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Avatars, Gods and Goddesses of Vedic Culture: Understanding the Characteristics, Powers, Positions, and Legends of the Hindu Divinities by [Knapp, Stephen]
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Understanding the assorted Divinities or gods and goddesses of the Vedic or Hindu pantheon is not so difficult as some people may think when it is presented simply and effectively. And that is what you will find in this book. This will open you to many of the possibilities and potentials of the Vedic tradition, and show how it has been able to cater to and fulfill the spiritual needs and development of so many people since time immemorial. Here you will find there is something for everyone.
This takes you into the heart of the deep, Vedic spiritual knowledge of how to perceive the Absolute Truth, the Supreme and the various powers and agents of the universal creation. This explains the characteristics and nature of the Vedic Divinities and their purposes, powers, and the ways they influence and affect the natural energies of the universe. It also shows how they can assist us and that blessings from them can help our own spiritual and material development and potentialities, depending on what we need.
Some of the Vedic Divinities that will be explained include Lord Krishna, Vishnu, Their main avatars and expansions, along with Brahma, Shiva, Ganesh, Murugan, Surya, Hanuman, as well as the goddesses of Sri Radha, Durga, Sarasvati, Lakshmi, and others. This also presents explanations of their names, attributes, dress, weapons, instruments, the meaning of the Shiva lingam, and some of the legends and stories that are connected with them. This will certainly give you a new insight into the expansive nature of the Vedic tradition.


Stephen Knapp has studied the major Vedic texts of India and practiced yoga and the Eastern teachings for over forty years. He has traveled extensively throughout India and has taken over 17,000 photos of the numerous holy places he has visited. He has authored over a twenty well-received books on Vedic culture and its spiritual philosophy. He continues to write books, articles, and give lectures at various venues.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1186 KB
  • Print Length: 230 pages
  • Publisher: Stephen Knapp, The World Relief Network (1 September 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004ZZJR32
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good information from Vaisnava perspective 25 April 2013
By Mary C. Rountree - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is interesting and useful if you are looking for an explanation of Vaisnava cosmology. the largest sections are on the superiority of Krishna, and other deities as secondary, but the book is full or references to Hindu theological works that can simplify understanding their presentations. If you have trouble understanding the translations of Hindu religious and philosophical works on Vaisnava pespective, this is a good choice. For devotees of Krishna or Vishnu, this is also a very satisfying book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gods of Ancient and Today India. 22 September 2013
By laureano gonzalez - Published on Amazon.com
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Stephen Knapp's "Avatars, Gods and Goddesses" book was very helpful to me because, I'm actually searching the ancients roots of the vedic culture of India. I get plenty of information and details about the Gods and Semigods and their nature, worship, etc. The book is ease to read and understand. Thanks Stephen Knapp.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is an excellent book! 1 May 2014
By Mr. Ed - Published on Amazon.com
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What you learn from reading this book on Vedic Culture is absolutely amazing! It is well written and I haven't even finished the book, but the information is just so interesting, captivating, engaging. A real great purchase and I am very pleased.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Instructive 9 April 2013
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FOr those interested in Hinduism this is a very informative book. It details the hierarchy of the HIndu Deities and allows the reader to understand the reason for the Gods names etc.
I found this book very didactic and serves as a very good reference book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, very concise-"tops"-especially if you follow a Vaishnava 23 February 2015
By Frank - Published on Amazon.com
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Wonderful,very concise-"tops"-especially if you follow a Vaishnava path

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