99 Thoughts on Ganesha - Stories, Symbols and Rituals of India's Beloved Elephant - Headed Deity

99 Thoughts on Ganesha - Stories, Symbols and Rituals of India's Beloved Elephant - Headed Deity (English, Paperback, Pattanaik Devdutt)


99 Thoughts on Ganesha - Stories, Symbols and Rituals of India's Beloved Elephant - Headed Deity  (English, Paperback, Pattanaik Devdutt)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Jaico
    • Genre: Religion
    • ISBN: 9788184951523, 8184951523
    • Pages: 240
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    99 Thoughts On Ganesha is a book that answers every possible question that contemporary readers might have about Lord Ganesha. This book is a repository of information about Hinduism’s elephant-headed God.

    Summary Of The Book

    Lord Ganesha, with the head of an elephant, is one of the most well-known Hindu Gods. He is said to be the remover of obstacles and is revered before the start of any auspicious ceremony. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in his honour every year in India at a very large scale.

    99 Thoughts On Ganesha is a book that describes everything about the Elephant God. The author has researched ancient scriptures, rituals, mythology, vedic and tantric schools, and even temple folklore to provide comprehensive details about Ganesha. The book narrates stories and provides the reasons behind his alternate names like Lambodara, Vinayak, and Pillayar. For instance, the book clarifies that he got the name Vinayak as he was created solely by his mother Parvati and not his father Shiva, as Vina means without and Nayaka means man. The section titled Representations in this book covers the thirty-two forms of the lord. Some forms include Maha Ganapathi, Sakti Ganapathi, Ucchisha Ganapathi, and Lakshmi Ganapathi.

    Devdutt Pattanaik informs readers about the different symbols, customs, and tales that show Ganesha as a saviour. He explains how the God ended up with the head of an elephant.

    Questions like why his vahana (vehicle) is a rat are elucidated in 99 Thoughts On Ganesha. It also includes ninety-nine types of meditations that explain the life and being of Lord Ganesha. This publication of mythical musings is perfect for those who want to learn more about Hinduism’s most popular God and for those who are unaware of this much-loved God.

    99 Thoughts On Ganesha includes not just text but also illustrations, and these make the book captivating for its readers.

    About Devdutt Pattanaik

    Devdutt Pattanaik, born in 1970, is a physician, author, mythologist, leadership coach, and inspirational speaker. The author has written numerous books and articles pertaining to the subjects of management and mythology.

    Some of his books are Vishnu: An Introduction, Lakshmi, The Goddess of Wealth and Fortune: An Introduction, An Identity Card for Krishna, Hanuman's Ramayan, 7 Secrets of Shiva, Fun in Devlok: Saraswati’s Secret River, and The Pregnant King. He also writes a column for the newspaper Mid Day.

    Devdutt Pattanaik's narration is simple, lucid and elegant. He writes in a way that makes complex subjects easy for his readers to understand. Illustrations in his books make the text easier to comprehend and a delight to read.

    Pattanaik worked in the healthcare industry for fourteen years, but studied mythology as a hobby. He currently resides in Mumbai. He serves as the Chief Belief Officer of Future Group, and frequently weaves together elements from Indian mythology into the field of human resources management.

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    Good one but becomes monotonous after a while

    Having read "The 7 secrets of Vishnu and Shiva", this book doesn't raise that level of interests. It could be detailed in a better fashion making it more interesting.

    But as usual devdutt has definitely travelled the depth as with the other gods and brought out many secrets that we didnt know earlier.

    I was expecting this to be much more interesting that other books. But nevertheless i would vote for devdutt for making an attempt to simplify things keeping the depth intact.

    The three star ...

    Abhay Vijaykumar

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    5 Sep, 2012

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    Good quality product

    All books of Devdutt Pattanaik are on my wishlist. I consider myself lucky when I won a copy of "99 Thoughts on Ganesha" in Giveaway. A short review of the book would be

    "You can read it for facts. You can read it for understanding. You can read it for symbolism."

    As expected from Devdutt's book, "99 Thoughts on Ganesha" is the collection of short stories or narration about Ganesha. Devdutt has divided each narration into different sections mainly like stories, symbolism, Ganesha's signifi...

    Vishnu Chevli

    24 Apr, 2017

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    Lack of Research

    Devdutt Pattanaik may be the best seller, but most of his books are absolute crap. At least he should do some justice to ancient Indian tradition.

    This guy from the Ad Industry is good at marketing and selling his stuff, but his lack of research clearly reflects in all his writings. People who write on multiple subjects hire a ghostwriter and then Sell their stuff.

    Hitesh Vedant

    16 May, 2013

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    Just 50 Thoughts

    It is kind of interesting to start, but after 10 thoughts, it gets a bit boring, ideas repeat. Also, thoughts are just thoughts, I expected more of folklores, stories. this book is collection of sentences, it could have been better written because the topic is interesting. Anyway, it is informative and one time read (atleast upto first 50 thoughts). Not worth 100 bucks though.

    Charu Gupta

    19 Dec, 2011

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    only for service by delivery person .

    Tracking I'd fmpc0142863617
    Good service
    But packing is very poor.
    Book is good.
    Kind of like book is used.
    These all star for service by delivery person and devdutt pattanaik..some good things.


    Certified Buyer, Ahmedabad

    30 Dec, 2015

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