The novel narrates the story of Lord Shiva. How he became a lord, how he became more than just a man from a simple human being. Being a tribal chief in the bosom of the Himalayas, he rose above other mortals and became a God not because of any supernatural powers or his destiny but due to the belief of his followers which eventually turned into self belief for Shiva. His belief, his path breaking ways bring about a radical change in the lives of the people and the way people treat others. The story also narrates a heart warming love story of Shiva and Sati. Through many of its instance in every page the story teaches us importance of perseverance, truth, patience, loyalty and honesty. Along with being a unputdownable narrative it teaches us the way of life and has many lessons more applicable in today's world and a must read for the youth and the teenagers. The begins by drawing an enchanting picture of Shiva in the mountains of the great Himalayas where he happens to the tribal chief. He is a fierce warrior and a leader and leads his tribes to many wins against other tribes. But in spite of being a fierce warrior he become weary of continuous blood sheds and death. At the opportune moment come Nandi from the kingdom of Meluha. Shiva's blue throat which was of no importance till that time becomes the symbol of him being the savior and the lord. Shiva and his tribe is invited to the kingdom of Meluha or the land of five rivers. Shiva accepts but on reaching the kingdom he astounded by the prosperity and grandeur of the lands.
What is more frustrating for him is the peoples reaction on seeing his blue throat and he is weighed down by the peoples expectations of him being their savior. He is riddled with doubt and disdain, how can he, a mortal simple tribesman protect and save a huge and powerful empire like this? He wants to but doesn't think it is possible form him. He is moved by peoples suffering and angered by anything that is morally incorrect. The path for him is difficult and riddled with self doubt but slowly he begins to believe and that is what makes all the difference. Shiva moves to eliminate the Swadeepans(the land surrounding the kingdom of Ayodhya) because he is led to believe they are evil and are consorting with the devil Nagas. Nagas are those who are forced to live on the south of Narmada. The are people who have odd deformed bodies as a punishment for past sins as considered by many. Sati, Shiva's wive is stalked and attacked by a Naga, the same Naga who appears to have killed Shiva's dear friend Brahaspati. So Shiva has a personal score to settle with the Nagas. But are they really evil? Are Swadeepans evil? Or has Shiva made a mistake?