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Publisher's Summary

Explore captivating Hindu myths of Hindu gods and goddesses 

The stories in Hindu myth stem from traditions within Hinduism, drawing on stories from ancient texts, like the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Keep in mind that because different versions of Hinduism inspire different people, many different versions of the stories float through the jungle and over the stones of temples and traditions. The stories in this volume are my version, though I’ve stuck as closely to the original myths and legends as imagination allows. At the end of this audiobook, you’ll find a short bibliography for further research. 

Within this book, you'll find the following Hindu myths covered: 

  • Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and the Beginning of the World
  • The Birth of Lord Shiva
  • Saraswati & Brahma’s Fifth Head
  • Shiva Tests Parvati
  • Shiva Snares a Whale
  • Ganesha Loses His Head
  • Ganesha Spills a River
  • Kubera’s Pride
  • Ganesha Injures a Goddess
  • Ganesha Wins a Race
  • Shiva Skips Success
  • Ravana’s Ten Heads
  • The Birth of Rama
  • Urmila’s Slumber
  • Deer of Deception
  • Hanuman’s Torch
  • Suvannamachha Steals a Bridge
  • Hanuman Moves a Mountain
  • The Final Battle
  • Sita’s Purity
  • Krishna Steals Butter
  • Krishna Trades for Jewels
  • Krishna Swallows the Flames
  • Agni Spreads a Curse
  • Vayu Humbles the Silk Cotton Tree
  • Savitri Chooses a Husband
  • Savitri’s Fidelity
  • And more!

Get the book now and learn more about Hindu mythology

©2018 Matt Clayton (P)2018 Matt Clayton

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Turning Believers Into Non-Believers And Non-Believers Into Believers is highly recommended even for those who already follow the Hindu traditions and ways of life. This eye opening book provides an honest an unbiased look at the Hindu religion.

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well done


It is a very interesting book on Hindu Mythology. It can be confusing at times about the different Hindu Gods and Goddesses but it kept you interested. Well done!

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great listen

Studying the people was limited to where languages began across the land and cultural development. Learning of just a few of the myths made a difference in how one saw these people and how they think. Great listening

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nice book


Know anything about the Hindu gods? Me either, until I read this book. An interesting and entertaining look at another set of gods who have been around almost forever, but most of us know little to nothing about them

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new information

I consider this book as a way to further my knowledge on another cultures myths.
Since one of the earlier civilizations started in the Indus Valley in India naturally myths would arise as related to beginnings of this culture.

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excellent book

Interesting .... I had to take notes because there were so many new names and terms in the understanding process. When I finished, I went back and relisten and really enjoyed it!

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great intro

The introduction is excellent and, as another reviewer says, worth the price of the book on its own

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best one


Beautifully explained - such wonderful stories that can be listen again, again, and again. - thank you for a beautiful book.

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great audible

I purchased the audiobook version and find it very convenient to refer to. It is translated into a very accessible style of English, so you don't have to wade through the archaic terms.

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comprehensive

The introductory essay also situates the Puranas, as a distinct body of mythologic literature, among other major categories and works, such as the Vedas, the Mahabharata, and other works. This is not the book I would advise the absolute beginner to start with, but it's a quite valuable and comprehensive.

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  • Fable
  • 06-04-18

Very informative book for curious minds.

A good informative book about the Hindu Gods and Goddesses. They are all listed here like an encyclopedia of Hindu Gods and Goddesses.

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  • Earla
  • 06-04-18

i enjoyed it

Engaged Listening to helpful book I now have a better idea behind the customs of this religion. Shalu gives a fabulous breakdown of Hindu Myths so you can more easily embrace its rituals.

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  • Delja
  • 06-04-18

A good researched book

I took religions of the world class and found Hindu Myths to be fascinating. I always felt like I wanted to know more and I stumbled on this one night. Great easy to understand and informative

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  • Cella
  • 06-04-18

Very good

Exhaustive survey of the vast topic of the Hindu faith and culture. It is a quick, interesting and fun overview of Hindu Mythology I loved it. And while it is brief and the author keeps it simple, it does touch on many important concepts Hindu Gods, and Hindu Goddesses.

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  • Cara
  • 06-04-18

Hindu Mythology simply explained.

Overall, I was impressed and would suggest it for anyone who enjoys reading about religions and wants to learn anything and everything about Hinduism for a great, overall grasp.

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  • Rex
  • 06-04-18

Well written and insightful

This book is the perfect read for anyone who has ever been curious about Hindu Mythology and the way it was practiced in the past and is practiced today. Hindu will be able to adopt the religion into their life if they choose to do so.

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  • jasee
  • 06-04-18

meaningful


I have purchased this book several times for friends and family of all ages. It gives a great intro to each of the gods and helps stem meaningful religious conversations. I appreciate the author for explaining such an amazing book I can share with future generations.

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  • igeojames
  • 06-04-18

help you

This is a well explained and beautifully illustrated book. Even if you know the many important and not-so-important gods in India mythology this is a fun book to have

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  • Powell
  • 06-04-18

Good information better than expected

Turning Believers Into Non-Believers And Non-Believers Into Believers is highly recommended even for those who already follow the Hindu traditions and ways of life. This eye opening book provides an honest an unbiased look at the Hindu religion.

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  • Hank tom
  • 06-04-18

nice book


I was expecting something very childish to share lightheartedly with my children. I got it!