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Hindu Gods: The Spirit of the Divine
     

Hindu Gods: The Spirit of the Divine

by Priya Hemenway
 

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

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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.

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Publishers Weekly
"What contributes most to keeping the beliefs of Hinduism alive is the repeated recounting of the escapades and tales" of the gods, writes Hemenway in this attractive gift book. Here, she profiles 23 of Hinduism's most significant deities, beginning with "the eternal triad": the three energies of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, which together reflect the universal divine essence. The second section explores the 10 incarnations of Vishnu (including Rama and Krishna, the most famous incarnations), while the third presents various other gods and goddesses, such as Lakshmi (fortune and wealth), Parvati (consort of Shiva) and Sarasvati (wisdom). The square hardback format is accentuated by full-color illustrations, telling the stories of the gods with beauty and expression. (May) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780811836456
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
03/15/2003
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.63(d)

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