Holy Wanderings - In the Lap of the Himalayas
This book is an absorbing travelogue of the Himalayan pilgrimages of Swami Akhandananda, a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna and the fourth president of the Ramakrishna Order. The great Swami wandered as a pilgrim for almost ten years, from 1887 to 1897, visiting pilgrimage centres in the Himalayas, Tibet, Rajputana, Gujarat and Bengal. He recorded his experiences in Bengali with a beautiful diction and inimitable literary style, giving not only informative and thrilling accounts of men, countries and events but also the reflections of a philosopher and a lover of God. Translated in English by Dr. Narendranath B. Patil, this book will serve as a perennial inspiration for all adventurous spiritual seekers.