The Valmiki Ramayan gives a no-holds-barred view of its characters and therefore, can be called a credible source of information about these larger-than-life people from ancient India. Taking inspiration from the original bard, this book intends to bring out the character of each protagonist in the way they had first been portrayed, without glossing over their shortcomings. For those, who have never read the Ramayan before, it would introduce you to the main plot of the greatest epic of all time. For the ones who do know the basic plotline, the book endeavours to acquaint the reader with the lesser known aspects of the story, and help look at this age-old epic with a new set of eyes.
This was my first read on Valmiki Ramayan. It is beautifully written with such intricate details about sages and their lineage that I am hooked to reading Valmiki Ramayan, the principal scripture. We need more of such books today !!
This book helped me understand the journey and psychology of Lord Ram and other great characters. My gratitude to the author for delivering Valmiki's original work in English translation and providing non-Sanskrit speakers an opportunity to comprehend this grand epic. Jai Shree Raam!
Yet again mesmerising writings of Dr. Aggarwal. Ramayan, has so many stories and events thats might not make sense to the modern audience, but as the author has ingeniously told the story in the most believable form. Best justice given to the original script!
For a First-time reader of the books in this Genre it might become tedious & definitely required a lot of patience. The “RAAMAYAN REVEALED” is the Best Concise material for such first-time readers as its totally based on the VALMIKI RAMAYAN. Personally, the authors narration of the Raamayan has developed the interest in me to read the Valimiki Raamayan.
He was born a Kshatriya. He became a Brahmarishi. When Satyavati, wife of Rishi Ruchik, exchanges with her mother, Queen Ratna, the magic potion for bearing a child, they change not just their children's destiny, but also the history of mankind. Born of this mix-up is Vishwamitra, the son of a Kshatriya, with the qualities of a Brahmin. The duality in his life soon begins to show as he strives to become a Brahmarishi-the ultimate, the most powerful of all Gurus. Vishwamitra is the riveting story of a brave but stubborn, haughty yet compassionate, visionary king of Aryavarta who became one of the most well-known sages of all times.
I honestly am looking for authors like amish tripathi who write hindu mythology books, somehow i came across Dr.Vineet's this book and well after starting with the first chapter, i couldnt stop myself from finishing the book. Hats off to you sir ! Now going to read your other two books.
I guess it will touch everyone and everyone can relate to the emotions of the protagonist at many stages in the story. We all have such traits,we all have desires ,all of us have had heart break,all of us have experienced victory,defeat,humiliation,shattering of the ego,all of us are humans.Very inspiring and superbly written.
Very nice read. I find some of the language used for conversations between characters inappropriate and borderline offensive. Other than that author has done very good job at putting scientific perspective to many ancient Hindu rituals, traditions and concepts behind them.
A recommended one to all Mytho lovers. The story sequence is too good. The story in itself is very inspiring. Loved the way most of the complex aspects of spirituality is described with Science terminologies. It's so easily understandable. So glad I came across this book. Going to purchase all of the authors' books now 🙂
He was the guru of Bhishma Pitamah… An avatar of Vishnu but a disciple of Shiva… And he shall be the martial guru of Kalki, the last Avatar in this Yuga! When the Chandravanshi emperor Arjun begins expanding his empire to cover the entire world, the Asuras hit back with an insidious plan. Caught in the crossfire is Raam, the son of rishi Yamdagni and scion of the Bhargava clan. Will the machinations of Asura, Naga and Urag tribes affect the Brahmin boy and his family? Will the political intrigues of Nabhi-varsh let Bhargava Raam find his destiny or push him towards a future he never envisioned? This is the story of a man who rose to the level of divinity to establish a fair and just society; the story of the making of a legend...
We need more honest story-tellers like Dr. Vineet Aggarwal and more stories from Vineet himself. क्षत्रिय रुधिर मये जगदपगत पापं स्नपयसि पयसि शमित भव तापं केशव धृत भ्र्गुपति रूप जय जगदीश हरे
I loved Vishwamitra as well.. The facts are brilliant and superbly interesting. It's interesting to note how each fact and character connects to the other. All characters and facts well researched and put forward in smoothly flowing novel. Go for it!!
One of those legends you are so proud of and thanks to the author for the amazing narrative. It's unputdownable. Vishwamitra has been my best until this one and I hope Bharat will surpass this. Must read.
I always felt like Parasu Ram hasn't celebrated the same status as that of Ram and Krishna..It's good to find a book related to the wielder of Siva's own ax and research author has done will add extra nuggets.
After Vishwamitra and The Legend of Parshu-Raam, comes the epic saga of the king of Bharatvarsh! The kingdoms of Nabhi-varsh lie scattered in the wake of Parshu-Raam's assault on corrupt Kshatriyas. While evil has been wiped out from the land, the important task of nation-building remains. In the forest of Naimish-Aranya, the stunned king of Hastinapur watches a young boy play with lion cubs. Who is this fearless child? How does his destiny entwine with that of this ancient kingdom? Will he be able to bring order to the nation and defend it against the invaders lining up at its borders? Reimagined brilliantly, this novel tells the story of the son of Dushyant and Shakuntala, the grandson of Brahmarishi Vishwamitra, the man who changed the destiny of our country and gave it a brand new name-Bharat!
This book describes our own Indian mythology that's so vast and vivid. Each adhyae will make you proud of your motherland and the king after which it was named. Today's young mass which is mad after western comic heroes must go through it. The language is so simple that it can be gifted to students above std 8.
Just grab a copy and dwelve into late tretayug Bhaarat before and at the time of Bharat and get close to our ancient history. A word of apprecitaion for the author for putting a huge effort in bringing out this part of mythology before it got lost.
It is inspiring, engaging, different and excellent. Replete with good thoughts, advice, enriched my understanding, a useful helpful book. Perfectly amalgamated science and fiction. I strongly recommend it....
I had been anxiously waiting for this 3rd instalment after reading the authors first 2 books! I enjoy reading his books as his words flow with such fluidity. He made a lovely effort in portraying the story of the 'not much talked about the famous Indian king' by whose name our nation is still historically addressed. I recommend it to all history seekers!