It fulfills my need and want to know more about Lord Shiva. Feb 16, Ajitabh Pandey added it Shelves: Evolvement of relationship between Mahadev and Parvati is nicely depicted. And I knew I made a mistake when during the first few pages I read something as awesome as this: The book is divided into seven parts viz. A strange thing happened when I read this one.

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Book Review: 7 Secrets of Shiva, by Devdutt Pattanaik

He also strikes differences between Shiva and Vishnu in places appropriate. A flat and matter of fact tone. Why we worship Shiva Linga? However, not much was said about the three states of Shiva: But if u read without any exceptation, it’s definitley a good read. We call this love, but it is in fact attachment as they give us identity and meaning. Jun 05, Hema Dadi rated it really liked it. As it is a very great work from Dev. For those of you who may not know, Shiva is the most powerful Gods in the Hindu Pantheon.

I am looking forward to read more of Devdutt Pattanaik books. It’s an enlightening book and throws light on various practices and dharma followed. The author also explains about sati’s marriage to shiva, impact of her death on him and why he treats devas and asuras equally also how he is different from Lord Vishnu?.


When I asked, she said she loves Shiva and wanted to see him. Or another option- Shiva’s darshan philosophy – the gaze of understanding. However, the title of the book seems to be mostly unconnected to the details inside it.

7 Secrets Of Shiva Books

I was not really looking for this in patttanaik book. It was supposed to be about him. The mythology behind a God or a Goddess varies quite often.

Entire philosophy of Hinduism in a nutshell. Mythology is a very interesting genre, and when narrated with that interest, makes for wonderful reading. Nov 12, Ramya Idea Smith rated it did not like it. He marries the goddess Parvati in forms of Shakti and others, who tries to tame him into being a husband, who provides for his wife, but eventually gives in and accepts him for his innocent and powerful ways.

7 Secrets Of Shiva by Devdutt Pattanaik

There are only a few stories related to Shiva and how they should be seen, which to be honest and no offence to anyone, are pretty out there and easy to learn from if one wants to learn. Many authors try to write in this genre; some succeed, others do not.


Thus the perception can be de-constructed and re-constructed. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. As a devotee of Shiva and a Hindu, I think this book should be read by a majority of the population.

However the author has given his logical point of view very convincingly. Ganesha thus acknowledges the life-giving aspect of nature as well as the life-taking aspect of nature.

Since this book is written as a means to explain the myths, it needed that neutral tone of voice, neither in favor nor against. My 3 year old was asking abt this book and I told a story from this one.

Apr 13, Sri Harsha rated it really liked it. Its a great read for a person looking for to get some insight into the Hindu mythology. There are two kinds of fear for the mankind, the predator and the prey. The First two of the seven chapters has the repetition of statements but settled in later chapters.