Vanamali


Mataji Devi Vanamali has written seven books on the gods of the Hindu pantheon, including Hanuman, The Play of God, The Song of Rama, and Shakti, as well as translating the Bhagavad Gita. She is the founder and president of Vanamali Gita Yogashram, dedicated to sharing the wisdom of Sanatana Dharma and charitable service to children. She lives at the Vanamali ashram at Rishikesh in northern India.

Books By Vanamali

  1. The Complete Life of Krishna

    The Complete Life of Krishna

    By Vanamali

    $24.95
    Krishna has been portrayed in many lights, as god-child, prankster, lover, hero, and Supreme Being. Drawn from ancient texts and India's oral traditions, this is the first book to offer a complete biography of the man who was also a god.
  2. The Complete Life of Rama

    The Complete Life of Rama

    By Vanamali

    $19.95
    Vanamali retells the complete Ramayana, the ancient Indian tale that recounts Rama’s heroic journey to rescue his beloved wife Sita from the demon king Ravana. Despite being an avatar of Vishnu, Rama still possessed human weaknesses, but rose above these traits, putting his spiritual duty above personal considerations, and perfecting himself to become a super human capable of saving those he loved most.
  3. Hanuman

    Hanuman

    By Vanamali

    $19.95
    Known for his playful nature, amazing physical powers, and selfless devotion, Hanuman is one of the most beloved gods in the Hindu pantheon. This book recounts 36 legendary Hanuman stories revealing that anyone can attain the heights of spiritual evolution through devotion and perseverance.
  4. The Science of the Rishis

    The Science of the Rishis

    By Vanamali

    $19.95
    Called “the scientists of Hinduism,” the rishis of ancient India developed Sanatana Dharma to ensure the constant renewal of India’s spiritual tradition and culture. This book shows that within Sanatana Dharma lies all the essential concepts of quantum physics and other modern scientific knowledge, providing a window into the depth of this ancient spiritual way of life.
  5. Shakti

    Shakti

    By Vanamali

    $19.95
    Shakti explains the mystery of the Divine Mother in all her manifestions, exploring more than 30 different goddess aspects of the Shakti force, both beneficial and malefic, along with Sanskrit hymns and classic verses by Sri Auribindo for each goddess.
  6. Shiva

    Shiva

    By Vanamali

    $19.95
    Shiva, the most ancient and complex deity of the Hindu pantheon, has been portrayed in many contrasting lights. Drawing from the sacred text the Shiva Mahapurana--said to be written by Shiva himself--Vanamali selects and comments on the essential stories of Shiva, both those from his wild side and those from his peaceful side.
  7. In the Lost City of Sri Krishna

    In the Lost City of Sri Krishna

    By Vanamali

    $29.99