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Sitamarhi to Haridwar in Sacred River: A Himalayan Journey

In Sacred River, Jagdish, a laborer-farmer from a remote village, Sitamarhi, in India went on a pilgrimage that concluded at the Gangotri temple in the Himalayas, where other characters from the novel also converged. I describe a little, but mostly show by pictures, his life journey from Sitamarhi to  Haridwar, Gateway to God, his last stop before Gangotri. […]

New Delhi, first stop in “Sacred River: A Himalayan Journey”

This novel is a journey of various kinds. For some it is a mystery, a gold heist, for some it is a travelogue, a hike to the Himalayas, for others it is a spiritual adventure, a pilgrimage, a conversation with monks. The journey of the Americans to the source of the Ganges River takes them from the plains of India to the Himalayas and they experience India bottom up. They also face obstacles and suffering of various kinds – some physical, but mostly internal, within themselves. Otherwise, there would be no life experience from such a pilgrimage-adventure. […]