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The Domestic Life of Gods

The Domestic Life of Gods

(Penguin Petit)

Devdutt Pattanaik
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In Hindu mythology, the children of Gods and Goddesses—their domesticity—represent the perfect balance of spiritual pursuits and material aspirations that make life worthwhile.

While myth brings beliefs, mythology brings customs. Reading and learning about the domestic life of gods is meant to guide us to lead more meaningful as well as spiritually fulfilling lives.

In The Domestic Life of Gods, Devdutt Pattanaik examines instances of mythology that depict gods living ‘human’ lives and what that signifies. Read on.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Sep/2018

Length : 19 Pages

MRP : ₹15.00

The Domestic Life of Gods

(Penguin Petit)

Devdutt Pattanaik

In Hindu mythology, the children of Gods and Goddesses—their domesticity—represent the perfect balance of spiritual pursuits and material aspirations that make life worthwhile.

While myth brings beliefs, mythology brings customs. Reading and learning about the domestic life of gods is meant to guide us to lead more meaningful as well as spiritually fulfilling lives.

In The Domestic Life of Gods, Devdutt Pattanaik examines instances of mythology that depict gods living ‘human’ lives and what that signifies. Read on.

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Devdutt Pattanaik

Devdutt Pattanaik is the author of over 25 books and over 500 articles on the relevance of mythology in modern times. He worked in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries for 15 years before devoting all his time to his passion for decoding beliefs of all cultures, modern and ancient, located beneath the veneer of rationality. Extremely knowledgeable and exceptionally insightful, Pattanaik also boasts of the added skill of simplifying his mythological accounts into delightful reads that engage young readers. He is the master storyteller of the very popular Fun in Devlok series and Pashu

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