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 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.

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: Emily Haynes
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2012-09-19
ISBN 10: 1452103623
ISBN 13: 9781452103624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ganesha s Sweet Tooth Book Review:

An original story based on Hindu mythology, this book tells the story about how Ganesha's love of sweets led to a broken tusk and the writing of the epic poem, the Mahåabhåarata. Includes author's note about the myth.

It s Time for Holi

It s Time for Holi
Author: Amita Roy Shah
Publsiher: Dog Ear Publishing
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2011-02
ISBN 10: 1608449432
ISBN 13: 9781608449439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It s Time for Holi Book Review:

IT'S TIME FOR HOLI helps all children gain an understanding of the Indian culture by learning more about Holi, the festival of colors. Holi is a popular Indian festival that takes place at the end of the winter season. The celebration of Holi brings people closer together. During Holi, people welcome spring by throwing colored water or powder on one another. This story begins during the winter season, with a boy who is anxiously waiting for spring and the celebration of Holi to begin. When Holi day finally arrives, he can't wait to celebrate. He decides to use his colored powders-- before his family and friends arrive As he explores the different colored powders, he starts to relate the colors to what he sees happening in nature during springtime. Through his own exploration, he learns more about the significance of this colorful festival. This story also allows for children to learn about the celebration of Holi from simple, repetitive text using rhyme, alliteration, and engaging dialogue. By reading this story, children are also exposed to age-appropriate concepts such as colors, seasons, and multicultural celebrations. Amita Roy Shah enjoys teaching children about different cultures. She has a range of experiences in teaching and curriculum development. Currently, she works as an educational consultant for several educational publishing companies. Additionally, she is in the process of completing her Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) in Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research focuses on the experiences of South Asians living in the United States. Amita has previously worked as a third grade teacher for Los Angeles Unified School District. She has also worked as a curriculum designer to develop educational products and materials for children in grades Pre-K - 5. When Amita is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family. She especially loves reading books to her son

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 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.

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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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.

Introducing Hinduism

Introducing Hinduism
Author: Vinay Lal,Borin Van Loon
Publsiher: Icon Books Ltd
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-12-01
ISBN 10: 1848318804
ISBN 13: 9781848318809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introducing Hinduism Book Review:

Why do Hindus revere the cow? Must Hindus be vegetarian? Hinduism is the world’s oldest religion, yet the word ‘Hindu’ was never used before the 18th century by Hindus to describe themselves. it is defined as polytheistic, but Gandhi declared that a Hindu needn’t believe in any god. it is a religion as much of myth as of history – it has no founder, no single authoritative book, even few central doctrines. Introducing Hinduism offers a guide to the key philosophical, literary, mythological and cultural traditions of the extraordinarily diverse faith. It untangles the complexities of Hinduism's gods and goddesses, its caste system and its views on sex, everyday life and asceticism. Vinay Lal and Borin Van Loon’s hugely enjoyable tour through Hinduism also explores its links with and differences from Buddhism, Jainism and other religions, the resurgence of Hindu extremism, the phenomenon of Bollywood and the overseas Hindu diaspora.

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: W. J. Wilkins
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 499
Release: 2003-11-21
ISBN 10: 0486431568
ISBN 13: 9780486431567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hindu Gods and Goddesses Book Review:

The Hindu pantheon comprises such a multitude of gods and goddesses that even the most devout can find it difficult to remember their names and characteristics. This self-contained volume presents a comprehensive picture of the gods and goddesses commonly worshiped in India; their origins, and their related myths and legends. It covers the deities from both the Vedic and Puranic literature, as well as demons, sacred birds, and other lore, all accompanied by excellent illustrations from traditional sources.

The Hindu Pantheon

The Hindu Pantheon
Author: Edward Moor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 401
Release: 1864
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCBK:B000753522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Beauty Power and Grace

Beauty  Power and Grace
Author: Krishna Dharma
Publsiher: Mandala Publishing Group
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2014-05
ISBN 10: 9781608873838
ISBN 13: 1608873838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beauty Power and Grace Book Review:

Adapted from ancient Sanskrit texts, the stories in Beauty, Power & Grace represent one of the most fundamental aspects of Hinduism — the innumerable manifestations of divinity. Among these, the portrayal of the Goddess is perhaps the most alluring. She appears as a devoted wife, a master of the arts, a terrifying demon slayer, a scornful critic, and a doting mother, to name a few of her forms. In Vedic tradition, these depictions of the Goddess reflect the belief that male and female are simply different expressions of one supreme, absolute truth. These profound stories are brought together in an exquisitely illustrated collection that reveals the various manifestations of the Goddess, ranging from the iconic to the obscure: Mother Yashoda peers into her infant’s mouth and is astonished to catch a glimpse of the entire universe; Ganga Devi, now synonymous with the sacred river, rides upon a great crocodile and purifies those whom she encounters; and Kali, adorned with a garland of skulls, drinks the blood of her victims on the battlefield. A definitive celebration of Goddess imagery, symbolism, and lore, Beauty, Power & Grace displays the fascinating intersection between color, form, and meaning at the heart of Hindu tradition.

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.

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?

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.

A Day in the Life of a Hindu Kid

A Day in the Life of a Hindu Kid
Author: Milind Makwana
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 46
Release: 2015-11-20
ISBN 10: 9781511568029
ISBN 13: 151156802X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Day in the Life of a Hindu Kid Book Review:

This unique short poem book teaches selected Hindu mantra's to the Kids by taking them through the daily activity of two American born Hindu Kids. Both the Hindi and English version of the mantras are provided along with their meaning in English to help the Kids learn them easily. With simple rhyming words and amazing full page illustrations this book is must have for kids in the age group of 3-8 years. It also contains activity and coloring pages for the Kids making it an ideal birthday gift. All the profit from the sale of this book would be donated 100% to Sewa International for projects which would benefit the local community. More details about Sewa at http: //sewausa.org.

Meet My Hindu Gods

Meet My Hindu Gods
Author: Reena Puri,Mital Telhan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 18
Release: 2016-08-01
ISBN 10: 9780692741900
ISBN 13: 0692741909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Gita For Children

The Gita For Children
Author: Roopa Pai
Publsiher: Hachette India
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2015-08-05
ISBN 10: 9351950131
ISBN 13: 9789351950134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gita For Children Book Review:

It''s one of the oldest books in the world and India''s biggest blockbuster bestseller! - But isn''t it meant only for religious old people? - But isn''t it very long... and, erm, super difficult to read? - But isn’t the stuff it talks about way too complex for regular folks to understand? Prepare to be surprised. Roopa Pai''s spirited, one-of-a-kind retelling of the epic conversation between Pandava prince Arjuna and his mentor and friend Krishna busts these and other such myths about the Bhagavad Gita. Lucid, thought-provoking and brimming with fun trivia, this book will stay with you long after you have turned the last page. Why haven''t you read it yet?