Ashuddhatattva, Aśuddhatattva, Ashuddha-tattva: 1 definition



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The Sanskrit term Aśuddhatattva can be transliterated into English as Asuddhatattva or Ashuddhatattva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Ashuddhatattva in Shaivism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Aśuddhatattva (अशुद्धतत्त्व, “impure tattva”):—These twenty-four tattvas form the third and final group of the thirty-six tattvas total, according to the Śaiva doctrine. Together, these twenty-four tattvas constitute the realm of Aśuddha.

The list starts with these four tattvas:

  1. Prakṛtitattva
  2. Buddhitattva
  3. Ahaṅkāratattva
  4. Manastattva

Then follows a list of twenty interrelated tattvas.

The Jñānendriya
(‘five instruments of knowing’):

  1. Śrotatattva
  2. Tvaktattva
  3. Cakṣustattva
  4. Rasanātattva
  5. Ghrāṇatattva

The Karmendriya
(‘five instruments of action’):

  1. Vāktattva
  2. Pānitattva
  3. Pādatattva
  4. Upasthatattva
  5. Pāyutattva

The Tanmātra
(‘five senses’):

  1. Śabdatattva
  2. Sparśatattva
  3. Rūpatattva
  4. Rasatattva
  5. Gandhatattva

The mahābhūta
(‘five great elements’):

  1. Ākāśatattva
  2. Vāyutattva
  3. Tejastattva
  4. Āpatattva
  5. Pṛthvītattva
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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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