About Author :
Dr Devdutt Pattanaik Born on December 11 1970 in Mumbai. Pattanaik completed his graduation in medicine from the Grant Medical College, is a medical doctor by training, a marketing manager by profession and a mythologist by passion and writes on relevance of mythology in modern times.
He lectures extensively on the relevance of sacred stories, symbols and rituals in modern times. His books include 7 Secrets of Hindu Calendar Art. However, Pattanaik later chose to become a mythologist and consultant.
Books written by Pattanaik includes Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata, Myth - Mithya: A Handbook of Hindu Mythology, 7 Secrets From Hindu Calendar Art, and The Pregnant King.
About Book :
7 Secrets Of Shiva Smeared with ash, draped in animal hide, he sits atop the snow-capped mountain, skull in hand, withdrawn, with dogs for company, destroying the world with his indifference.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.
Locked in his stories, symbols and rituals are the secrets of our ancestors. This book attempts to unlock seven Secrets.
A peek into the chapters of the book, where the seven secrets of Shiva are unravelled.
1. Lingeshwara (literally meaning 'The Lord of the Phallus):
2. Bhairava (The Destroyer of Fear):
4. Bholenath (The Innocent Lord):
5 and 6: Father of Ganesha and Kartikeya:
7. Nataraja (The King of Dance)