Shivacara, Śivācāra, Shiva-acara: 1 definition



Shivacara 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 Śivācāra can be transliterated into English as Sivacara or Shivacara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shivachara.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: On the Social Aspects of Vīraśaivism

Śivācāra (शिवाचार) refers to one of the five principles of conduct (pañcācāra).—The Pañcācāra are liṅgācāra, sadācāra, śivācāra, gaṇācāra, and bhṛtyācāra.

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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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