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Part 1/4 of English Translation of Siva Purana by pixia-club.infoi. The book Shiva Maha Purana of Sri Vyasadeva translated into English in PDF format. Shiva Purana is one of the most sacred sciptures of ancient literature wirtten by Saint Veda Vyasa. The book glorifies teh essence of pure love and devotion to.
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Feb 22, Nikhil rated it really liked it. What a powerful and a surreal depiction of Siva! Very different style of writing compared to Menon's previous books I've read. Not to be mistaken as one of the 'Modern rendition'; its ancient, antiquated but awe-inspiring nonetheless.
Siva and VIshnu's depiction and their reincarnates are spell-binding. Stories here make one believe why is Shiva the biggest of Gods, not the Vishnu, Sustainer of God trinity, one might get a different feeling if one reads some other Puranas , as there are some stories where Vishnu has accepted the Shiva - the ultimate God Book Review for Shiva by Ramesh Menon This book encompasses the myth of Shiva-Sati, Shiva-Parvati, origin stories of Ganesha and Kartikeya, stories about all twelve Jyotirlingas, and demons which Shiva kills, which can't be killed by other Gods.
Stories here make one believe why is Shiva the biggest of Gods, not the Vishnu, Sustainer of God trinity, one might get a different feeling if one reads some other Puranas , as there are some stories where Vishnu has accepted the defeat and either went to Shiva or sent Indra, King of Heaven, perpetually troubled by Asuras, to Shiva for help.
I learned that many characters like Rudra, Virabhadra and Kirtimukha he who eats himself, Google it! I previously thought Shiva reincarnated themselves into them but not Shiva sent them out while he was busy doing meditation or sex. His stories with Sati and Parvati both reincarnation of Mother Goddess Kali shows the human side of God we know not much off.
Story of Sati, as it is told here, seemed like a warning story for parents of a female child. It is essentially a story of girl who wasn't loved by her parents at all and ended up self-immolating herself.
Of course, she would be born again: But one must have a strong reason for the Goddess to be reborn and her marriage with Shiva. So thanks to Brahma, creator of God trinity, who gave a boon to Tarakasura that he will die only at the hands of Shiva's son. Same goes for Shiva's other son, Ganesha and unique childhood. Third son Shiva which is not well known in northern India is Ayyappan or Ayyappa Swamy, who originated from lusty union of Shiva with Mohini Vishnu , in presence of Parvati.
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One might read the reasons like some asura will only be killed by the union of two males, which seems like a later addition to me. I could be wrong! The two villains who turned out to be almost invincible until, of course, Shiva Showed up to the fight yes they weren't even killed by Shiva's positive essences: Rudra, Virabhadra etc.
Their birth and their childhood once again demonstrate the inability of Shiva to really take parenting seriously Remember Kartikeya was abandoned too! Nope, I haven't heard that they raise him either.
They were tough villains and had to be killed using Oedipus complex, when these asuras have taken a liking to their own mother, Parvati, unknowingly, of course. Shiva used this glitch in the boon to kill two of his sons. Though I thoroughly enjoyed the stories narrated in this book but Shiva, being the biggest God, granted these stories an inevitability that by the end everything will be alright no surprise , of happiness. In addition, the author had often ended the stories, with religious warnings and morals.
Overall, author has curated interesting stories from Shiva Purana which paints the picture of ultra cool, aloof, meditative, and destructive Shiva. He had also narrated stories about his family and his villains. I only wish that the author had told them with complete abandon, without the baggage of religiousness, as he did in his book, Krishna. A must read For me the best part of the book is getting to know so many Siva stories in details which I always wanted bcz I am a ardent devotee of the Mahadeva.
The way major stories are transformed in English from Sanskrit,is really commandable. For some stories I have heard different versions from other folklores but I believe the version told by Mr. Menon in Siva Purana is the true one. Out of curiosity I want to ask Mr. Menon that in almost all the chapters barring few you mentioned diff A must read Menon that in almost all the chapters barring few you mentioned different incidents of explicit sexual acts between Gods and Goddesses and other mortal beings,were all of them actually told in the Sanskrit version?
Rather it is applicable in all stories as neither of them was mentioned with referrence. The story of Shiva, the Adiyogi is always fascinating and when the stories are told describing the Adiyogi as Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent and the ultimate God, it gets even more interesting.
For the ones who have not read the Shiva Purana, this is a faithful adaption of the same and a comfortable gateway into the entry of the mighty world of Shiva. True must read Easy to understand, flows well. It really helped my understanding of the hindu faiths. It was the first book of hindu tales I've read, and I'm absolutely looking forward to more.
May 19, Surya Pandian rated it it was ok. This book is too literal that the true essence and beauty is lost. Can't blame the author, the original is too ancient that I guess it requires tremendous amount of dedication and effort and research to truly be able to translate such work.
Nov 20, Aditya H rated it really liked it. Really helps one understand Lord Mahadev better. Apr 21, Rupa Joshi rated it it was amazing.
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A very complicated text made simple to understand especially fr a generation that ends to question religion. An easy and amazing read. Dec 02, Mahesh Nakka rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 15, Yuvaraj rated it really liked it. Very nice Prose Writing However I felt the sequence of stories should have been maintained for better grip in reading Jan 07, Kaushik rated it really liked it.
Good effort. May 04, Tulika Dubey rated it it was amazing. Beautiful language-re-telling of mythology is tricky but Menon is a master. Mar 13, Utsav rated it it was amazing. This book reveals the Shivapurana in a light that hasn't been witnessed in any book I have read so far. Sep 25, Vipin Menon rated it really liked it. A well return book and a good conversion of Sanskrit literature into English. Oct 08, Masen Production rated it it was amazing.
Feb 04, Shounak rated it it was amazing. Great book A perfect book to know about Shiva, the Parabramhan I always wanted to read about Shiva and this book helped me in the cause. I am against fictionalization of puranic literature as i think it makes us wander away from the truth. And Mr. Ramesh has done justice to the literature and has tried his best to narrate the purana without any bias. If you love Shiva, this one's for you.
Aum Namah Shivay. Author has made a good attempt in summarizing the great Siva Purana, but too much of pervert sensual imagination in the narration undermines the spirituality of the purana. Those who do not have prior reading of purana are likely to misinterpret and completely miss the teachings of the great Purana. Apr 23, Vikalp Patel rated it it was amazing. Har Har Mahadev! Apr 06, Vaishnavi Shenoy rated it it was ok. I have a certain inclination for books on mythology, especially Hindu mythology.
Also been always fascinated by Shiva, so I was really looking forward to reading this. But I have to say, I was a bit disappointed with this. While the different stories from the Shiva Purana are interesting, I felt like this was just a translation of the actual poem - many short stories. If you have any better suggestions, please do share. Feb 04, Keshav Kumar rated it did not like it. Writer sways from darkness of ordinary human to magnificence of Lord shiva. Aug 21, Abhishek rated it it was ok Shelves: The author has remarkable talent for capturing a complex and vast text into succinct form while retaining a sense of prose.
However, this brevity requires hard labor on part of the reader to keep up with the multitude of characters and situations that are captured within a few lines time and again. This book is more for people who want to make a claim they have read this text than for people who may be serious about absorbing the essence of it.
In addition, for readers who may not be familiar wi The author has remarkable talent for capturing a complex and vast text into succinct form while retaining a sense of prose. But in the course of oral transmission from one generation to another some interpolations entered in these records. There were traditional variations too, for different versions existed in different families of the Sutas.
When the records were incorporated in the Puranas, the interpolations and the traditional variations also settled therein. This explains the difference that exists in the genealogical records of the Puranas.
Pargiter has prepared a list of royal genealogies on the consensus of versions occurring in the Puranas. On comparing this list with that of Sivapurana we find a market difference. By way of illustration: i Pargiter's list of Ayodhya dynasty places Kakutstha as the direct descendant of Vikuksi-Sasada while in Sivapurana Kakutstha is the immediate descendant of Ayodha who is not mentioned in Pargiter's list.
These names are omitted in Sivapurana which mentions Trayyaruni as the immediate descendant of Purukutsa. Instead Pargiter mentions a series of eleven kings who are not found in Sivapurana at all.
With these variations, Sivapurana proceeds with the statement of genealogies and deeds of glorious monarchs. But the statements are meager, for Sivapurana is not interested in furnishing details.
Still in regard to the solar dynasty of Ayodhya it supplies a detailed information. The genealogical records of this dynasty are arranged chapterwise in three groups: 1 from Manu to Satyavrata ii from Satyavrata to Sagara iii from Sagara to Sumitra. There is another sort of grouping also based on the sequence of time. The dynasties from Iksvaku to Marut belong to the past.
The reigning period of Marut, father of Agnivarna, is called the present time when this purana is said to have been written. The reigning period of the Kings from Agnivarna to Sumitra is called the future time that presupposes the existence of this work.
The genealogical lists are interspersed with the deeds of some illustrious monarchs. For it is a characteristic of the Mahapurana to record the deeds of some famous kings.
Usually the deeds comprise the personal history of the ruler but are sometimes related to the conditions of his reigning period. Sivapurana is interested in the records of the solar dynasty of Ayodhya ad as such it recounts the deeds of some monarchs of that house.
The accounts of Vikuksi-Sasada, Bhagiratha, Nisadha, Hiranyanabha and others occupy a secondary place. The above analysis clearly demonstrates that Sivapurana possesses the conventional characteristics of a Mahapurana in common with its other colleagues. These entitle it to the status of a great purana. But its real greatness lies in expounding the philosophical background of Siva ritual. The Purana conceives Siva as the eternal principle, the supreme god, the cosmic soul, the support of all existence.
But the ignorant aspirant bound in the meshes of illusion goes in quest for knowledge and imagines that his Lord has a personal form possessed of attributes distinct from his self, who in moments of distress responds to his prayers and bestows grace.
The devotee, then aspires for spiritual enlightenment and takes to ritual for self-purification. Sivapurana enjoins several rites of worship and acts of homage, comprising a series of physical and spiritual practices in accompaniment with the Tantra , Yantra and Mantra appliances.Audible Download Audio Books.
Samhita Brahmana Aranyaka. Thanks to the author, a very powerful and complicated text has been made available to the English-speaking new generation of India.
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