Shiva is regarded as one of the trinity and a great one whose existence envelops and transcends the manifested and the unmanifested creation, as
per Hindu mythology.
This book illustrates esoteric significance behind them by decoding the symbols and metaphors to give a glimpse of the underling
reality at the core. The author helps the reader to unveil the light of lights behind the apparently confusing and often contradictory folklore and
brings him in tune with the dancing rhythm of the universe.
The Mystic Poet-Writer Shri Makarand Dave excels in revealing the truth and hidden meaning that eludes a normal human eye. He
bridges the unfathomable with the discernable. Author of over 80 titles and an acknowledge seer, bestowed with numerous literary awards, he
takes the reader in a world that seems paradoxical and yet unitary. Uplifting human psyche from its deeper recesses to exult into a being, which
is free from body-mind limitations, comes central to his life mission. Swinging his vision from folklore to spiritual significance of myths, he
weaves a magical veil of divine contemplation.
For instance, the legend of Ganesha’s birth subtly highlights the path of self-transformation in one’s current lifetime. To quote from
the book, “Indian seers and rishes have long perceived the elephant as an animal with wisdom. They have also observed its inner abilities through
their yogic insights. The elephant’s act of drawing up the water is symbolically similar to raising the base tendencies upwards.”
AT yet another plane, the author describes the cosmic destruction dance (Tandav) in terms of “Dancing Natraj, who plays both sides of
Damaru from the meeting point vibrating the worlds with undivided bliss of Shiv-Shakti. This image inspired death to dance while drinking the
nectar of immortality. It attracts and fascinates the mind and takes one beyond the realms of mortial limitation. Our whole existence dances in
tune with its cosmic rhythm.
Although the myth of Gangadhar (one who bears Ganga) is a relatively well-known household myth across India, very few people apply
it to their existential psychology. The human mind is full of conflict and contradictions. Sometimes it is agitated by the waves of uncontrolled
rage and sometimes it is submerged in dark depression. It is a curse to humanity to be engulfed in dissatisfaction and self-destruction. Moreover,
anguish, anxiety, envy, comparison and competition never allow a person to enjoy a restful state of mind. It is also very difficult to find a person
full of peace within himself.”
Photographs of different - Images of Shiva give us a vision of ever new and ever lasting Truth, Beauty and Bliss. In Pashupatinath (Lord
of all creatures), Brahma (The creator) is a archetype of every Artist who is bound by self importance and self indulgence, as it is said every
prophet is blinded by its own vision.
The spiritual significance of meta-historical myths as explained by Shri Makarand Dave resurrects our being from the quagmire of
confusing mental conjunctions and leads us to light, joy and quenches our soul with satisfaction of living a purposeful life.
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