Ashodhya, Āśodhya, A-shodhya: 1 definition
Ashodhya 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 Āśodhya can be transliterated into English as Asodhya or Ashodhya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions
Āśodhya (आशोध्य) [=Śodhya?] refers to “having purified”, according to the Jñānaratnāvalī, (p. 268).—Accordingly, “Having purified (āśodhya) the śivadharmī, he should join him with the highest cosmic level, and after having performed his post-initiatory obligations liberation will come about at death. Having lifted up the lokadharmī to the desired [level] of the presiding deity, he should bring about the qualities of this [deity in the candidate] or [unite him] in Śiva, for those who desire liberation”
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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