Siva's Warriors: The Basava Purana of Palkuriki Somanatha

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Here is the first translation into English of the Basava Purana, a fascinating collection of tales that sums up and characterizes one of the most important and most radical religious groups of South India. The ideas of the Virasaivas, or militant Saivas, are represented in those tales by an intriguing mix of outrageous excess and traditional conservatism. Written in Telugu in the thirteenth century, the Basava Purana is an anthology of legends of Virasaivas saints and a hagiography of Basavesvara, the twelfth-century ...

Siva's Warriors: The Basava Purana of Palkuriki Somanatha 2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691633886

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