Author: AppuTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Ramya K and Sinchana B.APublisher: Media FusionYear: 2009Language: English-KannadaPages: 240ISBN/UPC (if available): 978818300447 - 456
The Appu Series consists of beautifully illustrated and captivatingly narrated books which bring to life stories of the most influential and interesting spiritual and religious figures of India, cutting across the barriers of religion.1. BUDDHAThe story of Gautham Buddha, the founder of one of the major religions in the world, Buddhism, it depicts his journey from a prince to an enlightened being.2. MAHAVIRThe twenty fourth and last great teacher of Jainism, Mahavir followed and preached the sermon of love and compassion. This story depicts his life, the trials and tribulations that made him the great teacher he is known to be.3. PARVATHIThe companion of Lord Shiva, Parvathi is the incarnation of the Devi. The story depicts how she wins Shiva’s hand and blesses her devotees.4. JESUSThe story of Christ is not an unknown one. This story like many others depicts the life of Jesus Christ from his birth to the day he sacrificed all so that we may live.5. SHIVAPart of the triumvirate of the Hindu pantheon, Lord Shiva is the destroyer. He wears a snake around his neck and has long matted hair. The story of Shiva depicts his life and his many miracles.6. KRISHNAOne of many avatar’s of Lord Vishnu, Krishna is one of the most worshipped of Gods. The story is a depiction of Krishna’s early life from his birth to his revenge and subsequent marriage.7. SHIRDI SAI BABASai Baba was a phenomenon whose charisma and omniscience attracted multitudes from all religions and regions of India.8. GANESHThe Hindu God with an elephant head and a mouse for a vehicle, Lord Ganesha is the son of Shiva and Parvathi and is considered the God of auspicious beginnings. This is a story that tells us how He came into being.9. HANUMANThe monkey God, Hanuman appears in the epic Ramayana where he is the faithful follower of Lord Ram.10. VISHNUThe protector in the Hindu pantheon, Lord Vishnu is a third of the powerful triumvirate. This story depicts the Lord’s life and those of his many avatars.