Trilocanashiva, aka: Trilocanaśiva; 1 Definition(s)


Trilocanashiva 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 Trilocanaśiva can be transliterated into English as Trilocanasiva or Trilocanashiva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Trilochanashiva.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[Trilocanashiva in Shaivism glossaries]

Trilocanaśiva (त्रिलोचनशिव) refers to one of the eighteen teachers of Āgama digests (paddhati) according to a theory where the sacred knowledge emanated from Śiva is said to have taught by Nandin to Sanaka, Sanātana, Sanandana and Sanatkumāra. Out of the four mutts established by them on the slopes of Himalayas, other eighteen mutts are established by Āgamic seers (eg., Trilocanaśiva), who authored the manuals named after their respective founders. The śaivāgama digests are termed as paddhati: manuals compiled by the teachers who have condensed the subject matter from the śloka-based Mūlāgamasand and presented them in the form of prayoga.

(Source): Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
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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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