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- “Gauri…” has been written from a Gangaur Song in Marwari, repeated a number of times to ensure that nothing was missed out. Patience is a virtue. As of April 2012, it needs to be professionally edited.
- The writing of “Prambanan..” was inspired by a coffee table book. The text was researched by using Google Baba, Wikipedia, and different websites. The photographer has expressly released the photo in public domain, but has been credited. The text needs to be expanded as of April 2012.
- “..Gopeshwar Mahadev..” has been re-written based on a story my mother read to me from a book from Gitapress Gorakhpur in Hindi. Additional details and modern names have been researched using different official websites.
- Writing “Namami shamishaan..” needed significant time. I started with the version in the Ramayana I had at home. I cannot type in Hindi or Sanskrit, so I found a Sanskrit version on the Internet. The Internet version had lots and lots and lots of mistakes. I had to listen to Namami Shamishaan again and again, correcting the text as we went along. Correcting it with an English keyboard and translating it was fun 😉 Hopefully, its reasonably correct now.
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