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Balaji - Venkateshwara - An Introduction
Nandita Krishna

Balaji-Venkateshwara: An Introduction attempts to unravel the life of one God and study one temple, nestled in the hills of South India. It is said that Lord Vishnu, to rescue a world in distress, took the form of Balaji-Venkateshwara, the Destroyer of all Sins. Yet, who really was Balaji? What is the legend behind His incarnation? What are the stories behind His temple's origin? What are the meanings behind the rituals He demands? The books attempts to answer these questions, and more, for the pilgrim-soul.

114 Pages, 8.2" x 11"
US $22
 
Ganesha - An Introduction
Shakunthala Jagannathan, Nandita Krishna

Among the many Gods worshipped in India, Ganesha has a pride of place - as the Lord of Beginnings, the Remover of Obstacles, the endearing elephant-headed deity. But was Ganesha always our beloved God? How then did He weave his way into a country's affections? Moving effortlessly between legend and history, parables and archeology, the book sheds light on the rise of a God. With photographs and attractive line-drawings, this book speaks as effectively through visual as it does through words.

106 Pages, 8.2" x 11"
US $22
 
Devi - An Introduction
Devdutt Pattanaik

Devi: An Introduction attempts to unravel the mysteries behind Goddess worship. With stories on Adi-Maya-Shakti, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Parvati, Kali, Durga, the book speaks of India's long association with female deities, and the relevance of Shakti in these modern times. Drawing from a rich tradition of Shakta imagery, Indian philosophy, history, folklore and myth, Devi is one of the finest introductions to feminist theology.

126 Pages, 8.2" x 11"
US $25
 
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