Vishnu An Introduction Book by Devdutt Pattanaik
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Vishnu An Introduction Book by Devdutt Pattanaik

Item #: 6bk12

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Statue Details

  • 130 Page, fully illustrated, 11 inch x 8.5 inch, soft cover book complete with the entire history of the Hindu God of Preservation and the many stories surrounding him and his avatars
  • This is an attempt to understand the meaning of Vishnu worship in our time exploring various pictorial images of Vishnu iconography, taking us through Vaishnavite philosophy, beliefs, history, folklore and myth
  • Written in a simple narrative style, and interspersed with familiar and unfamiliar tales retold, the book reaches out to young and old alike
  • Highlights include the retelling of the legends of Rama and Krishna and also lesser known incranations such as Prithu, Hamsa, Hayagriva and Mandhata, lucid explanations and a pictorial key to numerous symbols associated with Vaishnava customs and rituals, a map showing important Vishnu temples, a bibliography for those interested in learning more and over 200 illustrations
Description
"Let me meditate on the supreme god who rests on the serpent of Time, who rides the bird of light, whose dazzling form contains every dimension of Space, who holds in his four hands a conch, a discus, a mace and a lotus, who is pleausre and discipline, fulfillment and forgiveness, as his devotee desires, who delights the mind and delivers the soul, who is the source and goal of life and who will embrace all creatures at the end removing the fear of death."

About the Author:  Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik graduated in medicine from Mumbai University.
Though a medical man by profession, Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik is a mythologist by passion.  He topped Mumbai University's course on Comparative Mythology and is now part of 'Sabrang', a cultural organization that aims to demystify the arts.  Through lectures, workshops, articles in journals and newspapers, illustrations and books, he is determined to keep alive the ancient heritage of sacred lore and bring out its relevance to modern times.

Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik has a wonderful, Narrative writing style which is extremely easy to follow and entertaining to read.

Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik's has written five books on selected gods in the Hindu pantheon;
Vishnu - An Introduction
Shiva - An Introduction
Devi - The Mother Goddess - An Introduction

Other books also available from Lotus Sculpture from Shakunthala Jagannathan are:
Ganesh - The Auspicious - The Beginning
Hinduism - An Introduction
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