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The Birth of the Ganga Hardcover – December 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions (December 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0892816902
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892816903
  • Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 9.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,130,223 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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To listen to or read Ganga's story is said to fully awaken our spiritual side. . . . Some Hindus declare that in Kali Yuga (the present-era Age of Darkness), the only source of purification is Ganga. . . . If the river is too far away, perhaps this book will serve almost as well. -- Napra ReView

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Harish Johari (1934-1999) was a well-known author, scholar, artist, and composer who worked for decades to introduce the culture of his homeland to the West. He is the author of numerous books, including Tools for Tantra, Chakras, Ayurvedic Healing Cuisine, Ayurvedic Massage, Numerology, The Healing Power of Gemstones, and Breath, Mind, and Consciousness. Pieter Weltevrede has been Johari's student for 18 years and his illustrations also appear in Ayurvedic Massage

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By JosephBaxter on June 3, 2000
Format: Hardcover
One of the most beautiful books ever made, mostly in terms of an artistic sense. The story is interesting, but the inspiration and knowledge come from the silk water color paintings. These paintings are unique in the sense that they had to be repainted at least 10 times, while doing water washes between each painting until the water color becomes a part of the fabric. You can pour water on these paintings, but the color will not come off. This book is also good for children to read and be attracted to. What a great deal.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on October 12, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This is a wonderfully written and illustrated book of a traditional Hindu story. Harish Johari tells of how Ganga came to earth, fearful of being polluted only to find her waters were thought of as purifying. There is a story within this entire story, which adds to the fun of reading this. The artwork in this book is exceptionally beautiful as well. This is definitely a bedtime story book as parents will enjoy helping their child read this and smaller children will enjoy hearing the story then, retelling it through the illustrations in their own words. I originally purchased this book for the illustrations, as I am interested in art, but found, as an adult, the story to be very interesting and enjoyable. I would recommend this book to others who are interested in art, as well as anyone who does not have any insight into traditional Indian children's stories.
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By Asha Coltrane on October 17, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I got the order when I was supposed to and it was in the condition theysaid it would be in
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