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Preface Once a student asked a holyman, "Where is God? The holyman didn't provide a direct answer. He put a counter question, "Where isn't God?" It made the student ponder. He found the answer to his poser. What place is there in the universe where God force does not rule? The whole universe is energized by His Power. All creatures and things are just various manifestations of God. Even vacuum is Unmanifest God or His manifestation which is beyond our comprehens...

Preface

Once a student asked a holyman, "Where is God? The holyman didn't provide a direct answer. He put a counter question, "Where isn't God?" It made the student ponder. He found the answer to his poser.

What place is there in the universe where God force does not rule? The whole universe is energized by His Power. All creatures and things are just various manifestations of God. Even vacuum is Unmanifest God or His manifestation which is beyond our comprehension. But certain manifest figures or symbolic characters are blessed with extra God power which shows up as divine qualities in them. Such superhuman figures or symbols are described by Holy Scriptures as gods, goddesses, incarnations or messiahs. They serve as various projection points of various dimensions of power Supreme.

Puranas propound that noble deeds can lift a man to the level of divinity. The erosion or depreciation of the credit of deeds again pushes one down to the mortal level to take birth again as a Hanuman. so gods too are prone to frailties like jealousy, back-biting scheming, ego clashes and cheating like ordinary earthlings. Sometimes their stories make such a pathetic reading that one naturally tends cynically to suspect the truth of their divine qualities.

Nevertheless the stories illustrate an interesting scenario of divine clashes, prejudices, manipulative tactics, love games and the battle of wits. And the reader gets valuable information on various modes of penance making, fasting, worshiping and meditation plus related rewards and individual characteristics of individual characteristics of individual divine beings. That is a fabulous bonus.

Hope this compilation will help you know the gods and goddesses better and become religiously educated. Your suggestions are welcome.

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CONTENTS
1 Surya and Sangya 7
2 Narada In Maya Web 13
3 Ego Buster For Narada 15
4 Goddess Durga Tales 19
5 Chamunda Story 24
6 Durga versus Shumbha 26
7 The Killing of Mahiravana 28
8 The Story of Parshurama 38
9 Shiva-Arjnua Battle 46
10 Shiva and Markandeya 50
11 Shiva Goes Fishining 52
12 The Tale of Syamantak Gen 54
13 The Pride of the Gods 62
14 Tale of Devoted Dhruva 64
15 Sober Up 68
16 The Tale of the sons of Kubera 70
17 Crime and Punishment 72
18 Berries of Shabri 75
19 Hiranyaksha Slain 77
20 The Daughter of Himalaya 80
21 Tale of Devahuti-kardam 84
22 Tale of the Golden City 87
23 Sati's sacrifice 91
24 Evils are born 97
25 Destruction of venu 100
26 Benevolent Prothu 104
27 Penance of Prachetas 108
28 Lesson for Egoful Indra 110
29 The Boon of Varuna 117
30 The Glory of Laxmi 124
31 The Godly Qualities 129
32 Irreversible Fate 134
33 Monkey Face Narada 137
34 Dream Treasure 143
35 Change of Heart 147

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Item Code: IDH627 Author: Ganga Prasad Sharma Cover: Paperback Edition: 2005 Publisher: Manoj Publications, Delhi ISBN: 8131000990 Size: 9.5" X 7.2" Pages: 148 {20 Illustrations in B/W}
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