Devagal Devan: 1 definition



Devagal Devan 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: DSpace at Pondicherry: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu (shaivism)

Devagal Devan is the name of an ascetic (tāpasa) pair of 13th century Tamil inscriptions, found in the Nellaiyappar temple of Tirunelveli. These inscriptions, belonging to the 15th regnal year the Sundarapāṇḍiya seem to indicate the existence Siddha cult in those regions during that period.

Accordingly, “Of the Tapasis, who were seen by Machunanar Vikrama Chola (Choladeva) to recite the Tirugnānam in front of the Tirunelveli temple such as: Devagal Devan, one of disciples who came in the tradition of Sundara Devar, of Tiruvarur north mutt;... eleven plots were donated to establish their mutt (in some specified boundaries”.

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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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