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The Shiva Purana is one of eighteen Purana genre of Sanskrit texts in Hinduism, and part of the Shaivism literature corpus. It primarily centers around the Hindu god Shiva and goddess Parvati, but references and reveres all gods. The Shiva Purana asserts that it once consisted of , verses set out in twelve samhitas books , however the Purana adds that it was abridged by sage Vyasa before being taught to Romaharshana. The surviving manuscripts exist in many different versions and content, with one major version with seven books traced to South India , another with six books, while the third version traced to the medieval Bengal region of South Asia with no books but two large sections called Purva-khanda previous section and Uttara-khanda later section. The two versions that include books, title some of the books same and others differently.
To content To menu To search. English The Shiva Purana by J. Shastri Ed. Motilal Banarasi Das, These books are currently out of copyright in India as per the Indian Copyright Act
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The Shiva Purana is one of the eighteen Purana genre of Sanskrit texts in Hinduism , and part of the Shaivism literature corpus. The Shiva Purana asserts that it once consisted of , verses set out in twelve samhitas books. It was written by Romaharshana, a disciple of Vyasa belonging to Suta class. The Shiva Purana contains chapters with Shiva-centered cosmology , mythology , relationship between gods, ethics, Yoga , Tirtha pilgrimage sites, bhakti, rivers and geography, and other topics. In the 19th- and 20th-century, the Vayu Purana was sometimes titled as Shiva Purana , and sometimes proposed as a part of the complete Shiva Purana.