Author: Ashish Khokar
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171676189
This book traces the legend of Shiva-Parvati in the ancient texts of the Hindus and delves into the aspects of the worship of Shiva-Linga; the iconography of Shiva and of Parvati and their symbolic representation.
Shiva-Parvati are one of the most revered deities of the Hindu pantheon and the husband-wife duo evoke immense faith and devotion in the hearts of the people of the land.
This book traces the legend of Shiva-Parvati in the ancient texts of the Hindus and delves into the aspects of the worship of Shiva-Linga; the iconography of Shiva and of Parvati and their symbolic representation. The cult of the Mother Goddess symbolized by Parvati as Shakti, Kali and Durga; the legend of Shiva and Sati and the marriage of Shiva and Parvati are delineated in detail.
The sons of Shiva – Mangal, Karttikeya, Hariharaputra, Jalandhara, Hanuman and Andhaka – all find a mention. The destructive aspect of Shiva as Natraja, the Lord of Dance; legends of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva as Natraja, the Lord of Dance; legends of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva; sacred plays of Shiva and the tales and places associated with Him and His devotees are all depicted extensively.
In the Ancient Texts
Iconography of Shiva
Symbolic interpretation of various iconographic features
Iconography of Parvati
Ardhanarisvara --- The Legend
Shiva and Sati
The Marriage of Shiva and Parvati
Sons of Shiva
Nataraja: The Lord of Dance
The Burning of Tripura
Legends of Brahma, Vishnu & Shiva
In the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. . .
The Coming of Nandi
Sacred Plays of Shiva
One of the best known tales of Tiruvilayatal is. . .
Kali & Darugan
ancha Bhuta Sthalas’ of Shiva
Devotees of Shiva