Kaulagiri, Kaula-giri: 2 definitions

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Kaulagiri 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.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kaulagiri in Shaivism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

1) Kaulagiri (कौलगिरि) is the name of a sacred site (pīṭha) to be assigned to the ears (śruti) during the pīṭhavidhi (‘ritual of sacred sites’) according to the Tantrāloka chapter 29. This chapter of the Tantrāloka by Abhinavagupta expounds details regarding the Kula initiation ritual. Kula or Kaula is a specific tradition within Śaivism, closely related to Siddhānta and Śaktism. In the Jñānārṇava-tantra it is also mentioned as a pīṭha and is also called Kolvagiri.

2) Kaulagiri (कौलगिरि) is the sacred region (pīṭha) associated with Guḍikanātha, who was one of the twelve princes born to Kuṃkumā, consort to Mīnanātha, who is the incarnation of Siddhanātha in the fourth yuga, belonging to the Pūrvāmnāya (‘eastern doctrine’) tradition of Kula Śaivism, according to the Ciñcinīmatasārasamuccaya. Siddhanātha incarnates as a Kaula master in each of the four yugas. Guḍikanātha was one of the six princes having the authority to teach.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kaulagiri in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kaulagiri (कौलगिरि) is the name of a Pīṭha (‘sacred seat’) associated with Guḍika and Candrabimba, according to the Kulakriḍāvatāra, a text paraphrased by Abhinavagupta in his Tāntrāloka.—The lineage (ovalli) Avali is associated with the following:—Prince: Guḍika; Master: Candrabimba; Pīṭha: Kaulagiri; Ghara (house): Aḍabilla; Pallī (village): Ḍombī; Town: Gauḍika; Direction: north-west; Grove: Nārikela; Vow-time: 8 years; Mudrā: right little finger; Chummā: “Genitals”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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