Keshava- A Magnificent Obsession by Bhavana Somaaya Book Review.

Keshava, A Magnificent Obsession is the story of the special bindings, stories of passion, submission, devotion and of uncontainable desire.

The Blurb:
Everyone associated with Sri Krishna believes that their relationship with the deity is unique, which explains why every gopika felt that the Lord was dancing with her at the Maharaas. That is Sri Krishna’s magic and also his power that he becomes the centre of their existence. He has that effect on not just humans but on everything on the planet—both living and non-living.
This book is about Sri Krishna’s relationship with nature; the Peacock, the Kadamba tree, the Flute, the herbal plant Tulsi, the Lotus, his cow Kamadhenu, the Conch and the Peepala tree.
All of them believe that Keshava loves them the most. Can this be true?

The LazyScoop Review:

Keshava- A Magnificent Obsession is a book which offers great knowledge about Lord Krishna. There are already lot of books based on Mythology, but many are manipulated by some authors just to keep the readers attention intact. However, Bhavana Somaaya, does not go on that path, rather she beautifully explains the Sanskrit Verses and her writing is Simple, Lucid, and very easy to understand.

The writer talks about almost everything related to Lord Krishna- From the peacock feather on his head, Kadaamba Tree, His flute, Tulsi, Lotus, Kamadhenu, Conch and Peepala Tree. The writer has also explained why these things love their deity and why is Lord Krishna fond of them.

The writing is so beautiful that you’ll be enchanted by the choice of words, it’s almost like reading mantras or some ancient scriptures.

The LazyScoop Verdict:

I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone who likes to read mythology. If you’re a devotee of Krishna or not, this book would definitely offer lot of mythological knowledge.

Keshava: A Magnificent Obsession absolutely recommended by The LazyScoop. Especially if you’re a mythology lover.


Cover: 4.5/ 5 Stars

Language: 4.5/ 5 Stars

Narration: 4/ 5 Stars

Entertainment: 3.5/ 5 Stars

Knowledge: 4.5/ 5 Stars

The LazyScoop Rating: 4.5/ 5 Stars

You can buy this book by clicking on this link.

Happy Reading!


Pratik Jadhav


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