is the Fifth Purana. Preaching about the greatness of Lord Shiva and propagation
of Ling-puja (worship of Shiva-Ling) are the main objectives of this Purana.
This Purana has two parts.
Description of the creation. Origin of Ling and its worship. Yagya by Daksha.
Immolation of Madan (Kamadev). Wedding of Lord Shiva. Tale of Varaha. Tale of
Narasimha. Description of Surya and Soma vansh.
Greatness of Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahma becomes the creator,Incarnations Of
Shiva During Various Dwapar Yugas ,Dadhichi Subjugates The Sages and Shilad's
Manifestation Of Lord Nandishwar ,Kaliyuga ,The Seven Island ,The Meru
Mountain,The Prominent Mountains ,Lord Brahma Assigns Lordships To The Deities
and The Radiance Of Surya.
Dhruva - The Supreme Devotee ,The Origin Of Deities,The Lineage Of
Aaditya,Yadu Dynasty, Appointment Of Andhak As The Lord Of Ganas,The Liberation
Of Earth ,Killing Of Jalandhar and The Origin Of Lord Ganesh.
Story Of Upamanyu, Greatness Of Dwadakshar Mantra ,Greatness Of Shadakshar
Mantra, The Majestic Lord Maheshwar,The Sun Manifestation Of Shiva's Power,
Importance Of Guru ,Installation Of Shiva Linga ,Vajreshwari Vidya And Different
Types Of Yoga is covered in Fifth Part.
As per the Purana, a fiery Shivaling appeared after the Pralaya. From this Shivaling, emerged all the Vedas and other scriptures, even Brahma, Vishnu and all other deities. Current prevalence of worship of Shivaling and idols seems to be an outcome of this Purana.