Shaivism In The Light of Epics, Puranas and Agamas

Shaivism In The Light of Epics, Puranas and Agamas

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  • Product Code: BK14229
  • Publisher : Indica Books
  • Edition : May 30, 2008
  • Pages : 636
  • Weight : 900 gm.
  • Size : 8.3 x 5.6 x 1.6 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Author : N.R. Bhatt
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10: 8186569707
    ISBN-13: 978-8186569702
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Shaivism encompasses all aspects of religion: a philosophy, a theology, a conception of the universe, a current of devotion, a world of myths, elaborate rituals in organized temples, expressions in plastic arts, in poetry, music, dance. Images of Shiva of great variety and impressive beauty are countless all over India. To improve our understanding of such a rich and elevated subject, the sources are the Sanskrit texts of Epics, Puranas and Agamas. The present book gives a clear presentation of Shavism through a survey and an erudite reading of this vast literature. The Agamas are the key to the knowledge of temple organization and rituals, the description of which is a unique and original contribution of this work.
This very readable and reliable work contains an amazing quantity of information, carefully referenced at every step, and is likely to be of the greatest utility to researchers in history of religion, medieval to modern, as well as to the general reader interested in Shaivism.

About Author:

Pandit N. Ramachandra Bhatt has devoted his whole life to research and bring to light Shaivagama literature. His view of Shaivism is thus based on the ancient tradition of ritualistic performance and literary composition, founded on his advanced erudition, intelligently directed, rooted in his own experience of religious practice as a brahmana follower of the faith. This is Shaivism seen from outside and inside, a picture representing authentically the knowledge and the religious fcelinas of millions of worshippers in this modern world.

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  • Product Code: BK14229
  • Publisher : Indica Books
  • Edition : May 30, 2008
  • Pages : 636
  • Weight : 900 gm.
  • Size : 8.3 x 5.6 x 1.6 inches
  • Cover : Hardcover
  • Author : N.R. Bhatt
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-10: 8186569707
    ISBN-13: 978-8186569702

Shaivism encompasses all aspects of religion: a philosophy, a theology, a conception of the universe, a current of devotion, a world of myths, elaborate rituals in organized temples, expressions in plastic arts, in poetry, music, dance. Images of Shiva of great variety and impressive beauty are countless all over India. To improve our understanding of such a rich and elevated subject, the sources are the Sanskrit texts of Epics, Puranas and Agamas. The present book gives a clear presentation of Shavism through a survey and an erudite reading of this vast literature. The Agamas are the key to the knowledge of temple organization and rituals, the description of which is a unique and original contribution of this work.
This very readable and reliable work contains an amazing quantity of information, carefully referenced at every step, and is likely to be of the greatest utility to researchers in history of religion, medieval to modern, as well as to the general reader interested in Shaivism.

About Author:

Pandit N. Ramachandra Bhatt has devoted his whole life to research and bring to light Shaivagama literature. His view of Shaivism is thus based on the ancient tradition of ritualistic performance and literary composition, founded on his advanced erudition, intelligently directed, rooted in his own experience of religious practice as a brahmana follower of the faith. This is Shaivism seen from outside and inside, a picture representing authentically the knowledge and the religious fcelinas of millions of worshippers in this modern world.

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