As one of the major texts in Hinduism, and part of the Shaivism body of literature, Shiva scriptures, compiled into the popularly known Shiva Puranas, are the most revered piece of written work to elevate human consciousness. There is probably no other text that is expressed so beautifully through stories as the Shiva Purana, the harbinger of virtue, wealth, health, love and salvation.
From worship rituals for Shiva, His pilgrimages, to stories of Shiva’s origin, and many other important life guidelines, the Shiva Purana is the best resort for those who seek awareness of the self. Originally, the Shiva Purana was supposed to comprise 12 sections or Samhitas, but the current version has 7, as 5 are believed to have been lost during the dark age, Kalyuga. The 7 remaining Samhitas contain some of the greatest pearls of Shiva’s wisdom.