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Devi The Mother Goddess An Introduction

Devdutt Pattanaik

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Contents: 1. Shakta heritage. 2. Durga's triumph. 3. Saraswati's wisdom. 4.Lakshmi's bounty. 5. Parvati's love. 6. Wrath of Devi. 7. Manifestation of Devi. 8. Devi in foreign lands. 9. Companions of Devi. 10. Devotees of Devi. 11. Attributes of Devi. 12. Worship of Devi. 13. Festivals of Devi. 14. Temples of Devi. 15. Essence of Devi. 108 Names of Devi. Select bibliography. "This is an attempt to understand the meaning of Goddess worship in our time. Written in simple narrative style, it takes us through Shakta imagery, philosophy, beliefs, customs, history, folklore and myth. "The book reaches to young and old alike, bringing together tales of Adi-Maya-Shakti, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Parvati, Kali, Durga as well as several village-Goddesses such as Kanyakumari, Vaishnav-Devi, Bahucharmata and heroines such as Anasuya, Arundhati and Savitri. Also included are tales of ancient Goddesses who were once worshipped in other parts of the world such as Isis, Ishtar, Aphrodite and Diana. "Highlights include lucid explanations and a pictorial key to numerous symbols associated with Shakta customs and Tantrik rituals, a map showing important Devi temples, a bibliography for those interested in learning more and over 150 illustrations of which many are in colour." [Devdutt Pattanaik's books include Shiva an Introduction and Vishnu-an Introduction.] 126 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 28510

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Title: Devi The Mother Goddess An Introduction

Publisher: Vakils

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This book is written in simple narrative style, taking the reader through Shakata imagery, philosophy, beliefs, customs, history, folklore, and myth, it teaches the meaning of goddess worship in our time. Reaching to young and old alike, it brings together tales of various goddesses and heroines.

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The Author's seies of Introduction titles are the best books to start with for any serious student of Hinduism.The evergreen popularity of these titles more than proves the aforesaid statement.

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