'Siva and Avalokitezvara

Narayan S. Raja raja at IFA.HAWAII.EDU
Wed Dec 16 04:05:40 UTC 1998

On Tue, 15 Dec 1998, N. Ganesan wrote:

> But 'Siva is very benign in Classical Sangam texts;
> A joyous dancer all the time in Tamil texts.
> He is very compassionate in literally 1000s
> of poems in the Tamil Saiva texts (from 5th century).

Yes, this is an interesting fact
that non-Tamils may not be aware of...

Legends like that of "thAyumAnavar"
(in which Siva takes the form of a
pregnant woman's mother, to help her
during labour) come to mind...



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