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7 Secrets From Hindu Calendar Art

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Book Summary of 7 Secrets From Hindu Calendar Art

Hindu mythology abounds with fascinating gods, goddesses and characters whose visual representations - through calendar art - are equally colourful. Hindu calendar art may sem fantastic and kitsch, but it is in fact the most democratic expression of a mythic imagery that was once restricted to temple walls and palm leaf manuscripts. These portraits of the Hindu pantheon of gods and the stories that surround them can be found on the walls and puja rooms of almost every Hindu household in India. Rich in symbols, each image is a piece of an ancient metaphysical jigsaw puzzle. In this book Dr.Devdutt Pattanaik, India's renowned mythologist, decodes these symbols to reveal a wisdom that has nourished India for thousands of years.

About the Author
Dr Devdutt Pattanaik is a medical doctor by training, a marketing manager by profession and a mythologist by passion. He lectures extensively on the relevance of sacred stories, symbols and rituals in modern times. His books include Shiva: An Introduction, Vishnu: An Introduction, Devi: An Introduction, Hanuman: An Introduction, Lakshmi: An Introduction, Krishna: An Introduction, Shiva to Shankara: Decoding the Phallic Symbol, Goddesses in India, Man Who Was a Woman and Other Queer Tales from Hindu Lore and Indian Mythology: Stories, Symbols and Rituals from the Heart of the Subcontinent.

Details of Book: 7 Secrets From Hindu Calendar Art (BSID:1874)

Book 7 Secrets From Hindu Calendar Art
Author Devdutt Pattanaik
ISBN 8189975676
ISBN-13 9788189975678, 978-8189975678
Binding paperback
Publisher Westland Limited
Publishing Date 2009
Number of Pages 177
Language English

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Alok June 14, 2012 review from Goodreads

You will take a second look at any religious calendar on the walls after reading this.

Sasitharani April 08, 2012 review from Goodreads

Great book, Loved reading it, Since i have already read 7 secrets od shiva and vishnu i was quick to finish it. All three books are worth reading. Looking forward to read more books of Devdutt Patnaik..

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