As Diwali is approaching you can observe the series of traditions and pujas which must be taking place around you. Diwali doesn’t come as the only festival but is followed by the many other festivities out of which there must be some of them with which you are familiar.
Books are a great source if you want to uncover and to know the reason why there is a tradition of celebrating these festivals every year. The good part is many Indian authors have done in-depth research on these historical events which makes them reliable.
This Diwali enrich yourself with Indian mythology. Check these 7 books on various historical events that still hold cultural importance.
We all are familiar with the story of Ramayan but it becomes a different thing when you get to read it with the perspective of a contemporary writer. Celebrate this Diwali with the tradition. You will definitely be familiar with this after reading this book.
The way Amish Tripathi has presented the arrival of Shiv to the land of Meluha, this book will not let you rest until you finish it. The first part of the famous Shiva trilogy, you will for sure learn much more about the making of Shiv.
3. Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik has the illustrations of the great battle
We all know the story of Mahabharata but there are still those lesser-known short stories that got lost in this battle. Devdutt Pattanaik has done great work by bringing that folklore in this book which is associated with this battle.
You must be familiar with the tale of Ram and how it teaches that the truth is above and all. Volga in this book makes you familiar with the story of Sita which often is hidden and unexplored. Read this book of how Sita along with other extraordinary women leads to the path of self-realization breaking all the barriers.
Picking up the story of Karna’s wife Urvi, Kavita Kane has presented this tale without focusing much on Mahabharat. As a wife of an outcast, the story of Urvi will surely make you much more aware of this hidden tale.
If you have been interested in the teachings of Bhagavad Gita then this is the perfect opportunity for you. Enjoy this English translated version for making yourself familiar with it and uncover the hidden message behind the teachings.
7. Rise of Kali: Duryodhana’s Mahabharata (Ajaya Book 2) by Anand Neelakantan will make you familiar with the other side of the tale
Read this book for the great epic as well as from the perspective of Kauravas. Get this piece for the in-depth politics, power hunger as well as for the debate of right and wrong.
Check these books on Indian Mythology with the details and stories of the remarkable historical events. You definitely will not want to miss these reads this festive season.
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