Bimbagama, Bimbāgama, Bimba-agama: 2 definitions
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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
Bimbāgama (बिम्बागम) or Mukhabimbāgama or simply Bimba refers to 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 Śaivāgamas are divided into four groups viz. Śaiva, Pāśupata, Soma and Lākula. Śaiva is further divided in to Dakṣiṇa, Vāma and Siddhānta (e.g., bimba-āgama).
According to the pratisaṃhitā theory of Āgama origin and relationship (sambandha), it was Sadāśiva who first imparted the Bimbāgama through parasambandha to Praśānta, who then imparted it through mahānsambandha to Dadhīci who then, through divya-sambandha, transmitted it to the Devas who, through divyādivya-sambandha, transmitted it to the Ṛṣis who finally, through adivya-sambandha, revealed the Bimbāgama to human beings (Manuṣya). (also see Anantaśambhu’s commentary on the Siddhāntasārāvali of Trilocanaśivācārya)
The Upāgamas for Bimbāgama are: Caturmukha, Malaya, Ayoga, Saṃstobha, Pratibimbaka, Ātmālaṅkāra, Vāyavya, Tauṭika, Tuṭinīraka, Kalātyaya, Tulāyoga, Kuṭṭina, Paṭṭaśekhara, Mahāvidyā and Mahāsaura. The purpose of revealing Upāgamas is to explain more elaborately than that of Mūlāgamas 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.
Languages of India and abroad
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Biṃbāgama (ಬಿಂಬಾಗಮ):—[noun] one of the twenty eight Śaivāgamas (holy scriptures).
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Ends with: Mukhabimbagama.
Full-text (+3): Prashanta, Dadhici, Vayavya, Tulayoga, Caturmukha, Kalatyaya, Samstobha, Pratibimbaka, Kuttina, Malaya, Ayoga, Pattashekhara, Mahasaura, Mahavidya, Tautika, Atmalankara, Tutiniraka, Bimba, Vamadeva, Tatpurusha.
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