The Book of Avatars and Divinities
A great resource on favourite Hindu deities and their many extraordinary forms
In the Hindu universe, gods and goddesses play freely among human beings to help them, nudge them towards right action, and mete out justice. They may appear to us as avatars in human form or manifest themselves as forces of nature. The many myths of Hinduism become colourful and entertaining when Shiva, Vishnu and Devi take different forms to enact their rivalries, destroy demons and teach devotees with superpowers a lesson in humility. This first-of-its-kind book brings together the major deities of the Hindu pantheon, describing the different manifestations by which they are recognized, celebrated and worshipped from Durga to Sita to Kali, and from Narasimha to Parashurama to Krishna. The contributions by Nanditha Krishna, Namita Gokhale, Bulbul Sharma, Seema Mohanty, Parvez Dewan and Royina Grewal offer enchanting stories about our favourite divinities.
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