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The Book of Shiva

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Shiva: Destroyer and Protector, Supreme Ascetic and Lord of the Universe. He is Ardhanarishwara, half-man and half-woman; he is Neelakantha, who drank poison to save the three worlds-and yet, when crazed with grief at the death of Sati, set about destroying them. Shiva holds within him the answers to some of the greatest dilemmas that have perplexed mankind. Who is Shiva? ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published November 25th 2003 by Penguin Global (first published February 4th 2001)
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Marina
Sep 13, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: to all students of yoga and India
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Vikas
Dec 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: hinduism, 3-stars
This is a very small book - it is roughly 128 pages, and each page is roughly 2-3 paragraphs. I consider myself a slow reader, and even I could easily have finished this book in a single day if I had not paced myself.

However, the size is deceiving; the pages pack a lot of content, and the content continuously jumps between: well-known stories of Lord Shiva, explanations of some of His various manifestations (names and forms), places and means of Shiva worship throughout India, and comparisons/po
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Jennifer
Sep 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
This is a good, succinct overview of the Shiva of myth and iconography. He is a fascinating figure, to say the least, and I would be interested to read a more in-depth study.
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