Book Review: The Guardians of Karma: Mohan Vizhakat



The Guardians of Karma by Mohan Vizhakat is an inimitable staging of Indian folklore in an implausible setup of castle in the air with this exciting legendary science fiction seize the booklover in the course of the mysterious conurbations of Amaravati, Atalantpuri, and sketch the onerous trip to Mount Kailash all the way through Sarparanya.

In the region of 10500 BCE, with ocean echelons a great deal lower than they are now and mainland continents still mainly coated with hoarfrost, the main hubs of Indian evolution were subjugated by two extremely sophisticated realm countries Dev Lok and Daityan domain in antediluvian era further than the film of Vedic India, the beyond epoch of primary flourishing civilisations.

As of the story bound circumstance of the volume, the stage on the way to the finish of ice age smeared the demur of the initial beckon of superior individual society on terrain which may have even equalled the subsequent flourish that we understand at this time, in conditions of sociological, religious and scientific erudition.

Piously leaning Devas breathed in concord with natural world, while Daityas whispered in beast vigour know-how for fast affluence and material fulfilment. The firm deluge of the stifling atolls fashioned a catastrophe, mainly for Daityas but to stimulate their appetite for material wealth, the hostile Daityas continued to march into other states.

Combatant cleric Haŕa from Hindu myths turn out to be the only optimism of Dev Lok to thwart rout and horrible conquest where on the other hand, sooner than he be able to assist them, Haŕa have got to start the eventual voyage of mysticism to overtake past the fence of fatality itself and slot in with the stellar guise of Lord Rudra, one of three alien progenitors of human race.

Haŕa endeavours to test out the Daityan belligerence in point to correct the track of providence by exercising the viman ‘Pinaka’ in opposition to the inner hold of Daityan command the unyielding bastion of Tripura in his tender to lionize the name of Lord Shiva as Tripurantaka, the powerful slayer of Tripura.

A lot of the antique Indian folklore do boast a few rudiments of reality behind them with racial assemblage like Devas, Daityas, Rakshas, Manavs did live all through our remote precedent, maybe the Lokas, Talas and erstwhile interesting spaces where they subsist were in fact the ecological ground oodles that used to be real in the ice age.

The Indian fairy tale regarding the open afloat triple conurbations of Tripura and Greek one regarding Atlantis, are perhaps together re-enactment of the alike affair maybe a few of the celebrated dealings portrayed in our scriptures were construal of true events, garnered from bitty literary memoirs of a old time, possibly there is a universal roots to the early myths of a lot of mores athwart the globe.

The truth that awfully little is recognized in relation to human being record prior to 5000 BCE should not rule out that those were the eras of stone-age cavern occupants. The world had been contained by the hold of ice age for a key fraction of individual life on the sphere. In these archaic epochs, with aquatic planes a lot lesser than now, there were copious big isles all crosswise the tropics.

The typical worldwide heat being greatly lesser than now, these big archipelagos had clean climate and lush land settings perfect for nourishing rich existence. Ice enclosed ample bits of the mainland continents, but the verdant emerald sultry islets may have dished up as the crib for early on individual defrayals to expand and thrive into superior cultures. After all the soul brain and cadaver shape was no unlike then, when contrasted to at this time so many millennia anon.

On the way to the conclusion of ice age, the increasing marine stream intensity elicited by thawing icecaps had submerged and ultimately inundated a lot of of the stifling land mass under the sea plane as we observe it now. Possibly all the key archaeological proof of the past period was gone in a dreadful global torrent or ‘Pralay’ that the scriptures portray of.

Perchance we are still not scientifically sophisticated sufficient to find out them, chiefly from under the bushels. If it could have taken place in the sphere of chance, then mustn’t it also presage us regarding the frailty of our present development.

The yarn is truly thrilling to set behind and is roughly like Greek legends, with the superman, Hara having to go after his destiny and accomplish undertaking for the good of mankind with the aid of the supernatural beings.

A tome extremely well on paper and an ought to be interpret, a small amount of episodes where the writer endeavours to elucidate the basic logical way of thinking behind eastern beliefs in the shape of discourses are attention rousing. The subject of the chronicle placed in the milieu of pre-Vedic scientifically superior ice-age evolution of India, and their oblique parallel with Atlantis and other Greek legends is largely absorbing.

The writer has got to boast an implausible mind's eye and we are over and over again spellbound and amazed by the height of erudition of these fabulous accounts in provisos of their intricacy and rational insights. Once the anecdote begins recounting, it is in truth electrifying and tough to set behind. The legend is striking and craft you enquire gripping queries a propos Atlantis and Tripura.

A few pieces of these marathons appear roughly like science fiction, flush by modern values with a paperback reveal the earliest Indian blockbusters like Mahabharata and Ramayana illustrates of an ancient era which was far more higher from scientific, communal and religious points of view when balanced to countless millennia that tag on till the arrival of 20th century.

On the whole it is a truly finely conjured up extremely suggested dynamic escapade, with the riveting fabled castle in Spain cum science fiction account open out the way of life of fortune in the backcloth of adore, ardour, self-indulgence, combat, catastrophe and mysticism that exemplify these primordial eras.

Publisher: Shristi Publisher • Published: 2013 • ISBN-13: 9789380349954 • Language: English • Binding: Paperback • Pages: 328