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Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Ishwara, and SadaShiva are called Panchabrahmans. Kashmiri Shaivism too with the addition of Anashirta Shiva in the above five deities list calls them Karana Devas. Sri Abhinavagupta is an authority on matters regarding Kashmiri Shaivism. I'm here quoting his text Tantrasara in the below passages: - Lord Vishnu among Six Karana Devas: ...


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Kashmiri Shaivism is tradition of Shaiva-Shakta Tantra which originated in the valley of Kashmir; hence is the name. There is no role of bhagwan Vishnu or bhagwan Rama or Krishna as its philosophy purely revolves around oneness of Shiva and his Shakti who are cause of this whole creation. An excerpt from Page XV, introduction part of Shiva Sutra, by Jaideva ...


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