Shiva in the City of Nectar
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Shiva in the City of Nectar

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Item Code: NAN657
Author: Preetha Rajah Kannan
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
Language: English
Edition: 2017
ISBN: 9788184957877
Pages: 254
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 7.5 Inch X 5.0 Inch
Weight 190 gm
About the Book

Shiva in the City of Nectar sweeps across Heaven, Eath and the Underworld, as the mysterious and powerful blue-throated god sports with devas, asuras, sages, mortals and mythical beasts. In these 54 divine tales from ancient India, Shiva is portrayed in all his multi- faceted mystique- the tender lover who woos and wins Goddess Meenakshi; the eternal Guru who dispenses wisdom; the fierce avenger whose third eye flashes fire; the generous benefactor who showers blessings on his devotes and, above all, the gentle prankster who embodies the essence of vedic faith.

About the Author

Preetha Rajah Kannan is the author of Son of Shiva, a gripping narrative on the exploits of the warrior- god kartikeya. She is also the editor of Navagraha Purana, a translation of the eponymous Telugu work on the mythology of the nine planets, by celebrated author V. S. Rao. Kannan has contributed extensively to newspapers and magazines, such as The New Indian Express and The Express School Magazine. A homemaker and a mother of two boys, she lives with her family in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

Contents

  The Beginning xi
1 The Brahma- batti 1
2 Airavata's Redemption 10
3 The City of Nectar 16
4 The Beautiful Princess with Fish -Shaped Eyes 20
5 The Celestial Wedding 24
6 The Lord of Tandava 28
7 The Insatiable Gundodharan 33
8 Birth of the River Vaigai 36
9 Three Divine Gifts 38
10 The Super Subduse the Sea 42
11 Indra Loses his Crown 45
12 The Mountains of Treasure 49
13 The Merchant of Precious Gems 54
14 The Canopy of Clouds 58
15 The Divine Siddhar 62
16 The Elephant Demon 67
17 Shiva and Gauri 70
18 Right Leg Up 75
19 The Champion of Justice 78
20 The Ocean of Compassion 82
21 The Avenger 86
22 The Serpent Demon 91
23 Nandi to the Rescue 93
24 Shiva's Army 98
25 The Bottomless Pouch 103
26 The Bangle seller 106
27 The Eight Great Mystic Powers 110
28 The Insignia of the Bull 115
29 The Divine Water -bearer 118
30 The Divine Alchemist 121
31 The Miraculous Spearman 126
32 The Miraculous Granary 130
33 Shiva Bears Witness 133
34 The King Finds Redemption 139
35 The Singing Woodcutter 145
36 The Music Contest 150
37 Of Sages awnd Piglets 156
38 The Devoted Drongo 164
39 The Wise Stork 170
40 The City of the Serpent 173
41 The Engraved Arrows 176
42 The Academy of Poets 179
43 A Dab of Fragrance 184
44 Saga Agasthiar as Mentor 190
45 The Mute Judge 193
46 kubera's Shiva Lingam 196
47 The Shark- Catcher 199
48 The Gem-like Composer 203
49 Jackals to Horses 208
50 Jackals Again 212
51 Cake as Currency 214
52 The Child Savant 219
53 Trial by fire and water 224
54 The three witnesses 226
  Epilogue 231
  Author's Note 232
  Select Glossary 234
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