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What are the 28 Śaiva Āgamas?

Just to add to the other answer - to my knowledge these "agamas" referenced are specific South Indian scriptures that are not known in most other parts of India (despite being mentioned in ...
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In which scriptures does Shiva support casteism?

I don't know if there are any other scripture where Siva has said anything like that. Mahanirvana Tanta is a very late composition and such statements reflect the attitude of the times. I would like ...
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4 of 12 Jyotirlinga are in Maharashtra ; please confirm?

There is a difference of opinion about the location of two Jyotirlingas out of the twelve Jyotirlingas. The first one is Nagnath. According to one belief, the Nagnath temple in Dwaraka in Gujarat ...
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Was Shiva really cursed and did his phallus really fall to the ground as claimed in this image?

Another version is described in the Mahabharata (Sauptika Parva, Chapter 17). According to this narrative, Siva deliberately cast off his phallus. Brahma first gave him the order to create living ...
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Why didn't Lord Shiva use a weapon to kill Aadi?

None of the Sanskrit words of the verses translates to any private parts, penis or vagina, please stop believing in misinformation, if you think I'm lying then search for all these Sanskrit words for ...
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Did Lord Shiva really offer his testicles to Maa Parvati in Padma Purana?

Original Sanskrit verse asvāditaṃ na cānyena bhakṣyārthe ca dadāmyaham | adhobhāge ca me nābhervartulau phalasannibhau || 126 || bhakṣayadhvaṃ hi sahitā laṃbau me vṛṣaṇāvimau | anena cāpi bhojyena ...
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Did Lord Rama really worship Lord Shiva?

Rama and Shiva: Non-Different Rama’s consciousness was always one with Shiva, who is the embodiment of pure love and pure consciousness (Sat-Chit-Ananda). This unified consciousness is the foundation ...
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Was Shiva really cursed and did his phallus really fall to the ground as claimed in this image?

The story of the Darukavana Rishis and their attempt to harm Shiva is a profound tale from the Shiva Purana. Here is a brief recounting: Long ago, in the forest of Darukavana, there lived a group of ...
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What is the source of this śloka starting with "viprāṇāṃ daivataṃ śambhuḥ"?

The śloka starting with "viprāṇāṃ daivataṃ śambhuḥ" is found in the Mahabharata, specifically in the Shanti Parva (Book of Peace), Section CLXV (165), verse 14. This verse is part of a ...
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Is Rishabdev who is worshipped by Jains the same as the one mentioned in Shrimad Bhagvat or he is Shiva?

In the Shrimad Bhagavatam, Rishabdev is described in Canto 5, Chapters 4-6, where he is portrayed as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu who teaches detachment and spiritual values. In Jain texts, such as ...
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Is Rishabdev who is worshipped by Jains the same as the one mentioned in Shrimad Bhagvat or he is Shiva?

It's the same Rishabha as Jainism. Just like in Jain texts, he is the son of Nabhi and the father of Bharata. Just like in the Jain texts, India got the name Bharata from Rishabha's son Bharata. The ...
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What is the source of this śloka starting with "viprāṇāṃ daivataṃ śambhuḥ"?

On simple internet search it is showing a shloka from Shri Shankara Digvijayam Anantananda Giri Praneetam (श्रीशङ्करविजयम् – अनन्तानन्दगिरिप्रणीतम्). It may be the original source or it may be a ...
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