• Hindu Mythology

  • A Captivating Guide to Hindu Myths, Hindu Gods, and Hindu Goddesses
  • By: Matt Clayton
  • Narrated by: Randy Whitlow
  • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Asia
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)
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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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Horrible pronunciations

The narrator had a really cringey Western American accent, and pronounced so many names with wild inaccuracy.

And lest you cry prejudice against Americans, I'm saying this AS an American, haha.

I'm not Hindu, but I know enough (due to having Indian coworkers) to know that this narrator did not look up the correct pronunciations for MANY of the names.

I'm just so baffled by this — both by the unprofessionalism of not looking up these pronunciations, and the odd decision to choose a Western American narrator in the first place.

Would it have been so hard to find an Indian narrator?? Even a second generation Indian who wouldn't have a strong Indian accent but would still generally know how to pronounce the names??

It's not like this is an ancient, lost mythology... this is from a religion that a billion people still follow... and you didn't bother to get the names right?

I'm ranting but I'm just so annoyed by the lack of effort here.

The retelling of the stories themselves was fine though. But the narration really threw me off.

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quick and to the points

i enjoyed it. was quick and subtle lessons learned. great for beginning into such curiosities.

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Thanks to the Author

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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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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interesting

For me the book was great; summaries plus myths that speak for themselves. And the myths are really interesting.

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I advise you to buy it

It brings clarity from turbulence yet leaves one questioning all that they understand, precisely like the subject matter it handles.

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it gives a sneak at the questions of life

Nice primer on Hindu cosmology and mythology written by an insider grappling with this tradition and bringing it to a modern audience.

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A detailed guide

For some strange reasons, I guess philosophy helps me now.Our ancestors were geniuses; I mean even if it were all stories and mythology, there is this fact that can 1 person actually think that all by himself and jot it down.

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Very clear

Best part of this book is preciseness,author as per Indian mythology tells us how this world initiated through short story.There are number of stories(random) but at some point connection b/w stories could be made.Even a total laymen in Indian mythology could go well along with his book.

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  • Paul c
  • 05-08-20

Informative

Good book full of information and definitely worth checking out if you interested in the subject

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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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  • S. 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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  • James
  • 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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  • Anna
  • 06-01-18

Excellent book

This book could be stretched more, so we could have a much broader view on these mythologies, however, it's a good book and you will definitely add something in the pond of your knowledge.

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  • Bill Boone
  • 06-01-18

A superb activity of writing

This is a summarized version of popular Hindu Mythology. I have heard most of the stories that are presented in this book, but earlier I didn't know the context behind these stories.

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  • Bart
  • 06-01-18

A great deal of information

perspective of humans so neatly described and in so simply and going to the to grab some more books from the Same Author
Take it As Easy as you can it Really is Just not A coffee table Book But so Much Important for every Human.

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  • Wayne
  • 06-01-18

Hindu Mythology

For experts of Hinduism studies, the book is perhaps a superficial treatment of the expansive subject. But for someone who got his mythology download from Amar Chitra Katha, this book offers lucid insights into Hindu mythology.

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  • Brantley
  • 06-01-18

i m happy with this book

There are not enough words to describe the book's effect on me after I had finished it. I would suggest everyone, Indian or not, to read this as it gives a sneak at the questions of life that we ask (or need to ask) ourselves.