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Hindu Myths

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Hindu principles guide the lives of about one fifth of the world's population. However, its rich mythology is perceived as complex, with the great epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata replete with myths, legends and fables. This book sets out to demystify this spectacular array for a wide public.
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Published December 8th 2003 by British Museum Press (first published November 2003)
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Mohsen M.B
این کتاب با کمک روایتهایی از پوراناها پنج فعالیت اصلی و مشترک همه خدایان هندو را بررسی میکند: بازآفرینی، نگهداری، ویرانی، ایجاد توهم یا پوشاندن و فاش کردن، اعطای فیض.
معمولا در این روایتها سه خدای اصلی هندو، ویشنو و شیوا و برهما، یا تجلیهای آنها نقش اول را بازی میکنند و به سایر اساطیر تنها اشارهای گذرا میشود چراکه اسطورههای هندی چنان گستردهاند که در کتابی صد صفحهای نمیگنجند.

...برهما ارابهران، خدای کوهستان کمان و خدای مارها زه کمان بود. ویشنو به پیکان و آگنی به نوک آتشین آن تبدیل شدند. خلاصه آنکه
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Bernie Gourley
Sep 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: those wanting a brief overview of the Hindu trilogy and major myths
Having moved to India, we picked up this book to try to wrap our heads around the vast Hindu pantheon and the myriad myths involving them. There are a huge number of tomes on the subject of Hindu mythology, but far fewer concise commentaries that look useful. We were always on the lookout for a book that would offer a sort of “Hindu Mythology for Dummies” –the quick down-low, if you will.

I can’t say that this book clarified the topic. However, I’m not sure any book could. Hindu mythology is a
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Behnam Motahari
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good for starters, but considering the Mammoth size of Hindu mythology scriptures, you won't be satisfied with a book this size. Aside that inevitable fact, nothing to be concerned about.
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