Like the various Vaishnava Sampradayas, what are the major disciplic lines for the other 5 sects: Shaiva, Shakta, Ganapatya, Kaumara, and Saura?

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    to clarify, by disciplic lines do you mean sri-vaishnava, gaudiya etc. ?
    – ram
    Commented Nov 22, 2018 at 4:12
  • Yes sir, that's what I meant. They are also known by the siddhantas... Vishistadvaita, dvaita, dvaitadvaita, shuddhadvaita, acintya bhedabheda etc. But more importantly each have a proper guru parampara listed. I have heard about such differentiation in siddhanta with Saivas but haven't seen or read much for the other mathas. Hence the question.
    – Ambi
    Commented Nov 22, 2018 at 5:19
  • They do have the lineage stemming from Adi Shankara.. But I do not know of any specific lineages...
    – user15963
    Commented Nov 22, 2018 at 12:34

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Following are the Sampradays that I know of:

Vaishnava: Rudra, Kaumara, Sri, Brahma and others like Samartha, Varkari

Shaiva: Siddhanta, Pratyabhijna, Natha, Veera

Shakta: Srikula, Kalikula

Ganapatya: Morya Gosavi

Not sure about Saura.

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