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Kamakshi Ambal having in her hands

As known elsewhere, her Āyudhas are Pāśa, Aṅkuśa, Puṣpabāṇa and Īkṣukoḍaṇda What are their use? Bhagwatī being Parabrahma is the possesor of Prakṛti, these Āyudhs are her Śakti-s which she use for the ...
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Is Śūnyavāda of Liṅgāyata or other Śaiva traditions same as the Śūnyatā in Buddhism?

I will talk śūnyatā from the perspective of Kashmir Śaivism. The view of śūnyatā from the Kashmir Śaivism perspective requires some more context. So, I will lay that out that and then offer a brief ...
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As per Shaiva theology are new Vishnu and Brahmâ are born in every Kalpa?

Purāṇas sometimes, within themselves, portray varying accounts. Although, in the general cases, we can solve them by kalpa-bheda theory. However, in this case, since it's talking about deities whose ...
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Shaivism or Shivaism?

Shaivism / Śaivism is the correct English term to describe the worshippers of god Śiva. However, note that, the 'ism' is an English concept. In the Sanskrit language, the original word for Śaivism ...
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Could I learn more about the flying Shiva with wings?

Sharbha is mentioned in many of the scriptures such as Ling Puran, Shiv puran, Sharbha Upanishad, Kalika Puran, Skandha Puran, even in Shilpashastra of Kaliagama. Here are some references, Sharabha ...
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Shiva Mahatmya in Vaishnava Puranas?

Superiority of Bhagawan Shiva from Krishna Bhagavata purana.: " O Lord siva , Those devotees who have fully dedicated their lives unto your lotus feet will certainly recognise as Paramātmā in ...
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What is Srikantha's Visisthadvait Philosophy?

Śrīkaṇṭha's Vishishtadvaita darsana is like Ramanuja's system except that in this system Siva and not Narayana is the Supreme. Śrīkaṇṭha is one of the important ācāryas who have written commentaries ...
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Shiva paramya in sathvik puranas?

First of everything, classification of Purānas in itself is an erroneous thing which was later interpolated and implemented by some vicious people who call themselves as Vaishnavas. However, still I ...
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What is the status of Rudra (and the other trimurti) with respect to Sadashiva?

Let's first start with the following verse from Mahabharata itself.: Anusashana Parva.: “yo ‘sṛjad dakṣiṇād aṅgād brahmāṇaṃ lokasaṃbhavam | vāmapārśvāt tathā viṣṇuṃ lokarakṣārtham īśvaraḥ | yugānte ...
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Are there any Shaiva or Shakta refutations that "Narayana" is a proper noun?

Harihi Om. There is a possibility of "refuting" something only when an opinion is specific to a sampradaaya or philosophy. However, certain facts and rules cannot be altered by anyone. For ...
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From where can I get Shiva Rahasya Purana's English translation?

The Shiva Rahasya Purana english version can be read from here. If you wanna to download it, from here you can.
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Shiva paramya in sathvik puranas?

Many Vaishnava scriptures and Puranas say that Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva are forms of one true god - Para Brahma. Padma Purana 1:2:116. Being awake, he, taking up the form (of Brahmā) effects the ...
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Why Kukke Subramanya temple has a Madhwa mutt?

In the book Sri Krishna Temple At Udupi by B.N. Hebbar available for free download here: https://archive.org/details/SriKrsnaTempleAtUdupi/page/n55/mode/2up?q=kukke the author says, I quote: // ...
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Shiva Gita in English with commentaries from eminent Philosophers

Quoting from a Ph.D. research thesis - "Śiva Gītā - A Critical Study" 1.6.0. Available works on Śiva Gītā There is a gloss on Śiva Gītā titled Śivagītātātparyaprakāśikā by His Holiness ...
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What scriptures describe the fifth state called Turiyatita?

"The turīyatīta is one who either may take fruits, eating them with his mouth like cows, or if he is an eater of food, may beg food from three houses. The naked man having the body alone has the ...
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What scripture says devotees of other gods eventually become devotees of Vishnu in future births?

This is stated in the Brahma Mahā-Purāṇa. Although the "seven-births" parts are not explicitly stated (and the devotee ladder starts from Agni-deva), the rest of it, all matches with what ...
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