Anadishaiva, Anādiśaiva, Anadi-shaiva: 1 definition
Anadishaiva 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.
The Sanskrit term Anādiśaiva can be transliterated into English as Anadisaiva or Anadishaiva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
Anādiśaiva (अनादिशैव) refers to one of the seven types of śaivas, according to the Vīrāgama, which is one of the twenty-eight Śaivāgamas. These āgamas form the foundational literature in some of the main schools of Śaivism.
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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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 5 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 1 - The Literature and History of Southern Śaivism < [Chapter XXXIV - Literature of Southern Śaivism]
Part 2 - Śaiva Philosophy in the Vāyavīya-saṃhitā of the Śiva-mahāpurāṇa < [Chapter XXXVII - The Śaiva Philosophy in the Purāṇas]