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19 December 2010, 10:42 AM
Hello all,
I would like to know everything about Lord Shiva. I have read some articles.. stories.. but I would like to start from the beginning.. anyone can suggest me the list of scriptures to read.. in sequence (preferably). I know one cannot comprehend the Supreme Lord Shiva.. but I want to know everything that there is to know and can be known.

Thanks a lot in advance,

Eastern Mind
19 December 2010, 11:05 AM
Vannakkam realdemigod:

Here's a link to a summary of the six main schools within Saivism. Perhaps you are already leaning in the direction of one of them, and then maybe more specific texts could be recommended. There is no shortage of texts, and unless you are some prolific reader and easily comprehend, it might be wise to narrow it down in this way.


Aum Namasivaya

19 December 2010, 11:10 AM
That's a nice link,

I think I have read that you were confortable with Hindi. I can really recommend this book in Hindi: Shivopasanka published by Kalyan (Gita Press). http://www.gitapress.org/ (http://www.gitapress.org/search_code.asp)Search under Publications, republished special issues of kalyan. This is a 400 page book with several essays from pundits, shastris, acharyas, swamis about Shiva, Shiva bhakti and Upasana. I have not read all of this book, but it's an ocean of information. It also has some great pictures of Shiva Lila and only it is only a 100 rupees. I bought it at a puja store for a lot more though when I didn't have internet yet, but it's worth it.

19 December 2010, 09:02 PM
Thanks a lot Eastern Mind and Sahasranama