Pashupatasutra, Pāśupatasūtra, Pashupata-sutra: 1 definition
Pashupatasutra 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.
The Sanskrit term Pāśupatasūtra can be transliterated into English as Pasupatasutra or Pashupatasutra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram (shaivism)
Pāśupatasūtra (पाशुपतसूत्र), which may be as early as the 4th century AD, is the earliest textual source of the Pāśupata cult. There the cult is centered on Rudra who is Paśupati—the Lord of the Creatures. He has five aspects, the mantras of which are drawn from the Taittarīyāraṇyaka and recorded in the Pāśupatasūtra. These five later developed in the Siddhānta Āgamas as the five faces of Sadāśiva, one of which is Aghora, who was identified with Svacchandabhairava and retained his mantra.
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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Lakulisha-Pashupata (Philosophy and Practice) (by Geetika Kaw Kher)
Introducing Lakulisa-Pasupata philosophy < [Chapter 4 - The Philosophical Context]
Overall Structure and Methodological considerations < [Introduction]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 5 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 1 - The Doctrine of the Pāśupata-sūtras < [Chapter XXXVIII - Śaiva Philosophy in some of the Important texts]
Part 1 - The Literature and History of Southern Śaivism < [Chapter XXXIV - Literature of Southern Śaivism]
Part 3 - Māṇikka-vāchakar and Śaiva Siddhānta < [Chapter XXXVIII - Śaiva Philosophy in some of the Important texts]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 76 - Importance of the Pair of Lakulīśa Liṅgas < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 6 - Getting Rid of the Skull < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 6 - Curse to Brahmā and Others < [Section 1 - Kedāra-khaṇḍa]
Shiva Gita (study and summary) (by K. V. Anantharaman)