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Shiva - An Introduction
Devdutt Pattanaik

The book is an attempt at demystifying one of the chief deities in the Hindu triumvirate, Shiva, the Transformer. As Gangadhara, the carrier of the Ganges, as Pashupati, the Lord of cattle, as Bhairav, the Spirit of austere penance, the book delves into the many identities of a paradoxical Godhead. With a plethora of stories, unfamiliar and untold, a key to the deity's chief symbols, a map to jyotirlingas, and a list of the ravel-haired God's many names, Shiva: An Introduction takes the reader on a journey through Shaivite philosophy, history, folklore, ritual and myth.

126 Pages, 8.3" x 11"
US $25
 
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.

130 Pages, 8.2" x 11"
US $25
 
Lakshmi - An Introduction
Devdutt Pattanaik

Lakshmi, the goddess of material abundance, affluence, authority and auspiciousness is one of the most popular deities of the Hindu pantheon. The book presents a comprehensive description of the goddess, and helps the reader appreciate the Hindu approach to wealth and power. Simultaneously, it also delves into the temples, symbols and festivals and names associated with her, and the rituals that promise material fulfillment.

110 Pages
US $25
 
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