Kagapusundar, Kāgapusuṇḍar: 1 definition



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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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

Kāgapusuṇḍar.—According to the legend, he was the father of the Siddha Romariṣi. Once he met the ascetic Vasiṣṭa and told him that he met in his lifetime eight Vasiṣṭas like him. One scholar adduced a fantastic interpretation tor the name Kāgapusuṇḍar. According to him, the Siddha under reference transfigured himself into a crow and roved everywhere.

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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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