The Supreme Mystic
Amal Bhakta
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The Supreme Mystic: A Biographical Novel of the Early Years of Lord Krishna
Amal Bhakta
TurnKey Press
348 pages
November 2003
rated 3 1/2 of 5 possible stars

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On the day wicked Prince Kamsa marries his sister Devaki to Vasudeva, a disembodied voice makes the prediction that Devakiís eighth child will ultimately kill Kamsa. Panicking, Kamsa imprisons the newlyweds and heartlessly kills each of their children immediately after their births. Upon the midnight birth of their eighth son, Krishna, the couple realize the baby is none other than the mighty god Vishnu come as a human to kill the dastardly Kamsa. To save him, Vasudeva secretly leaves the prison and swaps Krishna with his brotherís newly born child.

A suspicious Kamsa orders all newly born throughout his land to be killed, even though a newborn Krishna inexplicably evades death and even kills the powerful demons sent after him. Feat after mysterious feat this tiny blue-skinned happy child performs, wins over the love and respect of the common man and keeps everyone enthralled. His antics are many and mysterious as he grows up in the farming community of Gokula. But ultimately the day of reckoning comes, and young Krishna has to face his devious and wrathful uncle. Who will win the day?

The Supreme Mystic contains the legendary Indian mythological tale of Lord Krishna and the wicked Kamsa. The author has done a great job of presenting this timeless tale in a manner which is modern, exciting and compelling while not compromising the religious significance of the Hindu tale. With vim and vigor the antics of Krishna, his mysterious feats and later on, his compelling charisma, as well as Kamsaís growing mental instability, are all brought to life. There are stories within stories, enjoyable characters, great emotionality as well as plenty of action. Author Amal Bhakta also explains away many misconceptions about this gregarious god with sincerity and takes an in-depth, if somewhat devotional, look at Krishnaís hidden reasons behind his many misunderstood actions.

Overall, the story interesting and while a bit preachy, will nonetheless appeal to people of all sensibilities.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at © Rashmmi Srinivas, 2004

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