The Linga Purana

by J. L. Shastri | 1951 | 9,466 words | ISBN-10: 812080340X | ISBN-13: 9788120803404

Summary: The English translation of the Linga Purana, one of the eighteen major puranas originally compsed by Vyasa in 11,000 Sanskrit verses. This encyclopedic book covers topics such as the Linga (symbol of Shiva), Shaiva pilosophy and Cosmology or creation theories (i.e., origin of the universe), mythology, Astronomy, Yoga, Geography, Tirtha (sacred pilgrimage guides) and Ethics. Even though it is an important text in Shaivism (for it contains many hymns and discussions on Shiva), this Purana also narrates stories dealing with Vishnu and Brahma, and various other deities.

The Linga-Purana is also spelled as Liṅgapurāṇa (लिङ्गपुराण), Liṅgamahāpurāṇa (लिङ्गमहापुराण, lingamahapurana).


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