Caryapada, Carya-pada: 2 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Caryapada 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Charyapada.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: McGill: The architectural theory of the Mānasāra (shaivism)

Caryapada (चर्यपद) or carya refers to the first division of the āgamas.—The four classes of devotees (bhakta) or the states of spiritual life somewhat correspond to the four divisions of the Āgamas and the four modes of sādhana, spiritual practice, they entail. Thus, sālokya corresponds to carya, ritual and moral conduct, sāmīpya to kriyā, architectural and iconographic making, sārūpya to yoga, meditation, and sāyūjya ta jñāna, theology and gnosis.

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Caryāpāda (चर्यापाद) refers to one of the four divisions of the Śaivāgamas, one of the three classes of āgamas (traditionally communicated wisdom).—The caryāpāda deals with the conventions, rules and regulations to be followed by the followers of the Śaiva school, and also the different stages that could be attained by regular practice.

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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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