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vIrashaiva siddhAnta – 6

It is said the jIva is a part (amsha) of shiva, and hence like Him pure (amala), eternal (nitya), spotless (niranjana), and tranquil (shAnta). Essentially there is not the slightest difference between the two. And when this semblance of distinction due… more »

vIrashaiva siddhAnta – 3

The sArasvata sUtra states that the shakti, which always resides in the Supreme Self, is called vimarsha when it reposes exclusively in the Self (svasthA): san hR^idayaprakAsho bhavanasya kriyAyA bhavati kartA | sarvakriyA vimarshaH svasthA kShubhitA… more »

vIrashaiva siddhAnta – 2

It may be of interest to note that in the vAyavIya saMhitA of the shiva purANa (section I, chapter 28, verses 15-16), upamanyu is mentioned with three others, viz. ruru, dadhIchi and agastya as the original propounders of shaiva doctrines and authors of… more »

vIrashaiva siddhAnta – 1

- By mahAmahopAdhyAya j~nAnaku~njastha shrI gopInAtha kavirAja Though the sect of vIrashaivas or LingAyats holds an important position in the religious history of Southern India, its name, except at Benares, is not perhaps so widely known in the North.… more »