★ Avoid ★★ No Great Loss ★★★ Worth Reading ★★★★ Close to Masterpiece ★★★★★ Masterpiece
Name: The Oath of Vayuputras by Amish Tripathi
Genre: Fiction Language: English Pages: 575
My Rating: ★★★★
Started: 6th June 2013 Completed: 15th June, 2013
Total Reading Hour: 50-60 Hrs
Shiva is gathering his forces. He reaches the Naga capital, Panchavati, and Evil is finally revealed. The Neelkanth prepares for a holy war against his true enemy, a man whose name instils dread in the fiercest of warriors. India convulses under the onslaught of a series of brutal battles. Its a war for the very soul of the nation. Many will die. But Shiva must not fail, no matter what the cost. In his desperation, he reaches out to the ones who have never offered any help to him: the Vayuputras.
Last Year, When I was writing review of “Heroes To The Death“, One of my friend asked me, “Have you ever read fiction on Indian Mythology?”. I thought a little and replied, “YES. Amish is such kind of author who depicted Indian mythology amazingly. We Indian are little conservative when matter comes to mythology and our emotions are very much attached to our mythology. Author has to take care about our sentiments and glory of mythology while writing fiction on same. Amish did it very well in The Immortal of Meluha and The Secret of Nagas. I am waiting for his third book. Lets hope, It will be good as these 2 books.“
Frankly speaking, I loved “The Oath of Vayuputras” – Third and Last part of Shiva trilogy. I loved narration style whether its discussion between Vasudeva and Shiva or discussion between Karthik and Ganesh or lovely moments between Shiva and Sati or Shiva and Vasudeva’s journey to Pariha – Vayuputra’s land. Then why 4 ratings, right? If everything is right then doesn’t mean everything is perfect. In first 2 parts, Author depicted Shiva’s character as normal human being who emerges as Hero but in third part, suddenly started depicting him as Lord which I didn’t like it in this book. Does Author become superstitious after success of 2 books? I can see difference in author’s belief in preface as well. As far as I know, Earlier parts shown success because of author’s different thinking. If Shiva is Lord in fiction book then I prefer to read Shiv Mahapuran instead of any fiction book.
Some good lines from novel:
- 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.
- Often,our immediate reaction to a sudden crisis help us save ourselves. Our response to gradual crises that creep up upon us, on the other hand,may be so adaptive as to ultimately lead to self-destruction.
- What is forgotten, however, is that many times the Good we create leads to Evil that will destroy us.
- The key question isn’t ‘What is Evil?’ The key question is ‘When does the Good become Evil?
- The distance between Evil and Good is a vast expanse in which many can exist without being either.
- It’s our greed to extract more and more from good that turns it into evil.
- Rather than the destination it is the journey that lends meaning to our lives, great Neelkanth. Being faithful to our path will lead to consequences, both good as well as bad. For that is the way of the universe.
- A leader is not just a person who gives orders. He is also the one who symbolises the society he leads. if the leader is corrupt, then society must be corrupt too.
- Words can only be as good or as bad as the thoughts they convey.
- It was better to commit mistakes on the path that one’s soul is meant to walk on, than to live a perfect life on a path that is not meant for one’s soul.
Overall, “The Oath of Vayuputras” is good novel. Worth to buy and read.
Tripathi’s debut work The Immortals of Meluha was a surprise bestseller, breaking into the top seller charts within a week of its launch. The Immortals of Meluha was the first in the Shiva Trilogy.The trilogy is a fictionalized biography of the Indian deity Shiva. It narrates how Shiva was ‘just a man, 4000 years ago but is today remembered as the Mahadev (the God of Gods)
The only hope for you is to be in deep contact with somebody who is awakened. The awakened one is called the master – satguru. If you can find a master, don’t miss the opportunity – surrender, relax into his being, imbibe his awareness, let his fragrance surround you. And the day is not far away when you will also be awakened, you will also be a buddha.
– Osho (mySamasati)
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