The Little Book Of Hindu Deities: From The Goddess Of Wealth To The Sacred Cow
  • The Little Book Of Hindu Deities: From The Goddess Of Wealth To The Sacred Cow
  • The Little Book Of Hindu Deities: From The Goddess Of Wealth To The Sacred Cow
ISBN: 0452287758
EAN13: 9780452287754
Language: English
Release Date: Dec 1, 2006
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 8.1" L x 6.2" W
Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Pixar animator and Academy Award-nominated director Sanjay Patel (Sanjay's Super Team) brings to life Hinduism's most important gods and goddesses (and one sacred stone) in fun, full-color illustrations, each accompanied by a short, lively profile. The Little Book of Hindu Deities is chock-full of monsters, demons, noble warriors, and divine divas. Find out why Ganesha has an elephant's head (his father cut his off ); why Kali, the goddess of time, is known as the Black One (she's a bit goth); and what Hare Krishna really means.

Throw another ingredient in the American spirituality blender. Pop culture is veering into Hinduism.--USA Today

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5
   I then purchased and gave this book to my boyfriend as a good luck charm when he had to live abroad
My sister and her husband-to-be found this book in Indonesia at an exorbitant price, and bought it so that he can learn about Hindu in Bali. Then I bought and gave this book to my boyfriend as a good luck charm when he had to live abroad and as a reminder to stay true to what we believe. Recently I bought another one as an anniversary gift for my husband, who is learning Hinduism. Yes, in my opinion, it is absolutely amazing. Easy to read, but still pretty detailed with cute illustrations, I encouraged every household to have this book in their library. Even if you are not into Hinduism, it is still awesome. And, if you can, buy a pre-loved book. ( give these books a second chance ).
 
5
   adorable pictures, small size of a book
Small images, adorable size of a book. In excellent condition, it came. Once i have them, I read them definitely to my children.
 
4
   the illustrations will be a good place to start
It was bought for my nephew as a gift. A little more complicated than I expected, but he'll grow into writing and the illustrations will be a good place to start for now. I am also tempted to visit him every time I read it, so that I can refresh my own memory of the deities. I suspect that people of all ages will find this little book useful and the illustrations are amazing.
 
5
   Good way to have kids learn
Kids like style and can relate. Easy way to read and learn from children.
 
5
   Adorable book
Illustrations are personal and bring out the personality of the dieties as well as the authorillustrator's unique style. Highly recommended for yoga teachers or anyone wanting to learn more about Hindu pantheon.
 
4
   Cute little beginner book.
He likes it well enough, but it will usually hold his attention for one or two pages per sitting. He thinks that Kali is cool. He always asks about her to read. ) The book is actually more appropriate for an older child, because it is pretty dense. I do a lot more than my son at this time. Nevertheless, I'm really glad we have it in our library, and I'm excited for us both to expand our worldview outside our little bubble. I would even recommend for adults as a simple introductionreference on Hinduism. I wish they hadn't tried so hard to make it funny and funny. This was really not necessary.
 
1
   Hurts Hindu sentiments
The text shows lack of understanding of Hindu philosophy and hurts Hindu sentiments at several points. Doesn 't have any take away for kids and just makes fun of powerful deities like Kali.
 
5
   Cute, Useful Little Book
It is colorful and playful, and the pictures of the various deities are simple, well arranged. Though it is basic, I refer to it often when I encounter a Hindu deity and want to remind myself what is HisHer Backstory.
 
1
   Regressive- this is an example of what not to buy for your kids
I 'd give this book zero stars if I could be so regressive for being so. Picked a random page on Lakshmi- the goddess of Wealth and it says things like Hiding in the ocean of Milk did wonders to Lakshmi's complexion and she fell for herLakshmi didn 't want to be with Shiva who claimed her, but didn 't know how to say no to him. Luckily she didn't have to and the best OneLakshmi can often be found massaging Vishnu's feet-now that is true love. I can 't believe that someone wrote this. I tell my kid to aspire to a fair complexion and rub someone's feet as a token of love and also that she will not have the right to choose her life partner, now know what not to get for your children.
 
5
   I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!
Finally, a book on Hindu gods written for children... with a style they can RELATE! The author added humor, simple encapsulated descriptions, beautiful illustrations... My niece in India wanted our copy, so I gave it to her and bought another for my children!
 
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