Saiva Philosophy is an outgrowth of the religion characterized by the worship of the phallic form of God siva.
Saivasm as a religion has persisted since the pre-historic time of the archaeological finds of Harappa and Mohenjodaro. It has a continuous history of at least five thousand years. It is a living faith praciced all over India. 'An Outline of History of Saiva Philosophy' first appeared as part of Volume III of Bhaskari in 1954 in the Princess of Wales Saraswati Bhavan Texts Series.
After tracing the origin of Saivism in pre-Vedic period on the basis of the archaeological remnants found at Mohenjodaro and Harappa, the author has rightly obsearved that Saivism as religion is probably ancient of all religions in India, and that it has a continuous history of at least five thousand years. Traces of it are also found in the Vedic literature and in the writings of early grammarians who themselves were followers of Saivism.
The work is now reprinted as an independent volume to meet an increasing demand of the interested readers and scholars.