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Matrika, Malini and their Kashmirian Origin

- Dr. Balajinnatha Pandit The peculiar type of Shaivism, for which Kashmir is famous, entered there some time in the eighth century and developed as a distinct school of philosophy in the ninth century. But it appears that the tradition of the use of a… more »

Shakti-Shiva

शुक्लः शिवो रक्तशक्त्यां पराशाम्भववेधत&#230… more »

vIrashaiva siddhAnta – 8

The duality of exclusiveness being gone, the soul rests for ever unmolested in the presence of its Lord and feels identified with His Being. The cessation of duality and of divided consciousness as effected in this way is variously termed – as nivrtti (… more »

nAmAShTaka

nAmAShTakamayo yogaH shivena parikalpitaH | tena yogena sahasA shaivIpraj~nA prajAyate || praj~nayA paramaM j~nAnamachirAllabhate sthiram | prasIdati shivastasya yasya j~nAnaM pratiShThitam || shivAparokShat saMsArakAraNena viyujyate | tataH syAnmu… 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 »

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 – 5

a~Nga is the soul or jIva, so called because it resorts to li~Nga and finds its rest there: It is said to be of three kinds: 1. yogA~Nga 2. bhogA~Nga 3. tyAgA~Nga The first enjoys communion with shiva, the second enjoys bhoga with Him and the thi… more »

vIrashaiva siddhAnta – 4

Like sthala, shakti too becomes two-fold during manifestation. The original shakti is ubiquitous and practically identical with shiva. As residing in the li~Nga, this power is known as kalA : li~NgasthalAshrayA shaktiH kalArUpA prakIrtitA | And when i… 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 »