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The Mahābhārata Webinar series organized by Amrita Darshanam, International Centre for Spiritual Studies (ICSS), Amritapuri campus hosted a session called “Travels around Mahābhārata Sites” by Smt. Anuradha Goyal (author, speaker and blogger of IndiTales) on July 31, 2021. At the beginning of the session, she was introduced and welcomed by Dr. Nidheesh M. (Assistant Professor, Amrita School of Biotechnology, Amritapuri campus). Then she shared her experience in India and how her life took a 360-degree turn from the software industry to a full-time pilgrim.
Smt. Anuradha Goyal continued her talk by sharing an assumed Bhārata map during the Mahābhārata period which located all the places mentioned in the itihāsa. The virtual tour covered the Jain temple, Parikshitgarh Fort at Hastinapur, Indraprastha, Kurukshetra, Panchal-Kampilya and Dwarka; it also covered the places visited by Balarāma during his yātra, and also traced the footprints of the Pāṇḍava-s in the Himalayas and other places. The session enlightened the participants through various Mahābhārata sites, as well as the stories behind these sites through picturesque presentation. The session also included a short question and answer session and was concluded with the chanting of Śānti mantra.