The book features the Vahanas of many Gods and Goddesses such as Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, Devi Durga, Devi Lakshmi, Maa Shashthi, Lord Indra, Lord Ganesha, and Lord Kartikeya. These are explained in good detail. Vahana is good for the age group of 8 to 13 years. It is a medium-length book and has a total of 104 pages.
Aryaa: An Anthology of Vedic Women | Shivakumar GV | Book Review
The exploration of mythology, or Itihaasa as it is more authentically and preferentially called, can often be a daunting task. One must scour through countless books and resources to find those rare gems that present these ancient tales in their unadulterated form, preserving the narrative without discounting its essence. Through the deft efforts of 10 distinct writers, Aryaa: An Anthology of Vedic Women illuminates the lives of 10 remarkable women who have left an indelible mark on the annals of history.
Secrets of Lord Shani | Guru Gaurav Arya | Book Review
For the uninitiated, Lord Shani is the God of Justice. In Hindu dharma, he is known as the karmaphalaadhikari or the dandadhikari as he is the deity in charge of the fruits of our karma. He is the great discipliner and he doesn’t like injustice, thereby by the powers bestowed upon him, he gives us the good or bad results of our previous karmas. It is because of these powers and the nature of the deity that he is also feared by many, and rightly so. This book delves into the many secrets of the Lord.
The Prophet | Kahlil Gibran | Book Review
Inspired by the long tradition of Oriental mysticism and philosophical monotheism, The Prophet is Lebanese-American writer Kahlil Gibran’s magnum opus. He was also an artist and a poet who gained international repute through the depth of his creations that rattle the soul and evoke spiritual awakening.
The Prophet is crisp yet profound with terse and compact anecdotal sayings. At the core of this book is wisdom that is enriching because of a deep understanding of life and human nature
My Gita | Devdutt Pattanaik | Book Review
This book, written by one of India’s most popular mythologists Devdutt Pattnaik has an interesting title, ‘My Gita’. One look at the title and you know that the book would be philosophical and full of wisdom. And as you read it, this becomes more evident than ever but more than that, the book has a very practical approach to life and living. It teaches how one can have a balance in their life by using the lessons it imparts.
Nachiketa | Subba Rao | Amar Chitra Katha | Book Review
The child prodigy Nachiketa was the son of Rishi Vajashravas. He is known for his tunnel-focused dedication towards the pursuit of self-realization or Moksha. Nachiketa’s story finds mention in the Katha Upanishad (believed to have been written around 9th century BCE).
Tatva, Soul and Karma | Tanuj Lalchandani | Book Review
Replete with gorgeous illustrations that accompany each of its chapters, the book is a thing of beauty. It is both engaging and informative. The knowledge it provides is easy to read and comprehend. Expect a beginner’s guide about the various Hindu Gods and Goddesses.
Precious Gems from Hindu Mythology | Devi | Book Review
Expect a book that tells you a lot about ancient Indian temples and the legends that surround them. Expect a book that tells you about many lesser-known tales from our Hindu mythology and about the relevance of worshipping various elements and gods in the Hindu pantheon.
Remodel Your Soothsayer | Jayanta Bhaumik | Book Review
Remodel Your Soothsayer is not about why one should believe in Astrology and other similar subjects but it is an attempt to improve and expand one’s perception of the forces at play. Through the book, the author tries to address certain aspects attached to the mystical unseen world.
Gurus: The Story of India’s Leading Babas | Bhavdeep Kang | Book Review
In Gurus: The Story of India’s Leading Babas, expect a book that talks about India’s leading gurus in a rather unimpressive manner. In fact, unimpressive is a much humble word because the book, in the treatment of most of the babas, is as condescending as it gets.
The Rise of Rama (The Ramayana Epics #1) | Vijay Singh Sodhi | Book Review
The Rise of Rama tells us the original story as it goes in the Ramayana. It is not a mythological fiction but true mythology. The book takes some creative liberty and reimagines certain conversations but that’s pretty much it. Apart from this small distinction, the story remains unaltered.