Tirupati: A Guide to Life (Telugu) Paperback - 2014
"In Tirupati: A Guide To Life, author Kota Neelima attempts to connect the teachings of Lord Venkateshwara to practical aspects of daily living. The book aims to bridge the gap between ancient wisdom and modern life, by providing practical suggestions.
Tirupati: A Guide To Life begins with a foreword written by the lead priest at the Venkateshwara temple. Then the author proceeds with tracing the roots of the historical temple. She also provides a snapshot into the inner working of the shrine, in a place that is considered to be the most important in the world. Neelima has provided details such as a list of festivals celebrated at Tirupati, the vehicles used for the gods during each festival, slokas used to wake Lord Venkateshwara and the rules of the temple.
In the book, Neelima also talks at length about what is dharma and what is sin. As beings that experience the waves and crashes of the material world, Neelima addresses issues such as love, ambition, death, pain, wealth and faith, through short chapters. She also presents anecdotes on betrayal, sorrow and neglect. Neelima’s books help readers understand how they can achieve fulfillment and happiness.
After reading Neelima’s book, readers will understand the true meaning of life and seek comfort in Lord Sri Venkateshwara, the god that fulfils desires, provides redemption, through his love for his followers. Tirupati: A Guide To Life was published in 2012, by Random House India."
About the Author
Neelima Kota is an author and journalist. Some of her other titles are Shoes Of The Dead, Riverstones and Death of a Moneylender.
Neelima is a graduate from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, in Delhi. At present, Neelima is the Political Editor for The Sunday Guardian. She is also a Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. Apart from writing, Neelima also dabbles in abstract painting. Her paintings have been featured in exhibitions. Neelima divides her time between her homes in New Delhi and Washington D.C.
- Author: Kota Neelima
- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: Manjul Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.; New edition (20 January 2014)
- Language: Telugu