The Metaphor Lucknow Litfest witnessed a momentous occasion as the book “Travel to Naimisharanya: A Journey from Lost to Find” was launched to thunderous applause. Authored by Raj Smriti and Manuj Sharma, the book takes readers on a spiritual odyssey through the sacred city of Naimisharanya, invoking the divine blessings of Lord Rama and Krishna.
The distinguished launch ceremony was graced by the divine soul Aparimay Shyam Das, the President of ISCON Temple, Lucknow. The stage was also shared by esteemed personalities, including renowned poet Ved Vrat Vajpayee, Ex-Member of Public Service Commission, UP, M. Chandramani Singh, Dr. Sanjeev Awasthi, Founder of Chetna Dental Center, social worker Sanjay Singh, Musicologist K.L Pandey, and retired Bank Official Rajiv Pradhan. Their collective presence added a divine aura to the auspicious occasion.
Honourable Tourism Minister Jaiveer Singh and DM Sitapur were acknowledged with special thanks for their instrumental role as the driving force behind the project, ensuring its fruition. The foreword of the book, a pivotal aspect of any literary work, was penned by Mukesh Meshram, Principal Secretary – Director General, Uttar Pradesh Tourism.
Adding glamour to the event, the book was presented to two luminaries from the Indian Film Industry, Imtiyaz Ali and Piyush Mishra. Imtiyaz Ali, a director, producer, and screenwriter known for his soul-stirring narratives, and Piyush Mishra, a multifaceted talent in Indian cinema as an actor, singer, lyricist, playwright, musician, and screenwriter, expressed their appreciation for the unique approach of the book.
What sets “Travel to Naimisharanya” apart is its distinctive genre as the first-ever travelogue on the holy city of Naimisharanya. The book seamlessly combines Hindi and English, catering to a wider audience. Illustrated with captivating pictures, it brings to life the spiritual significance of Naimisharanya, ensuring readers gain a profound understanding of its cultural and historical importance.
Surekha Waldia and Dheeraj Gupta, the editors of FolkTales Incorporation, have skillfully curated the book, ensuring a seamless blend of storytelling and visual elements. The incorporation of beautiful pictures and illustrations adds depth to the narrative, making the journey through the pages of the book a visually enchanting experience.
Expressing gratitude, the authors extended their thanks to the people of Lucknow for showering love and affection on the fourth book of FolkTales Incorporation. To bring the spiritual journey to your doorstep, interested readers can place their orders for home delivery by calling 9936426342 or by purchasing the book from Universal Booksellers in Lucknow.
“Travel to Naimisharanya: A Journey from Lost to Find” is more than just a book; it’s an invitation to embark on a spiritual sojourn, exploring the mystique of Naimisharanya in the heart of India.