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

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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

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 : 9780452287754

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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

Ramayana Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Ramayana


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

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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.

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

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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

Many Many Many Gods of Hinduism Book

Many Many Many Gods of Hinduism


  • Author : Swami Achuthananda
  • Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2013-07-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481825528

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Many Many Many Gods of Hinduism Excerpt :

Religion is the opium of the people, said Karl Marx many centuries ago. For more than a billion people living in India and abroad, Hinduism is the religion and a way of life. In this multi-award winning book, Swami Achuthananda cracks open the opium poppy pods, analyzes the causes for euphoria, and comes away with a deeper understanding of the people and their religion. *** Winner 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (Religious Non-fiction) *** This is a comprehensive book on Hinduism. It tells you why Hindus do the things they do - and don't. Written in a casual style, the book guides you through the fundamentals of the religion. It then goes further and debunks a number of long-standing myths, some of them coming from the academia (of all places). While most books shy away from contentious issues, this book plunges headlong by taking on controversies, like the Aryan Invasion Theory, idol worship, RISA scholarship and many more. In fact one-third of the book is just on controversies that you rarely find in any other literature. Other Awards: *** Finalist - 2014 Pacific Book Awards (Religion) *** *** Bronze - 2014 IPPY Award - (Religion) ***

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

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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 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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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My Little Book of Ganesha Book

My Little Book of Ganesha


  • Author : Penguin India
  • Publisher : India Puffin
  • Release Date : 2021-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN 10 : 0143453262

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My Little Book of Ganesha Excerpt :

Let's dive into the vast and wonderful world of Hindu mythology! Clever Ganesha's got something on his mind, but what that is you'll have to read on to find. With charming illustrations and simple language, this short tale about Ganesha will entertain and delight. · This series of charmingly illustrated board books introduces kids to some of the best known and best loved gods from popular Hindu mythology, including Krishna, Ganesha, Lakshmi, Hanuman, Shiva and Durga. · Dotted with interesting facts about each god as well as an interactive seek-and-find activity. · Suitable for bedtime reading and parent-child association. · Perfect way to familiarize babies with India's rich cultural fabric. · These books offer a fun and enjoyable introduction to timeless myths and festivals for modern kids. · A must have to impart important life lessons from various gods and goddesses. · Collect all books in the series! WHY YOU SHOULD BUY THIS BOOK: · AGE APPROPRIATE: Written in simple language to make reading easy for readers 3 and up · STURDY AND DURABLE: Perfect for learning and playing for a long time · SAFE FOR BABY: Handy format makes this safe for your baby · PERFECTLY SIZED BOOKS: Easy and convenient for little readers to hold · BRIGHT AND FUN PICTURES: To keep your little one interested and engaged · A PERFECT GIFT SET: For every preschooler for a holistic learning experience

Little Monk s Ganesha Book

Little Monk s Ganesha


  • Author : Pooja Pandey
  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Release Date : 2011-02-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9788183282123

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Little Monk s Ganesha Excerpt :

The book, apart from narrating wisdom tales from Indian mythology, introduces the child to the world of new words. The words have been carefully chosen by a panel of experts and are explained in detail at the end of the book in a glossary.

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

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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

How Ganesh Got His Elephant Head Book

How Ganesh Got His Elephant Head


  • Author : Harish Johari
  • Publisher : Bear Cub Books
  • Release Date : 2003-10-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 1591430216

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How Ganesh Got His Elephant Head Excerpt :

The magical story of how Ganesh, the son of Shiva and Parvati, was brought back to life with the head of an elephant • The story of one of the most beloved characters in Indian lore, made accessible for Western children • Illustrated throughout with paintings from the classic Indian tradition Any Indian child can tell you how the beloved god Ganesh got his elephant’s head--now American children can know as well. For centuries Indian children have grown up hearing Ganesh’s story--how his mother, Parvati (an incarnation of the great mother goddess), created a small boy from sandalwood soap and commanded that he guard the palace against all intruders while she took her bath. How her husband, Shiva (the fearsome god of destruction), didn’t take kindly to being barred from his own home. How Shiva beheaded the boy during the cosmic war that followed, but then, when he realized that the balance of the entire universe was at stake, brought the boy back to life by grafting an elephant’s head onto his body and made him the people’s intercessor against the powers of destruction. Ganesh’s timeless story teaches children about the steadfast power of dedication to duty, the awe-inspiring power of a mother’s love for her child, and the gentle power of compassion, which holds the world together. Accompanied by rich, color illustrations prepared according to the traditional Hindu canon, How Ganesh Got His Elephant Head will transport children to a magical world filled with ancient wisdom.

The Hindus Book
Score: 2.5
From 10 Ratings

The Hindus


  • Author : Wendy Doniger
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2010-09-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199593347

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The Hindus Excerpt :

An engrossing and definitive narrative account of history and myth that offers a new way of understanding one of the world's oldest major religions, The Hindus elucidates the relationship between recorded history and imaginary worlds. Hinduism does not lend itself easily to a strictly chronological account: many of its central texts cannot be reliably dated even within a century; its central tenets karma, dharma, to name just two arise at particular moments in Indian history and differ in each era, between genders, and caste to caste; and what is shared among Hindus is overwhelmingly outnumbered by the things that are unique to one group or another. Yet the greatness of Hinduism - its vitality, its earthiness, its vividness - lies precisely in many of those idiosyncratic qualities that continue to inspire debate today. Wendy Doniger is one of the foremost scholars of Hinduism in the world. With her inimitable insight and expertise Doniger illuminates those moments within the tradition that resist forces that would standardize or establish a canon. Without reversing or misrepresenting the historical hierarchies, she reveals how Sanskrit and vernacular sources are rich in knowledge of and compassion toward women and lower castes; how they debate tensions surrounding religion, violence, and tolerance; and how animals are the key to important shifts in attitudes toward different social classes. The Hindus brings a fascinating multiplicity of actors and stories to the stage to show how brilliant and creative thinkers - many of them far removed from Brahmin authors of Sanskrit texts - have kept Hinduism alive in ways that other scholars have not fully explored. In this unique and authoritative account, debates about Hindu traditions become platforms from which to consider the ironies, and overlooked epiphanies, of history.

My Divine Friends Book

My Divine Friends


  • Author : Manasa Gautam
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-04-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 16
  • ISBN 10 : 057845985X

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My Divine Friends Excerpt :

The book is a novelty board book that has brightly illustrated Hindu Gods with a simple text description about every picture. It also has some unique touch and feel textures to keep kids more engaged.