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 (sī′və, shī′-)
n. Hinduism
One who worships Shiva.

[Sanskrit śaiva-, belonging to Shiva, from Śivaḥ, Shiva.]

Sai′va adj.
Sai′vism n.

Sivaism, Shivaism, Saivism

a cult made up of the worshipers of Siva, the destroyer-god of the Hindu trinity. — Sivaite, n.
See also: Hinduism
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These texts are important because they provide evidence to show how Vaisnavism remodelled itself on tantric Saivism in the early medieval period but also show evidence of Vedic and Smarta influence.
17) Using Saivism to unify local deities, rulers could therefore exert religious and political control over newly acquired territories.
The Sanskrit-Old Javanese tutur literature from Bali: The textual basis of Saivism in ancient Indonesia', Rivista di Studi Sudasiatici 1:107-37.
SANDERSON, Alexis, "The Saiva Age: The Rise and Dominance of Saivism during the Early Medieval Period", en S.
He was a defender of Saivism (a sect of Hinduism) against Christian missionary activity and was one of the first natives to use the modern printing press to preserve the Tamil literary tradition.
The next two authors, Kerry Skora and David Lawrence, share in common with Timalsina an interest in and focus on Hindu Tantra with a particular focus on the so-called Kasmiri Saivism of the 11th-century guru and exegete, Abhinavagupta (ca.
What makes Sridhara's contribution to Vaisnavism path-breaking is the wonderful syncretism of the apparently different systems like, Saivism and Vaisnavism, Sankhya-Yoga and Advaita.
khya thought, dharma, Kashmir Saivism, Solar and lunar lines in the Sanskrit epics, miscarriage in ayurvedic literature, relationship between God and the world, etc.
Hinduism has four primary denominations: Vaishnavism Saivism Shaktism and Smartism.
The 48 chapters are organized into sections on Halbfass and his impact on South Asian and cross-cultural studies, India and the West and the history of South Asian studies, cross-cultural studies, issues in Indian philosophy and its history, Mimamsa, Samkhya Nyaya and Vaisesika, Vedanta, Saivism, Buddhist philosophy, aspects of the history and world views of Indian religious traditions, and Indian intellectual traditions--their self-perception and interaction.
Murphy, Paul E (1999) Triadic Mysticism: The Mystical Theology of the Saivism of Kashmir.