Have you ever considered the question, 'What is evil?'
Well our Destroyer of evil- 'Lord Shiva' had encountered the same dillema throughtout his journey in the 'Shiva Triology' book series by author- Amish Tripathi.
What if the God of Gods- The Mahadev was actually like one of us, with flesh and blood? A man who rose to become godlike because of his karma and realization of true potential.
A man becomes a Mahadev, only when he fights for good. A Mahadev is never born from his mother's womb. He is forged in the heat of battle, when he wages a war to destroy evil. The battle is his priest and the war of cry is his prayer. A Mahadev is never born to rule over others, but to guide travellers to follow the right path.
"Har Har Mahadev"- All of us are Mahadev.
Lord Manu had said, "Its not people who are evil. True evil exists beyond them. It attracts people. It causes confusion amongst its enemies. But evil in itself is too big to be confined to just a few."
Even Lord Shiva didn't realize that, 'Good and Evil are just two sides of a same coin.' sooner. Nobody in this world is perfect, neither in the beginning nor in the end, but a flame of desire to become worthy is more than sufficient. Even Neelkanth was manipulted to believe that Nagas( deformed creatures) were pure evil, only to realize in the end that they weren't. They were just different. And being different isn't evil.
The way Lord Shiva loved his beloved Devi Sati is beautifully depicted in this novel. Everyone in this world try to get a hold of love or maybe even a glimpse of it. Personally, I do believe that Lord Shiva and Devi Sati set up a perfect example of how much divine the love is!!
This book series preserves our Indian Culture. If you find Mythological fiction interesting then I would strongly suggest you this book!!