Shiva and Parvati’s wedding reveal a love that includes but transcends the battle of the sexes. Vishnu’s incarnation as a boar demonstrates the strength of the bonds of attachment that even gods are not immune from. Brahma’s entrapment in the web of Maya leads him to learn to free himself with his mind. Krishna’s compassion for a little bird ensures that creation continues even within the destruction of war. Markandeya’s fall out of Vishnu’s mouth, and into the ocean of chaos humbles him in the face of the mystery of life.
These are a few of the immensely readable and instructive tales included in the collection.