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Panchakshari Mantra of Abhinavagupta

Mahāmāheśvara Abhinavagupta studied under a host of brilliant teachers. He is known to have studied Dvaita (dualisitic) Tantras from Vāmanātha, Dvaitādvaita (mixed) Tantras from Bhūtirāja, Advaita (non-dual) Tantr… more »

panchAkSharI guru maNDala

A specific guru maNDala is listed for shaiva (shakti) panchAkSharI mantra in the shaiva tantras. The following guru maNDala is worshipped during the AvaraNa krama for sadAshiva in dakShiNAmnaya. The procedure is to worship the seven gurus with one l… more »

shiva dIpa dAna

One desirous of attaining the grace of mahAdeva should light eleven lamps of ghee before the Lord every day for a period of twenty-five years. Such a devotee earns kailAsa and sahavAsa with nandikeshvara. If possible, one should complete lighting lakSha… more »

gAyatrI cannot grant mokSha?

mudigoNDa nAgalinga shAstrI (1876-1948), one of the foremost scholars and the famous proponent of shrauta shaiva siddhAnta in Andhra desha is not very popular among many of the smArta vaidikas and vaiShNavas, due to his scathing attacks on the philosoph… more »