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Prem PuranaS Read how Ganesha took myriad forms to please Riddhi Siddhi and Buddhi how Ravana shared an unbreakable bond with his true love Mandodari and how Nala and Damayanti’s relationship was tested til Usha Narayanan’s Pradyumna was the book that prompted me to give the Indian mythology genre a try for the first time and I haven’t regretted it Enjoying the book a lot I read The Secret of God’s Son as well Now I’ve given this book a chance and while it is different – as it contains three stories with several episodeschapters each instead of one novel – it also has many of the author’s trademarks captivating scenes vivid descriptions mythological references and fascinating characters such as Lord GaneshaI believe it is one of the author’s strengths to mix myth and imagination to such an extent that the reader half believes she was right there centuries ago or has written down words whispered into her ears by the gods themselves While I am not familiar with most of the puranas that serve as the base I easily got the feeling that a lot of facts or historical tales have been incorporated cleverly with the details filled in by the authorOver all this book is a tale of love in its many forms adoring or obsessive doubtful or pre ordained gentle or fiercely passionate Mixed in are thought provoking lines as well as breathtaking action seuences Love is portrayed through the eyes of onlookers as much as through the emotions and behavior of the protagonists Take this uote for example which gives a lot of ‘in a nutshell’ insight on how love may be perceived and may transform a person ‘We have never seen him so content’ said the courtiers who had often faced his blistering rage ‘His ambition seems to have been curbed by his passion for his ueen’If you’re a fan of Indian mythology or simply someone who enjoys fast paced colorful dramatic historical love stories you shouldn’t miss this treat

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read Prem Purana doc ç Paperback ✓ usha narayanan ß [Epub] ➤ Prem Purana ➥ Usha Narayanan – Stories of love and extraordinary devotion No one is untouched by love not even devas and asuras kings and nymphs And when they face life’s unexpected tribulations their love alsL almost nothing remained Tormented by passion wracked by betrayal torn by the agony of separation love in its many splendored forms is the origin of these incredibly endearing stories of Prem Pura This book is a delightful read of love stories The tales are of love amongst Gods Godesses among Rakshasas among Rajas apsarasThe stories narrate the longing the passion in a subtle manner without sounding lustfulAnd these stories describe how love can strengthen the relationships make the couples stronger There are three stories One is about Ganpati his three wives Ganpati takes on different forms to win over each of his wives how This makes for very interesting reading Gods may have it all we thinkAnd yet it is not so Hence Ganpati has to work hard for winning over each of his brides that too in various waysNext is the tale of Ravana MandodariRavana had many wives yet Mandodari was special to him as Ravana was to her Despite his passionate love for Mandodari why does Ravana abduct Sita ? And though Mandodari urges him to return Sita to Rama he refuses goes ahead with warHad Ravana outgrown his love for Mandodari ? And the war destroys Ravana's family yet he refuses to see the writing on the wallWhy ? What are the reasons or is it because Ravana is too arrogant ?The last story is about Nala DamayantiTheir love story faces too many obstacles And when they feel that they have settled into a world of pure bliss misfortune strikes again the two are separatedAre they united again ? Who is at faultNala or Damayanti or maybe both ? And what about their children ? Do they end up losing everything ?The tales are told in such a manner that one is mesmerised by the descriptions be it the beauty of the female characters the handsomeness of the male characters the blooming scenes in the garden magnificence of the places et al All these things make them come alive

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Stories of love and extraordinary devotion No one is untouched by love not even devas and asuras kings and nymphs And when they face life’s unexpected tribulations their love also undergoes trial Disclaimer I'm an agnostic who detests reading love stories; and I'm reviewing a book based on the love stories of gods broadly or less Hence some parts of this review might end up offending the believers you shouldn't be though if you're a rational personnot that I care anyway So if you are one of those who can't even digest a little fun banter on your Gods stop right here Go and read one of those thousands of years old comic books insteadThe above information was for those who don't know me personally which covers almost the entire Earth's population sad face So what made me do it agree to read and review 'Prem Purana' that is? Well it's written by Usha Narayanan Need I say ?That being out of the way let's get going'Prem Purana' is an anthology of sorts which consists of three completely different stories all based on mythological characters though or Historical characters as many would like to call themThe first is about the most loved and revered Hindu God Ganesha; yeah the same one with the head of an elephant and a body to match I remember my mother narrating stories about him his lovable personality his powers his triumphs; basically all things that made him someone who Needs to be worshiped read non humane I read Ms Narayanan's version and I felt that he's anything but that The dude was almost human Who else but a human would desire read lustor maybe not each one of the three triplet sisters that too those of Lord Bhrama no less all at the same time? Perv No nothingThe second one tells the not so heard story of Mandodri the wife of the highly learned yet brain effed for a supposedly divine reason king of Lanka Ravana Mandodri's devotion and unfailing loyalty and love towards her husband is something that is so lacking between partners in the current times Maybe after all there is indeed something that we can take off of all those myths and I mean it in a completely gender neutral way one can't afford to mess with the self proclaimed yet ill informed feminist nazis nowadaysThe third and the last is a tale about Nala the ruler of ancient Nishada and Damyanti the princess of Vidharba in the ancient Bharat Varsha While many of us might have read titbits about their story in our earlier school curriculum none would have known them the way the author has described in this book This one reinstates the fact that true love always wins in the end those were olden times dude; don't get your hopes up She won't lose a heartbeat in dumping you today if you end up before her as an ugly dwarfLong story short if a proclaimed non believing ass like me can read and LOVE this book I'm sure you lesser mortals would fall hopelessly in love with it So go ahead and read it Don't thank me later because I'll be on an anti mythology treatment in one of those ungodly institutes that treat vampires and werewolvesOn a serious note this one is yet another gem from the master storyteller Usha Narayanan You have to read it to believe it As usual the language is easy and flowing and the description makes the story almost visualI give this book a full five out of five stars