TSR releases book on '108 Shades of Divinity'

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Hyderabad: '108 Shades of Divinity', a book written by three talented writers Anju Poddar, late Mukul Singhal...

Hyderabad: '108 Shades of Divinity', a book written by three talented writers Anju Poddar, late Mukul Singhal and Sethu Vaidyanathan, was released at a glittering function here on Sunday. The book explores the significant places of worship of religions - Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism and Judaism across the country. Releasing the book, Rajya Sabha MP T Subbarami Reddy extolled the writers for compiling the information about all religious places in a single book. It was a great adventure that the writers showed to project India's 'unity in diversity' in the book by explaining the importance of all religions and the places of worships.
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Reddy said that everyone should strictly follow their religion which teaches peace, love and affection and oneness of God. He also explained the importance of practising Hinduism in one's daily life. The author, Anju Poddar said that the book invites believers to embark on a sacred journey, giving them details on how to get there, what to expect en route the destination and also interesting facts on the legends and rituals associated with a particular place of worship. "It will create awareness amongst the youngsters of today who associate pilgrimages and religious destinations with hardship and travel. The easy-to-read format and significant details will make it a sort of pilgrim's guide and companion," she added. Anju was the author of many well received books like 'A journey to the heavens', 'A wedding in the house', 'Our festivals and our traditions', 'Meals menus and more' and 'KN Modi- Karmayogi'. Co-author Sethu Vaidyanathan said that this book is an endeavor to encourage youngsters to explore the rich and beautiful tapestry of the country. He said that it also features successful entrepreneurs, media professionals, actors, philanthropists and many creative minds who have shared their views on religion, their belief and what keeps them going on. Late Mukul Singhal's son Rishab Singhal said that the book, '108 shades of divinity', is a journey through India's breathtaking landscapes visiting holy shrines and evoking the spiritual side of the reader. The book will encourage people to set out on a journey to attain their quest for a connection with the divine, he added. On the occasion, Begum Bashir Yar Jung spoke on goodness of Islam and Rev Fr Raju Alex enlightened on the spirit of Christianity. Subbirami Reddy's wife Indira Reddy presented books to Narendra and Harsha of Pragati Art Printers, Ram Prasad, Ravinder Reddy and Snehitha Seshadri.
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