Bhimanihsvana, Bhīmaniḥsvana: 1 definition

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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Bhīmaniḥsvana (भीमनिःस्वन) is the name of a rākṣasa chief, presiding over Rasātala, according to the Parākhyatantra 5.44-45. Rasātala refers to one of the seven pātālas (‘subterranean paradise’). The word pātāla in this tantra refers to subterranean paradises for seekers of otherworldly pleasures and each the seven pātālas is occupied by a regent of the daityas, nāgas and rākṣasas.

The Parākhyatantra is an old Śaiva-siddhānta tantra dating from before the 10th century.

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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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