Shiva to Shankara: Decoding the Phallic Symbol

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Indus Source, 2006 - Phallicism - 157 pages
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Many modern scholars say Shiva's linga is a phallic symbol. Most devotees disagree. Who is right? To make sense of a mythological image one has to align the language heard (stories) with the language performed (rituals) and the language seen (symbols). All dissonances need to be removed to decipher the real meaning. This book looks at the sexual metaphors associated with Shiva and uncovers their spiritual connotations. In the process we discover why the Goddess transforms Shiva the hermit into Shankara the householder.
  

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Need improvisation of conents

User Review  - Abhishek Shank... - Flipkart

I purchased this book and tried to finished it. I read the 1st week 7 secrets of Shiva and in continuation of this I made my next purchased. Although author seems to be a very knowledgeable person but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shubhra - Goodreads

Even though the title is not exactly what the entire content represent but the book is a pretty good read. Stories from different Puranas tied with analytical reasoning of Devdutt Pattanaik is pretty ... Read full review

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