Author: Dr. Shuddhananda Bharati
The Grand Epic of Saivism is the rendering in English of the great work, popularly known as Periya Puranam. The name Peria Puranam, which was a hallowed name has lost, in the modern Tamil, its real meaning and it may suggest to the ordinary reader that it is a myth. But it is really an authentic record of the lives of sixty-three noble souls, of different ranks. Their common aim was to serve God and Godmen.
A study of the epic will reveal the thrilling sacrifice and devotion of these Godmen. Sacrifice or socialism about which there is too much of talk today had reached its zenith during the periods which the epic depicts. God never let down his devotees whenever they were in distress.
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ISBN : 978-2-940393-63-3, size 148 x 210 mm, 257 pages