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5 stars for Sri Devi Mahatmyam for Kids: Glories of the Feminine God in Hinduism #bookreview #hindu
Title: Sri Devi Mahatmyam for Kids: Glories of the Feminine God in Hinduism
Author: Ishwar Joshi Awalgaonkar
Genre: Hindu Sacred Writings, Children’s Eastern Religion
Devi - the Feminine God in Hinduism - is very popular among Hindus in India and around the world. She represents various forms, energies and forces. She is the Mother. She is the Protector. She is the SuperHero. She is the Destroyer. She is Beautiful. She is Scary. She is Money. She is Knowledge. She is Sound. She is Light. She is Everything.
Devi Mahatmyam, also known as Chandi Paath or Durga Sapta Shati, contains the glories and origins of Devi. It has a mystical blend of awe inspiring battles combined with deep religious teachings, philosophy & devotion. It is the only Religious text, among all major world religions, which proclaims, worships and glorifies the Supreme power as a Female.
For the first time, this is a brand new 'For Kids' edition of the Devi Mahatmyam. The original has been simplified and retold to make it easy for Kids. This includes making the language simpler and modern, explaining the background and concepts mentioned in the original text as well as adding questions and answers. There are also, specially created for this book, beautiful illustrations that your kids can color and personalize!
Devi Mahatmyam for Kids is a guidebook to help your children start on an amazing spiritual journey of self discovery with Devi - the Feminine Creator of the Universe.
After personally reading the Holy books of all the 12 major world religions as well as the top and most influential books of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Philosophy, Economics, Management etc. I can assure you that: The most complete knowledge that any person ever needs to achieve the ultimate goal of their life is in this book.
Very ably translated to English, this book flows very well. The formatting is one that is easily relatable. It is not beyond the reading level of the age group this book is aimed at.
By laying out the groundwork for each chapter in a clear fashion, it is very understandable. The inclusion of helpful questions at the end of each chapter will reinforce the information provided.
Although the target audience may not be large in North America, this book could have a huge impact in South Asia. This book could be a wunderkind for parents looking for a way to introduce their child to Devi Mahamyam in a way they would get. The format is again worth mentioning as it is spot on. Another great book by an author who is making it his work to allow these concepts to be understood by children.
My Rating: 5 stars
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Ishwar Joshi Awalgaonkar experienced his first miracle at the age of 10 while growing up in India. He has experienced several miracles since then as he lived across the world in India, Dubai and USA.
Ishwar is a Hindu and has read and studied the holy books of all major religions including: Hinduism (Bhagavad Gita, Vedas, Upanishads, Vedanta), Christianity (Bible), Islam (Quran), Buddhism (Dhammapada), Jainism (Akaranga Sutra), Judaism (Tanakh), Sikhism (Guru Granth Sahib), Taoism (Tao te Ching), Shinto (Kojiki) and Zoroastrianism (Avesta).
Ishwar is currently working as a Software Engineering Manager for Google in California. Before that, he has worked for Microsoft, Ericsson, Symantec, Anheuser Busch and other companies in Dubai and India. He also co-founded several startups where he filed patents and built unique and innovative apps.
Ishwar majored in English and History. He has read and self-studied the books ‘The Art of Computer Programming’ which are among the top 20 scientific monographs of the last century along with The Collected Papers of Einstein.
Ishwar does Transcendental Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga. He has run a Full Marathon (26.2 miles / 42.1 kms), earned a Red belt in Tae Kwon Do and climbed Mt. Rainier (14,400 feet). In his spare time these days, he likes to ride his SuperSport Motorcycle.
Ishwar is happily married to Pallavi and they live with their two daughters Samriddhi and Samraadni in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Reviewed by: Mr. N