Kamakhya, a novel written by Pardeep Bhaskar, which is an innovation in the field of novel writing, is released today in Mathrubhumi-South Indian bank book fair that is going on. This novel derives from the energy of an Upanishad story. In Chhandogya Upanishad there is a story of Shevtaketu and his father sage Uddalaka. Shevtaketu became proud of his knowledge after his education in the Ashram of Guru that he thoght knew everything. It is the story of Uddalaka who advises the Prime Knowledge (Paramanjanam) to Shevtaketu.
Shevtaketu is asked by Uddalaka to grab and fetch a berry of banyan tree. He asked his son to cut the berry in to two pieces. He asked Shevtaketu that what is seen in it. Shevtaketu replied that there were two seeds in the berry. Uddalaka again asked to cut one of the seeds and see what was in it. Shevtaketu replied that there was nothing. So from this nothingness a big banyan tree grows. It is like that our soul.
Strength of this story is used in this book to shape the structure of the novel. “Dearest Vyasan, this story that I wrote is for you. It becomes complete only when you read it” That is the saying of the writer in the preface. It lightens the peculiarity of this book. Mantras of Tantric religion are vastly used in this book that will help to determine the mind-set of the characters of the novel. Some knowledge from Brihat-Samihita of Varahamihira is also used in this novel.