Benares Guide-Book for the Use of Tourists and Others Visiting Benares; With Sketch Map of City and Suburbs

Benares Guide-Book for the Use of Tourists and Others Visiting Benares; With Sketch Map of City and Suburbs

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...however he did perform; and though some.still refuse to consider him anything but an outcast, he reentered the pale of Hinduism with a body of powerful friends, among whom there was one man of vast wealth, who, having formerly served the family, determined on this occasion to uphold his ancient benefactor. This man had also to perform some slight act of penance, and being a wealthy man, his money and influence soon caused the party to rise into importance.' These two images dedicated to Siva and respect-SMS two images. ively called Dasdswamedsh-' war and Brdhmeshwdr may also been seen; the former is a huge black stone, which by being worshipped will save the worship per's soul from transmigration, and the latter which is a smaller one will obtain for him a seat in B'rahma/s habitation, wherever that be situated. In this temple will be seen numerous other images. There is a tank in this vicinity called the Radralsar tank, and is much frequented in the month of June This is one of the goddesses, who, like S'idhe8_ wciwl in a temple in the Sankata Devi. _ ' neighbourhood, grants what ever favor is asked for. Barren women are the greatest frequenters of this shivala, and their one prayer is that the goddess would bestow on them the gift of children. One poor woman after oifering flowers, began beating her head on the floor and with tears was supplicating the goddess to grant her a child, or to quote her own words, "Lachmi has given me wealth so that I can daily feed a thousand persons, but I am still unhappy; is it your wish that, that my wealth should be enjoyed by strangers? O S"idheswa'rz' give me only one child, and I will be your slave for life. Even a daughter would he prefer-al-le to none at all. I...
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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236816722
  • 9781236816726