Shiv Mahapuran is a book dedicated to Lord Shiva. In one particular tale Lord Brahma falls in love with his own daughter who was born from his flesh, due to a spell put on him by Lord Kamadeva. Lord Shiva on hearing this ridicules Lord Brahma. Lord Brahma is angered by the ridicule and asks his son Daksha to procreate and Sati is born. Sati through intense meditation gains the attention of Lord Shiva, who falls in love with her and marries her. But Sati’s father Daksha insults Lord Shiva in front of her. Sati who is unable to bear the insults hurled at her beloved, throws herself into a fire. This greatly angers Lord Shiva who in his anger beheads Daksha.
Shiv Mahapuran is a beautifully written book about Lord Shiva. It is ideal for people who want to learn more about one of the three main deities of Hinduism. It is a collection of the timeless stories of Lord Shiva. The book is authored by Vinay and was published by Diamond Books in the year 2012. The book is written in Gujarati and available in paperback.