While reading a book in the depth of analysing we can getmore truth and meanings. The writer portrays Shiva as a normal being and Amish convincedthe reader to accept the possibilities of this myth. The trilogy covers onreligion, truth, fantasy and the battle between the good and evil.
The languageis simple and uniique and easy to understand the plot of the story. The first book, ‘TheImmortals of Meluha’, begins with the introduction of Shiva as aTibetan warrior. He enters into the city of Meluha for to rescue the peoplefrom the attack on Chandravanshi.
He is recognized as the Neelkanth whichliterally means the blue-throated, an incarnation of Mahadev, after he takesthe Somras, a potion which makes his throat turn blue. It signifies that we do not always need tosuppress or react to the vices. We sometimes need to modify the negativitiesand make them ineffective. He broke the system of marrying Sati, a Vikarma. .
The word represents that one who suffers in thepresent life due to the action performed in the past. The law of karma is’ Forevery action there is a reaction’. There is a truth in Bible, ‘As you sow, soshall you reap’, which means humansare responsible for the effect of their actions. However, Shiva changed the law of the land,and married her. In the second book The ‘Secret of the Nagas’, Shiva plays the role of rescuer and fightagainst the evil, the projection of different mankind. At the end of the book,the battle is not only banish the evilbut also destroy our mentality based on evilness .The symbol of Naga is fear,it should be destroyed otherwise reaching our goal is difficult.
Lord Shiva isoften shown with a snake curled three times around his neck and looking towardshis right side. The three coils of the snake symbolize the past, presentand future – time in the cycle of life. The snake looking in the right direction of LordShiva signifies that the Lord’s perpetual laws of reason and justicepreserve natural order in the universe. The snake holds the neck of Shiva representsthe power of the venomous speech, it hurts others too.
Through the writings of Amish, the projection of Shiva once ahuman being, it makes us to think deeperin motives. We should appreciate the extensive research on his specific Hindu mythology and ideals.