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Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik
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Journey into the amazing world of Hindu mythology with Devdutt Pattanaik

Why are most temples dedicated to Vishnu, Shiva or the goddess, but not to Brahma or Indra?

How are an asura, rakshasa,yaksha and pishacha different from each other?

Why did the Pandavas find themselves in naraka rather than swarga? Over several months, EPIC Channel s ground-breaking show Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik has enthralled countless viewers. Here, finally, is the book based on the first series of the everpopular show, which will take you on a scintillating tour through the myriad stories, symbols and rituals that form the basis of Hindu culture. Prepare to be surprised and thrilled as Devdutt narrates magical tales about larger-thanlife figures gods, goddesses, demi-gods and demons who you thought you knew well but didn t. Learn about the intricacies of Hindu thought as he explains the origin and meaning of different creation myths, and throws light on why we believe in a cyclical not linear concept of time. This book is your perfect introduction to the endlessly fascinating world of Hindu mythology.

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About the Author :

Devdutt Pattanaik is a doctor who shifted his focus to Indian mythology and their influence on the people of the country. He has written many books based on Indian epics and Puranas.

Devdutt Pattanaik has written other books based on Hindu epics and other related works. Some of his other books are:

  • Devi, the Mother-Goddess: an introduction
  • Shiva: an introduction
  • Vishnu: an introduction
  • The Goddess in India: the five faces of the eternal feminine
  • Hanuman: an introduction
  • The Man Who Was A Woman and other queer tales of Hindu lore
  • Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and fortune: an introduction

His Writing Style
Devdutt Pattanaik's style is simple and elegant, and he adds value by creating his own line drawing illustrations ? an unusual combination. He is not strictly traditional in his retelling, yet he remains true to the original spirit of the stories. He also explores the influence of the epics on Indian thought and their continued relevance to life, even today, thousands of years after the stories were written.

His Personal Life
Devdutt Pattanaik grew up in Mumbai and graduated with a degree in medicine from the Grant Medical College. He later studied Comparative Mythology at Mumbai University.

After working in the Healthcare industry for 14 years, he turned his attention to the wisdom and insights contained in the ancient Hindu texts. He started to write books and columns on the subject and has also delivered many lectures on Indian mythology.