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Gandhatattva, aka: Gandha-tattva; 1 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Śaivism (Śaiva philosophy)

Gandhatattva (गन्धतत्त्व, “smell”):—One of the Thirty-six Tattvas, according to Śaiva doctrine. This is the thirty-first or sixth tattva (when counting in reverse). These primary principles (tattva) represent the different manifestations of Brahman (universal consciousness) which together form the basis of our experiences. The Gandha-tattva forms part of the group of twenty-four Aśuddha-tattvas, which together constitue the realm of Aśuddha-māyā. It also forms part of the sub-group named Tanmātra (‘senses’).

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

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Śaiva (शैव, shaiva) or Śaivism (shaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Śiva as the supreme being. Closeley related to Śāktism, Śaiva 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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