Alayadharma, Ālayadharma, Alaya-dharma: 1 definition



Alayadharma means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas

Ālayadharma (आलयधर्म) is another name for Śivadharma, rules or duties prescribed for the king, according to the Śaivāgamas.—Apart from the royal rituals, the Āgama prescribes several duties for the king. This is called ālayadharma or śivadharma.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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