The Big Poster Book of Hindu Deities

The Big Poster Book of Hindu Deities
Author: Sanjay Patel
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 12
Release: 2011-08-03
ISBN 10: 9781452102801
ISBN 13: 1452102805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Poster Book of Hindu Deities Book Review:

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

The Little Book of Hindu Deities
Author: Sanjay Patel
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2006-10-31
ISBN 10: 1101657790
ISBN 13: 9781101657799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Book of Hindu Deities Book Review:

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

Ganesha s Sweet Tooth
Author: Sanjay Patel,Emily Haynes
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2012-09-07
ISBN 10: 1452119848
ISBN 13: 9781452119847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ganesha s Sweet Tooth Book Review:

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

Ramayana
Author: Sanjay Patel
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2010-02-10
ISBN 10: 9780811871075
ISBN 13: 081187107X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ramayana Book Review:

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

The Art of Sanjay s Super Team
Author: Sanjay Patel
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN 10: 1452152780
ISBN 13: 9781452152783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Sanjay s Super Team Book Review:

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 of Ganesha
Author: Royina Grewal
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2009-07-20
ISBN 10: 9351180913
ISBN 13: 9789351180913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book of Ganesha Book Review:

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.

Hindu Gods and Goddesses Stained Glass Coloring Book

Hindu Gods and Goddesses Stained Glass Coloring Book
Author: Marty Noble
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 16
Release: 2008-02-06
ISBN 10: 0486462188
ISBN 13: 9780486462189
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hindu Gods and Goddesses Stained Glass Coloring Book Book Review:

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.

The Reign of the Vedic Gods

The Reign of the Vedic Gods
Author: Swami Achuthananda
Publsiher: Relianz Communications Pty Ltd
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2018-06-06
ISBN 10: 0975788310
ISBN 13: 9780975788318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reign of the Vedic Gods Book Review:

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 Goddess and the Nation

The Goddess and the Nation
Author: Sumathi Ramaswamy
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 0822391538
ISBN 13: 9780822391531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Goddess and the Nation Book Review:

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.

Hindu Gods and Goddesses

Hindu Gods and Goddesses
Author: Swami Harshananda
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-04-07
ISBN 10: 9781861188274
ISBN 13: 1861188277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hindu Gods and Temples

Hindu Gods and Temples
Author: Shyam Banerji
Publsiher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105026620042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hindu Gods and Temples Book Review:

This book is a collector''s special that provides a fascinating insight into the colourful world of Hindu deities and places of worship. The book explores the deep symbolism that lies embedded in the iconography of Hindu Gods and Goddesses and interprets the underlying messages that have been projected so intelligently and thoughtfully through the form, shape, colour, attire and attendant paraphernalia of different deities, by the sages and seers of ancient India. In the process it also unravels some of the important myths related to different deities and the festivals celebrated in their honour. The deeply researched text of Hindu Gods and Temples: Symbolism, Sanctity and Sites and its lucid presentation take the reader on an unforgettable journey into the wondrous world of Hindu religion and the Supreme Truth behind the apparent multiplicity of Gods and Goddesses. Why does Ganesha, the god of wisdom, have an elephant-head? Why does Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, travel on an owl? What is the symbolism of Krishna''s flute? Why does he wear yellow? What is the Bhagwad Geeta? What are the legends behind the foundation of some of the most famous Hindu temples and shrines of India? Hindu Gods and Temples: Symbolism, Sanctity and Sites is a first publication that brings together some of the most popular Hindu images, legends, beliefs and places of worship within the covers of a beautifully designed book with an informatively engrossing text of over 23,000 words.

Hindu Deities Worshipped in Japan

Hindu Deities Worshipped in Japan
Author: Mihoko Hiraoka,Sujata Chatterji
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9789387791312
ISBN 13: 9387791319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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My Hidden Journey

My Hidden Journey
Author: Sanjay Patel
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2021-11-14
ISBN 10: 1664192034
ISBN 13: 9781664192034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Hidden Journey Book Review:

August 4, 1972, Idi Amin ordered the expulsion of over 80,000 Ugandan Asians from the country. A brave few stayed, but most left to Asia or Europe. Stripped of everything, my family chose to start over in Britain. There, we faced setback after setback, but eventually established a home. Our story is just one of tens of thousands. I lived history. Though others may tell it different, this is my experience. My family and I built ourselves from the ground up, standing strong against an endless wave of racism that sought to keep us in our place. To be able to simply walk down the street in peace once seemed impossible.

In a World of Gods and Goddesses

In a World of Gods and Goddesses
Author: Indra Sharma,James H. Bae
Publsiher: Mandala Publishing Group
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-03-10
ISBN 10: 9781608875436
ISBN 13: 1608875431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In a World of Gods and Goddesses Book Review:

Reformatted into a new, smaller size, the masterful Indra Sharma’s celebrated collection of traditional spiritual Indian paintings is now more affordable than ever. With painstaking detail put into each illustration, these beautiful works of art highlight Expressing his spirituality through art, Sharma’s unique masterpieces are meant to inspire peace and reflection in the viewer. With sections on major Hindu deities and classic Vedic texts that include both art and accompanying descriptions, In a World of Gods and Goddesses is the definitive collection of Indra Sharma’s lifework. By combining contemporary and traditional artistic styles, Sharma creates icons of Hindu gods and goddesses that are altars of worship for millions. Steeped in India’s ancient Vedic cosmology, these prayerful, captivating paintings contain a complete who’s who of the Hindu pantheon—Ganesh, Devi, Shiva, Vishnu, Laxmi, and Krishna all come alive in this unique and richly colored work.

Revelry Rivalry and Longing for the Goddesses of Bengal

Revelry  Rivalry  and Longing for the Goddesses of Bengal
Author: Rachel Fell McDermott
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 023112919X
ISBN 13: 9780231129190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revelry Rivalry and Longing for the Goddesses of Bengal Book Review:

Annually during the months of autumn, Bengal hosts three interlinked festivals to honor its most important goddesses: Durga, Kali, and Jagaddhatri. While each of these deities possesses a distinct iconography, myth, and character, they are all martial. Durga, Kali, and Jagaddhatri often demand blood sacrifice as part of their worship and offer material and spiritual benefits to their votaries. Richly represented in straw, clay, paint, and decoration, they are similarly displayed in elaborately festooned temples, thronged by thousands of admirers. The first book to recount the history of these festivals and their revelry, rivalry, and nostalgic power, this volume marks an unprecedented achievement in the mapping of a major public event. Rachel Fell McDermott describes the festivals' origins and growth under British rule. She identifies their iconographic conventions and carnivalesque qualities and their relationship to the fierce, Tantric sides of ritual practice. McDermott confronts controversies over the tradition of blood sacrifice and the status-seekers who compete for symbolic capital. Expanding her narrative, she takes readers beyond Bengal's borders to trace the transformation of the goddesses and their festivals across the world. McDermott's work underscores the role of holidays in cultural memory, specifically the Bengali evocation of an ideal, culturally rich past. Under the thrall of the goddess, the social, political, economic, and religious identity of Bengalis takes shape.

Hinduism Beliefs Practices

Hinduism Beliefs   Practices
Author: Jeaneane Fowler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2016-05-24
ISBN 10: 9781845196233
ISBN 13: 1845196236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hinduism Beliefs Practices Book Review:

While historical tradition is explored from as far back as pre-Aryan times in the fascinating ancient civilization that existed in India a few thousand years BCE, later expressions of religion and philosophy that informed early Hindu tradition are gleaned from its sacred texts. The author examines how present beliefs and practices have been informed by past traditions, and the resulting accommodation in Hinduism today. The book serves as an introduction to the two strands of theism and philosophical thought that emerged from early scriptures as they are expressed independently in Hinduism as well as in those traditions where they are woven together to create new religious movements.

Lord of Light

Lord of Light
Author: Roger Zelazny
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2004-05-11
ISBN 10: 9780060567231
ISBN 13: 0060567236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lord of Light Book Review:

Earth is long since dead. On a colony planet, a band of men has gained control of technology, made themselves immortal, and now rules their world as the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Only one dares oppose them: he who was once Siddhartha and is now Mahasamatman. Binder of Demons. Lord of Light.

The Hindu Pantheon

The Hindu Pantheon
Author: Edward Tyomkin,Margarita Voryobyova-Desyatovska,Rosemary Crill
Publsiher: Garnet Pub Limited
Total Pages: 142
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106012157522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hindu Pantheon Book Review:

This introduction to the main Hindu deities is illustrated with 65 delightful, delicate Indian miniature paintings from the last century. Hindu life and belief is rooted in a mythology of gods and goddesses. The origins and adventures of the members of the pantheon are the source of Hindu philosophy, religious practice and social behaviour. It is an ancient, vast and varied mythology, which has changed across historical eras and geographical regions. Deities have their origins in different cultures that have gradually coalesced and, across time, the gods themselves have undergone vast shifts in role and importance. The myths, and the divinities themselves, embrace all aspects of experience: creation and destruction, benevolence and terror, love and rage. The mythology works at many levels: sometimes combined with local folk beliefs it provides simple personifications of natural phenomena, teaches moral lessons, explains the creation of the universe; at the other extreme it offers sophisticated theories of matter, energy, time and space. Here, a concise introduction outlines the development of Hindu religion and culture in India, while the commentary to each of the paintings introduces the god or goddess depicted. The miniature paintings illustrating this book come from the Oriental Manuscripts Collection in the Institute of Oriental Studies, St Petersburg.

Hindu Gods

Hindu Gods
Author: Priya Hemenway
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2002-02-17
ISBN 10: 9780811836456
ISBN 13: 0811836452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hindu Gods Book Review:

Hindu gods serve mankind with compassion and devotion, breathing wisdom into every aspect of life. This exquisitely illustrated book presents profiles of 30 deitiesfrom the powerful triad of Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer, to the colorful supporting cast of gods such as Ganesha and Saraswati. Author Priya Hemenway tells the stories of how these gods came to be, how theyre worshipped, and how they remain forever alive in the hearts of those who seek to know themselves.

Siva

Siva
Author: Ramesh Menon
Publsiher: Rupa and Company
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:X030332663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Siva Book Review:

There are eighteen Mahapuranas, great Puranas, and the Siva Purana is one of them. Siva is a vivid retelling of the Siva Purana for today's reader. The book contains all the major legends of Siva, bringing them alive again for a new generation.