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Many modern scholars say Shiva’s linga is a phallic symbol. Most devotees disagree. Who is right? This book looks at the sexual metaphors associated with Shiva and uncovers the meaning beneath.

In the process we discover how the symbol of Shiva is reflected in the story of Shiva’s marriage. The question is: why does the Goddess transform Shiva, the hermit, into Shankara, the householder? Is the story and symbol about divinity or about us? 

This book is the first of its kind to show the uncanny alignment between metaphysics, rituals, symbols and stories of Shiva.

“Beyond the phallus is a secret idea that enriches the soul,” says the author.

Please note: This audiobook is in Hindi.

©2017 Devdutt Pattanaik (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Wonderfully written and potrayed

It gives a complete oversight of the linkage between various purans using a story line which is very attractive. I am happy to have this as a part of my knowledge collection. Wonderfully narrated.

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some time the story shake our belief about God...I

I can not judge the idea of writer ...because I think he is the most powerful than anything else in world....narration is 👍

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eloquent and lucidly written .

loved it every chapter takes you through a new info
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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-01-19

bakwas h ..isko padhne se acha shiv puran padho...

isme bhtkane ki kosis ki gayi h ...time waste money waste ...shiv ko jan na h to shiv puran padho..akal aayegi..

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wonderfully written and translated too...

loved it. very well performed. the content is wonderful. my first Hindi audible. though the book was written in English. the translation is fantastic.