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

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: 0452287758
ISBN 13: 9780452287754
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

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.

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

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 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.

Many Many Many Gods of Hinduism

Many Many Many Gods of Hinduism
Author: Swami Achuthananda
Publsiher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2013-07-02
ISBN 10: 1481825526
ISBN 13: 9781481825528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Many Many Many Gods of Hinduism Book Review:

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 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.

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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My Little Book of Ganesha

My Little Book of Ganesha
Author: Penguin India
Publsiher: India Puffin
Total Pages: 22
Release: 2021-11
ISBN 10: 9780143453260
ISBN 13: 0143453262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Little Book of Ganesha Book Review:

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

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 Book of Hindu Imagery

The Book of Hindu Imagery
Author: Eva Rudy Jansen
Publsiher: Binkey Kok
Total Pages: 150
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9789074597074
ISBN 13: 9074597076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Hindu Imagery Book Review:

Hinduism is more than a religion; it is a way of life. Its rich and multicoloured history has made the structure of its mythical and philosophical principles into a highly differentiated maze, of which total knowledge is a practical impossibility. This volume cannot offer a complete survey of the meaning of Hinduism. It is an extensive compilation of important deities and their divine manifestations, so that modern students can understand the significance of the Hindu pantheon.

My Divine Friends

My Divine Friends
Author: Manasa Gautam,Talegari Tales,Manasa Gururaj
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 16
Release: 2019-04-15
ISBN 10: 9780578459851
ISBN 13: 057845985X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Divine Friends Book Review:

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.

The Hindu Pantheon

The Hindu Pantheon
Author: Edward Moor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 466
Release: 1810
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: COLUMBIA:CU58661581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Blue Skinned Gods

Blue Skinned Gods
Author: SJ Sindu
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-11-02
ISBN 10: 1641292431
ISBN 13: 9781641292436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Skinned Gods Book Review:

From the award-winning author of Marriage of a Thousand Lies comes a brilliantly written, globe-spanning novel about identity, faith, family, and sexuality. In Tamil Nadu, India, a boy is born with blue skin. His father sets up an ashram, and the family makes a living off of the pilgrims who seek the child’s blessings and miracles, believing young Kalki to be the tenth human incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu. In Kalki’s tenth year, he is confronted with three trials that will test his power and prove his divine status and, his father tells him, spread his fame worldwide. While he seems to pass them, Kalki begins to question his divinity. Over the next decade, his family unravels, and every relationship he relied on—father, mother, aunt, uncle, cousin—starts falling apart. Traveling from India to the underground rock scene of New York City, Blue-Skinned Gods explores ethnic, gender, and sexual identities, and spans continents and faiths, in an expansive and heartfelt look at the need for belief in our globally interconnected world.

The Ascent of Vishnu and the Fall of Brahma

The Ascent of Vishnu and the Fall of Brahma
Author: Swami Achuthananda
Publsiher: Relianz Communications Pty Ltd
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2018-08-27
ISBN 10: 0975788337
ISBN 13: 9780975788332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ascent of Vishnu and the Fall of Brahma Book Review:

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 time immemorial. We’ll also peek at ancient paintings from a mythological perspective, especially the unique genre of miniature paintings called ragamala that combines art, music, and poetry. A remarkable shift in worship took place during this period. Bhakti became a major form of worship and pervaded Hindu society forever. If you are unfamiliar with bhakti, then nothing exemplifies bhakti (devotion) more than the dancing-and-chanting Hare Krishnas.

How Ganesh Got His Elephant Head

How Ganesh Got His Elephant Head
Author: Harish Johari,Vatsala Sperling
Publsiher: Bear Cub Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2003-10-08
ISBN 10: 9781591430216
ISBN 13: 1591430216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Ganesh Got His Elephant Head Book Review:

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.

Hinduism

Hinduism
Author: Cybelle T. Shattuck
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 127
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780415211635
ISBN 13: 0415211638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hinduism Book Review:

Hinduism is a concise and readable survey of the history of Hinduism. Focusing particularly on the modern period, it provides a valuable introduction to contemporary Hindu beliefs and practices.

Hinduism for Kids

Hinduism for Kids
Author: Shalu Sharma
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2014-01-29
ISBN 10: 9781495370427
ISBN 13: 1495370429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hinduism for Kids Book Review:

Why don't Hindus eat beef? Why do Hindu women wear a dot on their forehead? Who is the Monkey God? Who's that God with the elephant head? Children can ask the weirdest of questions and sometimes it's difficult to tell them the answers to these questions. The reality is that even the adults don't know the answers to many of these questions. The fact is, Hinduism is a complex religion even to those who are born Hindus. This book covers a complex religion in simple questions and answers. 'Hinduism For Kids: Beliefs And Practices' is designed mainly for children of all ages of reading abilities for all nationalities and religious beliefs. The book can be used by non-Hindu parents who want to teach their children about Hinduism, its beliefs, practices and rituals. It will also be useful to children and adults alike who are considering taking a course on Hinduism or simply those who want to learn about Hinduism. Those thinking of visiting India especially those in pursuit of spirituality will find some of the answers in this book. Finally, parents of Hindu children who want to teach their children about their ancestral religion will also find the book useful. Here are the topics covered in 'Hinduism For Kids: Beliefs And Practices What is Hinduism? Who are the Hindus? Where do Hindus live? Where do Hindus worship? When was Hinduism discovered? What are the Hindu holy books? What are the Vedas? What is a bhajan? What is Aum? What is the swastika? What is Ishvara? Who is a sadhu? Meaning of aarti in Hinduism? What is ahimsa? Do Hindus eat meat? Why don't Hindus eat beef ? Do Hindus eat pork? Why is the River Ganges holy? What is the importance of the lotus in Hinduism? Why do Hindu women put a dot on their head? Why do Hindus put a dot on their forehead? Who is Lord Ganesha? How did Ganesha get the elephant head? Who is Lord Rama? Who is Lord Shiva? Who is Lord Krishna? Who is Lord Vishnu? Who is Goddess Durga? Who is Goddess Lakshmi? Who is the Monkey God? What is Holi? What is Diwali? What is Raksha Bandhan? What is the caste system? What is reincarnation? What is moksha? What is yoga? What is the Bhagavad Gita? What is the Ramayana? What is the Mahabharata? What is aatma? What is maya? What is the Gayatri Mantra? What is the Saraswati Mantra? What are the other Hindu Festivals? What is Namaste? Where do Hindus go for pilgrimage? Why are cows sacred in Hinduism? Is Buddhism the same as Hinduism? Who are the Jains? Who are the Sikhs?