Linga Mahapurana (2 vols.) (An Exhaustive Introduction, Sanskrit Text, English Translation & Index of Verses)
The Puranas in the Indian Religious context are considered to be the important set of the religious literature, after the Vedic literature totally became beyond the reach of the common man. The void thus created in the Indian religious thought was filled by the epics of the Ramayana of Valmiki as well as the Mahabharata. But besides these, the Puranas which were composed by the sage Vyasa and other sages gained the importance of their own. Some of them were devoted to Vishnu, while others were devoted to Shiva, Shakti as well as other deities. Of these, Shiva Purana and Linga Purana are mainly the Shaiva Puranas. In these Puranas, Lord Shiva is eulogised in different ways and both of them have their own importance.
The distinctive aspect of the Linga Purana is that thousand and eight names of Shiva have been repeated twice in this Purana. In Chapter-65, the thousand and eight names have been spoken out by sage Tandin, while in Chapter-98 of the same Purana, the thousand and eight names of Shiva were recited by lord Vishnu himself in order to get discus from lord Shiva, at the behest of the gods. Besides these, there are many other topics in this Purana, which will be of great interest to the readers. This Purana is divided into two parts. The first part has a hundred and eight chapters, while the second part has fifty five chapters. This is for the first time that an English translation of Linga Purana is being published along with complete Sanskrit text. The importance of the book is further enhances with an exhaustive introduction on the subject and an index of verses is also provided at the end of the second volume for the benefit of the readers.
Details of Book :-
- Author - Translated by Shanti Lal Nagar
- Publisher - Parimal Publications
- Language - English
- ISBN - 978-81-7110-391-1
- Binding - Hardbound
- Size - 9.7 inches x 7.8 inches
- Pages - 898
- Weight of book - 1 kgs 970 grams