Author: Dr. Shuddhananda Bharati
The Grand Epic of Saivism is the rendering in English of the great work, popularly known as Periya Puranam. The name Peria Puranam, which was a hallowed name has lost, in the modern Tamil, its real meaning and it may suggest to the ordinary reader that it is a myth. But it is really an authentic record of the lives of sixty-three noble souls, of different ranks. Their common aim was to serve God and Godmen.