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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 of Shiva, and The Pregnant King.

About Book :

Shiva also known as Mahadeva or Mahesvara is one of the major deities in Hinduism. Shiva is the lord of destruction and he is the supreme god. Different religious practices associated with Lord Shiva are analyzed. He is prayed across the globe and is known to be powerful than other gods.  lord shiva wears animal skin and is smeared with ash. His hair is uncombed and stacked neatly on his head. Shiva lives in Mount Kailash and millions of devotees worship him in the form of the Linga. The author unravels the mystery and meaning behind the aspects of Lord Shiva. He has put across two forms of the Lord: Shankara (the householder) and Shiva (the hermit). Author in this book makes us understand of why the Goddess converts the ascetic into the householder.