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Sadhguru, and gives us a dynamic and unique look at the many aspects of Lord Shiva, that are not found elsewhere. Get chants, stories, temples, wallpapers and more. The Shiv Puran is the purana dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the most important divinities in the Hindu way of life. Several editions of the Shiv Puran are available in the public domain in the PDF format for download in English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Telugu and Kannada. Keep reading for an explanation of the role the Puranas play, and a brief history of the Puranas.
The Puranas are of two kinds: the Mahapuranas and the Upapuranas. Each class consists of eighteen puranas, bringing the total number of puranas to thirty-six. The Shiv Puran of course praises the glory and greatness of Shiva, describes the ritual and philosophical principles of Shiva worship, embodies descriptions, sermons and dissertations on the greatness of his divinity, recounts his emblems, attributes, exploits and incarnations, narrates legends and dwells upon the merit of installing and consecrating the linga. The Shiv Puran as we have it today is said to be only a fragment of what originally existed. This is a common theme in all Indian mythology, an alludes to the impossibility of encompassing knowledge of all creation within a book, or any number of books for that matter.
The Shiv Puran is today a matter of interest for many physicist-philosophers, since many of the stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the descriptions given by modern cosmology regarding the creation and birth of the universe. Several stories in the purana deal with how Shiva creates the universe. In one such for example, it is said that there is one Shiva and Parvati pair looking after one universe, and there are many such pairs in creation. This is quite similar to the many-worlds hypothesis being put forward by some quantum physicists today. The text of the Shiv Puran as it exists today is arranged into seven Samhitas: Vidyavara, Rudra, Satarudra, Kotirudra, Uma, Kailasa and Vayaviya.
The Rudrasamhhita itself is divided into five sections: Creation, the story of Sati, the story of Parvati, the birth and adventures of Kumara and Shiva’s battles. The Vayaviya has two parts, the Purvabhaga and Uttarabhaga. It is called Vayaviya, because although it is Suta who narrates it in the Naimisha forest, it was originally narrated by Vayu. As per Vayaviya, the original Shiv Puran had twelve Samhitas as against the current seven. The five additional ones were Vainayaka, Matr, Rudraikadasa, Sahasrakoti and Dharma.
All twelve Samhitas together comprised one hundred thousand Slokas. The five Samhias have been dropped however over the course of time and the Shiva Purana we have with us today consists of twenty-four thousand slokas, said to have been abridged by Sage Vyasa. Most Puranic scholars agree upon the authenticity of the seventeen Mahapuranas other than the Shiv Puran. Generally the eighteenth is listed as the Shiva Purana, though a few list the Vayu Purana in its place. We know that Sivapurana is divided into seven Samhitas, one of which is the Vayaviya. We have the testimony of Sivapurana itself that the original Sivapurana consisting of one hundred thousand slokas was abridged into twentyfour thousand slokas. On the strength of this evidence it cannot be unreasonable to suppose that there was a proto-Sivapurana and a proto-Vayaviya.
It is not unlikely that there was a close affinity between the extant Vayupurana and the proto-Vayaviya or that the extant Vayupurana is a recension of the proto-Vayaviya and thus a part of Sivapurana itself. Solution lies in assuming identicality of the two on the basis of this suggestion, not in accepting the one and rejecting the other. Finally, we don’t know the truth about her death and will never know it. What are the facts of life? Where do we go when we die?
Also, send me the Hindu Newsletter and special offers. Why Do Hindus Pierce Their Nose? Last week my little brother got married. This article is semi-protected until January 24, 2018. This article is about Modern Standard Hindi. 14 September 1949, the efforts came to fruition following adoption of Hindi as the official language.
Part XVII of the Indian Constitution deals with the official language of the Indian Commonwealth. The form of numerals to be used for the official purposes of the Union shall be the international form of Indian numerals. It shall be the duty of the Union to promote the spread of the Hindi language, to develop it so that it may serve as a medium of expression for all the elements of the composite culture of India and to secure its enrichment by assimilating without interfering with its genius, the forms, style and expressions used in Hindustani and in the other languages of India specified in the Eighth Schedule, and by drawing, wherever necessary or desirable, for its vocabulary, primarily on Sanskrit and secondarily on other languages. Official Languages Act of 1963, which provided for the continued use of English indefinitely for all official purposes, although the constitutional directive for the Union Government to encourage the spread of Hindi was retained and has strongly influenced its policies. National language status for Hindi is a long-debated theme.
Hindi is not the national language of India because the constitution does not mention it as such. Hindi, is part of Hindustani. In the late 19th century, a movement to develop Hindi as a standardised form of Hindustani separate from Urdu took form. Hindi as its sole official language, replacing Urdu, and thus became the first state of India to adopt Hindi. Central Hindi Directorate of the Ministry of Education and Culture to bring about uniformity in writing, to improve the shape of some Devanagari characters, and introducing diacritics to express sounds from other languages.