Karanagama, aka: Karana-agama, Kāraṇāgama; 2 Definition(s)

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Kāraṇāgama (कारणागम):—One of the 28 Śaivāgamas. This is one of the five Āgamas that were proclaimed to the world by the Sadyojāta face (of Śiva).

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Kāraṇāgama (कारणागम) or simply Kāraṇa refers to one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgama: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu. The Śaivāgamas are divided into four groups viz. Śaiva, Pāśupata, Soma and Lākula. Śaiva is further divided in to Dakṣiṇa, Vāma and Siddhānta (eg., kāraṇa-āgama).

According to the pratisaṃhitā theory of Āgama origin and relationship (sambandha), it was Sadāśiva who first imparted the Kāraṇāgama through parasambandha to Kāraṇa, who then imparted it through mahānsambandha to Śarva, who then transmitted it to Prajāpati who then, through divya-sambandha, transmitted it to the Devas who, through divyādivya-sambandha, transmitted it to the Ṛṣis who finally, through adivya-sambandha, revealed the Kāraṇāgama to human beings (Manuṣya). (also see Anantaśambhu’s commentary on the Siddhāntasārāvali of Trilocanaśivācārya)

The Upāgamas for Kāraṇāgama are: Kāraṇa, Pāvana, Daurgya, Māhendra, Bhīma, Māraṇa and Dveṣṭa. The purpose of revealing Upāgamas is to explain more elaborately than that of Mūlāgamas and to include any new idea if not dealt in Mūlāgamas.

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
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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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