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Author : Vanamali

About Book :

Puranas are as important as Vedas. Puranas have made it easier for a common man to understand the divine knowledge explained by Vedas. Our poets have kept the religion and traditions alive by creating various Shloka's, Bhajan's, Stanzas and poetic narrations. As a result religion, devotion and compassion are alive and prevalent in our society.There are total 18 Puranas. and number of Uppuranas. Shiva Mahapuran is one of them. Each Purana represents one God and describes him as the supreme most and glorifies him. The Purana consists of other relevant anecdotes and stories, also which make it more interesting . At the same time, it makes us available . Some historical facts, also . By studying these Puranas., we can learn how to find some solace while experiencing struggle and hardships in life. Puranas. have kept our cultural values alive. They have nurtured our spiritual progress, also. The first seven chapters of Shiva Mahapuran recites the stories of Mahathmanya. That is what are the benefits of listening and chanting Shiva katha and how to get the best of it.

Author in this book includes famous Shiva stories such as the Descent of the River Ganga and Churning the Milky Ocean as well as those that reveal the origin of the festival of lights, Diwali; his creation of the cosmic couple, or hierogamos; and how Shiva and Parvati taught the world the secrets of Kundalini Shakti. The author also draws upon Shaivite teachings to illustrate the differences between Western science and Vedic science and their explanations for the origins of consciousness.