The Vedas are the primary scriptures and base of Hinduism. Every different philosphy has interpreted it in each diffearent way.

I want to know how does Kashmir Shaivism Interpret the Vedas (Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda etc). What does it say about its philosphy?

As mostly Kashmir Shaivism is based on the Agamas, what does it says about philosophy of the Vedas? What do they say about hymns devoted to different devas like Indra, Agni, Soma etc as every deity is described supreme in Rig Veda.

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    Welcome Back :-) We can expect great questions now . – SwiftPushkar Feb 8 '19 at 17:34
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    @SwiftPushkar um...OP knows KS rejects Vedanta. I was the one who asked/requested him if he could add the caste question. – Surya Kanta Bose Chowdhury Feb 8 '19 at 17:41
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    @SwiftPushkar Thank you so much,nice to meet you after long time :) – Karmanya Nanda Feb 8 '19 at 17:43
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    @SuryaKantaBoseChowdhury haha i was just suggesting since he used the word philosophy . – SwiftPushkar Feb 8 '19 at 17:43
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    There is no restrictions with respect to caste gender religion when it comes to KS. – TheLittleNaruto Feb 8 '19 at 17:53

Kashmir Shaivism is more accurately known as Trika Shaivism and refers

to a nondualist tradition of Saiva-Sakta Tantra which originated sometime after 850 CE. Though this tradition was very influential in Kashmir and is thus often called Kashmir Shaivism, it was actually a pan-Indian movement termed "Trika" by its great exegete Abhinavagupta, which also flourished in Odisa and Maharastra. Defining features of the Trika tradition is its idealistic and monistic Pratyabhijnā ("Recognition") philosophical system, propounded by Utpaladeva (c. 925–975 CE) and Abhinavagupta (c. 975–1025 CE), and the centrality of the three goddesses Para, Parapara, and Apara.

they were the first attempt

to present a non-dualistic metaphysics and gnostic soteriology in opposition to the dualistic exegesis of the Shaiva Siddhanta.


Kashmir Shaivism and Advaita Vedanta are both non-dual philosophies that give primacy to Universal Consciousness (Chit or Brahman), in Kashmir Shaivism, all things are a manifestation of this Consciousness, but the phenomenal world (Sakti) is real, existing and having its being in Consciousness (Chit).

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    Welcome to Hinduism SE. :) The OP asked if Kashmiri Shaivism has any view or interpretation on Vedas and does it also talk about other vedic Gods etc. – TheLittleNaruto Mar 25 at 4:05
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    Yes! Vedanta != Vedas. – TheLittleNaruto Mar 25 at 4:09
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    Poking holes? I am sorry if I did something wrong. I am just trying to help here. – TheLittleNaruto Mar 25 at 4:11
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    Veda and vedanta are different. The question is about Veda – srimannarayana k v Mar 25 at 5:23
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    OP is interested in knowing the interpretation of the philosophy of Veda by KS, but not of vedanta by KS. Though vedanta try to explain VEDA, it never succeeded completely, as the Veda was cryptic. I repeat Veda and vedanta are different – srimannarayana k v Mar 25 at 6:02

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