Olinatha, Olinātha, Oli-natha: 2 definitions

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Olinatha 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Olinātha (ओलिनाथ) is 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.

Olinātha was one of the six princes having the authority to teach. His master was Śṛṅgālamuni. His tradition (ovallī) is called Ānanda. He practised austeries for 7 years which is associated with the pīṭha named Devīkoṭa, the town name Bālahoma and the forest grove named Pāyavṛkṣa.

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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)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Olinātha (ओलिनाथ) refers to the “Lord of the Lineage”, according to the Ṭīkā (commentary) on the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] (As is written): ‘Ciñciṇī of the Lord of the Lineage (olinātha)...’ and so on. Then by the excellent union of the two, that is, by the union of the (two) Voids, the root lineage becomes manifest, that is, the first seed-syllable comes into being. [...]”.

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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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