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Śivadharmapurāṇa is an upapurāṇa included in the list of eighteen upapurāṇas. It has been called a śāstra<ref>Śāstra means scriptural treatise.</ref> by the Bhaviṣyapurāṇa thereby getting some status of importance. It is a short work of twelve chapters in which Nandikeśvara reports to Sanatkumāra what Śiva had taught to Pārvatī and Subrahmaṇya. It is a pro-Vedic Paśupata work assigned to the period A. D. 200-500. The topics dealt with are briefly as follows:
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Śivadharmapurāṇa is an upapurāṇa included in the list of eighteen [[upapurāṇas]]. It has been called a [[Śāstra|śāstra]]<ref>[[Śāstra]] means scriptural treatise.</ref> by the Bhaviṣyapurāṇa thereby getting some status of importance. It is a short work of twelve chapters in which Nandikeśvara reports to Sanatkumāra what [[Śiva]] had taught to Pārvatī and [[Subrahmaṇya]]. It is a pro-Vedic Paśupata work assigned to the period A. D. 200-500. The topics dealt with are briefly as follows:
* Origin and worship of the Śivaliṅga
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* Origin and [[worship]] of the [[Śivaliṅga]]
* Construction of Śiva temples
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* Construction of [[Śiva]] [[temples]]
 
* Offer of triśulas<ref>Triśulas means tridents.</ref> and other things to him
 
* Offer of triśulas<ref>Triśulas means tridents.</ref> and other things to him
 
* Giving gifts to please him
 
* Giving gifts to please him
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* Duties of the worshipers and so on
 
* Duties of the worshipers and so on
  
It is critical of Vedic sacrifices but praises various acts of service to Śiva. Several dharmaśāstra writers like Devaṇṇabhaṭṭa<ref>He lived in 12th century A. D.</ref> and Hemādri<ref>He lived in 13th century A. D.</ref> quote from this upapurāṇa.
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It is critical of [[Vedic Sacrifices|Vedic sacrifices]] but praises various acts of service to Śiva. Several dharmaśāstra writers like Devaṇṇabhaṭṭa<ref>He lived in 12th century A. D.</ref> and [[Hemādri]]<ref>He lived in 13th century A. D.</ref> quote from this upapurāṇa.
  
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
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[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]

Latest revision as of 15:02, 19 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sivadharmapurana, ZivadharmapurANa, shivadharmapuraana


Śivadharmapurāṇa is an upapurāṇa included in the list of eighteen upapurāṇas. It has been called a śāstra[1] by the Bhaviṣyapurāṇa thereby getting some status of importance. It is a short work of twelve chapters in which Nandikeśvara reports to Sanatkumāra what Śiva had taught to Pārvatī and Subrahmaṇya. It is a pro-Vedic Paśupata work assigned to the period A. D. 200-500. The topics dealt with are briefly as follows:

  • Origin and worship of the Śivaliṅga
  • Construction of Śiva temples
  • Offer of triśulas[2] and other things to him
  • Giving gifts to please him
  • Fasting on days dear to him
  • Duties of the worshipers and so on

It is critical of Vedic sacrifices but praises various acts of service to Śiva. Several dharmaśāstra writers like Devaṇṇabhaṭṭa[3] and Hemādri[4] quote from this upapurāṇa.


References

  1. Śāstra means scriptural treatise.
  2. Triśulas means tridents.
  3. He lived in 12th century A. D.
  4. He lived in 13th century A. D.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore