Because I am nothing without you, literally nothing, but a hopeless being.

You picked me up when I limped,

You pacified my heart and gave me hope,

You restored me with peace when chaos shattered me

You showed me the tunnel of light in the darkness and filled this emptiness with the aura of optimism.

You gave me a purpose when life seemed so pointless,

You sustained me with strength,

You were always there, even when I rejected You.

You showed me the beauty of life when the world showed me nothing.

Because only You could tear down my wall of pride, and instead built it back up with your love and humbleness.

I put all my fears and failures in Your hands, the worries that consume me, the pain that destroys me.

 “A person's ethics and character are not tested in good times. It is only in bad times that a person shows how steadfast he is to his Dharma.” - Amish Tripathi, The Immortals of Meluha

If mythology was to be so informative, so amazing, and interesting, I wish I could have lived in that era of mysteries and unbelievable secrets. Shiva Trilogy, the latest mythological blockbuster series has definitely created an everlasting impact on our minds.

And after reading Shiva Trilogy, you become a super fan of the Indian classical Mythology and more over of Lord Shiva, the destroyer of evil. Myths get reinvented & rationalised.

Being a perfect blend of fiction, fantasy, reality, and speculative history, the excellent storytelling in simplified, flawlessness and fluent English literature along with creativity and vivid description of the protagonists makes things easily understandable. The pace of the book was well maintained with no exaggeration of events description making it a faster interesting read.

The punchline, “The Story of the man, whom legend turned into a god” was punching enough to land the book into my collection.

The sense of freshness by the depiction of the Lord as a real man with a trident, hair in locks, rudraksha beads, and battle scars was the testimony of religious miracles with science. It is the tale of that spiritualism and virtue by which we Indians have grown with a logical twist and a well-researched palette of history on God.

The invocation, in the beginning, was very attractive that says, -

“A man becomes a Mahadev, only when he fights for good. A Mahadev is not born from his mother's womb. He is forged in the heat of battle when he wages a war to destroy evil. Har Har Mahadev - All of us are Mahadevs, All of us are Gods. For His most magnificent temple, finest mosque, and greatest church exist within our souls.”

This 'humane' God fulfilled His destiny by making all the right choices and doing his service towards mankind. So there is a lot to learn from it that we all have the potential to fulfill our destinies by following the path of righteousness. This simplicity in Shiva's character and thinking is something that kept me pinned to the book and forced me to complete it at a go. Then the mind-boggling quotes from the trio were just awesome with a deeper philosophy behind them. Some of them that touched my heart were:

  1. “Whether a man is a legend or not is decided by history, not fortune tellers.”  - The Immortals of Meluha

  2. “Creation and destruction are the two ends of the same moment. And everything between the creation and the next destruction is the journey of life.” - The Oath of the Vayuputras

  3. “The opposite of love is not hate. Hate is just love gone bad. The actual opposite of love is apathy. When you don’t care a damn as to what happens to the other person.” – The Secret of The Nagas

  4. “If I am able to serve the needy, then it's my duty. If I fail to serve, then its failure of my capability carrying the Neelkanth”.

  5. “Only your karma is important. Not your birth. Not your sex. and certainly not the colour of your throat.” – The Immortals of Meluha

  6. “Nothing is more important than life. Nothing. You realise the simplicity of that point only when you confront death everyday.” -The Secret of the Nagas

Each and every character has been beautifully created and described. Be it Sati, the better half of Shiva, Veer Bhadra, Shiva's close friend, or the hooded Naga figure. The powerful Pauranic stories of Shiva, the upbringing of the kids, and the importance of family values have been excellently portrayed.

Most of the chapters have such an ending that one is bound to read further. Even more, the books have ended on a note that Amish makes his readers hang around disparately for its next series where he hints of writing the Mahabharata. It has rejuvenated the thinking corner of the brain to a different world of art and science.

Seriously a trend changer in mythology. A must-read!!!!!

Thank you so much for this lovely book and eagerly waiting for the next series.

I beeped into the book
Into a different world
Nobody can find me
My world stood behind me
I opened the book,
Dealt with tears and laughter
I finished the book and came out
my world still the same
but I have a new world within.

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