Shaiva Upanishads (A Critical Study)

by Arpita Chakraborty | 2013 | 33,902 words

This page relates ‘Revelation of Agamas on the forms Pancabrahman’ of the study on the Shaiva Upanishads in English, comparing them with other texts dealing with the Shiva cult (besides the Agamas and Puranas). The Upaniṣads are ancient philosophical and theological treatises. Out of the 108 Upanishads mentioned in the Muktikopanishad, 15 are classified as Saiva-Upanisads.

12. Revelation of Āgamās on the forms Pañcabrahman

Sadyojāta Mukha of Sadāśiva revealed to Kausika Ṛṣi the following five āgamās who then taught to three celestials who propagated it on earth:

  1. Kāmika—The feet
  2. BhojakaAnkle
  3. Cintya—The toes
  4. Kāraṇa—Calf
  5. Acita—Knees

Vāmadeva mukha of Sadāśiva revealed to Kāsyapa Ṛṣi the following five āgamās by who then taught to three celestials who propagated it on earth.

  1. Dīpta—Thighs
  2. Sūkṣma—Anus
  3. Sahasra—Waist
  4. Aṃśumān—Back
  5. SuprabhedaNaval

Aghora Mukha of Sadāśiva revealed to Bharadvāja Ṛṣi the following five āgamās, who then taught to two celestials who propagated it on earth

  1. Vijaya—Stomach
  2. Niśvāsa—Navel
  3. Svāyambhuva—Breast
  4. Āgneya—Eye
  5. Vīra—Neck

Tatpuruṣa Mukha of Sadāśiva revealed to Gautama Ṛṣi the following five āgamās, who then taught to two celestials who propagated it on earth

  1. Raurava—Ear
  2. Makuṭa—Crown
  3. Vimala—Arm
  4. Candrajñāna—Chest
  5. Mukhabimba—Face

Īśāna Mukha of Sadāśiva revealed to Agastya Ṛṣi the following eight āgamās, who then taught to two celestials who propagated it on earth

  1. Prodgita—Tongue
  2. Lalita—Cheek
  3. Citt—Forehead
  4. Santāna—Ear ring
  5. Sarvokta—Sacred thread
  6. Parameśvara—Garland
  7. Kiraṇa—Gem studded Jewel
  8. Vāthula—Turban
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