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He is Swacchandanatha form of Lord Shiva who made Tantras. From the Lecture on Practice and Discipline in Kashmir Shaivism 1982 - Swami Lakshman Joo Raina says: -BIRTH OF TANTRA- In the beginning of Satyuga, Lord Shiva appeared in the form of Swacchandanatha, with his five mukha(mouth), namely Ishana, Tatpurusha, Sadyojata, Vamadeva and Aghor. ...


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This picture represents Pachamukhi/ Panchavaktra Shiva. According to Pashupata Shaivism, there are five aspects/ forms of the Shiva. These five aspects are represented by five faces of Shiva. Each face represents different direction, element,time,senses of the human body, energy and color. The first face of the Shiva is called Sadyojata (Revealer). It is ...


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It depends on what "S" is used at the start. If it's the dental S then the word Sankara (सङ्कर) means inter-mixture, cross-breed, polluted due to mixture etc. An usage of this word is "Varna-Sankara" which means inter mixture of castes which causes pollution in the caste system. But, if it's the palatal Sh, then the word is Shankara (शङ्कर) and it means "...


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As per Matsya Purana Chapter 155-156, Adi was son of Asura Andhaka and to take revenge of his father, He went to Shiva's place knowing Parvati resolution of doing penance to become fare, he thought of killing Shiva, he passed Virbhadra(Who was guarding so that no one can enter Shiva's place) first being in the form of snake so that he won't be recognized by ...


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Krishna Yajurveda - 2:2:10 “asavadityo na vy arocata tasmai devah prayascittim aichan tasma etam | somaraudram carum nir avapan tenaivasmin rucam adadhus |” “Yonder sun did not shine, the gods sought an atonement for him, for him they offered this oblation to Soma and Rudra: verily thereby they bestowed brightness upon him. If he desires to ...


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No, they are not 11 Rudras mentioned in the Vedas. This is a concept invented in the Puranas. Specifically, Matsya(५.२९-३॰), (Harivamśa (१.३.४९-५२) and has no support in the Vedas. Rig Veda reveals Rudra as श्वितीचे (śvitīce) (२.३३.८) which is translated by Sāyaṇa as of white complexion. He is one among two or three gods who are invoked as having or ...


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