Karohana, Kārohaṇa: 1 definition
Karohana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Kārohaṇa (कारोहण) (or Kāyāvarohaṇa) is a Sanskrit word referring to one of the sixty-eight places hosting a svāyambhuvaliṅga, one of the most sacred of liṅgas according to the Śaivāgamas. The presiding deity residing over the liṅga in this place (Kārohaṇa) is named Lakuli. The list of sixty-eight svāyambhuvaliṅgas is found in the commentary of the Jirṇoddhāra-daśaka by Nigamajñānadeva. The word liṅga refers to a symbol used in the worship of Śiva and is used thoughout Śaiva literature, such as the sacred Āgamas.
Note: In the Skandapurāṇa chapter 7.1.79, Lakuli (or Lakulīśvara) appears as the deity of Kāyāvarohaṇa.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Ends with: Ankarohana, Kakarohana, Ulukarohana.
Full-text: Kayavarohana, Lakuli.
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 108 - The Aṣṭaṣaṣṭi Tīrthas < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 109 - Greatness of Aṣṭaṣaṣṭi Tīrthas < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Lakulisha-Pashupata (Philosophy and Practice) (by Geetika Kaw Kher)
Connection between Lakulisa-Pasupatas and Kapalikas < [Chapter 2 - Spread and Transition]
Skanda Purana: Providing the building blocks for Saiva mythology < [Chapter 5 - The Mythological Bridge]
History of Lakulisa-Pasupata order < [Chapter 1 - The Historical Context]
The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
The various sects of Shaivism < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Kumbakonam < [Chapter IV - Temples of Vikrama Chola’s Time]
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Nagapattinam < [Chapter II - Temples of Rajaraja I’s Time]
Temples in Tiruvorriyur < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]