Sage, Narada, advises her to invoke Shiva's name - Om Namah Shivaya - over and over again as a mantra. So in the heat of the sun, in the driving rain and up to her neck in sw, Pervati sits and repeats her beloved's name until the focussed power of her intent opens his heart and persuades him to ask for her hand in marriage. Parvati's timeless story teaches children that with eugh love and perseverance even the seemingly impossible can be achieved. Accompanied by rich, colour illustrations prepared according to the traditional Hindu can, How Parvati Won The Heart Of Shiva will transport children to a magical world filled with ancient wisdom.
Harish Johari (1934-1999) authored many books that bring Eastern spiritual traditions to Western audiences. Vatsala Sperling, a native of India, is a clinical microbiologist and she learned these stories at her mother's feet. She is the coauthor of A Marriage Made in Heaven and How Ganesh Got His Elephant Head and lives in Vermont with her husband and son. Pieter Weltevrede began his artistic studies with Harish Johari in 1977 and also studied with Shri Chandra Bal. He lives in Holland with his wife and two children and travels to India annually.