Shaivism Philosophy & Practice

Shiva Aarati - Om Jai Shiv Omkāra

aum jai shiv omkārā svāmī jai shiv omkārā brahmā vishnu sadāshiv ardhāngī dhārā aum jai shiv omkārā Aum, victory to Shiva-Omkara, victory to Shiva, To Brahmā, Vishnu and Sadashiva, partial holders of one body. Aum, victory to Shiva-Omkara. ekānan chaturānan pañchānan rāje hansānan garudāsan vrishavāhan sāje aum jai shiv omkārā To the one-faced, the four-faced, the five-faced, To the One whose mount is the swan,

Shivaism Scriptures and Basic Teachings

Here I am giving a short, concise introduction in Shivaism Scriptures and basic teachings. This introduction is based on a Tamil Shaivite book issued in 1863 called "A Catechism of the Shaiva Religion" by Sabhapati Mudaliyar of Kanjipuram and Sadashiva Mudaliyar of Chaturangapattanam.

The Greatness of Shaivism

God Śiva is among the most mysterious, complex, compassionate and profound conceptions of the one Supreme Being to be found in the religions of mankind. Those who worship the great God Śiva are Śaivites, and their religion is called Śaivite Hinduism. Śaivism represents roughly half, perhaps somewhat more, of Hinduism’s one billion members.It shares far more common ground than differences with other Hindu denominations. Still,

Shaivism | Introduction

Shaivism is a complex body of South Asian traditions centred on the worship of the Hindu male deity Shiva, or Śiva (Sanskrit: “Auspicious One”). - Shaivism forms one of the most important currents of classical and modern Hinduism. In classical Hindu mythology Shiva is portrayed both as the destroyer, who annihilates the universe at the end of each cosmic cycle, and as the lord of