Tags: pashupata

pAshupata siddhAnta - 3

This two-fold shakti is collectively called Supreme Lordship. When this two-fold siddhi is reached, all the ten marks of siddhi reveal themselves. These marks are: avashyatva, anAveshyatva, avadhyatva, abhayatva, akShayatva, ajaratva, amaratva, apratigh… more »

ShaD-darshana

While it is common to refer to ShaD-darshanas, there is no agreement among scholars on which six darshanas are included in this list. Over a period of time, different sources have listed different darshanas. a. puShpadanta in his shivamahimnaH stotra:… more »

A pAncharAtra controversy

guruvAtapurIshvaro vijayate Many smArta yatis seem to be worshipping in shrIvaiShNava kShetras and this has been accepted as a norm lately. However, some shrIvaiShNava scholars strongly object to this practice. The following is a summary of their stand… more »

mahApAshupateshvara

svayaM maheshaH shvashuro nageshaH sakhA dhaneshaH tanayo gaNeshaH | tathApi bhikShATanameva shambhoH balIyasI kevalamIshvarecChA || The greatness of mahAdeva as related to mokSha has been stated by shrImannArAyaNa in mahAbhArata: nAhaM saMsAramagnAn… more »