By Devdutt Pattanaik
Publish 12 months note: First released in 2006
A deciphering of Hindu mythology Hindus have one God. additionally they have 330 million gods: male gods; lady gods; own gods; kinfolk gods; loved ones gods; village gods; gods of area and time; gods for particular castes and specific professions; gods who stay in timber; in animals; in minerals; in geometrical styles and in man-made gadgets. Then there are an entire host of demons. yet no satan.
In this groundbreaking publication Dr Devdutt Pattanaik; certainly one of India's most well-liked mythologists; seeks a solution to those obvious paradoxes and unravels an inherited fact approximately existence and dying; nature and tradition; perfection and threat. He retells sacred Hindu tales and decodes Hindu symbols and rituals; utilizing a special type of remark; illustrations and diagrams. we find why the villainous Kauravas went to heaven and the virtuous Pandavas (all other than Yudhishtira) have been despatched to hell; why Rama regardless of leaving behind the blameless Sita is still the version king; why the blood-drinking Kali is one other type of the milk-giving Gauri; and why Shiva wrenched off the 5th head of Brahma.
Constructed over generations; Hindu myths function home windows to the soul; and supply an figuring out of the area round us. the purpose isn't really to outgrow fantasy; yet to be enriched and empowered by way of its historical; powerful and nonetheless proper language.