Come, explore the places where we worship with Amma and the boys! Bhakti Mathur’s books in this series is sure to inform and excite your little one to travel to the different monuments in India. Told through interesting stories with captivating illustrations, this new series introduces readers to the history of different faiths and their associated monuments. Here are three of her books that you must take a look at!
Amma, Take Me to Tirupati
Enjoy the scenic drive uphill, while listening to captivating lore about the snake that became a hill range and how Vishnu came to reside on the very same hill, first as a boar and then as a heartbroken husband. Wake up bright and early to the hymns of Suprabhatam. Savour the delicious Tirupati laddu as prasad. Relish a few quiet moments by the lake Swami Pushkarini. Witness the adoration of Venkateshwara’s devotees.
Amma, Take Me To The Golden Temple
Join Amma and her children as they travel to the famous Golden Temple in Amritsar. Take a tour through the wonderful sights, sounds and history of Darbar Sahib. Hear stories about the Sikh gurus. Visit Darshani Deori and Akal Takht. Savour a drink from the sacred waters at Har Ki Pauri and the langar from the world’s biggest kitchen! Learn Guru Nanak’s eternal message of equality, love and service.
Amma, Take Me to the Dargah of Salim Chishti
Hear the story of why the great Mughal emperor Akbar visited the Sufi saint Shaikh Salim Chishti and then had a mausoleum built in his honour. Walk through the imposing Buland Darwaza. Admire the majestic architecture of the sprawling quadrangle. Hear the soulful notes of azan wafting from the Jama Masjid. Tie a thread in the delicate jali screens as you make a wish. Behold the dargah of Salim Chishti shining like a white pearl in an oasis of red sandstone. Listen to Amma with your eyes and ears wide open, for this whirlwind of a journey promises to leave you mesmerized!