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7 Secrets of Shiva

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Smeared with ash, draped in animal hide, he sits atop the snow-capped mountain, skull in hand, withdrawn, with dogs for company, destroying the world with his indifference. He is God who the Goddess shall awaken. His name is Shiva. Locked in his stories, symbols and rituals are the secrets of our ancestors. This book attempts to unlock seven.

 

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  • Soham Pain

    Hello Sir,
    I would like to read your views on Shiva mythology in detail, and specially the Ardhanarishwara and Kartikeya-birth ones which relate to trans-gender identities. In which books have you dealt with these? I would also like to read a key text which serves as a guideline for the patterns and techniques you use for interpreting myths. Have you written any such book on how myth works? If you can suggest me relevant books by other writers, Indian or foreign, that will also be welcome.
    Thank you Sir.

  • dear Sir
    would you be available to speak to one of the Rotary clubs in navi mumbai on any sunday morning
    thanks
    regards
    subramanian

  • Deepankar Sinha

    Hi Devdutt,

    Just finished reading your book. It was very good.

    One question though, if we realize Purusha, then doesn’t Prakrati become our slave automatically? I mean Purusha is infinite which is any day greater than Prakriti which is finite.

    Regards,
    Deepankar Sinha.

    • Devdutt

      Human imagination and desire to dominate (enslave) at work again…..No?

      • Deepankar Sinha

        Hi,

        What about after realizing Brahman? According to Advaita Vedanta, Atman == Brahman. The whole of reality is at your bidding then?L

        • Devdutt

          Bidding? So after realization still remains the desire to dominate…..

  • Sriram V

    Hello Sir,

    Read the book 7 secrets of shiva,
    I was thoroughly impressed by your knowledge and narration, i have only one question to you, “i have known people deeply engaged in shiva worship and just cannot describe the knowledge and the bondage that they have with him,,, how did you manage to do this so nicely sir, is it because u dont believe in the lord ???

  • Rikesh

    Dear Sir,
    I’ve read just The 7 secrets of Shiva. Nice work! I love the illustrations!

  • Hi devdatt,
    Very recently I came to know about your curriculam and work after watching your views on mahabharata on ND TV Profit. Well after watching Mahadev and as your contribution to the show is amazing, speechless. Moreover very queer thing waht I want to share with you that right from the childhood say at the age of 7 or 8 first time I red Skanda Purana the Image of Shiva and Sati was deeply rooted in My heart and from that time I did consider it as the great love story with greater tragic end. After so many years watching it on screen not only the story but the vision and Imagination which was cherished in mind last from years exactly shape up in reality.! Thanks for being the part of it.
    Regards

  • kana sabaratnam

    Dear Sir,

    I had the most enjoyable trip to India while reading both your books on Shiva and Vishnu. I hope you continue your good work.

    Kana

  • shashikant panda

    I came to know that i should read this book..

  • pradeep

    Hello Sir,

    I was thoroughly impressed by your knowledge and narration, i have only one question to you, “i have known people deeply engaged in shiva worship and just cannot describe the knowledge and the bondage that they have with him,,, how did you manage to do this so nicely sir, is it because u dont believe in the lord ???

  • gaurav

    Its great to listen intellectual personalities like u .

  • Dear Sir,
    I am amazed at the Knowledge you have especial about HIndu Mythology.I came to know that the serial Devon ke Dev Mahadev is the inspiration based on your work.It is a fabulous serial.I congratulate the producers and Broadcasters.I wish it were to be for more duration.Everyday i look forward to watch this serial. Can you kindly enlighten me why Lord Shiva cursed & Cut one head of Creator Bramha.
    Thanking you,
    Yours sincerely.

  • Chirag Dave

    Hi, Congratulation for success and great write ups. It certainly explains the mythology with logic, but what I found disappointing is there was nothing articulated from Vedas for Rudra..I was looking for more details on how it was reference in Veda…Like why Vedas call neti neti when defining Rudra?
    Overall, it appeared that the book is more like modern transcripts of ancient shiv puran.

  • Abhishek

    My questions is related to food taken in ancient times, was it non vegetarian or vegetarian ? , as propagated through various religious institutions.

  • Biju Gopal

    @ Pat sir : I am a great fan of your ideas/take on mythology and GOD. Your work is certainly a guiding light to the many seekers who are randomly searching for anything and everything they can to find the truth. Your books have acted like those missing pieces of the jigsaw puzzle i’ve been trying to solve. Be blessed! And let the light forever shine.

    @ Dr.D.N.Swamy : Pls. read ‘Shiva, An Introduction’ by Devdutt sir, it is very nicely explained there.

    Godspeed.

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  • Ritesh Gohil

    Dear Sir,

    I am a huge fan before reading any book of yours, I was attracted by the content on your website :)
    Read 99 thoughts on Ganesha, than Jaya and now reading 7 Secrets of Shiva..

    Sir kindly elaborate , if Shiva is indifferent to the world,

    Why Shiva is so bothered about Brahma chasing to Prakriti?
    Why Shiva howls for brahma’s perception of prakriti, Brahmananda ??
    Why he gets angry, When brahma lies to Vishnu about the fire pillar ??
    Why he beheads his 5th head,?? when he believes in patience and renunciation…

    Kindly throw some light on this..

    Warm regards,
    Ritesh G

  • Parvesh Khurana

    Dear Sir
    I finished the book & thanks for such beautiful write
    Regards
    Parvesh

  • A very nice book. We learn a lot about God, from the writings and discussions of his devotees. Thank you sir, for writing this book.

  • Pavan Mandrawadkar

    Dear sir,
    I am a Big fan of you. I really admire your philosophical depth in Hindu Mythology. I’ve read your book “shiva to shankara” and i was completely amazed. please keep enlightening.
    Thanking you,
    Yours sincerely

  • Gowri Shankar

    I have recently read this book and I am searching for all your books now.. Shiva being the GOD whom I really praise reading about him is wonderful :)

  • Sudheer K Sami

    According to me Shiva is essentially the symbol of time like mahakaal… Creator Brahma’s fourth head is like ego (Aham Bramhasmi). It is natural that time destroys anyone’s ego. In actuality time is the destroyer of everything in the universe..

  • Sudhiir Krishnan

    Stunning.One word

  • Shreyada Regmi

    sir i am really looking forward to read your books but in electronic format. where would i find the e-books sir?