Kanthadharin, aka: Kanthādhārin, Kantha-dharin; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Kanthādhārin (कन्थाधारिन्) is the disciple of Bhūtanātha: a teacher to whom the Kāpālika doctrine was revelead, mentioned in the Śābaratantra. The Śābara-tantra is an early tantra of the Kāpālika sect containing important information about the evolution of the Nātha sect. It also lists the twelve original Kāpālika teachers and their disciples (eg., Kanthādhārin). Several of these names appear in the Nātha lists of eighty-four Siddhas and nine Nāthas.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Kanthādhārin (कन्थाधारिन्).—m. a religious mendicant, Yogin; क्वचित् कन्थाधारी क्वचिदपि च दिव्याम्बरधरः (kvacit kanthādhārī kvacidapi ca divyāmbaradharaḥ) Bh.

Kanthādhārin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kanthā and dhārin (धारिन्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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