Kalarupaprakalpana, Kalārūpaprakalpana, Kalarupa-prakalpana: 1 definition

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: archive.org: Sardhatrisatikalottaragama

Kalārūpaprakalpana (कलारूपप्रकल्पन) or simply Kalārūpa refers to the “placement of five kalās” which is prescribed as one of the operations/ preliminary ceremonies related to the kuṇḍa (“fire-pit”), according to the various Āgamas and related literature. Kalārūpaprakalpana is mentioned in the Kiraṇa-āgama (kriyā-pāda, chpater 4) and the Ajita-āgama (Kriyā-pāda, chapter 21).

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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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