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Shiva Shakti

Mandira Ghosh

ISBN 10: 8182902428 / ISBN 13: 9788182902428
Published by Shubhi Publications, 2011
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Contents Preface 1 Introduction 2 Shiva 3 Shakti 4 Shiva Shakti the divine couple 5 Shaivism and Shaktism 6 Shiva Shakti in Indian mythology and legends 7 Shiva shakti philosophical relevance 8 Ardhanarishvar 9 Worship of Shiva Shakti 10 Tantra and Kundalini Shakti 11 Shiv Shkti in Indian literature sculpture and art 12 Shiva Shakti and modern science Conclusion Bibliography Glossary From times immemorial Shiva and Shakti demand reverence of Indians The author has widely covered all temples of Shiva and Shakti traveling from the Himalayas the abode of Shiva in the north to Kanyakumari in the SouthBrahma Vishnu and Mahesh constitute the great triad of Hindu pantheon Brahma the creator Vishnu the preserver and Shiva Mahesh the destroyer of the Universe Shiva holds the trident the emblem of his supreme power representing the three gunas satva rajas and tamas through which he commands the world He alone is the God of death and resurrection of the flux of being and non beingThe word Shakti means power valour of vital energy According to Indian mythology spiritually Shakti is regarded as Goddess consort queen of a deity and also Gods active and dynamic form Shakti represents the fundmental creative instinct underlying the cosmos and is the energizing force of all divinityThe entire universe is perceived as being created penetrated and sustained by two fundamental forces which etemally exist in a perfect indestructible union in the Tantric Cosmology These principle forces or universal aspects are known a Shiva and Shakti Whether Shakti as Primal Energy originated before Shiva who is radiant consciousness and has no origin or end or Shiva as Chaitanya originated before Divine Energy is rather a mystery The sculptures of Shiva and Shakti are sensuous yet sacredThe present volume attempts to solve the mystery that the contradicting characteristics of both Shiva and Shakti pose for interpretation jacket 205 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 99617

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Title: Shiva Shakti

Publisher: Shubhi Publications

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

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