Hridyaga, Hrid-yaga, Hṛdyāga: 2 definitions


Hridyaga 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.

The Sanskrit term Hṛdyāga can be transliterated into English as Hrdyaga or Hridyaga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions

Hṛdyāga (हृद्याग) refers to “inner worship”, according to the Brahmayāmala-tantra (or Picumata), an early 7th century Śaiva text consisting of twelve-thousand verses.—[...] [Cf. svayāga] In the obligatory daily worship (nityakarman) and much other ritual, inner worship (hṛdyāga) of this specific pantheon forms the standard preliminary to bahirnyāsa, the act of installing the mantra-syllables upon the body or another substratum, whether the fire pit, ritual vessel, or icon. Applications of mantra-deity pantheons not based upon the Nine-Syllable Vidyā also follow this alternating pattern of inner and outer ritual.

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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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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: A History of Indian Philosophy (pancaratra)

Hṛdyāga (हृद्याग) or Ātmasamarpaṇa refers to “self-offering”, according to the Ahirbudhnya-saṃhitā 30.4-5.—Two ways for the attainment of the highest reality are described in the Ahirbudhnya—1) one is that of self-offering or self-abnegation (ātmasamarpaṇa or hṛdyāga) through the meditation on the highest in the form of some of His powers, as this and that specific deity, by the practice of the mantras; 2) and the other is that of the yoga. Ahirbudhnya, however, concentrates its teachings on the former, and mentions the latter in only one of its chapters.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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