Submitted by Editor on Thu, 2016-01-14 16:56 Mangaluru: A book titled “Pictorial Journey to Udupi-Manipal”, which displays the religions, tradition, folklore, Heritage, Cuisines and lifestyle of the people in Udupi district in pictures, released here on Thursday. Dr HS Ballal ,Pro Chancellor, Manipal University, formally handed over the first copy. Pramod Madhwaraj ,MLA, Udupi, presided over the function. Vinayakumar Sorake, T Gautham Pai, MD, The Manipal Grou, K Annamalai, SP, Udupi were the chief guests. Sri Vishwesha theertha swamiji(Sri Pejavar Math) had blessed the function. The book has 198 pictures captured by the Senior News Photographer Astro Mohan .Each picture is accompanied by a summary. The book has been divided into 11 chapters and short Kannada captions are also incorporated. The book is aimed at both the tourists as well as the residents of the district. Art critic A. Ishwarayya has written an introduction to the book, while Dhrmadhikaari of Sri Kshetra Dharmasthal Padmavihooshana Dr D Veerendra Heggade and Managing Editor of Taranga, Sandhya Pai have written the messages.