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.
Good one but becomes monotonous after a while
5 Sep, 2012
Good quality product
24 Apr, 2017
Lack of Research
16 May, 2013
Just 50 Thoughts
19 Dec, 2011
only for service by delivery person .
Certified Buyer, Ahmedabad
30 Dec, 2015