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A South Indian Shaivite sect based on the Tamil poetry of the 63 Nayanars.

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What is the difference between Raudra and Saumya sects of Shaivism?

The term "Shaivite" is often overused nowadays. For instance, Iyer Brahmins are often called Shaivites, but they are actually followers of Adi Shankaracharya's Smartha sect (which I discuss ...
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What scriptures describe Ganesha having five hands?

The term "Shaivite" is overused nowadays. For instance, Iyer Brahmins are often called Shaivites, but they're actually followers of Adi Shankaracharya's Smartha sect (which I discuss here and here), ...
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Which Shaiva Agamas does Appayya Dikshitar consider anti-Vedic?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school, which bases its tenets on the doctrines laid out in the Brahma Sutras, a work by the sage Vyasa ...
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Liberation according to dual (Dvait) or semi dual (Vishishta Advait) schools is temporary?

Short Question (or say subset of below longer question - Just to make long question easier to understand) - Will Vaikuntha be ever over populated by liberated souls? If not, Lord Vishnu is not ...
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What scriptures describe toads being found in the heart of solid rocks?

The term "Shaivite" is overused nowadays. For instance, Iyer Brahmins are often called Shaivites, but they're actually followers of Adi Shankaracharya's Smartha sect (which I discuss here and here), ...
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What are the main differences between different subsects of shaivism?

Please explain main differences between major shaivites sub-sects like Pashupata Shaivism, Kashmir Shaivism, Shiva Shiddhanta , Lingayata etc ?
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Which scriptures describe Vināyaka as son of Nandi?

Shaiva Siddhanta is based on the Shaiva Agamas and the poems of the 63 Nāyanārs . One of those 63 Nāyanārs is Saint Tirumūlar and also one of the 18 Siddhars and also a Yogi himself. His work ...
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What is Beyond Paraparam in Saiva Siddhanta?

2945: Transcendental Union Beyond Word and Speech As salt in water, in Lord I mixed, Transcending Param and Paraparam states, Beyond word and speech I in union merged; "How was It?"-you ask "...
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Were Nayanars foretold in any of the Hindu scriptures?

Vaishnavas say Bhagavata Purana foretold the upcoming of Alwars. Likewise, any Hindu scriptures predict the upcoming of Nayanars? For those who aren't familiar with Alwars and Nayanars - they are the ...
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What Shaivite sects are classified as the ingroup of Shaiva Siddhanta?

The term "Shaivite" is overused nowadays. For instance, Iyer Brahmins are often called Shaivites, but they're actually followers of Adi Shankaracharya's Smartha sect (which I discuss here and here), ...
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What scriptures describe Vishnu riding a tortoise?

The term "Shaivite" is overused nowadays. For instance, Iyer Brahmins are often called Shaivites, but they're actually followers of Adi Shankaracharya's Smartha sect (which I discuss here and here), ...
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Did the Shavite poet Tirumular believe new souls could be created?

The term "Shaivite" is overused nowadays. For instance, Iyer Brahmins are often called Shaivites, but they're actually followers of Adi Shankaracharya's Smartha sect (which I discuss here and here), ...
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Are there any shaiva sampradaya/ parampara acharyas?

Are there any parampara/ sampraday in shaivism that give agamic diksha. Just like Chinna Jeeyar Swamy of Sri Ramanujacharya sect in Andhra Pradesh who give vaishnava agamic diksha. Are there any ...
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Does popular worship of Lord Shiva in Northern India comes under any Shaiva sect or is it Advatic/Smartha by nature?

We know Saiva Siddhanta,(a dualistic Shaiva sect) and Veer Shaiva,(another dualistic Shaiva sect) exists in south, I don't think there are any such sects in north India. Except maybe Kashmir Shaivism, ...
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Who wrote the Shiva Stuti Sukta Malika, and does it still exist?

The Narayana Shabda Sadhararanyam is a work by the 16th century Advaita philosopher Govinda Nayaka which argues that the word Narayana refers to Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. This work was refuted by an ...
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Who thinks the supreme Shiva's only forms are Nataraja, Dakshinamurthi, and Ardhanarishvara?

The term "Shaivite" is overused nowadays. For instance, Iyer Brahmins are often called Shaivites, but they're actually followers of Adi Shankaracharya's Smartha sect (which I discuss here and here), ...
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Contradiction in the Varāha purana?

In the Varāha purana, Rudra Geeta, Lord Rudra says - It is for the delusion of those who are outside the Vedic fold that I introduced the sàstra called Naya, Siddhànta etc. ~Varāha Purana 70.41 ...
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Suprabhedāgama Text

I found one text of Suprabhedāgama, a Shaiva Agama text at https://vedicreserve.miu.edu/sthapatya_veda/suprabhedagama.pdf . Is there any English/Hindi/Tamil/Telugu translation of it? Or any old ...
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Have the nayanar shaiva saints of Tamil nadu wrote poems on lord shiva's sons?

Is there mention of Lord ganesha in the poems of nayanars? I know that shankaracharya wrote ganesha bhujangam and ganesh panchratna but have nayanars wrote about family of Lord shiva?
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What are the miracles associated with Sri TirugnAna-sambandar?

He is one of the most famous nayanars of South India. As he is well known for his devotion towards Lord Shiva. What were the miracles in his life ?
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What is the yoga of Sri VallalAr?

He was (is?) a well known divine figure of the south Indian shaiva siddha tradition. His name was Sri RAmalinga swamigal and lived in tamil nadu. It is believed that he DEMATERIALIZED his physical ...
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What are the arguments given by non Sri Vaishnava schools that the Pancharatra Agamas are non-Vedic?

Please give arguments from any school. Please also cite from scholarly works.
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Does the Purva Mimamsa school believe that Brahman can be known through the senses or reason?

As I discuss in this answer, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school, which bases its tenets on the doctrines laid out in the Brahma Sutras, a work by the sage Vyasa ...
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In Trimular Shaiva Siddhanta What's the difference between Parashiva,Param,Paramam,Paraparam and Para Maha Shivam?

2285 Further Beyond Para Siva State is Paramam , Paramparam and Para Maha Sivam Beyond Para Siva is Paramam; Beyond Paramam is Paramparam; Thus are states ascending; From Para Siva Jagra, to Para Siva ...
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why are Nayanars associated with Shaiva Siddhanta?

Why are Nayanars associated with Shaiva Sidhhanta philosophy? Did they themselves say so? Were they initiated from Shaiva Siddhanta mutts?
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Did Ramakrishna ever follow any Shaiva sadhna?

Ramakrishna followed various paths of Hinduism.I read somewhere that he was born in a Vaishnava family who had Kula Deva as Lord Rama. It is well known that he followed Shaktism by worshipping Kali . ...
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Have any scholar like Dr.Gopinarh Kaviraj written any book about Nayanars and Saiva Siddhanta?

If yes can you tell me the name of the book? Also which language It was written in? Can you give me a pdf link of it? Thanks for help.
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