Aushanottara, Auśanottara, Aushana-uttara: 1 definition
Aushanottara 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 Auśanottara can be transliterated into English as Ausanottara or Aushanottara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
Auśanottara (औशनोत्तर) or Auśanottarāgama refers to one of upāgamas (supplementary scriptures) of the Siddhāgama which is one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgama: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu. The purpose of revealing upāgamas (e.g., Auśana-uttara Āgama) is to explain more elaborately than that of mūlāgamas (e.g., Siddha-āgama) and to include any new idea if not dealt in mūlāgamas.
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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