Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook
Penguin, 1975 - Gods, Hindu - 358 pages
Recorded in sacred Sanskrit texts, including the Rig Veda and the Mahabharata, Hindu Myths are thought to date back as far as the tenth century BCE. Here in these seventy-five seminal myths are the many incarnations of Vishnu, who saves mankind from destruction, and the mischievous child Krishna, alongside stories of the minor gods, demons, rivers and animals including boars, buffalo, serpents and monkeys. Immensely varied and bursting with colour and life, they demonstrate the Hindu belief in the limitless possibilities of the world - from the teeming miracles of creation to the origins of the incarnation of Death who eventually touches them all.
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Review: Hindu Myths: A SourcebookUser Review - Charlie - Goodreads
There's one story in here that I like, in which a lady is told that her son Krishna has consumed some dirt; she asks Krishna if this is true, and he denies it, saying that she can look inside his ... Read full review
Review: Hindu Myths: A SourcebookUser Review - David Mcdowell - Goodreads
I feel much more learned about Hindu culture which was the aim of the exercise. The author is certainly very thorough and very scholarly. These myths are not told in a fairy story kind of way but are ... Read full review