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25 Aug 2021

Heaven on Earth: The Universe of Kerala's Guruvayur Temple

Pepita Seth in conversation with Anupama Raju

Writer and photographer Pepita Seth’s book, Heaven on Earth: The Universe of... Kerala's Guruvayur Temple, is a vivid and detailed account of the almost tangible sanctity that pervades Guruvayur Temple, its unique and elaborate traditions and the dominating presence of Guruvayurappan, the Lord of Guruvayur: Krishna. The book, which includes exquisite photographs, follows the temple’s unceasing rituals, detailing its divine origins, it's elaborate festivals, the complexity of its poojas and the overwhelming devotion that centres on Lord Krishna. In conversation with Anupama Raju.

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11 Aug 2021

Ajmer Sharif: The Path of Devotion

Syed Salman Chishty in conversation with Rana Safvi

The revered Dargah of the 11th Century Sufi saint, Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin... Hassan Chishty, has been a binding force in our nation's secular fabric. Syed Salman Chishty, hails from the Chishty Sufi family of Ajmer Sharif. The Nizami Chishty Order is considered the most inclusive of Sufi philosophies. Exploring the nuances of Sufi philosophy with its interplay through history, Syed Salman takes us on a mystical journey of faith, harmony and inclusivity. In conversation with historian and author Rana Safvi, Syed Salman discusses the importance of Ajmer Sharif and the resonating power of its traditions.

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