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Siva Kosha : Vol: I and II

S K Ramachandra Rao

ISBN 10: 8170308941 / ISBN 13: 9788170308942
Published by Satguru, Delhi, 2008
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Contents Introduction. 1. Siva and Saivism. 2. Growth of Saiva Agama. 3. Rudra. 4. Linga Note I Mukha Linga. Note II Puja Bhaga. Note III Mrnmaya Linga. Note IV Divyalinga. Note V Bana Linga. 5. Iconic forms. 6. Siva Parivara. Appendices 1. Rudra Sukta (Rgveda). 2. Rudra Sukta (Yajurveda). 3. Rudra Sukta (Sama Veda). 4. Rudraksha. 5. Kasyapa Silpa. 6. Siva Tantra. 7. Siva Mantra. Siva is the deity that is worshipped all over the country by all classes of people and the literature on Siva Saiva Agama and Saiva pantheon is immense and there are also numerous shrines in India where Siva is worshipped in one form or (or aspect) or another. The available matter therefore justifies two volumes on the subject. We hope the scholars and students interested in Indian culture would welcome this publication. 668 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 70966

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Title: Siva Kosha : Vol: I and II

Publisher: Satguru, Delhi

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:As New

Edition: Reprint

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Language: Sanskrit and English
Pages: 667 (115 B/W Illustrations)

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Siva is the deity that is worshipped all over the country by all classes of people; and the literature on Siva, Saiva Agama and Saiva pantheon is immense, and there are also numerous shrines in India where Siva is worshipped in one form (or aspect) or another. The available matter therefore justifies two volumes on the subject. We hope the scholars and students interested in Indian Culture Would welcome this publication.
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Vidyalankar, Sastra-Chudamini, Sangita-Kalaratna, Professor Saligrama Krishna Ramachandra Rao, was a well-known scholar who had combined traditional learning with modern research. Well versed in Sanskrit, Pali, Ardhmagadhi and acquainted with Tibetan and some European language, he had written extensively on Vedanta, Buddhism, Jainism, Indian Culture, Art and Literature.
He had written more than Sixty Books in Kannada, a play in Sanskrit, and a Pali Commentary on a Buddhist classic. One of his books on Iconography in Kannada has won the State Sahitya Academy Award, as also another of his Books on the Tirupati Temple.
Some of the books he had authored are Encyclopaedia of Indian Iconography, Agama Encyclopaedia, Lalita Kosha, Sri Vidya Kosha, Tantric Practices in Sri Vidya, Sri Cakras, Yantra.
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Siva is a god of great antiquity and widespread popularity. He is of Vedic, Puranic and tantric celebrity. The aniconic (linga) from of Siva also presents the sense of mysterious; the iconic forms (called lilamurthi), twenty-four in number are replete with myths and legends associated with Siva and his acts of compassion and destruction. The agamas and the sculptural texts (Silpa- Sastra) give elaborate information about this god and the representation of his iconic and aniconic forms. T

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