The Linga and the Great Goddess     (Hindi + English)

The Linga and the Great Goddess (Hindi + English)

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Author: Swami Karpatri
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Gianni Pellegrini/ Girish Chandra Tiwari and Vimal
Publisher: Indica Books
Year: 2009
Language: multilingual
Pages: 368
ISBN/UPC (if available): 818656988X


Swami Karpatri (1907-1982), a revered contemporary samnyasin of exceptional personality, was renowned for his deep scriptural knowledge, which he used in his many writings and speeches to light up the Hindu orthodox point of view. The two significant articles presented here deal with the meaning of the Linga and the nature of the Great Goddess. Besides doctrinal and mythological clarifications, we find a sophisticated debate about the nature of sakti between two traditional schools: Nyaya and Mimamsa, which could be compared with those held in the time of Adi Sankara.

This bilingual edition (Hindi-English) presents a new translation - the fruit of a collective work - besides the original text in devanagari, in the first book by Svami Karpatri published in English. The notes explain the philosophical parts or reveal misleading interpolations and omissions committed by the first translator of these articles, Alain Danielou.

Prefaced by His Holiness Jagadguru Sankaracarya of Dvarakapitha and Jyotispitha, Svami Svarupananda Sarasvati, who was a close companion of Svami Karpatri, this book clarifies many fundamental thoughts of sanatana dharma related to Siva and Sakti.



The Secret of Linga Worship
The Principle of the Great Goddess

Selected Bibliography of Swami Karpatri