Review of ‘Lotus Land – The Secrets of Padma Kshetra ( Book I)

Book cover

Author: Bhuban Patra

Format: Kindle edition

Genre: Mythology, Historical Fiction

Summary:
Set in the backdrop of 1200 CE, the story unfolds the Hindu Mythology and Indian Architecture gradually taking up the character of Bishnu Maharana, the chief architect of the Konark Temple, who came to Ekarma and studied architecture. Here, it narrates how the temple was built and the magnificent architecture of the structure.
The story is written in the first person as if it is an autobiography of Bishnu Maharana. Across the book, the character of Maharana unveils, from his childhood to how he becomes a renowned architect.
I loved the author’s elegant way of setting up the historical period during the rule of the Kalinga Dynasty and the gradual weaving of the mystery behind the Konark Temple.
As an Architect myself, I enjoyed every bit of this book. I loved how the author depicted and narrated the architecture and building up of such a massive temple structure of Lord Vishnu, Shiva, Parvati, and other Gods.
It was such a fluent read that I completed it in one sitting❤. Hats off to Bhuban Patra.
I am eagerly waiting for the sequel.

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