Anavamala, Āṇavamala, Anava-mala: 1 definition
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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Sanskrit & Trika Shaivism: Non-dual Shaivism of Kashmir
Āṇavamala (आणवमल) is “the primordial impurity of the limited being”; (“mala”—“impurity”, “āṇava”—“pertaining to aṇu or conditioned being”)—There are three malas according to Trika, and this is the first one. Āṇavamala is the source from which comes the entire aggregate of tattvas from 6 to 36. It is a tremendous contraction of Śiva’s Will.
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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Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)
Part 5 - Three Malas (impurities) < [Philosophy of Kashmir Tantric System]
Part 16 - Seven States of the Seven Perceivers (Pramātā or Pramātṛ) < [Philosophy of Kashmir Tantric System]
Verse 303 [Tivra Śaktipāta] < [Chapter 4 - Fourth Vimarśa]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 5 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 3 - Māṇikka-vāchakar and Śaiva Siddhānta < [Chapter XXXVIII - Śaiva Philosophy in some of the Important texts]
Part 2 - The Śaiva Ideas of Māṇikka-vāchakar in the Tiru-vāchaka < [Chapter XXXVIII - Śaiva Philosophy in some of the Important texts]
Part 1 - The Literature and History of Southern Śaivism < [Chapter XXXIV - Literature of Southern Śaivism]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha (by E. B. Cowell)