Download the complete Shiva Purana in English translation PDF – Shiv Purana by Maharishi Ved Vyas English translation
This post will provide a PDF of the Shiva Purana in English. You can find Shiva Purana by Maharishi Ved Vyas, which you can also download in PDF format at the end of the post.
The English translation of the Shiva Purana, one of the eighteen major Puranas. Contents include cosmology, mythology, yoga, description of sacred places (tirtha), geography, etc. The text is an important source for Shaivism and some of the oldest surviving content deals with Advaita-Vedanta philosophy and theistic Bhakti (devotion).
This edition of the Shiva Purana is based on the 1906 manuscript which contains seven sections (Samhita) and a total of 457 chapters (adhyaya). However, the Purana itself asserts to be a redaction of an original text consisting of 12 Samhitas and 100,000 Sanskrit verses (sloka).
Origina Sanskrit title: Śivapurāṇa (शिवपुराण) and Śivamahāpurāṇa (शिवमहापुराण).
Benefits of Reading Shiva Purana
It is commonly believed that Monday is the day devoted especially to worshipping Lord Shiva. According to the story of Shiv Puran, Chandra or Somdev worshipped Shiva on this day and obtained his blessing. Thus, it became traditional to worship Shiva every Monday which is called ‘Sombar’ in the Hindu religion. Devotees consider it auspicious to read Shiv Mahapuran on Monday, to get the desired benefits of this act.
- It is believed that all sincere desires are fulfilled by reading Shiva Purana with devotion. However, it is essential to purify the body and mind before reading the stories of these books.
- Childless couples are blessed with good and obedient children in reading these pious scriptures. They need to have a firm belief in the supreme power of Lord Shiva while reading or hearing these stories.
- If anyone faces any problem in marital life, it gets amicably solved by reading Shiva Purana stories every Monday, along with worshipping Lord Shiva. It is better not to have feelings of envy or enmity towards anyone, which may diminish the good effect of this reading.
- All personal and professional problems of a person can be solved by the holy effect of reading Shiva Purana. Moreover, all sins are washed away by reading this scripture, leading that person to the attainment of salvation. However, it is important to be careful about not hurting any creature before or after reading these holy stories.
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