Shiva to Shankara- Decoding the Phallic Symbol

Author: Devdutt Pattanaik

  • ISBN: 978-81-88569-04-6
  • Paperback
  • Size: 158.00 X 228.00 mm
  • Pages: 167
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Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik, one of India’s most popular mythologists has clearly brought out the transition of Lord Shiva from Shiva the ascetic to Shankara the householder, in his book, Shiva to Shankara. This book also clears the air around the “erotic ascetic” as scholars have believed that the early image of Lord Shiva brought out three of his characteristics such as Lord of Animals, Lord of Yoga and Lord of Phallus. Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik in his book, Shiva To Shankara interprets the meaning of the symbol that has been associated with Lord Shiva that is the “linga” through the exploration of narratives, symbols and rituals. Shiva To Shankara gives the reader an understanding of life, a life which is filled with peace and free from sorrow.  

  • Devdutt Pattanaik

    Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik has lectured and written extensively on the relevance of mythology to modern man. He has written several books on Hindu mythology. He is a regular in the management seminar lecture circuit. A medical doctor by education and a leadership consultant by profession, he is a mythologist by passion and has written and lectured extensively on the nature of sacred stories, symbols and rituals, and their relevance in modern times. Dr. Pattanaik lives in Mumbai, India.

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