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I am the sea and you the wave,You are Prakrti, and I Purusha.– Translated by Stella Kramrisch Stella Kramrisch (1975), The Indian Great Goddess, History of Religions, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 235–265 In the grand tapestry of Hindu mythology, the tale of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati stands as a testament to the divine energies of …

Shiva and Parvati’s Divine Union

I am the sea and you the wave,You are Prakrti, and I Purusha.– Translated by Stella Kramrisch Stella Kramrisch (1975), The Indian Great Goddess, History of Religions, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 235–265 In the grand tapestry of Hindu mythology, the tale of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati stands as a testament to the divine energies of …

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The Birth of Lord Shiva: Three Stories

In Hinduism, the origins of Lord Shiva are depicted through various ancient texts, each offering a unique perspective on the transcendent and supreme deity’s Shiva’s birth. Vaishnavites believe that Lord Shiva was created by Lord Vishnu, whereas Shaivites believe that Lord Shiva is Svayambhu, self-manifested. This article unfolds the narratives presented in the Shiva Purana, …

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External forms of devotion

“These are the external forms of devotion, through which man has to pass; but if he is sincere, if he really wants to reach the truth, he goes higher than these, to a plane where forms are as nothing. Temples or churches, books or forms, are simply the kindergarten of religion, to make the spiritual …

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