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We would like to offer special thanks to the following peoplefor their loving and dedicated seva in bringing this book tofruition: H.H. Sri Shankaracharya Swami Divyanand Teerthjiread the first draft of the book and offered insightful com-ments and suggestions. Padmashri Pandit Vidya NiwasMisraji read the book in its entirety as a draft and also pro- vided the inspiring and educational foreword. Shri RamniklalSolanki and his sons Shailesh and Kalpesh Solanki, the edi-tors and publishers of Garavi Gujarat magazine, lovingly offered to publish the book, and therefore they are to thank for bringing the concept into reality. Rozalia Hummel(Radhika Priya) upon hearing about this book immediately offered to create illustrations for it. Thus, she has helped tocreate our first illustrated publication. Dawn Baillie is ourdivine cover artist, bringing beauty and magic to the frontand back covers. Anar Mashruwala is our fastidious proof-reader. Not even a misplaced comma escapes her flawlesseye for detail. She and her sister, Avani, also provided in- valuable comments -- from the perspective of Hindu youthliving in the West -- on the content of the first draft.
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored ina retrieval system, or transmitted in any former by any means, electronic,mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the priorpermission of the publishers.Book Design & Printed by Asian Media and Marketing GroupGaravi Gujarat House, 1 Silex Street, London SE1 0DW Tel: 020 7928 1234, Fax: 020 7261 0055,Email: firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.gg2.netFirst published 2004