The Little Book Of Hindu Deities : From the Goddess of Wealth to the Sacred Cow, Paperback Book

The Little Book Of Hindu Deities : From the Goddess of Wealth to the Sacred Cow Paperback

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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


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128 pages, 1 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
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  • Category: Gift books
  • ISBN: 9780452287754



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A short, fun introduction to the major Hindu deities, and their convoluted relationships, as well as a description of who is avatar to whom. The pictures are droll and humorous, and help to add a bit of color and life to the discussion of the unfamiliar gods and goddesses. I had been through a graduate level philosophy class that explained all this, but not in nearly as cogent or entertaining a manner. This book can be read and enjoyed by adults and children alike. It is far from being an encyclopedic look at Hinduism, but it doesn't pretend to be.

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