Author: Aurijit Ganguli
• “Aum Mani Padme Hum.”
, “Mani means jewel. Padme means lotus. Literally, the phrase means Praise to the Jewel in the Lotus.•
With a backdrop of beautiful Uttarakhand, it’s a journey of Lisa and Arjun who came to India in search of Sanjeevani herb. Lil did that knew was, they are going to witness the Shambala – a mystical place.
Along with engaging narration, the intriguing plot of the story is filled with mystery and surprises. I loved the way the Author sequenced the events. The way things were taking place, adding mystery to the journey.
It’s a smooth-paced story full of adventures that Lisa and Arjun are going to witness. I liked the way the author developed the characters. One could connect to each of them, especially with Lisa, Arjun and Kanha.
From expressing the helpful nature of the people here to the spiritual values.
Divided into two parts, the author shares about Lisa’s and Arjun’s journey, their love for trekking, plants, and exploring the unknown mission. I loved part two more than part one.
The crisp and pleasant writing style with the smooth flow of words, and simple language, this book is a blend of Mystery, Adventures and Spirituality.
Though at some places it felt a bit heavy. The sudden shifting of the plot in the middle of the story breaks the reading flow though it added to the mystery.
From their adventures in the middle of the jungle to meeting the people from nearby villages and staying with them, to exploring the mystical place Shambala and the reasons why they were chosen to be there, this book has a lot more to explore.
Not to forget an unpredictable climax. Something we never saw that coming. Overall, It’s a good read that you can opt for if you like the combination of spirituality, mystery and adventures.
An interesting read.
Set to find out the mythological Sanjeevani plant of the Ramayana, botanist Arjun and chef Lisa were circumstantially clubbed in an unlikely team that travelled from New York to the Western Himalayas in search of the truth.
The series of revelations they stumbled upon was beyond their wildest imagination. Unwittingly, they were on their way to a mystical place that was rumoured, for centuries, to be the epitome of ultimate knowledge, power and wealth.
Pitched against a global antagonistic force and a multitude of challenges, they pushed forward through the perils of the snowy Himalayas.
They had to reach the magical place to receive the Sutras of life and a fore-warning of the biggest catastrophe in the 21st century that would be unfolding in a few months.