WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5
I have always been drawn to books that talk about Hinduism and its many branches.
Recent days have seen me discovering more of such books that offer deep insights into the Hindu religion, its history, its texts, and literature, while also talking about its accompanying sciences.
I recently had the chance to read yet another book on the subject. Read on to know more about my thoughts on Astrologer, Tarot Reader, and Author Tanuj Lalchandani’s latest book, Tatva, Soul and Karma.
What to expect?
Expect a beginner’s guide about the various Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Expect a book that tells you much about their stories and their significance as the presiding deities of many planets.
Expect a book that is written in a simple and understandable language. And finally, expect a book that is a piece of art in itself.
Who can read?
Tatva, Soul and Karma is written in a simple and fluid language and as such can be picked up by any beginner level reader.
What is the book all about?
The book attempts to establish a connection between astrology and spirituality. And in turn, it helps an individual lead a happy and balanced life.
It not only imparts important information about the various planets and their significance.
But also enlists easy to implement remedies that will reduce their negative effects and enhance their positive effects on a person’s life.
What did I like?
The book is a piece of beauty. It is a thing to own and behold.
The quality of the pages, the beautiful illustrations, the brevity of its chapters, and the wisdom that it imparts – all of it together makes this book an enchanting read. It would serve as an ideal gift to give to your loved ones.
What did I not like?
The book doesn’t leave much to be desired. It is well planned and contains a pandora box of information for its readers.
However, the book leans on the expensive side. I think it’s ‘value for money’ offering is not that great.
Is the book interesting to read?
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.
Tatva, Soul and Karma focuses not just on the various planets but also tells us about the stories of their presiding deities in a much-simplified manner.
The best part of the writing is the author’s ability to introduce new and complex topics in such an effortless manner.
A treasure trove of knowledge
There is so much knowledge to be gained from this book. For me, there are a lot of takeaways from the book.
I learned about Rudrakshas and their significance in both astrology and Hinduism. I also learned about the importance of nature worship in Hindu culture and its resulting effect on astrology.
Additionally, there is an educational chapter about the practical aspects of Karma. The book delves deeper into how Karma affects not just our future births but also our current lives.
I am happy to conclude that the book not just provides theoretical but also practical knowledge that can be implemented in our day to day lives. The core message can be easily condensed in these few lines.
It tells us to not dwell on the negatives and indulge in blame games. The very concept of Karma empowers us to assume responsibility for all our past, present, and future deed. In that way, it urges us to be a better human and perform our various dharmas with utmost sincerity.
In the end
In the end, this book sheds some necessary light on the subject of various planets and their roles in our lives.
It is an excellent way to get a basic introduction on the subject and also learn about many Hindu Gods and Goddesses.
With many beautiful illustrations and practical tips, the book provides an engrossing experience to the reader.
The final verdict
It can be read.
Pick the book if
- You enjoy books that have beautiful illustrations.
- You are looking to gift such a book to a loved one.
- You want to know about various planets and their presiding deities.
- You are looking for a beginner level read on the subject of astrology and its religious connections.
Skip the book if
- You are not looking for books on Hindu religion and Hindu mythology.
- You don’t enjoy books that talk about astrology and other allied sciences.
- You are looking for a detailed read on the subject. Please note that this book is strictly for beginners.
- You are looking for a ‘value for money’ read.
Can’t wait to read it? Buy your copy of Tatva, Soul and Karma using the link below.