Bhimanana, Bhīmānana: 1 definition

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Bhimanana 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.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: academia.edu: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II) (shaivism)

Bhīmānana (भीमानन) is the name of a Kṣetrapāla (field-protector) and together with Kampinī they preside over Māyāpurī: one of the twenty-four sacred districts mentioned in the Kubjikāmatatantra. Their weapon is the vajra. A similar system appears in the 9th century Vajraḍākatantra (chapter 18).

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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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