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Item Code: NAN726
Author: Shubha Vilas
Publisher: Om Books International
Language: English
Edition: 2016
ISBN: 9789384225766
Pages: 278
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.0 inch X 5.0 inch
weight of the book: 200 gms
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About the Book

Lord Hanuman, the Monkey God and One of the Most fascinating characters in the Ramayana, personalifies the true superhero-philosopher. He is Lord Rama's most trusted ally who embodies the virtues of a sincere devotee, the fearless fighter who sets the city of Lanka ablaze with his burning tail, the humble messenger who informs Mother Sita of Lord Rama's victory over Ravana, the noble fellow warrior who uproots Dronagiri, a mountain of herbs, to save Lakshmana's life. Above all, he is a perfect blend of intelligence and humility.

The Chronicles of Hanuman, an engaging and inspiring bildungsroman of the Monkey God, is also replete with interesting folk tales, local lore about Hanuman temples across India and Hanuman prayers, making this book a reader's delight.

About the Author

Shubha Vilas, a spiritual seeker and a motivational speaker, holds a degree in Engineering and Law with a specialisation in Patent Law. In essence, he is an author, a motivational speaker, lifestyle coach and a storyteller.

He is the author of the bestselling series, Ramayana: the Game of Life, that distils thought-provoking life lessons through the gripping narrative of the story of the Ramayana.

His leadership seminars are popular with top-level management in corporate houses. He addresses their crucial needs through enriching discussions and talks.

He periodically interacts with the youth in premier institutes across the world, inspiring them to live a life based on deeper human values. Close to his heart is his role as guide and teacher to school children, helping them learn values through masterful storytelling.

Travelling across the globe and meeting people from all walks of life, he teaches the importance of being governed by dharmic principles, sharing spiritual lifestyle tips and contemporary wisdom to deal with modern-day life situations.

Introduction

Whilst the western world is searching for dynamic superheroes who keep getting replaced every few years, the eastern world is happy with a plethora of the already existing ones. The most dynamic amongst them is the evergreen, original superhero-Hanuman-whose stories have entertained and educated civilisations for centuries.

Though Hanuman stories have always been a significant part of Indian culture and ethos, there hasn't been a serious attempt to present them in a contemporary way, without deviating from the original traditional narrative. The Chronicles of Hanuman promises to share these stories of Hanuman with the modern world while satisfying the need for entertainment in an innovatively informative way. The aim is to bring together the many tales of Hanuman that have existed in Indian mythology and folklore since thousands of years. With the passage of time, these fascinating tales appeared to fade away from the modern-day readers' consciousness. Hidden within the folds of this book are stories that one would have probably never heard of. The stories which are in philosophical alignment with Valmiki's version of the character of Hanuman have been included in this book. Others, which aren't, have been carefully avoided to honour the divine personality of Hanuman.

Storytelling is an art of presenting wisdom through jaw-dropping tales. The idea is when the jaw drops, the mouth opens and the wisdom pills are cleverly popped in. The reader doesn't even realise when he has learnt a valuable life lesson!

We learn the formula for achieving success from the story of Hanuman crossing the ocean to find Mother Sita; Hanuman's first interaction with Lord Rama reveals the secrets of communication skills and the Monkey God's ability to find unique solutions to complex problems allows us to learn the power of determination and focus. Hanuman's stories are a source of joy and learning at all levels of life.

Hanuman exemplifies how a true hero has to be a perfect blend of qualities that are paradoxical: strength combined with sweetness, humour flavoured with gravity, sharp intellect complemented with childlike innocence, sensitivity amalgamated with power, traditional wisdom tinged with innovative spirit and fierce determination laced with gentle humility.

The Chronicles of Hanuman is a book that addresses the needs of people across various sections of society. While it is an absorbingly entertaining read for a child; a book that promises to help parents educate their children; a lifestyle management handbook for youth; a motivational guide for those in the competitive world, it also inspires worshippers of Hanuman and is a treasure trove for those who love him.

The author invites you to rediscover your original superhero in an unforgettable manner.

Contents

Introduction7
Vedic Tales9
Hanuman Folk Tales107
Hanuman Temples235
Hanuman Prayers261
Acknowledgements277











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