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Sacred Complex of Rurksetra


A Holy Tirtha of Hinduism in Western Nepal Ram Niwas Pandey
Adroit Publishers, Delhi, 2000
Rs 1,360

At the confluence of the Gandaki River and Ridi Khola is Ruruksetra (now Ridiksetra), a Hindu pilgrimage site that became the focus of religious activity after the 16th century Palpa king Mukunda Sena I built a temple there. This book is an account of how the author countered the modernisation and commercialisation here.


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(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)


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