by S. Mahalakshmi | 2017 | 83,507 words
This page relates ‘Emergence of Shaiva philosophy’ of the English study of the Cidgaganacandrika: an important Tantric work belonging to the Krama system of Kashmir Shaivism. Written by Kalidasa (Shrivatsa) in 312 Sanskrit verses, the Cidgagana-Candrika deals with the knowledge regarding both the Macrocosmic and Microcosmic phenomena. This study includes renditions from the two available commentaries—the Divyacakorika and the Kramaprakashika
Part 2 - Emergence of Śaiva philosophy
Śaiva philosophy emerged in the sixth century with its roots in the contemporary Tantric literature. Gradually it got refined and evolved as Śāiva advaitavāda.
Group of Āgamas bringing forth the exposition of the Trika cult are:
- Rudrayāmala-tantra and
Svacchanda Tantra gives a clear exposition of Tantra-Śāstra in all its aspects viz.,
- maṇḍala bhuvana,
- varṇa etc.
Āgamika-tantra deals with Paramaśiva svarūpa Bhairava.
[The following are regarded as an encyclopaedia of Tantra-Śāstra and its literature.]—
- Dakṣināmūrti kalpa,
- Yoga Śāstra,
- Dakṣināmūrti Saṃhitā,
- Bhairavi Tantra,
- Siddha-sārasvata Tantra,
- Uttara Tantra,
- Kulaprakāśa Tantra,
- Yoginī Tantra,
- Akṣa Śāstra,
- Śārada Tilaka,
- Nīla Tantra,
- Bṛhat Nārayaṇīya,
- Śatapathasaṃhitā etc.