Author: Kunwar Anil Kumar
Publisher: Manoj Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
Once sage Soota, while discoursing with the other sages on the importance of Shivapurana, said, Sages! Brahmins! Reading or listening to Shivapurana brings fulfillment of all the four Purusharthas (the object of a man’s creation and existence) i. e. Dharma, Artha, Kaama and Moksha. This Purana has been considered parallel to the Vedas. Lord Shiva was the first to have composed this Purana.
There are twelve volumes of this compilation, viz. Vidyeshwarasamhita, Rudrasamhita, Vinayakasamhita, Umasamhita, Matrisamhita, Ekadasharudrasamhita, Kailasasamhita, Shatarudrasamhita, Kotirudrasamhita, Sahasrakotirudrasamhita, Vayaviyasamhita, and Dharmasamhita. These Samhitas (compilations) impart great religious merits. Brahmins! Vidyeshwarasamhita has ten thousand couplets, Rudrasamhita, Vinayakasamhita, Umasamhita and Matrisamhita contain eight thousand couplets each.
One who reads or listens to this Shivapurana with devotion, attains liberation. This is for an added reading that We have furnished the above details before you. Though it does not form part of stories related to Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati, it sure will enhance your knowledge of our mythology.
An Introduction To Shivapurana
The Twelve Jyotirlingas
Creation By Lord Shiva
The Birth of Sati and Her Marriage
Sati Immolates Herself
Complete Destruction of Daksha-Yajna By Veerbhadra
Daksha Extended Clemency By Lord Shiva
Birth of Parvati
End of Kamadeva’s Existence
Lord Shiva marries Parvati
Kartikeya Born And Taraka Slain
Origin of lord Ganesha
The Three Towns Burned
Lord Vishnu Worships Lord Shiva
Upmanyu Worships Lord Shiva
Victory Over Death
Lord Shiva’s Incarnation As a Hunter