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7 Secrets of Vishnu

The Hindu Trinity Series
Written by: Devdutt Pattanaik
Narrated by: Sagar Arya
Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

For Hindus, Vishnu is God, who inspires man to discover humanity by engaging with the world. Artists have visualized him with as curlyhaired, dark complexioned man with a smile on his lips and a sparkle in his eyes. Draped in yellow silk, garlanded with forest flowers, bedecked with dolphin-shaped earrings, anointed with sandal paste, he reclines on a thousand hooded serpent that floats on an ocean of milk and rides a golden hawk bearing in his arms a conchshell, a wheel, a mace and a lotus. Poets say that when he is awake, the world takes shape; when he is asleep, the world ceases to be. Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, follows him wherever he goes. To him is made offerings of rich creamy butter. Sometimes, as the upright Ram, he is worshipped across India as Balaji, Shreenathji, Jagannath, Ranganath and Badrinath. Locked in the stories, symbols and rituals of Vishnu is the wisdom of the ancestors, transmitted over hundreds of years. This book attempts to unlock seven secrets that are relevant even in modern times.

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

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good audio book .. enjoed listening

good audio book.... meaning fulll and narrated supebly .. performance of the presenteris perfect... i love this

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Narrator is good

Narrator is good. I liked the book but there were some story lines which needs to be more furnished. The author hasn't completed his research deep enough to share the epic story verses.

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Good Collaboration of Vishnu stories & myths

Good Collaboration of Vishnu stories & myths Good Collaboration of Vishnu stories & myths Good Collaboration of Vishnu stories & myths ha

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  • Eric R Linsky
  • 19-09-17

great explanation of the various myths of vishnu

Loved this. Great explanation of the meaning behind the myths of vishnu and his avatars (including ram and krishna).

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  • Kala Pret
  • 02-05-19

loved it!

the authors structured with spatial references were very helpful. a lot to remember but indian mythology will blow your mind away... amazing!

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  • H.B.
  • 04-02-19

this scholar can be compared to Joseph Campbell

this scholar can be compared to Joseph Campbell: his works are very good and recommended

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  • pm
  • 23-08-18

listen with an open mind

You need to be able to understand the meaning of each part of the story and how it relates to us. well written