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Author : Devdutt Pattanaik
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 :

In the Sport of cricket, having scored 99 runs, when a batsman stands poised on the doorstep of that much desire century, he experiences the moment that is best associated with Ganesha. Scoring a century and his achievement stand hurdles, both real and imaginary: a good bowl from the bowler can stagger him and make him out, cheering audience can divert him. He needs divine intervention then. He needs to focus, get rid of all hurdles, perform and get the final run which will help in making a landmark that is a century . In other words, he needs to think of Ganesha.

99 Thoughts on Ganesha book brings together 99 meditations to better understand the stories, symbols and rituals of that adorable elephant headed Hindu god who removes hurdles and brings prosperity and peace. Known variously as Lamnodar, Ganapatibappa, Vinayaka or Pillayar, he can help all of us score a century in the game called life.