Shaivism
Shaivism or Saivism is one of the four most widely followed sects of Hinduism, which reveres the God Shiva as the Supreme Being. It is also known as śaiva paṁtha (Sanskrit: शैव पंथ; lit. "pantha a...
Kailasa Temple in Ellora Caves - Built with Alien Technology?
This is the world famous Kailasa temple at Ellora and let's look objectively into who could have built this amazing structure.
Jyotirlinga
Location of 12 Jyotirlinga Temples.A Jyotirlinga or Jyotirling or Jyotirlingam (Sanskrit: ज्योतिर्लिङ्ग), (Devnagari: ज्योतिर्लिंग) is a devotional object representing the god Shiva. Jyoti means '...
Kashmir Shaivism
Kashmir Shaivism (Kaśmir Śaivism) is a school of Śaivism consisting of Trika and its philosophical articulation Pratyabhijña, one of the various Hindu philosophies. It is categorized by various schola...
Maha Shivaratri
Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in reverence of the god Shiva. It is the day Shiva was married to the goddess Parvati. The Maha Shivaratri festival, also popularly known as 'S...
Kangeyar
Kangeyar was a Shaivite poet and ascetic who appeared to lived during 14th century. born in a Sengunthar family of Tondaimandalam. He wrote Urichol Nigandu, a lexical work which is familiar to scholar...
Nath
The Nath tradition is a heterodox siddha tradition containing many sub-sects. It was founded by Matsyendranath and further developed by Gorakshanath. These two individuals are also revered in Tibetan ...
Astakam
The term ashtakam (Sanskrit: अष्टकम् aṣṭakam), also often written astakam, is derived from the Sanskrit word aṣṭā, meaning "eight". In context of poetic compositions, 'ashtakam' refers to a partic...
Shantikunj
Shantikunj is the headquarters of the spiritual and social organisation All World Gayatri Pariwar (AWGP). Established in 1971 at Haridwar, it has emerged over the years as a center of the global movem...
Pusalar
Pusalar (also spelt as Poosalar), also known as Pusalar Nayanar (Poosalar Nayanar) and Pusala Nayanar, is an eighth-century Nayanar saint, venerated in the Hindu sect of Shaivism. He is generally coun...
Aghori
The Aghori (Sanskrit: अघोर aghōra) are ascetic Shaiva sadhus.The Aghori are known to engage in post-mortem rituals. They often dwell in charnel grounds, have been witnessed smearing cremation ashe...
Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga
Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga temple, also known as Baba dham and Baidyanath dham is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the most sacred abodes of Shiva. The location of Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga is disputed. The ...
Choorakkottukavu Bhagavathy Temple
Choorakkottukavu Bhagavathy Temple is a Hindu temple situated in Thrissur City of Kerala. The temple is a participant in the Thrissur Pooram every year.
Rudrastakam
The Rudrashtakam (Sanskrit: रुद्राष्टकम, Rudrāṣṭakam) is a Sanskrit composition in devotion of Rudra, composed by the Hindu Bhakti poet Tulsidas (Sanskrit: तुलसीदास). Tulsidas composed in the ...
Moteshwar Mahadev
Shree Moteshwar Mahadev, also known as Shree Bheem Shankar Mahadev, is an abobe of Lord Shiva in Kashipur. This place was known as the Dakini State in ancient days.Kashipur (Govishn) is a historic pla...
Kalyanasundara
Kalyanasundara (कल्याणसुन्दर, literally "beautiful marriage"), also spelt as Kalyansundar and Kalyana Sundara, and known as Kalyanasundara-murti ("icon of the beautiful marriage"), Vaivahika-murti (वै...
Badami
Badami formerly known as Vatapi, is a town and headquarters of a taluk by the same name, in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka, India. It was the regal capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757...
Dharmapuram Adheenam
Dharmapuram Adheenam is a Saivite mutt or monastic institution based in the town of Mayiladuthurai,kodumudi magudeswara temple India. As of 1987, there were a total of 27 Shiva temples under the cont...
Tantraloka
Tantrāloka is the masterwork of Abhinavagupta on Kashmir Shaivism, who was in turn the most revered Kashmir Shaivism master.
On account of its size and scope it is a veritable encyclopedia of nond...
Trika
Trika, a concept of Kashmir Shaivism, refers to the 3 goddesses Parā, Parāparā and Aparā which are named in the Mālinivijayottata-tantra, a Bhairava Tantra. This gives Kashmir Saivism its other name, ...
Shvetashvatara Upanishad
The Shvetashvatara Upanishad (Sanskrit in Devanagari: श्वेताश्वतरोपनिषद्; IAST: Śvetāśvataropaniṣad) figures as number 14 in the Muktika canon of 108 Upanishads. It is associated with the Krishna Yaju...
Kagapujandar
Sri Kagapujandar (Tamil:காகபுஜண்டர்) is considered to be an eminent siddha in Siddhar tradition of the Hindu religion, a saint who has reached particularly exalted a high degree of physical and spiri...
Shitala
Shitala (Sheetala), also called Sitala (शीतला śītalā), is an ancient folk deity widely worshipped by many faiths in North India, West Bengal, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan as the pox-goddess. She is ...
Kashi Vishwanath Temple
Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India, the holiest existing place of Hindus. The temple stands...