7 Secrets of Shiva – Spiritual Book By Devdutt Pattanaik
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Smeared with ash Draped in animal hide He sits atop the snow-capped mountain Skull in hand Withdrawn, with dogs for company Destroying the world with his indifference He is God who the Goddess shall awaken His name in Shiva Locked in his stories, symbols and rituals are the secrets of our ancestors. This book attempts to unlock seven.
A really must read for everybody who wants to understand Hindu mythology or would like to classify it as erratic and out of world stories of Gods who are absent at the time of need. While i have always understood spirituality and dismissed mythology as interesting stories for kids. I find these should be the best piece of literature. Such abstract concepts are so beautifully laden that they demonstrate abstract concepts, through mundane materialistic things. Book is good but concepts concepts could be better categorized to give clearer picture. –Priyanka Srivastav