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Shiva

 

Essence Of
Linga Purana

Kamakoti.org presents the Essence of Linga Purana in English, condensed by Sri. V.D.N.Rao, devotee of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam and retired official of the Government of India. Linga Purana is one of the major eighteen Puranas.
This is part of the series of Puranas being featured on kamakoti.org. Click here for the complete list and to access the puranas.

The author can be contacted at raovdn@gmail.com

Index

 

1
Invocation
2
Linga and Alinga Rupaas and Primary Creation
3
Ashtanga Yoga-the Significant Means of Shiva Tatwa
4
The Unfolding of Shiva Tatwa and Pancha Mukha- the Five Faced
5
Connotation of Omkaara and analysis of Alphabets related to Shivs Body Parts
6
Preface to Lingaarchana, Pancha Yagna and Lingaarchana Vidhana
7
Origin of Shiva Linga and Significance of Aatithya, Paativratya, Bhakti and Bhasma
8
Muni Dadhichi proves superiority of Shiva Shakti to King Kshupa
9
Birth of Nandeswara and his puja
10
Shivas Samishthi Swarupa (An Integrated Portrait of Maha Deva)
11
Shiva Samkalpamastu : Maharshi Parasharas Rudrarchana and glory to his Vamsha
12
Maha Deva exterminates Tri-Purasuras
13
Pashupata Yoga, Vividha Lingas, Murti Pratishtha, Shivalayaas and Archana Vidhi
14
Pashupaasha Vimochana, Uma Maheswara and other Shiva Vratas
15
Panchaakshara Japa Mahatmyaand Dhyana Yajna
16
Arishta-Mrityu Suchanaas and precautions like Japa and Maha Kshetra Darshana
17
Shiva Leelaas: Andhaka pardoned, Bhudevi saved, Prahlada rescued and Jalandhara killed (Nrisimha Stuti included)
18
Vishnu kruta Shiva Sahasra Naamaavali
19
Satis immolation at Daksha Yagna, Shiva Parvati Kalyana and Vighneshotpatti
20
Shiva Taandava( The Cosmic Dance of Shiva)
21
Bala Muni Upamanyu attains Ganapatya due to denial of Milk leading to Shiva Bhakti
22
Shivaakshara Mantras, Pashus, their Self-control and Realisation of Pashupati
23
Shivas Vibhutis (Counter parts),Vishwa Rupa, Ashta Rupas and Shiva Tatwa
24
Mandala Puja: Dhyana, Guru Mukhyata, Diksha, Tatwa Shuddhi and Puja Vidhi
25
Shiva Linga Pratishta Vidhi and Mahatmya
26
Varied Swarupas of Gayatri
27
Phala Shruti
28
Shiva Sahasra Naamaavali (Annexure)