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Item Code: IDC928
Author: Ashish Khokar
Publisher: Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2001
ISBN: 8171676189
Pages: 50
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8" x 5.2"
(b&w.illus: 6)

About the Book

Shiva-Parvati are one of the most revered deities of the Hindu pantheon and the husband-wife duo evoke immense faith and devotion in the hearts of the people of the land.

This book traces the legend of Shiva-Parvati in the ancient texts of the Hindus and delves into the aspects of the worship of Shiva-Linga; the iconography of Shiva and of Parvati and their symbolic representation. The cult of the Mother Goddess symbolised by Parvati as Shakti, Kali and Durga; the legend of Shiva and Sati and the marriage of Shiva and Parvati are delineated in detail. The sons of Shiva-Mangal, Karttikeya, Hariharaputra, Jalandhara, Hanuman and Andhaka-all kind a mention. The destructive aspect of Shiva as Natraja, the Lord of Dance; legends of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva; sacred plays of Shiva and the tales and places associated with Him and His devotees are all depicted extensively.

About the Author

Ashish Khokar is a well-known writer and commentator on the arts and crafts: culture and civilization; religion and spirituality of India. He has been a critic for the Times of India, columnist for several magazines, a TV personality and editor of attendance, India's year-book on dance. He is based in Bangalore and Chennai.

Research Associate S. Saraswati has a rich and variegated experience of the philosophy, culture and the arts of India. She has been a lecturer of philosophy at Mumbai University and has conducted field studies and documented several performing arts traditions. She is also an archivist of repute for cultural material.



In the Ancient Texts  Shiva- Parvati  Shiva Linga  Iconography of Shiva  Symbolic Interpretation of various iconographic features  Parvati  Iconography of Parvati  Ardhanarisvara - The Legend  Shiva and Sati  The Marriage of Shiva and Parvati  Sons of Shiva       Mangal       Karttikeya       Hariharaputra       Jalandhara       Hanuman       Andhaka  Nataraja: The Lord of Dance  The burning of Tripura  Legends of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva  In the incarnation of Lord Vishnu  Panduranga  Andhaka  Jalandhara  The Coming of Nandi  Sacred Plays of Shiva  One of the best known ales of Tiruvilayatal is  Meenakshi Kalyanam  Kali & Darugan  Pancha Bhuta Sthalas of Shiva  Jyotirlingas  Devotees of Shiva

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