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Shiva: Stories and Teachings from the Shiva Mahapurana

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  94 ratings  ·  5 reviews
The traditional understanding of Shiva told through stories and teachings from the Shiva Mahapurana

• Explains Shiva’s contradictory forms, such as destroyer or benefactor, and how his form depends on the needs of the devotee

• Reveals how Shiva’s teachings allow one to see through the illusions at the root of all grief and alienation in human life

• Explores Shiva’s relat
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 4th 2013 by Inner Traditions (first published September 15th 2013)
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Äsruþr Cyneaþsson
Dec 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An excellent collection concerned with Shiva. Vanamali provides great insight into each story with an exegesis which decodes the esoteric symbolism of each.
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Om namah Shivaya.
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Good experience reading, so well explained the myth
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About the rider on the bull, the wearer of the pure white moon on his locks ... Saint Sambandar.
I was looking for a long time to find out more about the whereabouts and adventures of Lord Shiva and this book is an excellent example. With dignity and respect Vanamali tells us all there is to know about Shiva and his appearances, manifestations which also paints a big smile on your face to read what this rascal-deity sometimes is up to.
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