Illaiamba, Illāīambā: 1 definition

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram (shaivism)

Illāīambā (इल्लाईअम्बा) and Anantamekhalā are the (alternative) names of the disciples of Khagendra or Khagendranātha: one of the “four Lords (teachers) of the Ages” (Yuganātha), according to the Kulakrīḍāvatāratantra.—Matsyendranātha is worshipped as the teacher of this Age along with three other teachers and their consorts who brought the Kaula Tantra into the world in the previous three Ages. These four Lords of the Ages (yuganātha) are highly revered in the Kālīkrama and came to be considered to be embodiments of the basic states of consciousness. Disciples of Khagendranātha: According to the Kulakrīḍāvatāra-tantra: Viktaṣṭi and Vimala or Illāīambā and Anantamekhalā; According to the Ciñcinīmatasārasamuccaya: Vimala and Suśubha.

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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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