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A very interesting take on lord Ganesha!
Reviewed in India on 18 June 2019
This is my first book by Devdutt Pattanaik and I couldn't agree more that he stands as a fantastic weaver of Indian mythology. Ganesha's Secret is a brief account of the mythology behind Lord Ganesha who represents abundance mindset. Several theories behind his birth are put forth lucidly. The book deals with the lesser-known facts about Ganesha and the reasons behind him being called Vinayaka and Ganapati. How does Ganesha's presence relate to the knowledge and wealth are also described well. I loved each thing discussed here thoroughly. Right from Lord Shiva's act of beheading Ganesha to Ganesha trying his best to not let the Shiva Lingas be placed in Lanka, everything was mesmerizing. One should definitely read the author's work to get an idea behind the prominent notions regarding our mythology. What would intrigue you as a reader will be the narrative's uniqueness of content as well its sheer simplicity.