Description:- , About The Author:- Krishna Saigal, 77, a gold medalist in engineering, an M.P.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Public Administration joined the I.A.S. in 1954. After various stints in Assam and the Center, both at the fieled and Secretariat levels, he rose to the level of Chief Secretary. After retirement he worked in international organisations for over a decade. He has written many articles on sustainable development, the knowledge society, Hinduism, Buddhism and Gandhian philosophy. He has published books on Policy Making in India, Vedic Management and Science and System of the Upanishads., Contents:- Preface Introduction The Vedic and Vedantic Concepts The Vedic deities The Puranic Deities Brahma and Sarasvati Vishnu and Lakshmi The Incarnations or Avatars of Vishnu Siva Uma Goddesses as Sakti Sons of Siva and Parvati Creation and the Divine Sages Symbolism of Gods and Goddesses Index., About The Book:- Hinduism Is Based On The Veda. The Concept Of Gods Is Stated In The Veda As The One Divine Who Takes Many Forms. The Puranas State That The Gods Are Subordinate To The One And Are There To Carry Out The Functions Of Creating, Preserving And Destroying The World. The Book Elucidates The Fundamental Concepts As Laid Down In The Vedas And The Upanishads. It Then Goes On The Describe The Main Gods, Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva, As Brought Out By The Puranas, Mahabharata And Ramayana As Mythologies And Stories. It Is Explained How The Highest Vedantic And Upanishad Concepts, Which Appeal Only To The Elite Intellectual And Mystics-Is Depicted In The Puranic And Epic Literature In A Manner That It Could Appeal To The Ordinary Person Enabling Him Or Her To Bring These Spiritual Concepts Into His, Her Life. The Symbolism Underlying The Descriptions Of The Deities Is Also Explained. The Idea Behind The Description Is To Lead Us From Untruth To Truth, Form Darkness To Light And From Death To Immortality., About The Author:- Krishna Saigal, 77, A Gold Medalist In Engineering, An M.P.A. From Harvard University And A Ph.D. In Public Administration Joined The I.A.S. In 1954. After Various Stints In Assam And The Center, Both At The Fieled And Secretariat Levels, He Rose To The Level Of Chief Secretary. After Retirement He Worked In International Organisations For Over A Decade. He Has Written Many Articles On Sustainable Development, The Knowledge Society, Hinduism, Buddhism And Gandhian Philosophy. He Has Published Books On Policy Making In India, Vedic Management And Science And System Of The Upanishads., Content:- Preface Introduction The Vedic And Vedantic Concepts The Vedic Deities The Puranic Deities Brahma And Sarasvati Vishnu And Lakshmi The Incarnations Or Avatars Of Vishnu Siva Uma Goddesses As Sakti Sons Of Siva And Parvati Creation And The Divine Sages Symbolism Of Gods And Goddesses Index.