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99 Thoughts on Ganesha

Stories, Symbols and Rituals of India’s Beloved Elephant-Headed Deity
Written by: Devdutt Pattanaik
Narrated by: Ritesh Jha
Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
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In the game of cricket, having scored 99 runs, when a bats-man stands poised on the threshold of that much coveted century, he experiences the moment that is best associated with Ganesha. Fear and uncertainty envelope him; between him and his achievement stand hurdles, both real and imaginary: a possible spin from the bowler can overwhelm him, his own anxiety can paralyze him, cheering fans can distract him. He needs divine intervention then. He needs to focus, get rid of all hurdles, perform, get the final run, and achieve what he so longs for. In other words, he needs to think of Ganapati. 

This book brings together 99 meditations to better understand the stories, symbols and rituals of that adorable elephant-headed Hindu god who removes hurdles and brings prosperity and peace. Known variously as Ganapati, Gajanana, Vinayaka or Pillayar, he can help all of us score a century in the game called life.

©2011; Pattanaik, Devdutt (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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  • 15-03-20

A Indian counterpart of Joseph Campbell.

This author can be easily labeled Joseph Campbell's Indian counterpart: recommended,
The narrator has a kind of strong Indian accent, but in this case it adds to the charm of hearing a deluge of funny factoids about beloved Hindu deity Ganesha,