Its been more than a month I finished – The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi, the after-effects are still around !!
It is the first book in the Shiva triology………..two more to go for me 🙂
The cover of the book had me at it.
Usually a book cover has front view of the characters or images.Instead, this one had a well toned back of a warrior with scars on it. Added to it was the trishul, that blew me away. There was an air of mystery.
The aura of Shiva is divine. Be it the Lord Shiva himself or Shiva, the protagonist of the book.
The way it started from the foothills of Mansarovar, I was spellbound by the beauty described. It left me feeling, I was really there, basking in the beauty of nature.
The author must have done some real research work on Indian mythology to put his characters together. The entire journey and the development of all the characters be it Shiva himself, Sati, Nandi, Brahaspati, Veerbhadra…….is in line with the Shivapurana (The mythological story of Lord Shiva).
As a child I was always drawn to mythological characters. Other deities like Lord Ganesha, Hanuman and Lord Krishna have been largely spoken of, in books and as cartoon characters. But Lord Shiva, still remains to me, a mystery.
Amish Tripathi has revisited and revived the character of Shiva, as a normal, cool guy, who is on a journey to discover himself as the Lord Neelkanth (one with the blue throat), the path to truth and the consequences of his actions.
I finished the entire book in just four sittings and am already looking forward to the second part of the triology called – The Secret of Nagas.