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Book Of Ganesha

Book Of Ganesha

Grewal Royina
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Royina Grewal
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Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, is easily the most recognizable and loveable of Hindu deities. But pinpointing his various attributes is not quite so simple. He is at once the portly, merry, childlike god and the sage, complex philosopher. He is the presiding deity of material wealth and the lord of spirituality. He removes all impediments for his devotees but creates all manner of difficulties for the transgressors, man or god. And associated with every aspect of Ganesha-be it his extraordinary birth, his elephant head, his broken tusk, his vehicle (the mouse), his appetite, his anger-are scores of myths, each more colourful than the other. In this thoroughly researched and delightfully narrated book, Royina Grewal gives us the many stories of Ganesha, exploring their significance and how they reflect the times and the cultures during which they originated.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Jul/2009

ISBN: 9780143067603

Length : 152 Pages

MRP : ₹250.00

Book Of Ganesha

Grewal Royina
,
Royina Grewal

Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, is easily the most recognizable and loveable of Hindu deities. But pinpointing his various attributes is not quite so simple. He is at once the portly, merry, childlike god and the sage, complex philosopher. He is the presiding deity of material wealth and the lord of spirituality. He removes all impediments for his devotees but creates all manner of difficulties for the transgressors, man or god. And associated with every aspect of Ganesha-be it his extraordinary birth, his elephant head, his broken tusk, his vehicle (the mouse), his appetite, his anger-are scores of myths, each more colourful than the other. In this thoroughly researched and delightfully narrated book, Royina Grewal gives us the many stories of Ganesha, exploring their significance and how they reflect the times and the cultures during which they originated.

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Grewal Royina

Royina Grewal

Royina Grewal has written two monographs on Chanderi and Mandu as well as Sacred Virgin: Travels along the Narmada, In Rajasthan: A Travelogue, and In the Shadow of the Taj. Her interest in history is expressed in the six son et lumiere productions she had conceived, scripted and directed. Royina and her husband divide their time between Delhi and an organic farm in Rajasthan.

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