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  Saiva Siddhanta or Siddha Saivism, Philosophy and Practices
The Saiva Siddhanta tradition draws its authority from the 28 Saiva Agamas, the devotional works of several saints of Saivism, and the writings of several thinkers and scholars.
The first known guru of Saiva Siddhanta tradition was Nandinatha, who lived around 250 BC in the present day Kashmir.
In Saiva Siddhanta, liberation of a jiva does not mean that its exustence as an individual soul is lost forever.
www.saivism.net /sects/siddha/siddhasaivism.asp   (1833 words)

 Monks of Kauai's Hindu Monastery
Bodhinatha is the spiritual head of Saiva Siddhanta Church, Himalayan Academy and Hindu Heritage Endowment.
Paramacharya Palaniswami is one of the four stewards of Saiva Siddhanta Church, Himalayan Academy and Hindu Heritage Endowment.
Paramacharya Ceyonswami is a steward of Saiva Siddhanta Church, Himalayan Academy and Hindu Heritage Endowment.
www.himalayanacademy.com /ssc/hawaii/monastic_life   (2384 words)

  Shan Ranjit - Saivaism in Independent Tamil Eelam
Saiva Siddhanta is the oldest among the Saiva schools.
The Saivaism exalted in Eelam with the arrival of the Cholas.
Had Saivaism and the Saivites treated their economically and socially disadvantaged brothers and sisters (it is wrong to call them low castes) with respect and dignity, the impact of Christianity would have been minimal.
www.tamilnation.org /forum/shanranjit/saivaism.htm   (3527 words)

  Shaiva Siddhanta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Tirumantiram unfolds the way of Siddhanta as a progressive, four-fold path of charya, virtuous and moral living; kriya, temple worship; and yoga—internalized worship and union with Parā Shiva through the grace of the living satguru—which leads to the state of jñana and liberation.
Shaiva Siddhanta was readily accepted wherever it spread in India and continued to blossom until the Islamic invasions, which virtually annihilated all traces of Siddhanta from North and Central India, limiting its open practice to the southern areas of the subcontinent.
To this day, Aghorasiva’s Siddhanta philosophy is followed by almost all of the hereditary Sivacharya(saiva-brahmins) temple priests, and his paddhati texts on the Ågamas have become the standard puja manuals.
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 Hinduism Today | Mar 1994
Saiva Siddhanta is the oldest, most vigorous and extensively practiced Saivite Hindu school today, encompassing millions of devotees, thousands of active temples and dozens of living monastic and ascetic traditions.
Saiva Siddhanta makes a special claim on them, but their presence and revelation cut across all schools, philosophies and lineages to keep the true spirit of Siva present on earth.
Saiva Siddhanta was readily accepted wherever it spread in India and continued to blossom until the Islamic invasions, which virtually annihilated all traces of Siddhanta from North and Central India, limiting its open practice to the southern areas of the subcontinent.
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The Saiva Siddhanta is `dualistic' in maintaining an ontological distinction between self and transcendent Lord, though it might more accurately be called pluralistic in maintaining not only this distinction, but a distinction between self, Lord and universe which itself comprises innumerable particularities (although these particularities stem from a common substrate).
In some texts, those of the Saiva Siddhanta among them, initiation is formalised with no anticipation of the disciple's inner condition; in others the disciple is required to display signs of possession by the deities of the mandala, such as trembling which reflects important differences within tantric traditions.
While the map of the subtle body has become more complex with the Saiva Siddhanta, with additional Saiva cosmological overlays, much in the accounts of the bhutasuddhi in the Somasambhu and Isanasivagurudeva is recognisable from the Jayakhya, and the general process of the upward movement of the self from bondage to liberation remains the same.
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Saiva Siddhanta is a philosophy of pluralistic realism, the concept of the triple realities of Pati, Pasu and Pasam is the bedrock of the Siddhanta tradition.
According to Saiva Siddhanta, maya is the primordial cause from which the entire universe including the physical bodies with their mental and psychological faculties are evolved.
One of the important concept of Saiva Siddhanta is "What is in existence cannot die and what is non-existent cannot be born".
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 Saiva Siddhanta Church
Saiva Siddhanta Church is a progressive institution vowed to uphold its spiritual heritage, derived from the Saivite Hindu traditions of South India and northern Sri Lanka.
Saiva Siddhanta Church, founded in 1949, was incorporated under the laws of the United States of America in the state of California on December 30, 1957, and received recognition of its US Internal Revenue tax exempt status as a church on February 12, 1962.
Upon becoming a formal member of Saiva Siddhanta Church, the devotee takes two additional vows, which are the Saiva Shraddhadharana Vrata (the vow to uphold and preach the Saivite Creed) and the Nandinatha Sutra Vrata (the vow to uphold the 365 Nandinatha Sutras).
www.saivasiddhanta.com /ssc   (2766 words)

 Hinduism Today | Feb 2000
In Saiva Siddhanta, the blessings and grace of Lord Siva are paramount.
Saiva Siddhanta was not created or started by any individual or a group of people; it existed at the same time when the world and human civilization started.
Saiva Siddhanta is a world-class religion which never criticizes or seeks to become the enemy of any other religion.
www.hinduismtoday.com /archives/2000/2/2000-2-19.shtml   (870 words)

 Saiva Canon: The Twelve Tirumurais
Though Saiva Siddhanta as a philosophical system blossomed in the 13th Century, the tenets of the religion were there much earlier.
Siddalingaiah was formerly Professor of Saiva Siddhanta at Madurai Kamaraj University and had also taught at Calcutta University and Banaras Hindu University.
Saiva Siddhanta literature is discussed in detail in that chapter.
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 Saiva Canon: The Twelve Tirumurais
Though Saiva Siddhanta as a philosophical system blossomed in the 13th Century, the tenets of the religion were there much earlier.
Saiva Siddhanta philosophy and its literature in short.
Saiva Siddhanta literature is discussed in detail in that chapter.
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 Hinduism's Online Lexicon - A
Advaita Siddhanta is a term used in South India to distinguish Tirumular's school from the pluralistic Siddhanta of Meykandar and Aghorasiva.
In Vedanta, chitta, "mind stuff," is often understood as a part of antahkarana; while in the Saiva Siddhanta, Yoga and Sankhya Darshanas, it is generally viewed as the total mind, of which manas, buddhi and ahamkara are the inner faculties.
Saiva Siddhanta notes four primary levels of attainment: salokya (sharing God's world, the goal of charya), samipya (nearness to God, the goal of kriya), sarupya (likeness to God, the goal of yoga) and sayujya (union with God, the state of jnana).
www.worldebookfair.com /eBooks/HimalayanAcademy/SacredHinduLiterature/dws/lexicon/a.html   (6648 words)

 Saiva Siddhanta - Introduced by SeekersWay.org
is the foremost exponent and teacher of Saiva Siddhanta in the West - a self-realized Western spiritual master of an age-old Saivite tradition.
Saiva Siddhanta is a path that places stress on the all- embracing nature of human spirituality, that is, it seeks to reveal that every dimension of life is sacred.
Some of the practices found in Saiva Siddhanta, are a synthesis of Vedic and Agamic insight.
www.seekersway.org /seekers_guide/saiva_siddhanta_gurudeva_suvaya_subramuniyaswami_1_o.html   (294 words)

Saivaism is the old pre-historical religion of South India, essen tially existing from pre-Aryan times, and holds sway over the hearts of Tamil people.
Saivaism developed a theology adapted to the devotional literature of the hymnodists.
A series of 14 texts, form the bible of Saiva Siddhanta, and is among the most influential religious literature of South India.
www.geocities.com /muthiru01/12.html   (385 words)

 My Personal Home Page
The School of Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy (also called Southern Saivism) may be said to have gradually evolved from the Saiva Agamas and from the Hymns of Karaikkal Ammaiyar, Tirumular and the four leading Nayanmar Saints.
Although these constitute the doctrinal basis of Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy, it is useful to remember that they only underline and systematise the Saiva religious insights enumerated in our PANNIRU THIRUMURAI (the 12 Holy Books of Saivism) Tamil Hymnal literature codified in the eleventh century by Nambi Aandar Nambi and by Cekkizhar in the twelfth century.
The catholicity of Saiva Siddhanta is expressed in its positive attitude of inter-faith co-operation through understanding their insights to enrich our total understanding of religious thought.
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 Saiva Siddhanta Catechism - Part I
Saiva Vina Vidai Book 2 by Sri-La-Sri Arumuga Navalar is a Tamil Book written in the form of Questions and Answers on the essential elements of Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy and Religion.
It is the essence of the Vedas and Saiva Agamas.
If one could learn well this book, he would be able to gain the basic knowledge of the essential elements of the Saiva Siddhanta philosophy and practice of the religion.
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 Sivangyana Botham 2nd Suthram Meaning
It is with a great deal of diffidence that I have consented to write a short note by way of preface to this booklet; for a good wine needs no bush.
The author of this interesting little volume comes of a well-known literary family of Tirunelvely and is an earnest and enthusiastic student of Saiva Siddhanata Philosophy.
The one excuse I have for complying is the deep interest that I take in the exquisite system of Philosophy known as Saiva Siddhanta in the exposition and propagation of which the Great Saint Sambandar took a leading part.
www.saivaneri.org /eswaramoorthypillai/samanar-kazuvetram-or-buddhists-jains-hanged.htm   (1584 words)

 Hinduism's Online Lexicon - P-Q
Lakulisha propounded a Saiva monism, though indications are that Pashupata philosophy was previously dualistic, with Siva as efficient cause of the universe but not material cause.
In Saiva Siddhanta the term is part of the analogy of cowherd (pati), cows (pashu, souls) and the tether (pasha--anava, karma and maya) by which cows are tied.
In Saiva Siddhanta, bhakti is all important in the development of the soul and its release into spiritual maturity.
www.worldebookfair.com /eBooks/HimalayanAcademy/SacredHinduLiterature/dws/lexicon/p-q.html   (6667 words)

 Primer in Saiva Siddhanta
Saiva Siddhanta encourages each individual to explore, and find the truth, which may come down cloaked with authority or present anew; old is not necessarily good and new is not necessarily bad; merit is the determining factor in accepting it, after diligent enquiry.
In Saiva Siddhanta, the efficient cause is Siva; the material cause is Maya; the instrumental cause is Sakti.
Saiva Siddhanta believes that there is a chasm between Pure Consciousness of Siva on one hand and Maya, Tattvas, and matter on the other hand.
www.bhagavadgitausa.com /primer_in_saiva_siddhanta.htm   (10466 words)

 Mailer India, The Best Entertainer in India
A divergent school within Saiva Siddhanta evolved out of the dualistic interpretations made by the philosopher Meykanda Devar in the Sivajnana Bodham and its commentary, Vartika, one thousand three-hundred years after the original postulations of Saint Thirumular were put forth.
The fifth is Siddha Siddhanta of North India whose founder is Goraksanath; and the sixth Saiva sub-sect is known as Siva Advaita, founded by Sri Kanta in South India.
Within the context of other Saiva scriptures of South India, the Thirumantiram is the tenth of the twelve Tirumurai or "Holy Books." The Tirumurai are collected works in the Tamil language written for the most part during the first millennium A.D. by various Saivite saints and then gathered together in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.
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 World Vegetarian Congress 1957
In the religious world, the Saiva System is heir to all that is most ancient in South India ; it is the religion of the Tamil people, by the side of which every other form is of comparatively foreign origin."Rev. W.
Saivaism, as a very ancient religion, has naturally a number of offshoots of religions thought and practice.
The Siddhanta Sastras also, like Tirukkural and Tirumantram, insist on the observances of non-killing and vegetarianism on the part of every aspirant for entry on the Path of Piety and Wisdom.
www.ivu.org /congress/wvc57/souvenir/saivaism.html   (2075 words)

 Saiva Siddhanta Church
Behind him are Kauai's volcanic jungles on the church's hearquarters and the white granite Iraivan temple.
It is based on the precepts of the Nandinatha Sampradaya, and led by Gurus from the two thousand year-old lineage of the Kailāsa Paramparā.
Kauai Aadheenam, also known as Kauai's Hindu Monastery, located on the Garden Island of Kauai in Hawaii, is the headquarters of Śaiva Siddhanta Church.
brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/s/sa/saiva_siddhanta_church.html   (243 words)

 Slashdoc - Shiva Shiddhanta
Saiva Siddhanta, the name of the Gurudeva’s Church is from the Sanskrit language as well and could be roughly rendered in English as The Church of God Siva's Revealed Truth.
Saiva Siddhanta Church is a disciplined, global fellowship of family initiates, monastics and students who follow the sadhana marga, the path of inner effort, yogic striving and personal transformation.
The Saiva Dharma Shastras is the central text of the Church, setting forth the theology, doctrines, customs and policies by which the members of the Church are guided and governed in their service of the supreme God Saiva.
www.slashdoc.com /documents/92028   (2380 words)

 The soul according to Saiva Siddhanta
Prevailing view of Saiva Siddhanta on the states of a soul.
Some students of Saiva Siddhanta wonder why the soul, which is or should be a pure entity, is affected by corrosive
Saiva Siddhantist believes that souls of other religions should excel and achieve the native blessedness of that particular religion; thus, no religion can give the ultimate release that Saivism gives.
www.bhagavadgitausa.com.cnchost.com /soul_according_to_saiva_siddhant.htm   (7472 words)

 Untitled Document
Kuppilan born K. Ganesalingam, Electrical Engineer, was given a Doctorate, 'Saiva Siddhanta Kalanithi', at the International Saiva Conference held in Mauritius on 9th September, 2001.
With his profound knowledge in Saiva Siddhanta philosophy, Ganesalingam has been invited to speak and present papers in both International and National forums.
His Tamil book 'Saivaththai Ariyunkal' deals with all aspects of Saiva religion, and is useful to all the Saivites to have a clear understanding of their religion.
www.kuppilan.com /htmdocuments/News.htm   (923 words)

 Welcome to Srouta Saiva Siddhanta
Therefore, it is stated by the author in Saiva Siddhanta Sangraha 35th sloka that "Sarva Vidya Samanvayam" is only in Saivam and not in other religions or philosophies.
Again one important significance in Saiva Siddhanta is that, even all the customs and ceremonies adopted therein are in tune with the commentary on Vedic literature and are considered as Moksha Pradams, i.e.
In fact, the author opines in his works that those whose follow the Srouta Saiva Siddhanta in letter and spirit are the real Vaidiks, i.e.
www.sroutasaivasiddhanta.org /2-1.htm   (1117 words)

 The Tantra of Svayambhu - Vidyapada
The Saiva literature is extensively known by its familiar division of Kashmir Saivism and Saiva Siddhanta.
The Svayambuvasutrasangraha belongs to the Saiva Siddanta stream and is the 13th major text among the 28 mula agamas of the same tradition.
The chapters deal with four principal concerns of the Saiva Siddhanta, namely the nature of the bound soul (pasu); the bondaga (pasa); god's power of grace (anugraha sakti); and the path of liberation (adhvan).
ignca.nic.in /km_13.htm   (238 words)

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