Ascetic Mysticism

Puranic Records of Siva & Shakti

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ISBN : 8170209986

 

Author : Sadhu Santideva

 

Pages : 330 pp

 

Year of Publishing : 2000

 

Binding : Hard Bound

 

Publisher : COSMO PUBLICATIONS

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Contents:
• Asceticism and Eroticism in early Indian Mythology
• The Vedic Antecedents of Šiva
• Šiva and Brahmà: Opposition and Identity
• Šiva and Kàma
• Šakti in the Upa-Puràças
• The Tàntric Šakti-Cult
• Ritualistic Aspect of the PURÀÇiC ŠAKTI-CULT

Themes covered:
• Erotic powers of the Ascetic
• Rejuvenation of the Ascetic
• Sexual pleasures, Two forms of Immortality
• Householder and Ascetic in Society
• Indra as Phallic God of Fertility
• The Seven Sages and their Wives
• Šiva and Pàrvatì as the Parents of Skanda
• The Golden Seed of Fire
• Birth of Skanda and Birth of the Maruts
• Šàkta Upa-Puràças, Sarvarùpà Devì
• Devì Puràça, Kàlikà Puràça, Mahà-Bhàgvata Puràça Concept of Šakti in Devì Puràça
• Šakti in the Mahà-Bhàgavata Puràça Kàli, the goddess of the Tantràs
• Daša–Mahàvidyàs, Kuçœalinì Šaktì Yoga
• Philosophy of the Šàkta Tantras
• Nature of the Tantric Sàdhanà
• Adhikàris of Devì-worship, Devì Vratas
• Devì Pùjà, Durgà-Pujà, Pašubali
• Human sacrifice Devotees of Šakti in the Puràças

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