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Śivadharmottarapurāṇa is classed among the upapurāṇas. It is another Pāśupāta work with pro-Vedic leanings. It has twelve chapters. It might have been compiled during the period A. D. 700-800. Cast in the form of a dialogue between Skanda or Saṇmukha and Agasti<ref>It is same as Agastya.</ref> it deals with several topics of Śaivism such as:
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Śivadharmottarapurāṇa is classed among the [[upapurāṇas]]. It is another Pāśupāta work with pro-Vedic leanings. It has twelve chapters. It might have been compiled during the period A. D. 700-800. Cast in the form of a dialogue between Skanda or Saṇmukha and Agasti<ref>It is same as [[Agastya]].</ref> it deals with several topics of [[Śaivism]] such as:
# Duties of worshipers of Śiva
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# Duties of worshipers of [[Śiva]]
# Dāna<ref>Dāna means giving gifts.</ref>
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# [[Dāna]]<ref>[[Dāna]] means giving gifts.</ref>
# Imparting knowledge to the devotees of Śiva
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# Imparting knowledge to the devotees of [[Śiva]]
 
# Sins and the sufferings of sinners
 
# Sins and the sufferings of sinners
 
# Punaṛjanma<ref>Punaṛjanma means re-birth.</ref>
 
# Punaṛjanma<ref>Punaṛjanma means re-birth.</ref>
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Writers of dharmaśāstras like Aparārka<ref>He lived in 12th century A. D.</ref> and Hemādri<ref>He lived in 13th century A. D.</ref> have drawn upon the material contained here.
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Writers of dharmaśāstras like [[Aparārka]]<ref>He lived in 12th century A. D.</ref> and [[Hemādri]]<ref>He lived in 13th century A. D.</ref> have drawn upon the material contained here.
  
  
 
==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: Sivadharmottarapurana, ZivadharmottarapurANa, shivadharmottarapuraana


Śivadharmottarapurāṇa is classed among the upapurāṇas. It is another Pāśupāta work with pro-Vedic leanings. It has twelve chapters. It might have been compiled during the period A. D. 700-800. Cast in the form of a dialogue between Skanda or Saṇmukha and Agasti[1] it deals with several topics of Śaivism such as:

  1. Duties of worshipers of Śiva
  2. Dāna[2]
  3. Imparting knowledge to the devotees of Śiva
  4. Sins and the sufferings of sinners
  5. Punaṛjanma[3]
  6. Practice of Śivayoga leading to the attainment of Siva
  7. Etc.

Writers of dharmaśāstras like Aparārka[4] and Hemādri[5] have drawn upon the material contained here.


References

  1. It is same as Agastya.
  2. Dāna means giving gifts.
  3. Punaṛjanma means re-birth.
  4. He lived in 12th century A. D.
  5. He lived in 13th century A. D.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore