ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788173053429
In this book, Vanamali has given us a fascinating glimpse into the lilas of the three sons of Shiva. This is a captivating book for all those who are interested in knowing the esoteric secrets of Hindu gods.
Shiva and his sons are all aspects of the great electromagnetic forces that control life. Shiva is the source of all energies. He is the nuclear energy underlying the subatomic particles. At the very core of matter Shiva whirls in his cosmic dance as Nataraja. Ganesha is the god of gravity which is the base of all ordinary existence. Kartikeya is the power of the electro-magnetic field. His spear signifies the elemental forces of thunder and lighting. Ayyappa is the force of love as the supreme power which capable of uniting humanity.
Ganesha symbolizes the idea of the emergence of life from earth and the unfolding of consciousness from matter. His dual form of animal and human indicates a sublime theme, which points out to us that we too can aspire to a supramental level even though we have evolved from the animal. The stories of Ganesha, Kartikeya and Shasta are all part of Puranic literature and they cater to the multifaceted intellect of the human being who craves for different expressions of the godhead.
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“Vanamali has knitted this book so beautifully. This is helpful for devotees who follow both, the path of Bhakti and Knowledge. She gives a deep insight into the concept of Lord Vighneshwara, Lord Kartikeya and Lord Dharma Shasta. Her work is Universal and would be helpful for people in all walks of life.”
-BY Shivarudra Balayogi Maharaj
Foreword Introduction I Introduction II 1. Ganesha Chapter One – Sumukha Chapter Two – Ekdanta Chapter Three – Kapila Chapter Four - Gajakarna Chapter Five – Lambodara Chapter Six - Vikata Chapter Seven – Vighnaraja Chapter Eight – Vinayaka Chapter Nine – Dhumraketu Chapter Ten – Ganadyaksha Chapter Eleven – Phalachandra Chapter Twelve- Gajanana Chapter Thirteen – Vakratunda Chapter Fourteen – Shurpakarna 2. Kartikeya Chapter One – Skanda Chapter Two – Shanmukha Chapter Three – Subramanya Chapter Four – Parvati Nandana Chapter Five – Kumara Chapter Six – Guha Chapter Seven – Mahasena Chapter Eight – Devasenapati Chapter Nine – Umasuta Chapter Ten – Gangeya Chapter Eleven – Velayudha Chapter Twelve – Swaminathan 3. Dharma Shasta Chapter One – Hari Hara Putra Chapter Two – Bhootanatha Chapter Three – Vishwamohana Chapter Four – Ayyan Chapter Five – Manikandan Chapter Six – Mahishi-Mardaka Chapter Seven – Taraka Brahman Chapter Eight – Ayyappan Chapter Nine – Ayyanar Chapter Ten – Sabareesha Chapter Eleven – Srikanta Chapter Twelve – Saranagati Chapter Thirteen – Dharmaatma In Praise of the Sons Glossary of Sanskrit Terms Glossary of Names of Ganesha Ganesha Mantras in Chapter Order Glossary of the Names of Kartikeya Kartikeya Mantras in Chapter order Glossary of Names Dharma Shasta Ayyappa Mantras in Chapter Order Bibliography