The Oath of the Vayuputras – Book Preview

by Book Worm on January 12, 2012

The Oath of the Vayuputras – Preview of Book 3 of the Shiva Trilogy

The Oath of the Vayuputras Release Date

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Breaking News: Latest Update as of 11th December, 2012

We finally have a confirmation from Amish Tripathi on the exact release date for The Oath of the Vayuputras. Amish has announced that the release date for the 3rd and final book in the Shiva Trilogy will be sometime in March, 2013.

He also said that this final book in the Shiva Trilogy (Oath of Vayuputras) will be twice as long as compared to the earlier two books. Click Here to Like our Facebook page and get the latest updates on this highly anticipated book.

Latest Update as of 30th November, 2012:

We have confirmation of the latest update regarding the release date of the 3rd Book in the Shiva Trilogy, The Oath of the Vayuputras! Unfortunately, Amish Tripathi has confirmed that the book will not be releasing in December 2012 as promised because the 3rd book is almost as big as the previous 2 books combined.

The good news, though, is that Amish will officially confirm the release date of Oath of the Vayuputras next week so stay tuned for more updates on the same…

Update as of 20th August, 2012:

On his official Twitter account, Amish has reconfirmed that the 3rd book in the Shiva Trilogy is due for an end 2012 release!

The Oath of the Vayuputras Latest Update

Update: Amish has tentatively confirmed the expected release date for The Oath of the Vayuputras to be somewhere around December 2012. Read the end of the post to know the exact details!

When Amish Tripathi came out with the first 2 parts of the Shiva Trilogy, namely The Immortals of Meluha (Read Review Here) and The Secret of the Nagas (Read Review Here), everyone in India, including me, were blown away by the amazing plot and storyline of the novels. His clever mixing of Indian mythology, fact and fiction soon saw his books topping all best-seller charts.

And now, everyone is waiting with bated breath as to the release of the 3rd book in the Shiva Trology, The Oath of the Vayuputras! I must admit that when I finished reading The Secret of the Nagas, all I wanted to do was run out and go grab a copy of The Oath of the Vayuputras. Sadly enough, the book is still not released and I’ll have to wait for some more time to get my hands on this eagerly awaited book.

There are a lot of questions in everyone’s minds such as when is the oath of the vayuputras releasing or what exactly is this oath of the vayuputras that will change Shiva’s destiny? Who exactly are the Vayuputras and whether they are evil or not? A lot of these questions still need to be answered in the 3rd book.

The Oath of the Vayuputras – Release Date

Although Amish has not yet specified a specific date on which The Oath of the Vayuputras will be released but there is a lot of speculation in the media and on internet forums that The Oath of the Vayuputras is likely to be released sometime by the end of 2012! (pre-orders have now started)

Yes, that’s the likely release date of this book. If one goes by pure logic, then The Immortals of Meluha was released in February 2010. The sequel to that, The Secret of the Nagas, was released in August 2011 which means that there was a gap of almost 18 months between the 2 books.

If this trend is followed, then according to me, the 3rd book in the Shiva Trilogy, The Oath of the Vayuputras, should be released sometime by December 2012. Although this is pure speculation on my part but it’s an intelligent guess nonetheless.

The Oath of the Vayuputras – What Amish Tripathi Has to Say about the Book

Even Amish has confirmed that he is still in the process of writing the Oath of the Vayuputras. Read some of his extracts from various interviews below:

“Yes, I am working on the third book right now. But, I still haven’t announced its release date”

“I’m still working on the script of The Oath of the Vayuputras”

In fact the official site of the Shiva trilogy says this about Amish:

“Amish lives in Mumbai with his wife, Preeti and son, Neel. He is presently working on the third book of the Shiva Trilogy, The Oath of the Vayuputras.”

The Oath of the Vayuputras – Final Thoughts

There is already a lot of hype surrounding this book and I’m sure once it releases, The Oath of the Vayuputras, will soon be topping all the bestseller lists across the country. I’ll definitely keep you updated on this book as and when I get more information but I would suggest that you subscribe to my email alerts (see subscriber form below this post) so that you get to know the latest information on this book.

And just in case you’ve still not read the first 2 books in the bestselling Shiva Trilogy, then my suggestion would be to buy this super-saver combo from Flipkart. You’ll end up getting a 35% Discount on these 2 books and you’ll save over 170 rupees. And by the way, Flipkart offers Free Home Delivery as well.

Till then, however, all you and me can do is wait patiently for the release of The Oath of the Vayuputras!

Update on the Release Date of The Oath of the Vayuputras

On his Facebook fan page, Amish has confirmed that he is through with writing about one-sixth of The Oath of the Vayuputras and the expected release date is sometime in December 2012!

Release Date of The Oath of the Vayuputras

Book Preview Trailer of The Oath of the Vayuputras

I’ve created this basic fan trailer as a companion to this book preview that gives you a glimpse of the Shiva Trilogy including The Oath of the Vayuputras!

{ 61 comments… read them below or add one }

Deepak January 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm

i have read several reviews of this book, you ve explained it differently :)
good work bro !



Book Worm January 15, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Hi Deepak,

I guess while other people just wrote about when this book will be released, I took a different approach trying to figure out what will happen in The Oath of the Vayuputras.

Looking forward to it and thanks for the comment :)


Sridhar February 1, 2012 at 5:04 am

Intimate me on release of Oath of Vayuputras written by Amiesh.


Book Worm February 1, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Hi Shridhar,

Do keep checking back to see when the book gets released. I would suggest that you subscribe to my site via email so that I can send you an intimation as soon as The Oath of the Vayuputras releases


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saravana April 16, 2012 at 11:16 am

Hi sir
When you reliased the book of vayuputhra.Let me now


Nidal July 29, 2012 at 9:33 am

I think all characters in the Hindu patehnon are humans who accomplished exemplary feats within the ambit of human achievement. Time made legends and immortals of them. What is amazing is the entire essence of the Vedas can be assimilated without even a single mention of our Gods as we know them. Such books might appear to dislodge the Gods from their deified status, but might in effect raise ordinary mortals to levels where re-establishing Vedic moralities might seem possible. Well done Amish!


Someone April 17, 2012 at 7:35 am

are you kidding me? while the plot is engaging both the books have been written badly… this “johnny come lately” author has no literary capabilities and everyone is just getting sucked into the hype .. extremely poorly descriptive and horrible editing …. sad reflection on the wider society which so susceptible to false perceptions crated through branding and marketing techniques ….


Sajit Hari Malamal July 14, 2012 at 8:18 am

Ohm Namah Shivaya

Enjoying a book is left to the readers, Criticising can be done easily- But the effort behind writing a book like immortals of meluha or the nagas is indeed a huge one. Tales can be told in any way, but the authors intention of making it realistically adventurous is a commentable job..
Waiting for the third book eagerly, Then i’ll express my views on how Amish has performed. Till now he has rocked..

Ohm Namah Shivaya


Girish July 19, 2012 at 4:10 am

I completely agree with Sajit…….


Book Worm July 19, 2012 at 6:40 am

And I agree with both of you in turn :)

Like Sajit mentioned, it’s a natural tendency for us human to criticize and find flaws with each other. That’s fine and we are a democratic country so everyone is entitled to his/her own opinions. But let’s not take anything away from the hard work that the authors put in; Amish has scripted a really engaging plot and we should respect him for that


Aditi September 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm

I Read the two book in quick succession. The plots are very well thought of. I wish at least half of that talent was there in the writing. I wait for the third book too, eagerly. Although the depth of the literary skill is absent, the engaging storyline keeps everyone happy. At least the IITians are using their creativity to win hearts ( same as Chetan Bhagat). Chanakya chants is next in line, and this one is well written too…


leena September 25, 2012 at 7:36 am

Yes, i completely agree with you. The writing is so amateur and the story itself is so absurd, sometimes even ridiculous. Amish is truly lucky to have been blessed with such success, even after the very ordianary nature of the books…


debarya May 15, 2012 at 6:03 pm

what has the oath of vayuputras in store?


Harshal Parekh May 19, 2012 at 2:26 am

Hello sir, i am just 16 years and never read indian writers always it was Mario Puzo or else but the two books by you blew me as they were awesome and cannot wait for the third. Best of luck n keep writing the books.


Akashmore May 19, 2012 at 4:20 am

Both the books were best books i ever read.After reading the books ,i have gone mad and waiting for the 3rd book.


RITWIK RAI May 24, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I believe this is one of the best fiction i have read among our indian authors. I bow my self for the intellectuality of Amish sir,
Looking forward, for the third one,
And my one more request for our young generation who are seeking interest in indian mythology
Please dont miss out this book


Book Worm May 30, 2012 at 6:51 am

Hi Ritwik,

Glad to know you liked the book :)


Unang July 29, 2012 at 12:41 am

another one BITES the DUST? Chetan Bhagat, Sidin Vadukut, Ravi Subramanian. Just a few in the list of IIT/IIM grads who have sbumccued to the joy of writing. Wonder what makes them leave the comfort of their air-conditioned offices and high-paying jobs to indulge in writing? Read an interesting article about this topic . An excerpt follows-ILIT: All the books can be called “ILIT” that has sex, loyalty, destiny, family & happy ending with of course IIT or IIM as background. A bit of superiority “we were there, we are better, and now besides we can write” comes through.


Deepak June 29, 2012 at 9:19 am

Both the books are simply superb.CONGRATS AMIT. Eagerly waiting 4 the


sambit July 2, 2012 at 4:35 am

I have read the two books written by amish so far. I find it interesting and quite frankly a bit funny. I mean come on Bappiraj is a duplicate copy of Bappi Lahiri, right?


Girish July 19, 2012 at 4:09 am

i have read two books…. books are awesome, a must read for all, i’m desperately waiting for 3rd book to be released…………………………………………………………


Book Worm July 19, 2012 at 6:38 am

Hi Girish,

Thanks for the comment. I will definitely let you (and all the other readers) know when the final part of the Shiva Trilogy will be released


Ramesh. Hathiramani July 21, 2012 at 1:39 am

I loved the two books. Finished them in10 days, which is a record for me.
Please let e know when the 3rd book comes out and how I can order online.
I live in St.Thomas, U.S.Virgin Islands.


Book Worm July 23, 2012 at 7:18 am

Hi Ramesh,

Will definitely let you know once the 3rd book in the Shiva Trilogy comes out


Anupama July 24, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Just can’t wait for third part…superb story telling…those who haven’t read these buks yet please read it….u r awesome Amish sir


Abhishek August 4, 2012 at 7:31 am

Sir please dedicate an extra page in ur third novel bearing the name of the characters and their designations frm the first two novels.


Book Worm August 9, 2012 at 10:42 am

Hi Abhishek,

I’m sure Amish will have gotten similar requests and he will include that in his 3rd novel


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Aparna August 29, 2012 at 9:54 am

both these books just blew my mind off… the plot is so first , when I headr about this book and saw the preview.. i was like what the hell… how can anyone even compare Lord Shiva to a human…. but after i read the book… I was like woah…. the book’s just so damn awesome…I cant wait for the oath of the vayuputras….and yeah… to people who think that this book has to literary value… dude.. try writting a book and then talk….. and please someone inform me about the release dates.


Varsha Jayaraj September 3, 2012 at 8:53 am

Well… i’m just a normal reader… Bt… this book jus blew off ma mind.. seriously… I have 2 say it bt… seriously… i cant resist myself 4m knowin wats gonna happnd next… plz… cud u write it soon…
m waitin eagerly 4 da 3rd book 2 cum….. Nt only me bt loads r waitin 4 dis..:)…


Book Worm September 5, 2012 at 10:56 am

Hi Varsha,

We’re all eagerly waiting for the release of the oath of the vayuputras by Amish Tripathi


palak September 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm

literally this series is the most awesome book series ever written.
i just am not able 2 beleive dat ” is literally dis book written by human???????!!!!!!!!!”
it jst seems dat d book is written by shiva himself.

keep up the gr8 work amish.
and plzzzzzzzzz write more books
and take ur time writing d 3rd book. i noe dat if u r taking time dat means dat u r gonna write much more interesting book


chirag September 16, 2012 at 6:42 pm

hi…amish sir…

U really did superbly…ur writting langauge is really awesome n mind blowing….even i was not able leave 1 page when i was reading the book…n could imagine the character n the story plot…both books r awesome…n m excitingly waiting for the 3rd part…plz release is as possible as soon…thnx amish sir to giving us these two books…


sameer nangia September 19, 2012 at 3:12 pm

hello mr amish,

I loved your books. They are simply amazing and beautifully written. I am waiting eagerly for third part. I am also awaiting the movie to be made on all parts. thank you so much for these lovely books.


Book Worm September 24, 2012 at 6:55 am

Thanks for those kind words Sameer…Hopefully the movie on Shiva Trilogy will be made soon


LtCdr Vijay September 20, 2012 at 11:56 am

I am not an avid fiction reader… But i see the Shiva Trilogy as the ‘ Da Vinci Code’ for Hinduism.
It raises as many questions as it answers.
Eulogising of Godliness for the pious and Deeply thought provoking for the ‘not so religious’ minds like mine… Fantastic Work Amish.
The story of Good Vs Evil has been the foundation of every religious thought around the world. But the perception of good and evil is purely situational for each person Vividly brought out in the volumes one and two.
I can almost guess where Shiva would find the darkest Evil… Inside our own Hearts and Minds. Hats off to Amish. I hope this brings about the real Question ‘ Do we know the true essense of Hinduism ?’


Book Worm September 24, 2012 at 6:54 am

Dear LtCdr Vijay,

Very apt comparison between the two book series…the Shiva Trilogy and Da Vinci Code…a lot of answers that need answering are still left…hopefully all will be revealed once The Oath of the Vayuputras gets released by end of this year!


sharang pande advocate September 23, 2012 at 5:10 pm

dear amish,
you wrote two amezing books, i hv never read any mithological story which is written in such manner and in sooooooo catching words, you are true wordsmith, you have used all the charectors so fantastically in the story that I have really started to think that Lord Shiva’s story must be what you have written. Both the books take grip right from the first page and it compels reader to go for marathon reading. yes i completed first book in one day and the nagas second book in two days. f
after reading in English i have also bought first book in Marathi Translation and that too completed in 2 days. and now reading second book again. You did a magical impact on imagination.
Im desperately waiting for your third book and i would suggest why to wait for only 3 you can keep on writing on Mahadev the great Lord. God Bless You. Om Namah Shivay!


Book Worm September 24, 2012 at 6:51 am

Dear Sharang,

Thanks for those kind words…we’re all looking forward to the release date of the 3rd part in the Shiva Trilogy…it should be out by December 2012


Sarada September 24, 2012 at 7:56 am

Amazing plot… Completed the Secret of Nagas in a day and a half… Thatz something I have done after many years…Ttking so much of time for myself…

Just can’t wait for the release of the third one…


shankar September 26, 2012 at 8:14 am

Please notify me when “oath of vayuputras” released.


Sukanta Mahapatra October 8, 2012 at 5:22 pm

an amazing creation by Amish..I am not a good writer but definitely a good reader..I am now bit confused whom exactly to believe..The Purans OR Amish..Please update immidietly as soon as “oath of the vayuputras” is released.


Book Worm October 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Thanks for those lovely words Sukanta


Harish Sharma October 15, 2012 at 4:47 am

Hii Amish Sir, I hope u read This one , I have read a lot of Religious books , Both of immortals of melhua and Nagas were written superbly and i must say every character in it was a just performing exactly like the real one , Your imaginations were awsm, When i read the first line of the book it feel like a bound to complete the book in one sitting , and the another one too. as i read it late so i am lucky to read both books at the same time. I am a SHIV FOLLOWER and i think i feel myself more closer to shiva than ever before by knowing him through your book. Thanks a lot for provide this great story of the lord of lords to us…………


Book Worm October 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Thanks Harish,

I’m sure Amish is aware of all the well-wishes he’s getting


Dilshad October 18, 2012 at 7:29 am

Please remind me whenever “the oath of the Vayuputras ” is released.


Book Worm October 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Hi Dilshad,

You can subscribe to my email alerts via the form in the sidebar and you’ll get notifications every week or so


masben October 24, 2012 at 11:19 pm

waiting for the third hope it will be out soon am tired of asking if it is out or not ur the best


preeti sharma October 25, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Both the books were very engaging. I just cud no leave it without finishing. It is a beautiful way to read our mythology which otherwise wud have been little boring. Thanks Amish. Waiting very eagerly for the third one.


Rohan October 28, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Hi amish,

Nice gripping books….eagerly waiting for “the oath of the Vayuputras ”
anywys i just wanted to ask—have u been inspired by rick riordan books or have to read his percy jackson series (8 books an counting) on greek/roman mytho/fantasy and his other kane chronicles series on egyptian mythology
nywys it looks like we indians hav got our own rick riordan…kudos to u…:)


jayraram koottaplavil November 15, 2012 at 4:49 pm

The first book ‘immortal of meluha’ was read with no inhibitions. But i couldn’t stop with that. I just couldn’t regrain myself from reading the next book ‘nagas’ which was finished in a week. Though i had not much time to spare, thanks to the great style with which the novel is written. Great work Amish! Really waiting for the third one!


rajashri kulkarni November 16, 2012 at 10:32 am

amazin thng the buk iz ! wz so invovld in d buk finshd d frst nd scnd in two days or so ! very much waitng fo d 3rd ! :)


pramila devi December 6, 2012 at 5:50 am

i am desperately waitng for the 3rd book . plz amish gi dont make us wait more.


Pradeep December 7, 2012 at 7:40 am

Possible spoilers.. :P am in no way related to tripathi.. only guesses… bhoomi devi is sita devi the original outcase (Naga) who should have established naga clan south of vindhya and vayuputras started by hanuman the original vayuputra..


the.sharang December 10, 2012 at 10:02 am

Amish is good writer, its a different imagination to blend mythology and totel new consept with our gods as charecter in it. and its a amazing consept about Nagas and how our charecters like Ganpati a person with elephant head, kali black skinn and 4 hands, hanuman a strong person with monkey head, bhoomidevi originally janaki / seeta after reading first two books i started believeing that these are right stories and not the old one which we heard or read.


Anushka January 26, 2013 at 9:18 am

A salute to Mr. Tripathi. This book is just so awesome that i have started believing all what is written. I especially like the suspense created in both the books. Hope that the 3rd book releases fast. I am a big book worm and cant wait to read the end of this fabulous book


Ridhi Sharma February 28, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Amish is good writer, its a different imagination to blend mythology and totel new consept with our gods as charecter in it.”Both the books were very engaging. I just cud no leave it without finishing. Nice gripping books….eagerly waiting for “the oath of the Vayuputras…………Hope that the 3rd book releases fast.


satya March 15, 2013 at 4:04 am

The book released on Feb 27th. You can buy the same online. I have completed the book. Its good but don’t read with too much of expectation.


sharang pande March 16, 2013 at 5:19 am

To all my reader friends,

I have read all your comments and liked it. Every one has his own way of thinking an lookout.
what i see 9 is you see 6 so we both are right at our point of view.

I have read all three books and earlier two books twice. I loved the way Amish has charectorised Lord Shiva / Mahadev and his transformation from ordinary trible man to God of Gods Lord Neelkanth.
What more inspired me in it is charector of wife of Shiva Devi Sati. It was execeptional drafting of nature and habbits and behavior of a warrior princess Sati and her communication with Shiva as trible and then getting married to him.

The war front tactics of shiva and cool head decision making though in imence anger and his sentence Tame your anger shiva ! preserve the anger ! showing anger is sign of weakness ! is what accepted by my mind as true.

Its very difficult to conjunct various religions to hindu religion like Egyptian, Mesepotenia, Zorestrenian (Vayuputras) today they are known as Parsi community who believe in Ahura Mazda, Daitis and how they are part of Hindu community.

Its very unique and exceptionl of his words to explain abotu Chaturvarna (Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra) its couragious to write on this issue today but the smartness Amish shown and briliently he scripted about the Mayka where the fate or quality or thinking one one made or decided him to be of his Varna.

Some people have critisized him but the criticizm is on plot or writing but not the consept. Yes I had over expectations from third book “Oath of Vayuputras” but the last book does not take grip the way earlier books took and death of Sati was unexpected. Use of Pashupatiastra was unnecessary, and surprisingly shiva’s charector was shown helpless at the end. Instead writer should have shown Wrath of Shiva’s anger which is famous as Raudra Rupa and Tandav and he handpicking each and every person responsible for conspiracy and assassination of Sati and killing brutaly with the help of Ganesh and Kartik.

Any way Grate Books and i enjoyed reading.

Sharang Pande


sreyas melepurakkal July 29, 2013 at 4:32 pm

i love this………………….


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