Friends Event: Speaking of Shiva: eko hi rudro na dvitiyaya tashtuh
Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre
Leicester LE4 6LF
A talk by Dr Nick Sutton of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
Most Hindus will at various times in the year offer their devotion to Shiva but there is also a rich tradition, stretching back to the Vedas and Upanishads, which regards Shiva as the one Supreme Deity standing above all others, including even Vishnu and Krishna. Over the centuries Shaivism has taken on a number of different forms and in this talk Nick Sutton will consider the nature of the Shaiva tradition, past and present, and the significance of Shiva for Hinduism today.