Shiva Mahapurana (शिव पुराण) & its classification

The Puranas are divided into two classes—the Mahapurana and the Upapurana. Each class consists of eighteen puranas.

Shiva Mahapurana,  is a Saiva Purana which describes legends and ritual of Lord Shiva. Shiva Mahapurana is arranged into seven Samhitas ( including the Gita press version )

BookSamhita (section)Adhyaya
(chapter)
IVidyesvara Samhita (विद्येश्वर संहिता)25
IIRudra Samhita (रुद्रसंहिता)
i. Srstikhanda (सृष्टिखण्डः)
ii. Satikhaṇḍa (सतीखण्डः)
iii. Parvatikhaṇḍa (पार्वतीखण्डः)
iv. Kumarakhaṇḍa (कुमारखण्डः)
v. Yuddhakhaṇḍa (युद्धखण्डः)
20
43
55
20
59
IIISatarudra Samhita (शतरुद्रसंहिता)
42
IVKoṭirudra Samhita (कोटिरुद्रसंहिता)
43
VUma Samhita (उमा संहिता)
51
VIKailasa Samhita (कैलास संहिता)23
VIIVayaviya Samhita (वायवीय संहिता)
i. Purvabhaga (पूर्व भागः)
ii. Uttarabhaga (उत्तर भागः)
35
41

Rudrasamhita is divided into five sections – Creation, the story of Sati, the story of Parvati, the birth and glory of Kumara and Siva’s battles.

Vayaviya Samhita has two parts , Purvabhaga and Uttarabhaga. It is called Vayaviya, as it includes the dialogue of Vayu devata.

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