Rudra-Shiva concept (Study)
by Maumita Bhattacharjee | 2018 | 54,352 words
Summary: This essay studies the Rudra-Shiva concept in the Vedic and Puranic literature. The first chapter introduces the concept of God as arising in the mind of the Vedic sages. The succeeding chapters deal with the aspects, legends, iconography and eulology of Rudra-Shiva as found in the Samhitas, Brahamanas, Aranyakas, Upanishads Sutras and Puranas, respectively. In the Puranic literature, it is shown how the Vedic Rudra is identified with Shiva, by detailing on his greatness and various incarnations. The sixth chapter lists various epithets and their significance. The seventh and final chapter concludes the work.
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