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7 Secrets of Shiva

The Hindu Trinity Series
Written by: Devdutt Pattanaik
Narrated by: Sagar Arya
Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (113 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Shiva, 'the destroyer' among the Hindu trinity (of gods), is depicted in many contradictory manners. He is an ascetic who wears animal skin, his body smeared with ashes. Contradictory to his wild nature, he is also depicted as having a family, with a beautiful wife and two children. There are many more such varied representations of Shiva, the most prominent of these being the Linga and the Nataraja. The author, Devdutt Pattanaik, introduces listeners to these varied aspects and representations, and then sets about interpreting them. He explains the different anomalies and conflicts in beliefs, as well as the symbolism, rituals and reasons behind Hindu worship.

©2011 Devdutt Pattanaik (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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I have learned a new dimension of Lord Shiva!

I am deep into mythology and related texts and this book has opened a huge and logical explanation of why behind many myths. It is a well researched and written book. I love the part where the innocence of Lord Shiva are highlighted and explained from a frustrating point of view of Goddess Parvati. Live this book!

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loved it !

A really insightful work.. another masterpiece by Devdutta ... i started praying to shiva.. not for religion but for spirituality

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Amazing Book with amazing story line.

Really touched the soul. Amazing Book with amazing story line. Happy Listening to everyone. 😊

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Excellent

Although the work looks like fiction, most of the things can be interlinked. Rather, writer gives different angles to what we have seen or heard about Shiva.

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Amazing booj

Devdutt is absolutely brilliant. He has a wonderful way to narrate our puranas, iythihas, mythology , culture and Hinduism in a simple and memorable manner. all these philosophy must be made mandatory at schools and colleges to build a society rich in knowledge,culture and traditions.

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not great

Randomly added mythological events without much explanation or logic. could have been better if more detailed explanation would have been provided

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love it

I love it I heard about devdutt ji and this is my first book of him and I loved it want to read more books ❤️. and love the narration to voice is so soothing and you understand everything.

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gives some deep insight into Indian mythology.

narration is good here. nice book as well. Gives some deep insight into Indian mythology.

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so great to hear it <br />...loved it but need to hear

so great to hear it
...loved it but need to hear it again so finally understand

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loved it. Shaivism explained as simply as possible

very intelligently written. very honestly read. answered most of my questions about Shiva. it is thoroughly in depth. just wished it had more info on Hanuman.

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  • Jaden Seenath
  • 31-03-18

Very Beautiful Shiva

The book is awesome! It doesn’t just give you the secrets but gives you the deep meaning behind those secrets.

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  • Kainene
  • 15-08-18

5 Star author and reader! They should team up!

I would like to kindly request the author and reader to kindly team up and write and read more books likes this in relation to Hindu mythology. I’m here to listen. I want to be the first to listen to this awesomeness.
Please please please. And thank you for this master piecework

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  • Deep1499
  • 12-07-18

A revolutionary look at Hinduism and Shiva

Phenomenal Book, Here is a little background about me, I was raised Hindu yet always had my doubts specially from being made to do it but reading this has given me a new lease on it, this book has redefined Hinduism for a Hindu all too bored of being forced.

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  • Satyajit Lele
  • 19-06-17

No Secret

Had hoped to learn some unknown secrets about Shiva but ended up listening to some stories behind Shiva's names. Not worth buying for sure

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  • Valerie Christensen
  • 03-12-19

Fantastic and thorough introduction to Shiva

A most straightforward explanation of Shaivism as a practical means to liberation. Provides historical, spiritual, mythical, and physical context to inform the whole of Shiva’s dance, and how we can rejoice and join in the dance.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-08-18

Gaze expanding

Amazing journey from Shiva(purusha) to shakti(prakriti, sanskriti and brahmand) through their sons and other forms. Sometimes encourages readers towards author's bias of Shankra (wordly manners) Vishnu like god while the actual Shiva state is free from it.
Good metaphors, wish it was longer and more in depth.

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