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Synonyms for Shivaism

a Hindu sect worshiping Shiva

worship of Shiva one of the 3 chief gods of the Hindu pantheon


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The major difference between two philosophies is that Transcendentalism had been deeply involved, although indirectly, with polity and society, always critical of institutions of state, while Kashmir Shaivism only focuses on man's potential to attain supreme consciousness through realization.
In Kashmiri Shaivism, for instance, an-upaya "nomeans" may be viewed as the highest way to liberation, but the tradition's vast array of meditation techniques receives almost equal respect.
names her source on India for this poem as Sir Alexander Johnstone, a man who evinced a lifelong interest in Tamil literature, Tamil Shaivism, and Sinhalese Buddhism.
Hinduism has many branches, with the most widely followed being Vaishnavism and Shaivism.
Rahner's theory of symbol, explaining how Jesus is "the unique point" of divine-human encounters, is paired with the linga and mantras in Shaivism and Vaishnava references to dramatic gestures expressing divine grace (94-128).
A religious persecution by the government of this princely state forced some leading Vaishnava priests to convert to Shaivism, while other priests who tried to avoid the same fate had to go into exile.
It partially adapted the Shaivism of the Dravidian cultures, who have since been positively confirmed by DNA as migrants from the continent of Africa.
Alvino's resignation came amid growing criticism from Academic Decathlon coaches at high school campuses regarding his article on Kashmir Shaivism, a branch of Hinduism.
There is therefore a widespread assumption that Chandeshvara is in origin a South Indian figure who belongs exclusively to the form of Shaivism now often thought to be primarily South Indian, namely the Shaiva-Siddhanta.
The festival marks the fusion of the old faith of Manipuris with Shaivism.
The third was a moderate sect, the Shaivas (also called the Siddhanta school), which developed into modern Shaivism.
It includes study of classical yoga, various schools of Hinduism, Sanskrit, mantra chanting, Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, meditation, Samkhya Karika, hatha yoga, tantra, Kashmir Shaivism, moksha, Upanishads, Bhagavad-Gita, etc.