[Advaita-l] shiva mahA purANa
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Tue Mar 1 05:18:36 CST 2011
I think Satish is right. We have to be very careful when we are dealing with
authenticity of puranas and their contents. Interpolations are sometimes
On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 2:54 PM, Satish Arigela <satisharigela at yahoo.com>wrote:
> >Shankara has condemned Kutarka Vadis in his commentataries. If you want to
> >the list it your >pleasure.
> Something does not become kutarka simply because the statement discomforts
> 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
> If you see a sanskrit work styled sUta uvAcha or vyAsa uvAcha etc talking
> some 18 th or 19th century happenings, I hope people are not so naive to
> 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
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> Shankara has condemned Kutarka Vadis in his commentataries. If you want to
> the list it your pleasure.
> Thanks and Regards,
> On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 6:14 PM, Satish Arigela <satisharigela at yahoo.com>
> >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
> >All of shiva purANa is enjoyable but the vAyavIya saMhita is especially
> >may look blasphemous to some traditionlists but I along with many would
> >seriously doubt if vyAsa ever authored this purANa. But one can always
> >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
> >and hence can be seen as equivalent to, devata dictating it.
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