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Somehow, everything fell into place; I had been wanting to read Devdutt and on top of that my curiosity towards Shiva is unparalleled. We call this love, but it is in fact attachment as they give us identity and meaning.
We have a bipolar situation where either the Mythology is seen from the perspective of people, not native to India or people who are native but preach too much. This book is an insight of the vast Hindu Mythological universe which is a perfect blend. So, here it is. I am done with it. How much I loved this book? Too much. He is always shown drinking or smoking narcotic hemp.
In intoxication, one refuses to accept reality and assumes oneself to be the master of the world. When the reference point is aham, not atma, when the world is only Brahmanda not Prakriti, one is as deluded as one who is intoxicated. I love Dogs ; Book Information Pages: English Genre: Mythology My Rating: Nov 12, Ramya Idea Smith rated it did not like it. A lot of things draw me to Dr. His articles often carry forward an idea from mythology and apply it to realities of our modern times.
Perhaps it is a book for those completely unfamiliar with Hindu mythology and want a ready primer on the Shiva myth. For the first time in my reading life, Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik disappoints. Jul 25, Pooja Kashyap rated it it was ok Shelves: I thought the book might talk about the physics behind formation of Shiva, I mean the symbolism behind the Hindu god.
Rather, the book talks about the legends spun around Shiva and family giving pictorial representations of various art, painting, and sculptures across India. I was not really looking for this in the book. I did read the book, it is a quick read. It talks about Lingeshwara, or the Shiva Ling.
The reasons or the story 7 Secrets of Shiva by Devdutt Pattanaik is a mythological book. The reasons or the story behind the names Bhairava, Shankara, Bholenath and Nataraja. The last two chapters talks about his two sons, Ganesha, and Murugan.
The author gave a passing reference to topics like immortality and soul. However, not much was said about the three states of Shiva: The book is good for readers who enjoy reading stories and legends and names behind Shiva. May 10, Karishma rated it it was amazing Shelves: Great insight of the God of Gods Jai ho Bholenath! Jun 30, Sagar rated it it was ok.
This book is good with the collection of tales and explaining the curious names of Shiva along with his representations in Hinduism: However, the title of the book seems to be mostly unconnected to the details inside it.
The First two of the seven chapters has the repetition of statements but settled in later chapters. This book is not as good as "Jaya", which have I read before this. Nov 04, Prem rated it really liked it. Have you ever thought what does 3 horizontal lines in Shiva's forehead denotes? What does linga symbolically inform us? What is the meaning of vinayaka?
Author researched so many information. Good to read. Sep 14, Avenger rated it really liked it. As the book title suggests, the book revolves around the Hindu God Shiva. This book gives a deep insight into Lord Shiva. The book contains information such as Why Shiva is worshiped as a Linga and not as statue, How Shiv-linga manifested into a worshiping idol, Why Shiva bedecks himself with serpent, ash and animal hide, why Brahma is not worshipped, why Gauri married hermit Shiva and turned him into household Shankara, how Shiva reaches out for the benefit of people through Ganesha and Kartike As the book title suggests, the book revolves around the Hindu God Shiva.
The book contains information such as Why Shiva is worshiped as a Linga and not as statue, How Shiv-linga manifested into a worshiping idol, Why Shiva bedecks himself with serpent, ash and animal hide, why Brahma is not worshipped, why Gauri married hermit Shiva and turned him into household Shankara, how Shiva reaches out for the benefit of people through Ganesha and Kartikeya, What approach we need to have towards prakriti, how we can attain moksha once we outgrow fear, what Nataraja pose signifies,information about his various incarnations such as Bhairava, veerbhadra, datta, Khnadoba etc and much more!!!
Evolvement of relationship between Mahadev and Parvati is nicely depicted. The author has given a rational approach to the Purusha- Prakriti concept which has helped making this book an intriguing one.
People who dont have much knowledge about Hindu God Shiva, then this is a must read. When we enter temple, we pray god and we take rounds, but why do we do that? All such basic ideas have been explained. You will be enriched with knowledge if you are completely new into this field.
The author has presented beautiful paintings and pictures of god and goddess to convey his ideas. I am looking forward to read more of Devdutt Pattanaik books.
The only complain I had regarding this book is it's cost. It's a costly one. Anyways, 4 stars!!!!
Jun 11, Sathya rated it really liked it. Shiva is known as the ascetic god who is free from all attachment and desire for worldly possessions. This book provides a fantastic insight into the various names, figurines, actions that Shiva is known for and does a fine job of detailing the the reasons behind the variety of Shiva worship. On a related but different note, I am almost convinced that the millions who worship Shiva will take a hard look at their beliefs and consider it unfathomable, if they are told from a "practical" perspectiv Shiva is known as the ascetic god who is free from all attachment and desire for worldly possessions.
On a related but different note, I am almost convinced that the millions who worship Shiva will take a hard look at their beliefs and consider it unfathomable, if they are told from a "practical" perspective that they are, in fact, worshiping a phallus and the vagina. The overriding theme of Shiva is the ability to be free of attachment in every sense - achieve a state of tranquility and peace that is considered eternal.
Hara, who is indifferent to anything worldly, is thus considered the Mahadev - the greatest of Devas, thus implying his superiority to everything. In opening up the meaning of a number of rituals, prayers and other acts, Devdutt Patnaik, is, in my opinion, educating the reader in a very simple way on the reasons why these prayers are performed.
This is the greatest learning - knowing why one an action is done in a certain way, other than the fact that it has been done that way for generations.
Jul 01, Sandeep rated it really liked it. Definitely a good read. A person who is totally unaware about God of God, Lord Shiva, and who is desperate to know about Him, will thoroughly enjoy this book. Though already I am aware of some of the facts about Lord Shiva it was interesting to learn about Hindu mythology but really I expected something more than what the author has expressed.
What made much difference here is the portrayal of all the relevant photos with explanation, whenever he try to explain some facts about God. Why we worshi Definitely a good read. Why we worship Shiva Linga? Who is Bhairava, shankara, Bholenath and Nataraja?
The author also explains about sati's marriage to shiva, impact of her death on him and why he treats devas and asuras equally also how he is different from Lord Vishnu?. The author has given his answers in two versions like how south indians and north indians intepret and understand the same aspect in different version. Jun 27, Karthick rated it it was amazing Shelves: Why he is called as "Destroyer"? When fear is destroyed, there is no hero, no villain, no victim!
Shiva, the Destroyer of Fear!! A must read for Shiva lovers! Har Har Mahadev! Mar 24, Priyanka Pathak rated it it was amazing.
As human beings, we have two choices- an option to spend our lives ignoring the reality, like monkeys spellbound by the rattle drum. We can focus on meaningless activities that keep us busy, help us pass the time and prevent us from getting bored or distract us from introspecting and reflecting on life.
Or another option- Shiva's darshan philosophy - the gaze of understanding. Because unlike plants and animals we have a third eye of wisdom which can invoke liberation Jun 05, Hema Dadi rated it really liked it. Little disappointed because there is no detail described Need to add many topics Its ok.
Mar 11, Chetan rated it it was amazing. Entire philosophy of Hinduism in a nutshell. Authour explains every aspects of Hindhuism, the symbols and its meaning in a layman's language. Nov 27, Gayatri rated it liked it Recommended to Gayatri by: Nandu Didi.
As a devotee of Shiva and a Hindu, I think this book should be read by a majority of the population.
It's an enlightening book and throws light on various practices and dharma followed. I felt a lot of disconnect in the sequence of the tale being told, which were jarring quite often. I did feel at times that the author could have elaborated much more on certain topics, where he'd chosen to continue instead, without a pause. Feb 09, Aadya Pai rated it really liked it.
Good observations. Symbolical explanations. Looking forward to read many of Pattnaik books. Dec 19, Aashna Bajaj added it.
Its a great read for a person looking for to get some insight into the Hindu mythology. It mainly talks about the Hindu ascetic god Shiva and the various forms he is worshipped in, throughout the country.
He is known as the Lingeshwara and the Shankara, he is untouched and unperturbed by the worldly ways and material possessions. He marries the goddess Parvati in forms of Shakti and others, who tries to tame him into being a husband, who provides for his wife, but eventually gives in and accepts Its a great read for a person looking for to get some insight into the Hindu mythology.
He marries the goddess Parvati in forms of Shakti and others, who tries to tame him into being a husband, who provides for his wife, but eventually gives in and accepts him for his innocent and powerful ways.
He's the reason the world exists, he is the destroyer, but all in all, he is the one who is feared the most.
The author through this book, draws parallels between the paintings and murals produced all over India, depicting various forms and stories projected relating to shiva. All these pictorial depictions tell a tale and how they are all related and how the stories string together even though they have made and found in different parts of the country.
The use of the these has been to the the advantage and further helps to understand the text better. It fulfills my need and want to know more about Lord Shiva. Feb 16, Ajitabh Pandey added it Shelves: We all know that the Hindu literature has mentioned lots of deep spiritual concepts and thoughts as symbolic stories. The reason behind depicting God and Godess as humans was to make it easier for us humans to understand these concepts easily.
The author has covered such symbolic stories around Lord Shiva and attempted to decipher the meanings. Chola bronze of Shiva as Nataraja W. Acknowledgements I would like to th. Short-link Link Embed. Share from cover. Share from page: I humbly and most respectfully dedi Page 8 and 9: River stone Shiva-linga Natural roc Page 12 and In many temples of India, a head or Page 14 and North Indian miniature showing Shiv Page 16 and Indus valley seal showing a sage su Page 18 and Shiva-linga with mask Detached from Page 20 and Reverse movement of the semen is al Page 22 and Bhaya means fear.
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Women can be hermits and also refuse to bear children, but they cannot represent the idea of disengagement because the female body can be forced to bear a child.
In case of all other animals, procreation is fettered by natural rhythms, not free will. Even amongst humans, the male of the species has greater choice. The female of the human species can be forced to conceive a child but the human male cannot be forced to make a woman pregnant. Even if aroused, he need not spill the seed in the womb.
Thus he can take pleasure but not father a child. Devdutt, beyond the shadow of a doubt, holds vast knowledge of the Hindu Mythology. He understands what they can mean or rather what they should mean.
He is a definite authority on these things. But when he writes, as an author, he is worthless. What he writes is not only senseless most of the time, it can come across as grotesque and contorted out of shape. But all that may have not been applicable on this particular book. Since this book is written as a means to explain the myths, it needed that neutral tone of voice, neither in favor nor against. A flat and matter of fact tone.
Which is the only way he can write, it should have worked in his favor. And yet, this book is a mess. You ask why?