Ganesha, the elephant faced God, is a much-loved character in Hindu mythology. He is revered as a giver of good fortune and auspiciousness. The very form of this God evokes a feeling of friendship and good cheer. This book introduces this lovable God to young children narrating small and interesting anecdotes. However, age is really no bar to enjoy his stories! Come, discover the aura of Ganesha!
Hanuman: The Monkey-God
Hanuman is a well-known god in Hinduism. He is known as a monkey-god, and can be seen in temples throughout India. He is depicted in various forms. In some temples his image is set up alone standing with a mace in his hand. In some other places, he is seen with folded hands. In some other temples he is depicted sitting in a devotional posture before the images of Rama and Sita. He is the greatest devotee of Rama. Rama loves him the most. He is the god of power and strength. He remained a celibate and is stated to be an immortal. It is believed that he is present wherever the story of Rama is recited or spoken. This book contains some of the stories connected to him.
A few gods and goddesses of Hinduism
The foundations of Hinduism are the eternal and supersensuous truths discovered by ancient Indian sages. These revealed Divine Truths are called the Vedas. According to the teachings of the Vedas, God is the One without a second — the absolute, formless, and only Reality. God is referred to as Brahman, the Supreme Universal Soul. It is said in the Vedas that by His mere will, Brahman manifests Himself as this universe. Hence, creation, preservation and destruction of this world are the three aspects of God. These three basic aspects of God are represented by the Trinity called as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. There are also other deities in Hinduism to personify the various other endless powers and aspects of God. These are the gods and goddesses of Hinduism. A brief sketch on a few important gods and goddesses of Hinduism are given in this audio book. A recitation of a hymn relating to the relevant gods and goddesses has also been added at the end of each chapter.