All About Bharatiya Sanatana Dharmam otherwise known as Hinduism : 126.96.36.199-3 & 4
CHAPTER 2. HINDU SCRIPTURES : 188.8.131.52
1.The Scriptures : 10.3.2
10. The Eighteen Puranas-3.2
3. The Srimad Bhagavata Purana and the Ten Avataras-3 & 4
3. The Tamil Puranas
Lord Siva incarnated himself in the form of Dakshinamurti to impart knowledge to the four Kumaras.
He took human form to initiate Sambandhar, Manikkavasagar, Pattinathar.
He appeared in flesh and blood to help his devotees and relieve their sufferings.
The divine Lilas of Lord Siva are recorded in the Tamil Puranas like Siva Purana, Periya Purana, Siva Parakramam and Tiruvilayadal Purana.
4. The Upa-Puranas
The eighteen Upa-Puranas are: 1. Sanatkumara, 2. Narasimha, 3. Brihannaradiya, 4. Sivarahasya, 5. Durvasa, 6. Kapila, 7. Vamana, 8. Bhargava, 9. Varuna, 10. Kalika, 11. Samba, 12. Nandi, 13. Surya, 14. Parasara, 15. Vasishtha, 16. Devi-Bhagavata, 17. Ganesa and 18. Hamsa.
To be continued....