Navanatha, aka: Navanātha, Nava-natha; 1 Definition(s)

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Navanātha (नवनाथ).—The Tirumandiram speaks of the Nava Nāthas or the nine Nāthasiddhas. Two later works place some symbolic elegance on the Nine Nāthas: the Tantrarāja Tantra correlates the Nine Nāthas with the nine bodily orifices, while the Tantra Mahārṇava identifies eight Nātha Siddhas with the eight cardinal directions. This latter list places Ādinātha at the ‘center’ of the Indian universe, in the land of Kurukṣetra; a location that would correspond to a widespread Kaula doctrine, which calls the central pītha of its mystic universe, the Ādipītha.

Source: DSpace at Pondicherry: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu (hinduism)

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