Varadeva: 2 definitions

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Varadeva 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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Varadeva (वरदेव) is one of the twelve princes born to Kuṃkumā, consort to Mīnanātha, who is the incarnation of Siddhanātha in the fourth yuga, belonging to the Pūrvāmnāya (‘eastern doctrine’) tradition of Kula Śaivism, according to the Ciñcinīmatasārasamuccaya. Siddhanātha incarnates as a Kaula master in each of the four yugas.

Varadeva was one of the six princes having the authority to teach. His master was Vidyānanda. His tradition (ovallī) is called Prabhū. He practised austeries for unkown years which is associated with the pīṭha named Kamada, the town name Kuṇḍī and at an unkown forest grove.

Source: Nirvāṇa Sundarī: A Note on Kula and Kaula Tantra

Varadeva (वरदेव) is the name of one of the six sons, as well as disciples, of Matsyendranātha: the Kula-tantra Guru in the kaliyuga. Abhinavagupta describes four Gurus for Kula Tantra based on the Yuga. Khagendranātha in satyayuga, Kūrmanātha in tretāyuga, Meṣanātha in dvāparayuga and Matsyendranātha for kaliyuga.

Through these six sons (eg., Varadeva) authorized by Matsyendranātha, the Kula santati is known to have propagated. The word ‘kula’ or ‘clan’ thus originally refers to the clan of Matsyendranātha.

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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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