The Puranas are considered to be the pillars of Vedic Dharma comprising of Shruti, Smriti and Puranas. The Shiva 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, forms, their importance and valour of lord Shiva. 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, religious and other adversities. Lord Siva comes under this category and he has remained important among all gods starting from the oldest scriptures.
Shiva Purana is comprised of seven samhitas- (i) Vidyeshvara Samhita, (ii) Rudra Samhita, (iii) Shatarudriya Samhita, (iv) Koti Rudra Samhita, (v) Uma Samhita, (vi) Kailasha Samhita and (vii) Vayaviya Samhita. While bringing out this English version of Shiva 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 an unique character. The book contains Sanskrit Text, English Translation & Photographs.
Details of books :-
- Language: English
- Total Volumes= 3
- Binding : Hard Bound
- Weight of books: 5 kgs(approx.) after packing
- Author: S.L. Nagar
- Publisher : Parimal Publications