The Secret Of The Nagas – Book in shiva trilogy by Amish Tripathi


The Secret of the nagas

Just downloaded and read first chapter of the book and let me assure you this is really looking a great trilogy.

Update: Finished reading ‘The secret of the Nagas’ and let me tell you it is much better and gripping than the first book ‘The immortals of meluha’.

In this book a great secret of the secret about ‘Nagas’ is revealed and in the process everywhere it is mentioned that ‘Good’ and ‘Evil’ are nothing but two sides of the coin.

The secret is maintained in a very gripping manner and you cannot put down the book unless you finish it.

I was super tempted in between to directly read the last chapter as I could not hold my anxiety. Thankfully I avoided the temptation of directly reading the ending.


Go get your copies quickly here.
This book can be ordered from flipkart at 35% discount. (Rs. 192 against the original Rs. 295/- )
Order here  –>   (It is officially released now.)

This book introduces two new prominent characters like ‘Serpent queen’ and ‘The serpent with the Aum Symbol’. All mythological references are very beautifully interwoven and new logical meaning is provided. Awesome is the word from my side.

I would any day prefer reading about Shiva Trilogy than reading/watching any other series. (be it harry potter/indiana jones).

Couple of trailers for the secret of the nagas:

Sati :

Somras : My personal favourite trailer. (Somras: The Elixir of Immortality, The Drink of the Gods)


Much awaited Book 2 in Shiva Trilogy after the huge success of The Immortals of Meluha. (I think first time in indian fiction history someone is allowing pre-order option for books. I may be wrong on first time part.)


Today, He is a God.

4000 years ago, He was just a man.

The hunt is on. The sinister Naga warrior has killed his friend Brahaspati and now stalks his wife Sati. Shiva, the Tibetan immigrant who is the prophesied destroyer of evil, will not rest till he finds his demonic adversary. His vengeance and the path to evil will lead him to the door of the Nagas, the serpent people. Of that he is certain.

The evidence of the malevolent rise of evil is everywhere. A kingdom is dying as it is held to ransom for a miracle drug. A crown prince is murdered. The Vasudevs – Shiva’s philosopher guides – betray his unquestioning faith as they take the aid of the dark side. Even the perfect empire, Meluha is riddled with a terrible secret in Maika, the city of births. Unknown to Shiva, a master puppeteer is playing a grand game.

In a journey that will take him across the length and breadth of ancient India, Shiva searches for the truth in a land of deadly mysteries – only to find that nothing is what it seems.

Fierce battles will be fought. Surprising alliances will be forged. Unbelievable secrets will be revealed in this second book of the Shiva Trilogy, the sequel to the #1 national bestseller, The Immortals of Meluha.



The Shiva Trilogy abounds with a wide variety of characters. You would have heard of many of them in the Indian myths. A few of them however, are completely imaginary. The key characters that drive the story are listed below.

Shiva: Shiva was the Chief of the Guna tribe at Mount Kailash, before he decided to emigrate from his Tibetan homeland. In ancient North India, the land of the Sapt Sindhu, Shiva was recognised as the prophesied destroyer of Evil due to his Neel Kanth, his blue throat.

Sati: Sati was the princess of Meluha and the daughter of Emperor Daksha. Despite being a princess, she was discriminated against as a Vikarma – a carrier of bad fate – which made her an untouchable. Undeterred by this, Shiva wooed and married her.

Daksha: The Emperor of Meluha. He was the prime mover of the project to find the Neelkanth.

Parvateshwar: The strict and law-abiding Meluhan General was an ideal Suryavanshi. He did not believe in the Neelkanth legend initially. However, he did come to believe in the personage of Shiva, becoming one his most ardent devotees.

The Naga with the serpent Aum symbol
: Note from Amish: Sorry guys. I cannot say anything about him till after you have read The Secret of the Nagas. But he is one of the most interesting characters of the trilogy for me.

Nandi: A Captain in the Meluhan army. Nandi is the man who discovers the Guna tribal who becomes the Neelkanth, Shiva. Nandi remained amongst Shiva’s most loyal followers throughout his life.

Bhagirath: The Prince of Swadweep and the son of Emperor Dilipa. A pragmatic and brave man, we will get to know him much more in The Secret of the Nagas. He has an important role to play in the trilogy.

Anandmayi: The Princess of Swadweep and the daughter of Emperor Dilipa. Passionate, mercurial and intelligent, Anandmayi makes for the perfect Chandravanshi.

Bhadra: Brave and loyal, Bhadra was a member of the Guna tribe and Shiva’s childhood friend from Mount Kailash. He travelled with Shiva wherever he went.

Krittika: Krittika was the handmaiden of the Meluhan Princess, Sati. She eventually fell in love with and married Bhadra, Shiva’s childhood friend.

36 comments to The Secret Of The Nagas – Book in shiva trilogy by Amish Tripathi

  • M Biswas

    Excellent blend of history and mythology. Gripping and fast. Every line of the book catapaults into opening a new secret. Keeping the reader absorved to read on and on.
    Congratulations to Amish for both the books.
    looking fwd to many more such books, especially the part 3 of this Triology.

  • Sneha

    Guys I brought this book and believe me its awesome. Amish Sir I you going 2 write 3rd part also. The book keeps you turning pages. Its really good work by the writer. Om namah Shivaya.

  • Gayathri.Iyer

    Amish sir, I am from kerala i really liked the first part waiting for the 2nd one, guys you wont believe i completed the first book in a single day, it was so so interesting that i even took leave from my office(ops manager for an MNC) that too to read a book.
    Excellent work sir really excellent thank you alot…..

  • Hello Amish sir, I must say.. u have done a great job.. ds buk abt lord shiva & his journey to be a God is astounding. i really loved immortals of meluha, n waiting to grab d new buk. i belv in god bt wasnt really much a shiva follower, bt ds buk did hs dn its magic. thank u..

  • ranjan

    Hi Amish.

    i have just had the brkfast and lunch of “Shiva Triolgy” (the immortals of meluha and the secrets of the nagas) ..brkfast was good with enough masala and easy to digest..a good combo.. lunch was too masaladar and dismal in quality.. hope dinner proves better…otherwise i will have to spend my days hovering around road potholes with a bucket of water ( 1900 BC joke of Chandravanshis ) !!!

  • hey Amish

    I picked up your ‘Immortals Of Meluha’ at my brother in law’s place, he challenged me to finish it in three days without taking leave. I finished it in one day[not to mention i gave all classes a free period ;-) ] not because he challenged me but I was so obsessed with ur book that i couldn’t help it.

    will pick your second book when I go to India for Divali..

  • sharmili ghosh

    hello amish sir,
    this is the 1st tym i m reading a buk of mythological genre……and believe me its brilliant…….its a perfect blend of history,facts,myths and fiction……..i hav already cumplted d 1st part n i m reading d 2nd part rite nw……waitng fr d 3rd part to release soon……

  • Rohan Chaudhary

    fabulous book guys………………..jst finished in 7 hrs……………………cant wait for 3rd part………………sir amish plz jaldi likho…………..nd aur bhi likho………………i jst luved ur concepts……..

  • Rohan Chaudhary

    nd buy it from half price

  • Aniruddha

    awesome…yes waiting for the next part.
    btw this is not the first fiction on Indian epics/ mythology, yeah might be in english only. Other Indian languages have given many more of this kind, probably, they have not been translated to reach everyone. One example would be Parva in Kannada by S.L.Byrappa based on Mahabharath. There are few more but not able to re-collect the names.

  • shreesha

    really loved the books……interested readers “PARVA” a book by south indian author about mahabharata writtten considering all the charecters as humans

  • Shashank Shekhar Singh

    Certainly it has got the power to grip people. Gone are the days of western storytelling!!! India rising.. Bye Da vinci Code!!!!

  • sahil

    Dear Sir,

    I read the both parts of your book.Waiting for 3rd part of the book.Please let me know when 3rd part be launched

  • gaurav rao

    Read Immortals of Meluha and The secret of the Nagas in a single day:- Beautiful. Eagerly waiting for the third book..Bring it on..:)

  • kiran

    One Book for Life Success offers so much of wisdom – just awesome

  • yogita

    Excellent mythological tale with a twist and dash of modern writing. Very fast and easily i picked up the flair of Amish’s writing in the beginning of the book itself which was very engaging throughout. Believe me in this – i am carrying currently and my baby loves to show his excitement while i deeply involve myself in this amazing tale. I am eager to finish the ‘Immortals of Meluha’ and grab the next ‘Secrets of the Nagas’……totally mind engaging

  • Sanooj

    Pls let me know when you will be issuing Oath of Vayuputra….

  • Harshal Singh

    Amish Sir,
    Shiva trilogy is the best book I have read till now…plz release the 3rd part…soon..i m waiting for it Eagerly….You hav done a brillant job….

  • Sathish

    Hi Amith,

    I always wondered how God was created. I have a very interesting story to tell.

    When someone is in trouble, some other person will and help. So I call that helper as a God.

    But most of the human race, due to their ego centrism never believe that the person who helped them is a god. However, everyone says, he came in the form of a god. God sent him and other stories.

    The day we believe that every human is a god if he poses certain godly behavior, that we Indian see another history.

  • this is what we called the dadication to write a book.i found some interesting facts about thelord shiva which were quite flabbergasted but although i loved it.
    super awesome.
    plz let e know when the 3rd part will come.

  • hitesh

    u dog u have written so much absurd and wrong info about lord shiva whom we love and respect so much . Go and find a place somewhere else to live as you dont deserve to be a HINDU . Just for getting popularity you have written so much irrelevant and more shocking is that few bastards are even appreciating you .

  • Ruma guha neogi

    i interacted with my first love, thanx for the book

  • prashant

    It’s more or less have the same concept like Da Vinci Code author DAN BROWN
    But while reading it i had a feeling like how Amish so perfectly made up a GOD’S Story into human being Life and giving a fantasy images with a conceptual truth.

    I am sure i can wait for last book of trilogy.

    good going Amish – har har mahadev :)

  • Good one.This is mixture of mythology & facts.Every page has surprise. Which kepps reader going on and on.

    Pls release the third part soon.

    Mahadev — God of Gods OM NAMAH SHIVAY

  • Good one.This is mixture of mythology & facts.Every page has surprise. Which keeps reader going on and on.

    Pls release the third part soon.

    Mahadev — God of Gods OM NAMAH SHIVAY

  • ajit vadakayil


    the author must be a PAID AGENT of the vatican–

    we have several of them in india– yes hindus themselves.

    the have reduced shiva lingam to be a penis inset in a vagina.

    and now this– that shiva is a man– a mere mortal.

    is the author amish any better than mf hussain?

    punch into google search SHIVA LINGAM, DANCE OF SHIVA – VADAKAYIL.

    capt ajit vadakayil

  • pratap

    r these only stories or there is anythng truth in it???

  • shreelatha

    Hi Amish…
    To be very frank, SHIVA TRILOGY is the first book I ever read… Its so amazing..
    The characters, the story every thing is just awesome…
    There is nothing like uninteresting in the book…
    Totally its just awesome… I yet to read the 2nd part.

  • pooja

    it was amazing book..wanted 2 c movie of these books, i just hope u make it sir

  • Amazing books both! Thank you Amishji! Fallen in love with Shiva completely.. couldnt digest a lot may tales about Gods before… But this book makes them luk so real and of course the author has given concrete reasons for many things like why Ganesh luks the way he luks and why Goddess Kali has so many hands… waiting eagerly for the 3rd book in the trilogy…

  • sumit


  • Jay

    I need this book. Where to get it in Malaysia. Tried most of the Book store. Can anyone advice me. Thanks. Appreciate it.This book too The Immortals of Meluha.

  • Mit

    This is the stupid author i’v ever seen.. Think twice before releasing your imagination.. Dumb @$$ H0le..

  • Nitin Srivastava

    It’s really a nice book, if we take it as a comic book… but just imagine what will give this book an impression to current generation… the young boys… now in modern era.. the people are not believing on god and after reading this book youngster will get an impression shiv was a common man who flirt with sati fought for some country and become the king… I will suggest Amish to go and read ved puran, shiv mahima… he was god of gods… what the hell going with hindus, we make this kind of book as a best seller.. can Amish have a dare to write a book on Muslims or Chirstian.. it’s really a shame.. showing lord ganesha and Mata Kali a Naga… on teh above comment we can easily see it’s effect..

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