99 Thoughts On Ganesha: Stories, Symbols and Rituals of by Devdutt Pattanaik

By Devdutt Pattanaik

Ganesha has develop into probably the most renowned deities of Hinduim within the twenty first century.He is known everywhere.With an elephant-head,a plump physique and a potbelly he turns into a adorable and cuddly deity evoking feelings of serious affection. Hidden underneath this very obtainable shape is knowledge which could make us larger human beings.This ebook via India's most popular mythologist,Dr.Devdutt Pattanaik,is an try to spread that knowledge locked in a number of stories,symbols and rituals.

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This was called Partition. Millions of Muslims crossed over the border to Pakistan, while millions of Hindus crossed into India. 30 S ix months after independence, Mohandas was walking to an afternoon prayer meeting at a friend’s house in New Delhi. He was seventyeight, and walked slowly, with his arms around two young female relatives. Suddenly a man came up and greeted him. As Mohandas folded his hands in namaste, the stranger pointed a pistol at him and fired. “Hey Rama” (“Oh God”) were Mohandas’s last words as he fell.

It was the darkest hour of India’s history. “The light has gone out of our lives”, grieved India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. The saint whom millions loved and admired was no more. 31 Mohandas was dead, but his example remained. He had given people all over the world a new way of dealing with anger and hatred – the way of truth, non-violence and love for the enemy. He showed Indians how to become guardians of their own country and to be proud of their traditions.

The saint whom millions loved and admired was no more. 31 Mohandas was dead, but his example remained. He had given people all over the world a new way of dealing with anger and hatred – the way of truth, non-violence and love for the enemy. He showed Indians how to become guardians of their own country and to be proud of their traditions.

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