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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

7 Secrets of the Goddess

Last month, before Diwali, I was browsing through the shelves of one of the famous stores in the mall. I chanced upon this book and wanted to pick up a copy as I found the book to have some interesting facts. But since it was past the billing time, I could not pick up a copy.But I was very lucky to receive this from Blogadda for review!

This book authored by Devdutt Pattanaik, attempts in unlocking the secrets of our ancestors by bringing into light the meanings of the stories,symbols and rituals of the Goddess.

There are seven chapters titled
  1. Gaia's secret[Greek Goddess]
  2. Kali's secret
  3.  Gauri's secret
  4.  Durga's secret
  5.  Lakshmi's secret
  6.  Saraswathi's secret
  7.  Vitthai's secret
In each of these chapters, the author talks about the balance of male and female entities in the society. It flows through each society, through the Gods and Goddesses and through various cultures and countries.

And with that the book talks of how the women were in the prime position in the society long back and how men emerged to come to the forefront though the ages.

What I liked the most is the pictures / paintings and sketches on each page. For every topic on the page, there is a reference pic on the left hand page.

It was so interesting to see some rare and unusual pics and photos and it impressed me a lot.There are no stories actually, but something more of facts from the various scriptures and other sources.

Read more about the book here...

Happy Browsing....

1 comment:

  1. Sound interesting, I am fascinated by different religions.