The Siva Purana (Three Volumes)

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The Puranas are considered to be the pillars of the Vedic dharma comprising of Sruti. Smrti and Puranas. The Siva-Mahapurana is a famous one amongst the eighteen Mahapuranas. Relatively bigger in size. This Purana is primarily of a religious tone, dedicated mainly to the glory, various forms, their importance and valour of lord Siva.

There had been certain deities, who after once appearing over the Indian Religious horizon, never lost their importance and continue here even to the present times, facing all the political, religions and other adversities. Lord Siva comes under this category, because his following never disappeared from the Indian scence after he attained the position of adoration and worship. Lord Siva has always remained important among all the gods starting from the oldest scriptures- Vedas, Brahmana literatures and Upanisads to the late poets and writers of Kasmira, he has been always the mainframe of these literatures. Even various philosophies emerged in the past among the followers of lord Siva.

Siva-Mahapurana, besides the Mahatmya, is comprised of seven Samhitas:-
(i) Vidyesvara Samhita
(ii) Rudra Samhita-(a) Srsti Khanda, (b) Sati Khanda, (c) Parvati Khanda, (d) Kumara Khanda, (e) Yuddha Khanda
(iii) Satarudra Samhita
(iv) Koti Rudra Samhita
(v) Uma Samhita
(vi) Kailasa Samhita
(vii) Vayaviya Samhita- (a) First Part, (b) Second Part

While bringing out the English version of the Siva Purana, a new element of correlating the main events, with the available archaeological evidence in the entire length and breadth of the country relating to the gods and the goddesses referred to in this Purana, have been illustrated on the basis of which it makes this work of a unique character.

 















Contents
  Introduction xi
  Mahatmyam of Siva Purana 1
Chapter 1 The glory of the Purana 1
Chapter 2 Glory of the Purana 5
Chapter 3 Renunciation of Cancula-a Brahmana window 9
Chapter 4 Redemption of Cancula-a Brahmana widow 13
Chapter 5 Salvation of Binduga 18
Chapter 6 Method of listening to the Purana 23
Chapter 7 Description of the worship of the book and orator (speaker) 29
  Vidyesvara Samhita 34
Chapter 1 Discussion on Sadhya and Sadhana 34
Chapter 2 Reply to the question of the sages 38
Chapter 3 Discussion on Sadhya-sadhana 43
Chapter 4 The glory of listening, recitation and study of Purana for salvation 46
Chapter 5 The glory of Siva-linga 48
Chapter 6 Fight between Brahma and Visnu 51
Chapter 7 Contest between Visnu and Brahma 53
Chapter 8 Shattering the pride of Brahma 56
Chapter 9 Consecrating of the Siva-linga 58
Chapter 10 Discourse on Omkara 62
Chapter 11 Worship of Siva-linga and its consecration 66
Chapter 12 Description of the Siva-ksetras 72
Chapter 13 Description of a righteous person 75
Chapter 14 Agni-yajna 83
Chapter 15 Description of the country, time and vessel in Deva-yajna 87
Chapter 16 Description of the adoration of Parthiva Linga 92
Chapter 17 Glory of Pranava-pancaksara-mantra 102
Chapter 18 Glory of Sivalinga 115
Chapter 19 Glory of the adoration of Parthiva or clay Siva-linga 128
Chapter 20 Method of adoring Parthiva-linga 131
Chapter 21 Parthiva Pujana 136
Chapter 22 Glory of Siva naivedya and bilva (wood-apple) 141
Chapter 23 Glory of the names of Siva 144
Chapter 24 Process for the application of the ashes 148
Chapter 25 The glory of Rudraksa 157
  Rudra Samhita 166
  Srsti Khanda or Creation 166Item Code: IDI743
Cover: Hardcover
Edition: 2019
Publisher: Parimal Publication Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 9788171102983
Language: (An Exhaustive Introduction, Sanskrit Text, English Translation with Photographs of Archaeological Evidence)
Size: 9.6" X 7.2
Pages: 2064 (Black & White Illus: 57)
Other Details: weight of the book is 4 kg[/product_video]