[Advaita-l] The Authenticity of the Shiva Sahasra Nāma

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Fri Jan 2 00:09:04 CST 2015

Further to my post (see below) here is a file that I have uploaded on the


Those interested may download the file.


On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 5:38 PM, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>

> A few days ago I had announced a file upload titled 'Misconceptions about
> Shiva....' wherein I had mentioned about the particular blogger's
> (narayanastra) holding that the Shiva Sahasra Nama is an interpolation in
> the MB.  In reply to that I had mentioned that Nilakanth'a's commentary on
> the MB includes the Shiva Sahasra nama too (maharashtra reading).  Now, in
> the following post I am adding that the Madhva recension of the MB contains
> the same Shiva sahasra nama (pl see attachment).  I have it on the
> authority of a renowned Madhva scholar Vidwan Dr. Haridasa Bhatta Acharya
> of the Purnaprajna vidya pitha, Bangalore, who regularly discourses on the
> MB (in Kannada and Tulu too sometimes) that the Kumbhakonam edition is what
> is authoritative to them and that it contains the Shiva sahasra nama.  I am
> citing the Madhva admissibility here because the blogger had said that
> Madhva has in his MBTN mentioned that there are interpolations in the MB
> and therefore *according to the blogger*, stories of Shiva being
> eulogised are mere interpolations and the sahasra nama too is one such.
> In order to just show that the Madhvas admit the sahasra nama not as
> interpolation, I made the enquiry and here is the result.
> regards
> subrahmanian.v
> -
> I got to see the Kumbhakonam edition of the MB and found the Shiva sahasra
> nama, the same as the Nilakantha (Maharashtra) edition.  I have attached a
> file containing the screen shots of that book which I downloaded from:
> http://asi.nic.in/asi_books/9013.pdf
> This is just for your information.

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