The book launch of 108 Divya Desa Dharshan buy Usha Raja was held at Raghasudha hall On Wednesday October 19th .
The book was released by TR Mani , senior advocate of Madras High Cort. The first copy was received by Dr S Padmanabhan ,Srikaryam of Sri Ahobila mutt head , and of the Professor and head of the dept of Sanskrit , University of Madras.The second copy was received by Mr Thothathri PRO of Sri Vanamamalai mutt.
Usha Raja spoke about the book.
She said that there isa need for a concise and precise book on the Divya desams which appeals to the readers in the current era. The books should be very useful to those intending to visits the temples.
Information regarding the deity, temple vimanam, holy water,sthala vriksham along with a brief history of the temple has been provided for each of the temples. Important festivals associated with the temple has been mentioned .The book also captures important information pertaining to each of these temples. These will be of help to know more about the temples ’concerned. Temple Timings, route and access logistics along with contact numbers , which may be of help to the tourists are also provided .
MR J Raja explained the concept of the book’s wrapper .The wrapper conveys the contents of the book in a graphical depiction. Mr mani explained the significance of 108 Divya desams, Dr Padmanabhan said that this book is an authentic book on Divya desams and advised that the youth should be guided to visit the temples.