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What is the relation between Shiva and Bhairava?

Would it be correct to call kaal bhairava (and it's various forms) an avatar of shiva Or are they ansh of Rudra like Nandi, Hanuman, Veerbhadra etc ? Should Bhairava be seen as a shivagan or shiva ...
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Method/ philosophy to attain moksha, concept of Brahman in the Shaiva Agamas, and link to Vedas

Please read the main 3 questions, additional are secondary questions. The Shaiva Agamas, 28 in number, having 204 supporting Upagamas, are said to be revealed by the five faces of Rudra Bhagavan ...
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Are any descriptions of Rudra's aspect?

Are any descriptions of Rudra's aspect ? If yes, where we can find them?
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Meaning of the word Duhkkhanta?

In the Pasupata Sutram are quoted five doctrinal elements, one of them is Duhkkhanta: Pasupati is the only cause and He grants us His grace directlyin the share of duhkkhanta What is the precise ...
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Three-leaved Aswatha Tree in Hindu iconography

The three-leaved pipal tree , or Aswatha, seems to appear on one of the Pashupati Seal discovered in Mohenja-Daro. Are there any recent, or related representation of this tree/leaves in any Hindu ...
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What are the arguments of vedanta sutras against pAshupata sect?

Vedanta Sutras and its commentaries are said to be critical of pashupata sect. I think the second chapter talks about this in detail. What are the arguments raised against this school?
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Who were the main disciples of Sri Lakulisha?

Is there any source which says about the main pupils of Sri Lakulisha and how the sect was propagated in various places of India?
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What are the main texts of pAshupata shaivism?

What are the core texts of this sampradaya ? How many of these are surviving today? Are there any digitial versions of the same ?
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Does anyone have the link to Lakulisa Pasupatha Sutras

I am looking for the Lakulisa Pasupatha Sutras. Does anyone have the link to it? I am looking for Sanskrit version along with its English translation available anywhere. Thanks in advance.
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What is the life story of Sri Lakulisha?

Sri Lakulisha was the famous propagator of pAshupata tradition of Shaivism. He is considered as an incarnation of Shiva. What is his life story? What are his main teachings? Are there any miracles ...
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Why does Ramanuja refer to the PAshupata sect as the sect of "Black faces"?

Ramanuja attributed this philosophy to the tradition of the Kalamukha(s), the sect of "Black Faces" to which Lakulisha belonged. What was the reason for referring to it as KAlamukha? What were ...
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