Rahasyavidhi, Rahasya-vidhi: 1 definition


Rahasyavidhi 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)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram (shaivism)

Rahasyavidhi (रहस्यविधि) refers to a “secret practice”, according to the Tantrāloka.—Abhinavagupta praises Matsyendranātha first, before all the other teachers mentioned at the beginning of his monumental Tantrāloka. In this way, he clearly declares his predilection for Kaulism. The Kula modality is a secret practice (rahasyavidhi) There are many types of such modalities. The Kula one is particularly associated with the transmission of the Siddhas (siddhakrama) who are, specifically, Matsyendranātha and the teachers who came before him in previous Ages.

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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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