Shaiva Upanishads (A Critical Study)

by Arpita Chakraborty | 2013 | 33,902 words

Summary: This essay represents a critical study of the Shaiva Upanishads in English, comparing them with other texts dealing with the Shiva cult (besides the Agamas and Puranas). The Upaniṣads are ancient philosophical and theological treatises. Out of the 108 Upanishads mentioned in the Muktikopanishad, 15 are classified as Saiva-Upanisads

The first chapter introduces the concept of Shiva as an ultimate God. The second chapter analysis the esoteric significance of “OM”. The third chapter discusses the significance of Bhasma (sacred ashes). The fourth chapter presents critical study of Rudraksha (prayer beads). The fifth chapter discusses the five forms of the Shiva based on the Pancabrahma Upanishad. The sixth chapter deals with the reality of Brahman.

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