Lakshmi massages Vishnu’s feet. Is this male domination? Kali stands on Shiva’s chest. Is this female domination? Shiva is half a woman. Is this gender quality? Why then is Shakti never half a man? Taken literally, stories, symbols and rituals of Hindu mythology have much to say about gender relationships. Taken symbolically, they reveal many more things about humanity and nature. Which is the correct reading? The fourth title in the bestselling ‘7 Secrets’ series focuses on the Goddess, and respected mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik tries to unravel the secrets locked within her stories, symbols and rituals.
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Exploring the myths and beliefs associated with each of these 7 Goddesses
Content : The content points to a well researched material. The author takes us on a virtual tour of the myths and beliefs associated with 7 Goddesses i.e. Gaia, Kali, Gauri, Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati and Vitthai. While Gaia is associated with Greek mythology, Goddess Kali, Lakshmi, Saraswathi and Vitthai are generally associated with Hindu mythology. Apart from exploring the myths and beliefs associated with each of these seven goddesses the author gives us an insight into the changes...