Amaranatha, Amaranātha, Amara-natha: 1 definition

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Nirvāṇa Sundarī: A Note on Kula and Kaula Tantra

Amaranātha (अमरनाथ) is the name of one of the six sons, as well as disciples, of Matsyendranātha: the Kula-tantra Guru in the kaliyuga. Abhinavagupta describes four Gurus for Kula Tantra based on the Yuga. Khagendranātha in satyayuga, Kūrmanātha in tretāyuga, Meṣanātha in dvāparayuga and Matsyendranātha for kaliyuga.

Through these six sons (eg., Amaranātha) authorized by Matsyendranātha, the Kula santati is known to have propagated. The word ‘kula’ or ‘clan’ thus originally refers to the clan of Matsyendranātha.

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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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