[Advaita-l] shiva mahA purANa

Satish Arigela satisharigela at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 1 03:24:38 CST 2011

>Shankara has condemned Kutarka Vadis in his commentataries. If you want to join 
>the list it your >pleasure.

Something does not become kutarka simply because the statement discomforts a 

Some learned people both westerners and Indians are very doubtful about the 
existence of shaiva and vaiShNava mata-s as we know today during vyAsa's time.

If you see a sanskrit work styled sUta uvAcha or vyAsa uvAcha etc talking about 
some 18 th or 19th century happenings, I hope people are not so naive to accept 
them as authored by vyAsa. That is plain stupid if one asks me.

I suggest one grow's up and accept this instead holding onto stories meant for 

From: Sriram Krishnamurthy <asksriramjobs at gmail.com>
To: Satish Arigela <satisharigela at yahoo.com>; A discussion group for Advaita 
Vedanta <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Sent: Mon, February 28, 2011 1:57:53 PM
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] shiva mahA purANa

Shankara has condemned Kutarka Vadis in his commentataries. If you want to join 
the list it your pleasure.

Thanks and Regards,

On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 6:14 PM, Satish Arigela <satisharigela at yahoo.com> wrote:

>There is a Vayu Mahapurana as well.  But I think the main reason for the
>>confusion is that the Shiva >Mahapurana contains a Vayu or Vayaviya Samhita.
>All of shiva purANa is enjoyable but the vAyavIya saMhita is especially good. 
>may look blasphemous to some traditionlists but I along with many would
>seriously doubt if vyAsa ever authored this purANa. But one can always hide
>behind tradition no matter how illogical and irrational it be.
>Examining its contents will surely show that the shiva mahApurANa seems to be a
>great work probably authored** by accomplished
>shivAchArya-s(saiddhAntika-s), vaidika/smArta brAhmaNa-s who were great
>shivopAsaka-s and also by ancient pAshupata teachers.
>**The inspiration of-course for such great men certainly comes from the devata
>and hence can be seen as equivalent to, devata dictating it.
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