Stories from Hindu epics / purANas

The 18 purANas (meaning - ancient things) and itihAsas (meaning - history) are have very rich accounts of ancient happenings. In this section the excerpts of some of these stories are presented in a simplified form.

  1. Lord shiva appearing as Fire pillar and brahma, viShNu searching the ends of It
  2. Goddess shakti becoming a half into Lord shiva
  3. The story of dakshNamUrthi
  4. Drinking the terrific poison and saving the worlds
  5. Lord shiva wearing Crescent to the head
  6. Lord destroying the rite of daksha - The story of vIrabhadrar
  7. Establishing devotion in the heart of sages of dArukAvana
  8. Buring the kAma (lust) to ashes
  9. Burning the tripurAsuras
  10. Blessing arjuna with pAshupatAstra
  11. Wedding pArvati
  12. Protecting mArkaNDeya from death
  13. Cutting the head of daemon jalandhara
  14. Giving sudarshana disc to mahAviShNu
  15. Ripping away the elephant daemon
  16. Holding Ganges on the head
  17. Dance of God
  18. mahAviShNu getting manmata as the son

Having read the stories of Lord shiva, don't you want to read the stories of Lord shiva's devotees. Read through the Life of nAyanmAr and Other Devotees.

Plays of God - thiruviLaiyADal purANam

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