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Mythology

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  • Five children are having fun one evening; playing dumb charades; when Shiva appears and wants to join in! Shiva turns out to be the best at dumb charades; as well as in asking riddles. He can say so much with only his actions! He also tells the children wonderful stories with the help of the many objects he carries with him; like the rattle drum; the crescent moon and a fountain of water that rises from his head. Soon; thanks to Shiva’s playfulness; the children know much more about Shiva and the other gods—even more than their parents!

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  • Jayshree loves doing homework! But one day; instead of studying; she hears voices out in the garden and goes out to see who’s there. She meets a strange man called Kama. Poor Kama was made invisible by an angry Shiva once. Now that Jayshree can see him he shows her all the magic he can do—make butterflies appear; bees buzz; fill the garden with fragrant flowers. But then Yama appears; and he does not like playing at all! Yama believes only in working. Kama and Yama start fighting about who Jayshree will be friends with. Who do you think Jayshree will choose—the fun-loving; naughty Kama; or the stern; no-nonsense Yama?

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  • “Little girl Gauri thinks milk comes from packets; till she meets Sweety the talking cow. Sweety tells Gauri about the first cow on earth; Surabhi; and how she provided so many useful things to man—fuel; manure; medicine and shelter. Sweety narrates stories about a king who found good luck because he gifted cows to many people; and how another king was turned into a lizard because he was not careful about who he gave his cows to! Sweety also tells Gauri how Krishna the cowherd looked after his beloved animals; and why Kali decided to comb her hair.

    Join Gauri in a magical world of talking animals as she finds out why the cow is a really cool animal!”

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  • Why is Indra an unhappy god? Why is the cow such a cool animal? Who is the demon of forgetfulness?

    Master storyteller Devdutt Pattnaik answers these curious questions and reveals many more secrets of the world of gods and demons in this delightfully illustrated omnibus, featuring all six tales in the Fun in Devlok series.

    Follow Harsha as he discovers the secret to happiness, listen to Gauri’s fascinating conversation with a talking cow, play dumb charades with Shiva, find out why identity cards are important even for Krishna, join the fight between between Kama and Yama, and learn why the river Saraswati disappeared mysteriously.

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  • One day; when Krishna wanted to board an aeroplane; he was not allowed to! All because he did not have an identity card. Then his friends Garuda and Sesha took him to meet Lata-kumari in Guwahati; who told him the story of Anasuya and the Ashwini twins; and why Rishi Chavan made a rule that all gods should carry a dhvaja—a flag with each god’s very own symbol.

    Did Krishna get his identity card so he could ride the aeroplane finally?

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  • “An unusual collection of stories from the myths by the author of Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata and Myth=Mithya which will bring the gods right into the world of children! Filled with delightful illustrations each book in this new series will introduce thoughts and aspects from our ancient treasure trove of stories for today’s children.

    Why did River Saraswati disappear?

    Will the vanished river ever reappear?

    Can you make a river flow in your school?

    Mrs Sivakami; principal of Madame Mira High School; is astonished when she finds Goddess Saraswati wandering the corridors of her school. The goddess is in search of a missing river! To show her the ancient river and what happened to it; Saraswati puts Mrs. Sivakami on the back of Hansa; her goose; and off they go flying. The teacher sees some schools where students come and go as they please; and others where everyone has a parrot head! She then begins to understand why it is important to make the river flow again; and how she can bring the secret river to her very own school.”

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  • “Little Harsha was sad; so a cloud flew him up to Indra’s palace; just to show Harsha that the king of gods was sadder than him! There; with his new friends Indra and Airavata; the six-tusked white elephant; Harsha sees so many amazing things—a wish- fulfilling tree; a pot of never-ending gold; and a potion that keeps him healthy. Then Indra thinks of a naughty plan—to steal Vasishta’s cow! When he catches Indra; a very angry Vasishta tells him the secret to being happy. (And no; it has nothing to do with ice creams; video games or wish-fulfilling trees.)

    But will the king of gods learn his lesson finally and stop being sad?”

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  • When the evil demon, Mahishasura, defeated the gods and took control of Amravati, all the gods came together, creating a woman using the best parts of all their powers. This woman came to be known as Devi Durga. Read about her fight against all forms of evil, her love and devotion to Lord Shiva and her various incarnations.

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  • Shani Dev is one of the most popular deities that the Hindus pray to ward off evil and remove obstacles. Shani is the son of Surya, the Sun God and the brother of Yama, the God of Death. Both sons of Surya are said to judge Shani judges ones deeds in life and gives appropriate rewards or punishments, Yama grants the judgement after ones death.

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  • Vaishno Devi is a Large Print book about Goddess Vaishnavi. The word ‘Vaishnavi’ means the one who is related to lord ‘Vishnu’. Goddess Vaishnavi is the manifestation of the collective spiritual strengths of Goddess Maha Kali, Goddess Maha Lakshmi and Goddess Maha Saraswati.

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  • Krishna is a Large Print book about Krishna, an Avatar of Vishnu who is considered in the Hindu tradition as the supreme being.

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  • Hanuman is a Hindu deity who is an ardent devotee of Rama, a central character in the Indian epic Ramayana. Children will enjoy this Large Print story on Hanuman. The simply written text is supplemented by astounding visuals.

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  • This book is about Goddess Kali and her relentless fight against Shumbha-Nishumbha. Learn about the birth of the angry Goddess and how shedefeated the evil and corrupt powers one afteranother. The dramatic and compelling narrative,interspersed with beautiful illustrations, makesIndian mythology come alive.

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  • Tirupati Balaji is a famous Hindu temple of Lord Vishnu’s one of the many avatars, Lord Venkateswara. Children will enjoy this Large Print story on Tirupati Balaji. The simply written text is supplemented by astounding visuals.

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  • Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Gold coins falling from her hands show that she brings wealth to her devotees. Two elephants are often shown standing next to her – symbolizing spiritual prosperity. She is always portrayed sitting on a lotus which symbolizes creation of universe and continuity of organic life from Vishnus navel.

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  • Represented in pictures as dressed in white, riding on a swan, holding a veena in one hand and the Vedas in the other, Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, arts and wisdom. Harbinger of all things virtuous in the Universe, Goddess Saraswati signifies knowledge and purity.But how was Saraswati born? How did she help in the creation of the Universe? Why did Saraswati get angry with Lord Brahma and all the other gods? What did she do to curb the mischievous gandharvas? How did Saraswati save the world from Shivas fiery wrath? Read about all these myths and many other stories in this book about the calm, yet powerful Goddess Saraswati.

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  • This book has five beautifully illustrated, traditional stories of the Hindu goddesses – Durga, Kali, Lakshmi and Saraswati. Read how Durga destroyed the demon Mahisha, how Kali was born from the frown of the goddess, Ambika, how Lakshmi brings fortune and prosperity and how Saraswati – goddess of wisdom – saved the world from Ravana’s evil brother, Kumbhakarna. Retold in a simple and entertaining style, these fascinating stories are a wonderful source of introduction to the world of Hindu mythology.

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  • When the world was being terrorised by the evil King of Lanka Ravana, Lord Vishnu appeared as Lord Rama to vanquish the demon and restore peace on earth. Lord Rama is the embodiment of truth, virtue, the ideal son, the ideal husband and above all, the ideal king.Lord Rama, retells Lord Ramas story from his birth till his victory over Ravana. The illustrated text written in lucid language makes it an engaging read for the young mind.

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  • Guru Nanak is a Large Print book about the first of the ten Sikh Gurus, Guru Nanak. He founded the Sikh religion Sikhism. The Sikhs believe that all subsequent Gurus possessed Guru Nanak’s divinity and religious authority.

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  • Ganesha is a Large Print book about Lord Ganesha, also known as ‘Ganapati’, who is proclaimed as one of the deities best-known and most widely worshipped in the Hindu tradition.

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