents of this book are entirely information-driven with useful details about location, temple timings, myths, legends, specific description of the deity, history, architecture and festivals of the prominent temple sites in Maharashtra.
Lalitha Balasubramanian graduated in Science from the University of Mumbai and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Bhavan’s College, Mumbai. She worked in the Editorial Department of the Institute for Research in Reproduction (ICMR) for a few years, before she switched over to freelance writing. She has contributed more than 200 articles on education, health and travel to several reputed newspapers and magazines, apart from authoring a novel for children Twins at the Ancient Villa (2009) and a non-fiction book in the travel genre titled Kerala-the Divine Destination (2015). She is interested in fine arts and has been trained in Carnatic classical music. Lalitha is a voracious reader and also a keen follower of sports. She lives with her family in Mumbai.
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