A notch higher than the previous Devalaya books, this one also gives you maps of the regions covered and detailing on temple locations and ways and means of reaching each destination. In addition, it also contains a special section on Tenets of Hinduism and another on some fantastic pictures captured enroute. Pictures of Kumbh occupy a place of pride in the collection.
Covering a total of 99 temples, the book, Devalaya, Uttar Pradesh, gives a complete picture of the places of devotional importance in the state. With the focus on historical value, the beliefs and legends associated with each one of them, their unique features, including architecture and general description of the layout and landscape, the book, captures the look and feel from a visitor’s point of view too. This has not been achieved through words alone, but also with the help of the meticulous planning of pictorial coverage. Opulent and exotic, it is the judicious selection and placement of pictures that transports one straight to the precincts of the temple one is looking at on the pages.