Ghranatattva, aka: Ghrāṇatattva, Ghrana-tattva; 1 Definition(s)


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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[Ghranatattva in Shaivism glossaries]

Ghrāṇatattva (घ्राणतत्त्व, “nose, smell”):—One of the Thirty-six Tattvas, according to Śaiva doctrine. This is the twenty-first or sixteenth 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 Ghrāṇa-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 Jñānendriya (‘instruments of knowing’).

(Source): Wisdom Library: Śaivism
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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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