Gorakkar: 1 definition

Introduction

Gorakkar 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: DSpace at Pondicherry: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu (shaivism)

Gorakkar is also known Gorakṣanātha and Gorakhanātha, one of the Navanāthas of north Indian tradition. He is the disciple of Mīṉanātha. He is a teacher of haṭhayoga who lived sometime between 900 and 1225 CE.

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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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