Mythological stories, guide to ceremonies, wisdom and endless price of Shiva. Although it was a tough reading, it gave me a much deeper understanding of shaivism. It shows the richness of the hindu traditions in many ways, but especially through all the divine stories, which bear witness to a long evolution of this tradition and the presence of many enlightened beeings in it. If one is not from india, it may seem a little dry, because one has to use ones own fantacy to visualize the sceneries, while someone in india can see the temples etc. in real life.