Hindu gods serve mankind with compassion and devotion, breathing wisdom into every aspect of life. This exquisitely illustrated book presents profiles of 30 deitiesfrom the powerful triad of Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer, to the colorful supporting cast of gods such as Ganesha and Saraswati. Author Priya Hemenway tells the stories of howHindu gods serve mankind with compassion and devotion, breathing wisdom into every aspect of life. This exquisitely illustrated book presents profiles of 30 deitiesfrom the powerful triad of Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer, to the colorful supporting cast of gods such as Ganesha and Saraswati. Author Priya Hemenway tells the stories of how these gods came to be, how theyre worshipped, and how they remain forever alive in the hearts of those who seek to know themselves....
|Title||:||Hindu Gods: The Spirit of the Divine|
|Number of Pages||:||96 Pages|
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Hindu Gods: The Spirit of the Divine Reviews
just finished this and all I can say is that hinduism is a trip! it's like reading the Iliad and odyssey mixed with Alice and wonderland... you have babies heads falling off and being replaced with elephant heads, gods being born from and ear or a rib cage - galactic battles - a god of semen - women gods who wear the severed limbs of the defeated... and it goes on. I originally bought the book for use as a quick reference and for the artwork and used it more for decor because it's nice looking. All I can say is that Puneet is right when he said it's a religion for geeks because it's like DC and Marvel comics! Each god has it's own superpower and nemesis and power animal. They could walk across the galaxies and lived under the seas. Now that I look back at movies like 'watchmen' so many of the super hero movies and epic tales are based on Hinduism.
A wonderful little book about Hinduism. Great for anyone who is interested in Hinduism, knows nothing about Hinduism, or just loves learning about religions. For those who do not normally read the captions for pictures, please try doing so in this book. The descriptions given for the images in this book are wonderfully written and very informative. :3
I picked up this book a few years ago at a used book store. As with Ritual Art of India, the primary thing that drew me to it was the artwork. While I don't have the background to understand the devotional context of the myths in the book, it was a very compelling and illuminating read.
Its like a super quick introduction into the world of Hindu Gods. Talks about the Eternal Triad (3 Gods that are like God's God) and the 10 avatars of Vishnu and the story behind them. Also about other very common-place Gods like Lakshmi, Sarasvati, Durga, Kali, etc..
A well written introduction to the hindu gods and some of the myths that surround them.
An very interesting look into the beliefs of Hinduism. And just a glance at the many, many gods.
Decent, simple intro to deities, lots of beautiful artwork as well.