Pages: 138 *
Price: £9.99 $16.50
Subject: Children Book/Short Stories/Hinduism
Pub date: UK pub date 18th March, USA pub date 20th June 2022.
Edited by R.K.Madhukar
About the Book:
Dashavataram refers to the Ten Avataras or incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Dasha in Sanskrit means ten and avataram means incarnation or embodiment. Lord Vishnu is one of the Three Holy Trinities of the Hindus – Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva (Maheshwara).
Lord Vishnu has taken different births on the Earth (Bhuloka) to guide the human beings on the path of righteousness and virtuous living. The progressive nature of the avataras or incarnations also provides an insight into the Evolution of Human Life. The Ten Avataras of Lord Vishnu are mentioned in the Hindu Puranas. They are Matsya (Fish), Koorma (Tortoise), Varaha (Boar), Narasimha (Man-Lion), Vamana (Dwarf), Parashurama (Brahmin Warrior), Rama (Ideal Human Being), Balarama (Shesha, the Serpent), Krishna (Universal Supreme Being), and Kalki (in Kali Yuga).
The Author of this fascinating book has presented all the Ten Avataras with beautiful illustrations in an endearing manner, appealing both to the children and the adults.
Saraswathi is the pen name of Late Shri C.B.Ravi, also known as Cheerath Bhaskaran Ravi. He was a linguist with good knowledge of Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Telugu, Bengali, and Gujarati, in addition to English and the East African language, Swahili. He worked for the British Government in Tanzania, East Africa from 1951 to 1967 and retired as a Revenue Officer of PWD. He retired early to come back to his country and settled in Chennai. In Chennai, he started and successfully ran a typing institute from 1968 to 1996, following which he retired and donated the institute to a charitable organization.
Shri Ravi exhibited a desire to write dramas and stories even at a very young age of 10 years. Many of his stories have been published in his native tongue Malayalam. He was a great storyteller and reveled in telling stories from Hindu Puranas to his young friends. Shri Ravi spent his life in a worthy manner imparting education, good moral values, and above all a love for the Indian culture and tradition. In this fascinating book, Dashavataram, Saraswathi has brought to life the Ten enchanting Avataras of Lord Vishnu in an engaging tradition of storytelling.