Anavarta, Anāvarta: 1 definition



Anavarta 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)

Source: Shodhganga: Temple management in the Āgamas

Anāvarta (अनावर्त) refers to a type of “temple consecration” as described in the Śaivāgamas.—The Saṃprokṣaṇavidhi of Kāmikāgama describes several types of consecration—Āvarta is the first consecration of the new temple, establishing a first mūlabālālaya and transferring the energy to the mūlasthāna and establishing the deity there. Anāvarta is the consecration performed as prāyaścitta for ritual pollution, falling down of images, discontinuity in the nityapūjā, cracks in the basements, shaking of the liṅga or pīṭha and so on.

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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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