Myth = Mithya: Decoding Hindu Mythology

Myth = Mithya: Decoding Hindu Mythology

Devdutt Pattanaik


Publish yr note: First released in 2006
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A deciphering of Hindu mythology Hindus have one God. in addition they have 330 million gods: male gods; lady gods; own gods; family members gods; loved ones gods; village gods; gods of area and time; gods for particular castes and specific professions; gods who dwell in timber; in animals; in minerals; in geometrical styles and in man-made gadgets. Then there are an entire host of demons. yet no satan.

In this groundbreaking booklet Dr Devdutt Pattanaik; one among India's most well liked mythologists; seeks a solution to those obvious paradoxes and unravels an inherited fact approximately existence and loss of life; nature and tradition; perfection and risk. He retells sacred Hindu tales and decodes Hindu symbols and rituals; utilizing a distinct type of remark; illustrations and diagrams. we find why the villainous Kauravas went to heaven and the virtuous Pandavas (all other than Yudhishtira) have been despatched to hell; why Rama regardless of leaving behind the blameless Sita continues to be the version king; why the blood-drinking Kali is one other kind of the milk-giving Gauri; and why Shiva wrenched off the 5th head of Brahma.

Constructed over generations; Hindu myths function home windows to the soul; and supply an figuring out of the realm round us. the purpose isn't really to outgrow delusion; yet to be enriched and empowered via its historic; powerful and nonetheless correct language.

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