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- Print Length: 236 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 9386224046
- Publisher: Westland (1 November 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MTNQ6SK
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7 Secrets of Shiva Kindle Edition
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Read Dr. Pattanaik's few books earlier and this one too is one of his best writings. The new channel Life Ok is airing a serial on Lord Shiva " MAHADEV" and the producers give due credits to Dr Pattanaik's writings for being the inspiration of the serial. I am neither a Shiva sadhika nor an expert in mythology but reading this great book was a soothing experience. Shiva's various aspects as Kaal Bhairav, Sundareshwar, Kashi Vishwanath, Gore Bhairav have been wonderfully ellaborated in different chapters leaving the readers spell bound and surrendered before Mahadev. Shiva's Nivratti marg as compared to Narayan's Pravritti Marg has been justified aptly leaving it to the readers to decide which is the greatest of both. --Geetha Sunil Pillai Dec 19, 2011
A really must read for everybody who wants to understand Hindu mythology or would like to classify it as erratic and out of world stories of Gods who are absent at the time of need. While i have always understood spirituality and dismissed mythology as interesting stories for kids. I find these should be the best piece of literature. Such abstract concepts are so beautifully laden that they demonstrate abstract concepts, through mundane materialistic things. Book is good but concepts concepts could be better categorized to give clearer picture --Priyanka Srivastav Apr 16, 2012
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This book clears the misconceptions about what Shiva is all about. Today it is easier to concentrate on the spirit of Lord Shiva, that it was earlier. Earlier it was a search for the concrete form.
This time his focus is on this hermit who is totally ditached from society yet gradually becomes a part of it with the help of his wife.
Books on Shiva always impressed me and overall the metaphors used for his wife and children are indeed very very impressive.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has read the other two of the trilogy or whoever is interested in knowing the deep metaphors about this hermit god.
A must for Shiva fans!
While this prolougue is intriguing, authors fails to deliver in the pages that follow. He takes isolated mythological stories and tries to uncover spiritual meaning in them. The meanings given are more of an individuals view. The books lacks consistency of thought and is more like jumbled representation of stories. Every page has picture ( some are really outrageous )on one side and text on the other without adequate relation between the two.
It's more of a commercial product than scholarly. Purchase if you want to read a few stories and undigested thoughts.
But overall a very good read...Many thanks to Devdutt Patnaik for deciphering the misundertood concepts for a layman like us
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Why is Shiva dressed like an uncouth tramp? Why does he smear ashes from the cemetery, on his body and dress with a tiger skin? Why did he arm Ravana and Basmasura with boons that finally led to trouble? Who is this God who acts like a hermit devoid of family, commitments and emotion and yet has a huge following of ganas, wives and sons?
One will find all the answers for these questions in this book. With impeccable research, Devdutt Patnaik steers us through Sati’s marriage to Shiva, the impact of her death on him and his resultant withdrawal from the world.
I liked the way, the author explains the role of Parvathi in Shiva’s world. It is she who facilitates Shiva’s engagement back in the world. It is she who teaches esoteric nuances of sex and love to him. And author’s assertion that Shiva was innocent to the world’s prejudices and cultural perception makes a lot of sense.
As with any other mythology book, the author has delved deep into both north and south indian fables, folk tales, myths and legends and has presented Shiva to the common man to understand, venerate and learn the primitive wisdom that would help us escape the trapping of the world.
Devdutt’s language is simple to understand yet he manages to explain complex arguments about Shiva in very understandable terms.
Plus Points: Thorough research of all legends, stories and myths related to Shiva.
Minus Points: Felt that the first chapter dragged a bit with a lot esoteric explanations.
I feel proud of my religion after reading this book but this book is not about Hinduism and its advantages though.Shiv Ji is the centre point of the book and I will definite go for other works of the author.
The philosophy is really not that catchy - I never thought it was meant to be. It is an accompaniment to the stories of Shiv, a pregnant pause to explain a beheading there & a drunken-college-dude thing there that Shiv does from time to time. But Shiv is well beyond all our classifications which he neither understands nor cares about. To really dig your heel into philosophy/.Hindu thought, I suggest look elsewhere. This is good but fleeting series of introductions to a many tentacled complex web of Hindu thought.
It is really the stories then & the character that emerges from it. Ultimately, all the complex doctrines fuse into this simpleton & manifest awkwardly in this world of ours making him both accessible, inspiring & a lot of fun.
The philosophy explained is meaningful, upto the point and is very easy to understand.
I started off with this book with an intolerant attitude towards the religion, often calling it a religion full of compelling myths which made no sense to a great extent. Having read this book, I further continued with the book "Seven secrets of Vishnu". Now I am a genuine admirer of both these.
For all those who wish to understand philosophy of Shiva logically this is the book.