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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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


User Review  - Pratheek Irvathur - Flipkart

This is one of those books for people who like reading the same thing over and over and over again. Redundancy runs rampant through the book and fails to provide enough citations and sticks to the ... Read full review

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