Valai Sami, Vālai Sāmi: 1 definition

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Valai Sami 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: DSpace at Pondicherry: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu (shaivism)

Vālai Sāmi, another Siddha, has envisaged that the Siddha is one who dwells in the city of unique and great space (peru-veli). In the language of the Siddhas, the epithets peru-veli, veṭṭa-veli and pāl veli indicated the colorless and adjunctless Ultimate Reality. He seems to be a devotee of Śakti as a virgin. From the very name, it is presumed that he lived in Madurai, where Lord Sokkanātha as a Siddha performed many sports and miracles.

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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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