THE IMMORTALS OF MELUHA- the book review…

Immortals of meluha,the secret of nagas and the oath of vayuputras belongs to Shiva trilogy written by Amish.I have read these books in the same year the oath of vayuputhras was published that was few years back and I cannot deny the fact that I read it in a single stretch…..

I must tell you about the mixed feelings that embraced me when I first read this book…..this book told me all that I believed relied, trusted, prayed,fasted and surrendered was just a myth…. Lord Shiva was just and a human like you and me….all those nights I stay awake in name of Shiva rathri for god Shiva to shower his grace was a fake….Do u know how hard it is stay awake for 36 hours spurning food….just chanting gods name ……and now this damn book tell me that Lord Shiva is a human….and all those stories which my mom and grannies told was a lie…..I was shattered,angry and confused…..I would have tore Amish apart with bare hands  for this blasphemy….but I kept reading…..getting more frustrated…because this book questioned my belief on which I was brought up…

As I paced forward on my journey through the book something was changing ,it was my outlook….I was changing….I once believed in god now adore him…this book redefined my faith in more practical manner…My dad really loved the concept of this book but my mom considered me speaking about this book as blasphemy…Dad tells this story is much practical than the myth……

And now let me tell about the story…..

Who wont love the good looking,kind hearted,hot tempered,cool dancer,a brave warrior cum leader…that is what lord Shiva is in this book…..

The book underlies the foolishness of belief of the birth of god neelkanth….and how shiva a hard core warrior is introduced in there…

I really loved the romance between lord Shiva and beautiful princess cum warrior Sati…..how loyal how true…

The possessive father Daksha……his obsession towards his daughter Sati turned fatal to her….well that belongs to third book…

I really loved the innocence and simplicity of lord shiva in this book and how he was against the discrimination called vikarma…

There were beautiful protrayed characters like Nandhi,Veerbadhra and Parvetshwar…..The scientist Brihaspati ,the doctor Ayurvati……

I must tell you this book changed my out look it is a beautiful book….I think it is a much better version of the myth….I am not angry with Amish any more because….I know I took Shiva rathri to make myself tough ….I fasted for my own good……

I can easily exist with just an hours sleep….and can go without food based on situations and I am rather healthy…and it is the outcome taking Shiva rathri…..God really did make me strong by his blessings…..It is not a boring tale or philosophy on religion…It is an interesting novel…..and you can understand the rich heritage of ancient India.

This book shows us how a simple man rose into the position of a god….or perhaps his actions were divine may be that is why he is called a god.The god or person who introduced and established yoga ,meditation and …..be it a story or myth its fun to read it….

I give this book five stars…..It is a good book and you must really give it a try…

Have you heard of this book or read it?//tell me what you feel…..

HARA HARA MAHADEVA……

OHM NAMA SHIVAYA……

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. I read all three book and I loved them I think my reviews are on my page. Not being Indian, I didn’t have your bias, knowing the story before hand so I looked at Shiva as just a character in a book. Interesting to read from your perspective.

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    1. anaghamurali says:

      Born in an orthodox indian family…this book is really different from the myth we read in Shiva Purana…I did relate the myth with book…names and few situations were similar…but book is more realistic than the myth…

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  2. randyjw says:

    Hi, Anagha! I was dismayed, at first, to learn of your deepening disappointment, as I was reading along on your review. I was glad, at last, to learn that you felt better with regard to having read that book, in the end, than not, and that your heart and your psyche were strengthened — not harmed. The notr from the man above (corrosivemind) is intetesting, as well.

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    1. anaghamurali says:

      that is a good book….I really love the way Amish writes…..

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