Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit (Penguin Classics)

Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit (Penguin Classics)

Wendy Doniger


Recorded in sacred Sanskrit texts, together with the Rig Veda and the Mahabharata, Hindu Myths are idea to this point again so far as the 10th century BCE. the following in those seventy-five seminal myths are the various incarnations of Vishnu, who saves mankind from destruction, and the mischievous baby Krishna, along tales of the minor gods, demons, rivers and animals together with boars, buffalo, serpents and monkeys. Immensely assorted and bursting with color and lifestyles, they exhibit the Hindu trust within the unlimited probabilities of the area - from the teeming miracles of construction to the origins of the incarnation of dying who finally touches them all.

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