Vishnu - An Introduction | Devdutt Pattanaik
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Vishnu - An Introduction
Devdutt Pattanaik

Vishnu: An Introduction attempts to highlight the many aspects of the Preserver of the cosmos. As the sustainer of the elements, the Lord of ten principal avatars, and a Being with a thousand names - Rama, Krishna, Varaha, Narasimha, Narayana - Vishnu is an enigma, and an intellectual challenge. The book then untangles the bulk of this Godhead's philosophy. Through a narrative that is eminently simple, and images that compliment a lucidly-written text, the book guides the reader through Vaishnava belief, history, folklore and myth.

This is an attempt to understand the meaning of Vishnu worship in our time. Written in simple narrative style, it takes us through Vaishnava imagery, philosophy, beliefs, customs, history, folklore and myth. The author has tried to reach out to young and old alike, retelling familiar legends of Rama and Krishna as well as unfamiliar ones like those of Vishnu's consort and son.

US $25 ISBN: 978-81-87111-90-0
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Devdutt Pattanaik graduated in medicine from Mumbai University. Though a medical man by profession, he is a mythologist by passion. He topped Mumbai University's course on Comparative Mythology and is now a part of 'Sabrang', a cultural organization that aims to demystify the arts. Through lectures, workshops, articles, illustrations and books, he is determined to keep alive the ancient heritage of sacred lore and bring out its relevance in modern times.

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