HOW PARVATI WON THE HEART OF SHIVA HB*
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HOW PARVATI WON THE HEART OF SHIVA HB*
Classic Indian Stories for Children
Harish Johari and Vatsala Sperling Illustrated by Pieter Weltevrede

In the Hindu pantheon the great mother goddess Adishakti is the heavenly wife of Shiva Lord of All Gods. Whenever Shiva or Adishkti come to Earth in human form they are fated to marry each other again - but that's no guarantee that all will go smoothly with their courtship. In this story Adishakti comes to Earth as the mountain princess Parvati who has her work cut out for her when she tries to win the affections of Shiva. Shiva spends all his time meditating on a remote mountainside in the Himalayas and has no interest in marriage. Parvati washes his feet wipes his brow and lays sixteen offerings before him but he won't even look at her. Sage Narada advises her to invoke Shiva's name - Om Namah Shivaya - over and over again as a mantra. So in the heat of the sun in the driving rain and up to her neck in snow Pervati sits and repeats her beloved's name until the focussed power of her intent opens his heart and persuades him to ask for her hand in marriage. Parvati's timeless story teaches children that with enough love and perseverance even the seemingly impossible can be achieved. Accompanied by rich colour illustrations prepared according to the traditional Hindu canon HOW PARVATI WON THE HEART OF SHIVA will transport children to a magical world filled with ancient wisdom.

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  • Published : 23/11/2004
  • ISBN : 9781591430421
  • Format : Hardback
  • Imprint : Bear & Company
  • Size (mm): 216 x 279
  • Category: Childrens
  • Pages : 32
  • Edition :