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Devi The Devi Bhagavatam RetoldDevi The Devi Bhagavatam Retold by Ramesh Menon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The book gives a very good insight into the Devi Bhagavatam for the people who have not read it in any other version. It also gives details of why it was written/told and who told to whom.

This is the basis of the Shakta form of worship. These devotees believe that Devi the primordial source of everything including Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma.

The various forms of the Devi are covered including the main one of Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kali and Bhadrakali.

This is definitely not a read for a real devotee as there are enough sexual references with reference to most of the Gods. This will not be palatable to the devotees. It is hard to say if this is how the texts should be interpreted. Does this indicate that the Hindus were more liberal than they are today, or is it that this interpretation is coming through only because of the point of view of the author has been influenced by the current state of affairs.

A goodread.

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