The Big Poster Book of Hindu Deities Book

The Big Poster Book of Hindu Deities

  • Author : Sanjay Patel
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2011-08-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 12
  • ISBN 10 : 1452102805

The Big Poster Book of Hindu Deities Excerpt :

Following the success of his Little Book of Hindu Deities and Ramayana: Divine Loophole, illustrator Sanjay Patel selected twelve popular Hindu deities to feature in this gorgeous print portfolio. Each full-color poster shows off Patel s cute-meets-modern graphic style, bringing Ganesha, Kali, Shiva, and nine other gods and goddesses into a 21st century Technicolor world. Colorful, playful, and iconic, the posters will be equally at home on a dorm room wall, office cubicle, or framed in a living room or kid s bedroom. Each poster also includes a black-and-white concept sketch on the back, along with descriptive text about the pictured deity.

The Little Book of Hindu Deities Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

The Little Book of Hindu Deities

  • Author : Sanjay Patel
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-10-31
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101657799

The Little Book of Hindu Deities Excerpt :

Pixar animator and Academy Award–nominated director Sanjay Patel (Sanjay’s Super Team) brings to life Hinduism’s most important gods and goddesses—and one sacred stone—in fun, full-color illustrations, each accompanied by a short, lively profile. The Little Book of Hindu Deities is chock-full of monsters, demons, noble warriors, and divine divas. Find out why Ganesha has an elephant’s head (his father cut his off!); why Kali, the goddess of time, is known as the “Black One” (she’s a bit goth); and what “Hare Krishna” really means. “Throw another ingredient in the American spirituality blender. Pop culture is veering into Hinduism.”—USA Today

Ganesha s Sweet Tooth Book
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

Ganesha s Sweet Tooth

  • Author : Sanjay Patel
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2012-09-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452119847

Ganesha s Sweet Tooth Excerpt :

The bold, bright colors of India leap off the page in this picture book retelling of how Ganesha helped write the epic Hindu poem, the Mahabharata. Ganesha is just like any other kid, except that he has the head of an elephant and rides around on a magical mouse. And he loves sweets, but when Ganesha insists on biting into a super jumbo jawbreaker laddoo, his tusk breaks off! With the help of the wise poet Vyasa, and his friend Mr. Mouse, Ganesha learns that what seems broken can be quite useful after all. With vibrant, graphic illustrations, expressive characters, and offbeat humor, this is a wonderfully inventive rendition of a classic tale. Praise for Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth “Pink elephants haven’t looked this good since Dumbo.” —The New York Times “Beautifully presented. . . . So sweet we almost want to pop it in our mouths.” —Entertainment Weekly “Stylish. . . . A fresh and comedic introduction to a Hindu legend, with a winning combination of both eye candy and actual candy.” —Publishers Weekly “Bright, elaborately detailed illustrations. . . . Grade-schoolers. . . . will enjoy the story’s turnarounds and focus on luscious sweets, and many will be ready for the classic Hindu myth.” —Booklist

Ramayana Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings


  • Author : Sanjay Patel
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2010-02-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : 081187107X

Ramayana Excerpt :

Artist and veteran Pixar animator Sanjay Patel lends a lush, whimsical illustration style and lighthearted voice to one of Hindu mythology's best-loved and most enduring tales. Teeming with powerful deities, love-struck monsters, flying monkey gods, magic weapons, demon armies, and divine love, Ramayana tells the story of Rama, a god-turned-prince, and his quest to rescue his wife Sita after she is kidnapped by a demon king. This illustrated tale features over 100 colorful full-spread illustrations, a detailed pictorial glossary of the cast of characters who make up the epic tale, and sketches of the work in progress. From princesses in peril to gripping battles, scheming royals, and hordesof bloodthirsty demons, Ramayana is the ultimate adventure storypresented with an unforgettably modern touch.

The Art of Sanjay s Super Team Book

The Art of Sanjay s Super Team

  • Author : Sanjay Patel
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2016-03-08
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452152783

The Art of Sanjay s Super Team Excerpt :

In the new short film from Pixar Animation Studios, Sanjay's Super Team, accomplished artist Sanjay Patel uses his own experience to tell the story of a young, 1st generation Indian boy whose love for western pop culture comes into conflict with his father's traditions. This art-filled peek behind the curtain of this groundbreaking film is sure to excite Sanjay's legion of fans, and thrill animation lovers around the world. Copyright ©2015 Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Pixar. All rights reserved.

Book of Ganesha Book

Book of Ganesha

  • Author : Royina Grewal
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2009-07-20
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9789351180913

Book of Ganesha Excerpt :

Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, is easily the most recognizable and loveable of Hindu deities. But pinpointing his various attributes is not quite so simple. He is at once the portly, merry, childlike god and the sage, complex philosopher. He is the presiding deity of material wealth and the lord of spirituality. He removes all impediments for his devotees but creates all manner of difficulties for the transgressors, man or god. And associated with every aspect of Ganesha-be it his extraordinary birth, his elephant head, his broken tusk, his vehicle (the mouse), his appetite, his anger-are scores of myths, each more colourful than the other. In this thoroughly researched and delightfully narrated book, Royina Grewal gives us the many stories of Ganesha, exploring their significance and how they reflect the times and the cultures during which they originated.

The Reign of the Vedic Gods Book

The Reign of the Vedic Gods

  • Author : Swami Achuthananda
  • Publisher : Relianz Communications Pty Ltd
  • Release Date : 2018-06-06
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9780975788318

The Reign of the Vedic Gods Excerpt :

Home to one of the ancient civilizations of the world, India is also the birthplace of a dizzying array of gods worshipped by millions of Hindus living in India and across the globe. Over the centuries many of these gods rose to power and became the object of utmost devotion, only to fall from grace and lose their standing. These deities shared a peculiar trait: they were never perfect. In this multivolume series entitled, The Galaxy of Hindu Gods, Sach takes you on an extended journey to meet with the gods and share their tales with you. Among the multitude of deities, the most ancient are the Vedic gods, which include luminaries like Indra, Surya, Varuna, Agni, and others. Today a minor deity, the Vedic Indra was once the ruler of the three worlds who, under the influence of a mysterious power drink, fought with the demons and vanquished them. His reign did not last long. His comrades Surya and Varuna also had their glory days but were overthrown by other gods of the pantheon. Yet, after thousands of years, gods like Indra, Surya, and Varuna are still household names and honored in Hindu rituals and traditions. If you know little or nothing about Hindu mythology, this is your ideal starting point where you will meet the overwhelming array of Hindu gods and learn about their wonderful stories.

Hindu Gods and Goddesses Stained Glass Coloring Book Book

Hindu Gods and Goddesses Stained Glass Coloring Book

  • Author : Marty Noble
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2008-02-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 16
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486462189

Hindu Gods and Goddesses Stained Glass Coloring Book Excerpt :

One of the most religiously diverse nations in the world, India's magical pantheon of gods and goddesses allows its Hindu population to experience the divine in remarkable ways. Beautifully rendered and impeccably researched, this collection of images illuminates an array of important deities, including Krishna, Indra, Ganesha, Kali, and Lakshmi. Using markers, inks, crayons, or paints, artists can add colors to the 16 translucent stained glass sheets — and then let the light shine through for divinely glowing effects.

Rama and the Early Avatars of Vishnu Book

Rama and the Early Avatars of Vishnu

  • Author : Swami Achuthananda
  • Publisher : Relianz Communications Pty Ltd
  • Release Date : 2019-08-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9780975788349

Rama and the Early Avatars of Vishnu Excerpt :

Full-blown trade wars, nuclear threats, attacks on nation's sovereignty...are we dangerously at the crossroads of a world war that may even threaten entire humanity? Maybe we are, but fear not. Hindus believe that whenever cosmic balance is threatened, Vishnu descends into the world as an avatar of change. "I am born age after age," says Krishna (Vishnu) in the Bhagavad Gita. Vishnu has many avatars, but his top ten avatars are special and known as the Dashavataras. In this volume, we enter the most exciting part of Hindu mythology--the Dashavataras--and discuss the early avatars of Vishnu. The avatar saga begins with a wicked demon stealing the Vedas while Brahma is sleeping. Vishnu takes the form of a giant fish and not only saves the Vedas but rescues mankind from a great deluge. As we progress through the avatars, you will come across Prahlada, whose story offers a shining example of the extent to which Vishnu would go to protect his devotees. In another incarnation of Vishnu, a generous king called Bali is dispatched to the netherworld for being too ambitious. While ambition is a virtue, not vice, this may seem unfair to the people of Kerala who hold Bali in high esteem. But Vishnu makes amends by bestowing the gift of longevity on Bali. Next, the axe-wielding Parashurama, a Brahmin by birth, embarks on a mission to exterminate the warrior caste from the face of Earth--and largely succeeds until he bumps into another avatar of Vishnu. The highlight of this volume undoubtedly is Rama, the hero of the Ramayana and a name that is synonymous with dharma (religious duty). About half the book is dedicated to Rama as we dissect Ramayana in detail, particularly the controversies. Although Rama is famous for defeating the ten-headed demon king of Lanka, it seems he waged a bigger battle with the dictates of dharma--and lost. We meet the monkey-faced Hanuman for the first time in this book. He is closely associated with Rama and highly revered among Hindus. Also in the R

The Ascent of Vishnu and the Fall of Brahma Book

The Ascent of Vishnu and the Fall of Brahma

  • Author : Swami Achuthananda
  • Publisher : Relianz Communications Pty Ltd
  • Release Date : 2018-08-27
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 9780975788332

The Ascent of Vishnu and the Fall of Brahma Excerpt :

According to Hindu mythology, Brahma has a lifespan of 100 years. That may appear way short for a god of Brahma’s standing . (He is the creator of our solar system.) But Brahma and Hindu gods do not follow our traditional 24-hour clock. They represent time in cosmic units of yugas and kalpas. If you don’t understand any of these terms, that’s ok. A kalpa, for instance, is defined as a day of Brahma and translates to 4.32 billion human years. In fact Brahma has a lifespan of 311 trillion years! We explain these colossal timescales, as we introduce Brahma in this book. You will learn that Brahma initially was the supreme deity of Hinduism, but he could not hang on to his position for long. A judgmental lapse is said to have caused his downfall. With Brahma’s descent, Vishnu rose to power. Today, in the Hindu pantheon, Vishnu is a prominent god, and has a following of more than 700 million devotees, who are occasionally identified by the U-shared marks on their foreheads. With a focus on Vishnu and Brahma, we continue our journey beyond the Vedic era. We begin by examining a popular creation myth in which Brahma emerges from the navel of a sleeping Vishnu and starts crafting the world. Further on, we explore the churning of the milky ocean, a crucial event in Hindu mythology and one of the rare occasions when gods and demons collaborated (instead of fighting) to search for the nectar of immortality. Many precious things—and surprises—came out this quest, including Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and consort of Vishnu. We also get to know a critical insight into our ancestry. According to Hinduism, we are all related and descendants of Manu, the father of human race. While this book focuses on Brahma and Vishnu, there will be occasional detours when we pause to look at art and architecture. In particular, we’ll look at Angkor Wat, the largest Hindu temple in the world. Guess what? The fact that Angkor Wat is located outside India has dented Hindu pride from

Agni Purana Book
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

Agni Purana

  • Author : B. K. Chaturvedi
  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Hindu mythology
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 8128801457

Agni Purana Excerpt :

The Goddess and the Nation Book

The Goddess and the Nation

  • Author : Sumathi Ramaswamy
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822391531

The Goddess and the Nation Excerpt :

Making the case for a new kind of visual history, The Goddess and the Nation charts the pictorial life and career of Bharat Mata, “Mother India,” the Indian nation imagined as mother/goddess, embodiment of national territory, and unifying symbol for the country’s diverse communities. Soon after Mother India’s emergence in the late nineteenth century, artists, both famous and amateur, began to picture her in various media, incorporating the map of India into her visual persona. The images they produced enabled patriotic men and women in a heterogeneous population to collectively visualize India, affectively identify with it, and even become willing to surrender their lives for it. Filled with illustrations, including 100 in color, The Goddess and the Nation draws on visual studies, gender studies, and the history of cartography to offer a rigorous analysis of Mother India’s appearance in painting, print, poster art, and pictures from the late nineteenth century to the present. By exploring the mutual entanglement of the scientifically mapped image of India and a (Hindu) mother/goddess, Sumathi Ramaswamy reveals Mother India as a figure who relies on the British colonial mapped image of her dominion to distinguish her from the other goddesses of India, and to guarantee her novel status as embodiment, sign, and symbol of national territory. Providing an exemplary critique of ideologies of gender and the science of cartography, Ramaswamy demonstrates that images do not merely reflect history; they actively make it. In The Goddess and the Nation, she teaches us about pictorial ways of learning the form of the nation, of how to live with it—and ultimately to die for it.

Lakshmi Goddess Of Wealth   Large Print Book

Lakshmi Goddess Of Wealth Large Print

  • Author : Om Books Editorial Team
  • Publisher : Om Books International
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Lakshmi (Hindu deity)
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9789380069968

Lakshmi Goddess Of Wealth Large Print Excerpt :

Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Gold coins falling from her hands show that she brings wealth to her devotees. Two elephants are often shown standing next to her - symbolizing spiritual prosperity. She is always portrayed sitting on a lotus which symbolizes creation of universe and continuity of organic life from Vishnu’s navel.

Hindu Gods and Goddesses Book

Hindu Gods and Goddesses

  • Author : Swami Harshananda
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-04-07
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 1861188277

Hindu Gods and Goddesses Excerpt :