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 Hindu Agamas - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Agamas are sectarian and monotheistic texts dedicated to worship of Vishnu, Shiva and Devi.
For example, the Shaivite Agamas are the primary religious text in Virasaivism.
The Tantras are Agama texts devoted to worship of Devi.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Hindu_Agamas   (92 words)

 Hinduism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hinduism has often been confused to be polytheistic as many of Hinduism's adherents are monists, and view multiple manifestations of the one God or source of being.
The Uttara ("later") Mimamsa school is perhaps one of the cornerstone movements of Hinduism and certainly was responsible for a new wave of philosophical and meditative inquiry, renewal of faith, and cultural reform.
Thus, Hindu image worship is a form of iconolatry, in which the symbols are venerated as putative signs of divinity, as opposed to idolatry, a charge often levied (erroneously) at Hindus.
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 The Agamas
The Saiva Agamas glorify God as Siva and have given rise to an important school of philosophy known as Saiva-Siddhanta, which prevails in South India, particularly in the districts of Tirunelveli and Madurai.
The Agamas do not derive their authority from the Vedas, but are not antagonistic to them.
Vishnu is the Supreme Lord in the Pancharatra Agamas.
www.hinduism.8k.com /agamas.html   (798 words)

 The Ultimate Hinduism Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
To the Hindu, this idea has been an active force in defining the 'Eternal Dharma.'[1] It has been for Hinduism what the infinite Divine Self of Advaita is to existence, remaining forever unchanged and self-luminous, central and pervasive, in spite of all the chaos and flux around it.
Hinduism rests on the spiritual bedrock of the Vedas, hence Veda Dharma, and their mystic issue, the Upanishads, as well as the teachings of many great Hindu gurus through the ages.
Hinduism is definitely a monotheistic religion and is represented in the concrete symbols of the Hindu Trinity.
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 Hindu Scriptures
As these surroundings and essential conditions of the Hindu society changed from time to time, new Smritis had to be compiled by the sages of different ages and different parts of India.
The story of the birth of Rama and his brothers, their education and marriages, the exile of Sri Rama, the carrying off and recovery of Sita, his wife, the destruction of Ravana, the Rakshasa King of Lanka, and the reign of Sri Rama, are described in detail in Ramayana.
The Sruti is the root; the Smritis, Itihasas and Puranas are the trunk; the Agamas and Darsanas are the branches; and the Subhashitas, Kavyas, Natakas and Alankaras are the flowers of the tree of India’s Culture.
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 EnciclopedyHinduism -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
To the Hindu, this idea has been an active force in defining the 'Eternal Dharma.' It has been for Hinduism what the infinite Divine Self of Advaita is to existence, remaining forever unchanged and self-luminous, central and pervasive, in spite of all the chaos and flux around it.
In general, Hindu views are broad and range from monism, dualism, pantheism, panentheism, alternatively called monistic theism by some scholars, and strict monotheism, but are not polytheistic as outsiders perceive the religion to be.
Some sects of Hinduism believe in a monotheistic ideal of Vishnu (often as Krishna), Siva, or Devi; this view does not exclude other gods, as they are understood to be aspects of the chosen ideal (e.g., to many devotees of Krishna, Shiva is seen as having sprung from Krishna's creative force).
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 Hindu Scriptures
Hindu would forget to adore from the core of his heart.
Hindu society is founded on, and governed by, the laws made by these three great sages.
The more you know of India and Hinduism, the more you will honour and love it and the more thankful to the Lord you will be that you were born in India as a Hindu.
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 :: Department of Tamil ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The objective of this course is to enable students to comprehend the scale and effect of the contributions made by Hindu reformers to the understanding, interpretation, and modernization of Hindu religious, philosophical, and cultural traditions.
An understanding of the process by which Hindu art, architecture, religions, and literary traditions, interacted with and influenced social and cultural formations in continental and insular South East Asia is the principal objective of this course.
The main objective of this course is to provide a comprehensive knowledge of Hindu art and architecture in all its forms in the context of social and cultural formations.
www.arts.pdn.ac.lk /tamil/courses.html   (2134 words)

 - Essence Of Hinduism - Hindu Scriptures - (page 9)
According as the deity that is worshipped is Visnu or Siva or Sakti, the Agamas are divided into three classes, which have given rise to the three main branches of Hinduism, namely, Vaishnavism, Saivism and Saktism.
The Saiva Agamas glorify Him as have and have given rise to an important school of philosophy known as Saiva Siddhanta.
It should be remembered that, in spite of their immense diversity in forms and methods of worship, the Agamas are all Vedic in spirit and character, and hence are looked upon as authorities.
www.hindubooks.org /essence_of_hinduism/hindu_scriptures/page9.htm   (214 words)

 Hinduism Today | Mar 1995
The Vedas and Agamas, revealed by God, are Hinduism's sovereign scriptures, called shruti, "that which is heard." Their timeless truths are expressed in the most extraordinarily profound mystical poetry known to man. Aum.
Veda, from vid, "to know," means "supreme wisdom or science." Similarly, Agama, which names the sacred sectarian revelations, means "descent of knowledge." The Vedas and Agamas are eternal truths transmitted by God through great clairaudient and clairvoyant rishis.
The Agamas, Sanatana Dharma's second authority, are revelations on sacred living, worship, yoga and philosophy.
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The Agamas are sectarian scriptures dealing with the worship of a particular aspect of God and prescribing detailed courses of discipline for the worshipper.
The third part specifies rules for the construction of temples and for sculpting and carving the figures of deities for worship in the temples.
The fourth part of the Agamas includes rules pertaining to the observances of religious rites, rituals, and festivals.
www.hindunet.org /agamas/index.htm   (147 words)

Following are scanned PDF images, first of the Kamika Agama as published by the South Indian Archakar Association in 1977.
It has an introduction, part of which is in English, the Agama in Grantha script (version of Tamil used for Sanskrit text) and Tamil translation/summary.
The second set of files is Karana Agama, Uttara and Purva sections, as published in Grantha script only by Shanmukha Sundara Mudaliyar between 1901 and 1920.
www.himalayanacademy.com /resources/books/agamas   (239 words)

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 The Hindu : Miscellaneous / Religion : Cause and effect
CHENNAI : The Saiva Siddhanta tradition is based on the Vedas, Agamas and the works of saints.
There are two streams in its canonical literature, namely, the Tirumurai (12 in number) and the Meykanda Sastram, which comprises 14 works.
In his discourse, Sri V.Sivasubramanian said the Unmai Vilakkam of Manavasakam (13th Century A.D.) was one of the texts of the Meykanda Sastram, which extensively discussed the cosmology of the Saiva Agamas.
www.hindu.com /2005/12/10/stories/2005121001290900.htm   (407 words)

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 The Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The religious services at the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago are performed per Hindu Agamas and Vedic scriptures.
The concert is a religious event conducted in front of the Rama Sanctum with free admission to all devotees.
The Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago is the only temple in the area to provide this unique service.
www.ramatemple.org /ESEVA1101.htm   (194 words)

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