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Ganesha

Ganesha

The Elephant God (Penguin Petit)

Devdutt Pattanaik
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Why is Ganesha such a popular god despite being only 1500 years old? Did you know he is the god associated with the maxmimum number of symbols? Why is his vehicle a rat? Why does he carry an axe?
Because of Ganesha, the terrifying Kali becomes the maternal Gauri, and the sanyasi Shiav becomes a father and householder – Ganesha is the god of domestic life. His devotees can represent him as they wish – these days his potbelly has been replaced with six-pack abs! Ganpati’s own history, his changing roles, indicate how Indian society has changed over time – in Mumbai, Ganpati has taken on a form which didn’t exist 100 years ago! Find out more about this beloved god of good luck and auspiciousness this festive season in this short, sweet read from Devlok.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Oct/2016

Length : 10 Pages

MRP : ₹15.00

Ganesha

The Elephant God (Penguin Petit)

Devdutt Pattanaik

Why is Ganesha such a popular god despite being only 1500 years old? Did you know he is the god associated with the maxmimum number of symbols? Why is his vehicle a rat? Why does he carry an axe?
Because of Ganesha, the terrifying Kali becomes the maternal Gauri, and the sanyasi Shiav becomes a father and householder – Ganesha is the god of domestic life. His devotees can represent him as they wish – these days his potbelly has been replaced with six-pack abs! Ganpati’s own history, his changing roles, indicate how Indian society has changed over time – in Mumbai, Ganpati has taken on a form which didn’t exist 100 years ago! Find out more about this beloved god of good luck and auspiciousness this festive season in this short, sweet read from Devlok.

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Paperback / Hardback
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Devdutt Pattanaik

Devdutt Pattanaik is the author of over 25 books and over 500 articles on the relevance of mythology in modern times. He worked in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries for 15 years before devoting all his time to his passion for decoding beliefs of all cultures, modern and ancient, located beneath the veneer of rationality. Extremely knowledgeable and exceptionally insightful, Pattanaik also boasts of the added skill of simplifying his mythological accounts into delightful reads that engage young readers. He is the master storyteller of the very popular Fun in Devlok series and Pashu

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