Shaivism

A sect comprising the worshipers of the god Siva.

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  • Shaivism — Shaivism, also spelled Saivism, names the oldest of the four sects of Hinduism. Followers of Shaivism, called Shaivas, and also Saivas or Saivites, revere Shiva as the Supreme Being. Shaivas believe that Shiva is All and in all, the creator,… …   Wikipedia

  • Shaivism —    Shaivism is the formal name for the group of tradi tions that worship SHIVA as the supreme divinity. A person who worships Shiva will be called a Shaiva in India or a Shaivite in academic parlance. This loose sect, which encompasses by far the …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • Shaivism — or Saivism One of three main forms of modern Hinduism, centred on the worship of Shiva. The earliest of the cults devoted to Shiva date from the 4th century BC. Texts written by devotees of Shiva in the 3rd century AD are the basis of Tantra in… …   Universalium

  • shaivism — noun see saivism * * * Saiˈvism or Shaiˈvism noun • • • Main Entry: ↑Saiva * * * Shaivism, Shaivite vars. Saivism, Saivite …   Useful english dictionary

  • shaivism — shai·vism …   English syllables

  • Shaivism — /ˈʃaɪvɪzəm/ (say shuyvizuhm) noun the branch of Hinduism which regards Shiva as the supreme deity. Also, Saivism. –Shaivite, Shaiva, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • History of Shaivism — Portal|Hinduism|Aum.svgShaivism (also spelled Saivism ), refers to the religious traditions of Hinduism that focus on the deity Shiva. [Flood (1996), p. 149.] The worship of Shiva is a pan Hindu tradition, practiced widely across all of India,… …   Wikipedia

  • Kashmiri Shaivism — (est. ninth century)    Kashmiri SHAIVISM includes the philosophies and practices of the ADVAITA (non dual) Shaivite tradi tions that flourished in Kashmir from approx imately the ninth to the 13th centuries C.E. Kashmiri Shaivism describes… …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • Pashupata Shaivism — one of the main Shaivite schools. The Pashupatas (Sanskrit: IAST|Pāśupatas ) are the oldest named Shaivite group. [For the Pāśupatas as the oldest named Śaiva group, see: Flood (2003), p. 206.] Dating is uncertain, but the Pashupatas may have… …   Wikipedia

  • Aham (Kashmir Shaivism) — Aham, a concept of Kashmir Shaivism, is defined as the supreme heart IAST|(hṛdayam) [IAST|Parā trīśikā Vivaraṇa, Jaideva Singh, page 78] , transcendent Self, supreme I awareness [IAST|Parā trīśikā Vivaraṇa, Jaideva Singh, page 131] or infinite… …   Wikipedia

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